Dr. Darshan C. Vaidya, MD, FAAD
Dermatologist75 Veronica Avenue Suite 205 Somerset New Jersey, 08873
Dr. Darshan Vaidya is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Somerset and Robbinsville, NJ. Specializing in adult and pediatric dermatology and surgery of the skin, Dr. Vaidya treats patients from infants to the elderly. He treats skin conditions including but not limited to acne, psoriasis, eczema/atopic dermatitis, warts, skin infections/impetigo, HSV/shingles, skin rashes, skin cancer, mole removals, cysts, vitiligo, milia, hair loss, excessive hair, melasma/pigmentation, contact dermatitis excessive sweating, molluscum, skin tags, and much more. He also performs cosmetic dermatological procedures including skin rejuvenation, microneedling, lasers, Botox, and dermal fillers. Dr. Vaidya diagnoses patients and creates customized treatment plans for each individual patient. He believes in providing high quality care for all his patients and does so with compassion and sensitivity.
Board-Certified in Dermatology
Fellow: American Academy of Dermatology
Member: American Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Doctor of Medicine: New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ)
Education: Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
Internship: Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston, NJ)
Residency in Dermatology: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Member of the Attending Staff at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
Education and Training
New Jersey Medical School MD 2008
DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD
Dr. Darshan C. Vaidya, MD, FAAD's Expert Contributions
What Is Actinic Keratosis?An actinic keratosis (AK) is a rough, persistent, scaly patch that occurs on chronically sun-exposed skin. The color can be red/pink or brown (pigmented AK). It is most commonly found on your face, lips (usually lower lips), rims of your ears, back of your hands, forearms,...
Can a dermatologist help with skin cancer?
Yes, of course. That is among the primary things dermatologists are trained to do - identify and treat skin cancer. Please see your board-certified dermatologist to have your mole evaluated. Thank you. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD, FAAD READ MORE
Can vaseline remove acne scars?
Hi, Vaseline is intended to serve as an emollient for dry skin. It is not indicated to treat acne scars. Retinol creams, silicone-based scar creams, and procedures such as microneedling/laser may help. Regards, Dr. Vaidya READ MORE
Hi, Intertrigo can be caused by various conditions. For a condition like this, it is best to be seen and evaluated in person for diagnosis and treatment regimen. In the meantime, keep the area dry and use powders to help absorb moisture. Moisture and friction tends to cause flares of dermatitis in this location. Hope this helps. Regards, Dr. Vaidya READ MORE
Is it bad to squeeze out sebum?
Hi, No, there is nothing wrong with squeezing out sebum. It may be beneficial for you to start using oil blotting clothes and a topical prescription strength retinoid to help with oily skin. I hope this helps. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD READ MORE
Hi, This sounds like neuropathic itching (i.e., stemming from nerves/anxiety/stress). Sometimes there can be other underlying condition associated with itching such as diabetes, thyroid disease, or kidney disease. Please visit your primary care doctor to initiate a workup to look for a potential cause vs. treating the nerve induced itching. Hope this helps. Good luck. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD READ MORE
How do you clean your nose pores?
Hi, It is important to use a retinoid cream every night at bedtime as prescribed by your board certified dermatologist to help exfoliate the skin and prevent more acne down the line. Furthermore, you can see an esthetician for extractions/acne facials to help mechanically remove these blackheads. If you are using retinoids, make sure to use sunscreen and moisturizer everyday. I hope this helps. Good luck. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD, FAAD READ MORE
Is warm water enough to remove excess oil?
Hi, Oil does not cause eyebrows to fall out, so don’t worry about it. Use foaming oil washes (i.e, Cetaphil foaming cleanser) twice daily to help wash and degrease the oily skin. I hope this helps. Regards, Dr. Vaidya READ MORE
Hi, Brown spotting on the back can represent a condition called tinea versicolor, which is caused by yeast that normally live on the skin. It can be worse in the hot, humid weather and on areas of the skin with high density of oil glands. You can treat with OTC lotrimin cream and Selsun Blue shampoo as a wash. There are other entities that can sometimes mimic tinea versicolor as well, so I would recommend getting an evaluation by a board-certified dermatologist. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD, FAAD READ MORE
Dry rough spot on ankle that tingles?
Hi, This type of rough patch sounds like a condition called lichen simplex chronicus, which can be caused by and exacerbated with chronic scratching/rubbing. Usually, treatment consists of topical creams and avoidance of scratching and it does not signify anything dangerous. Please have it evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD READ MORE
Hi, If it truly is a fungal infection (caused by various species of fungi), it has to be appropriately treated with oral +/- topical antifungal medications to cure it. There are other rashes that can flare up with sun exposure also, so it is important to differentiate. Please see a board-certified Dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Hope this helps. Dr. Vaidya READ MORE
How do dermatologists remove blackheads?
Hi, Blackhead can be extracted using a comedo extractor. However, it is advisable to use a retinoid cream daily to help exfoliate/remove and prevent blackheads. Please see your board-certified Dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Hope this helps. Thank you. Dr. Vaidya READ MORE
How do I permanently get rid of blackheads on my nose?
Hi, There is no permanent solution to remove blackheads. Using retinoids to exfoliate in combination with microdermabrasion and/or extractions is generally a very safe and effective solution. I hope this helps. READ MORE
I have bumps that started on my forehead over a year ago?
Hi, “Bumps” on the forehead is a very generic description that can include acne, milia, folliculitis (bacterial or fungal/yeast), etc. Fox-fordyce disease doesn’t usually affect the forehead and cheeks. Please see your board-certified dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Good luck. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD, FAAD READ MORE
What causes an itchy rash on hands?
Hi, Itchy rash on the hands can be from eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, excessive dry skin (due to hand washing), etc. It is important to get your condition assessed and treated by a board-certified dermatologist. You will learn tips on long-term maintenance as well. Good luck. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD, FAAD READ MORE
Can you get Mohs surgery on your back?
Hi, There are certain criteria that determine when Mohs surgery is appropriate. Mohs surgery may be appropriate for a skin cancer on the back in certain situations (depending on size of tumor, pathology type, recurrent tumor, etc.). However, in many cases non-Mohs treatment is appropriate. I hope this answers your question. Please have a discussion with your board certified dermatologist about your specific scenario. Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD, FAAD READ MORE
What happens if you don't shave before laser hair removal?
Hi, If your hairs are too long at the time of laser hair removal, they will singe and you will feel a burn. Shave about 1 week prior to your appt and have short stubble at the time of your appointment. I hope this helps. Dr. Vaidya READ MORE
Does popping pimples cause acne scars?
Hi, Yes, popping pimples can definitely increase the risk of scarring. Sometimes trying to pop a pimple will cause it to rupture internally, leading to more inflammation and subsequent scar formation. Just let the treatment regimen your board-certified dermatologist lays out for you take its effect and give it time. Regards, Dr. Darshan Vaidya READ MORE
How long does it take for acne scars to fade?
Hi, Patients usually refer to post-acne pigmentation as "acne scars," and these can generally fade away within a few months. True acne scars (depressions in the skin), may slightly improve over time (months-years), but likely will need chemical peels, microdermabrasion or other modality to improve. Sunscreen use daily and Retinol qhs will be helpful. Dr. Vaidya READ MORE
Hi, Did you try a chemical peel or mask or something new that could have irritated your skin? The discoloration appears to be due to something that irritated your skin. Moisturize well to allow the skin to heal, use gentle cleansers and avoid irritants, and use sunscreen to prevent it from healing with dark pigmentation, especially with the summer weather upon us. Dr. Vaidya READ MORE
Do charcoal masks help acne?
Charcoal masks help to degrease the skin (remove oil), but is not necessarily an acne treatment. If you have blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, etc., OTC Differin gel (pea-sized amount to whole face), Benzoyl peroxide wash, and moisturizers to combat dryness from the medications would help. Beyond that, would recommend seeing your board certified dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. Hope this helps! Regards, Darshan Vaidya, MD, FAAD READ MORE
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Prurigo nodularis: a benign dermatosis derived from a persistent pruritus.
- Recurrent postpartum impetigo herpetiformis presenting after a "skip" pregnancy.
- Pustules and sinus tracts involving the right arm of an elderly patient--quiz case. Diagnosis: eumycetoma.
- Leukemia cutis presenting as scrotal ulcerations in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia.
- Actinic Keratosis
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Contact Dermatitis
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Sebaceous Cyst
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Medical Association
- American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
- American Medical Students Association
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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the largest organ of the body, the skin. A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages internal and external causes of skin diseases with both medical and surgical aspects as well as addresses many cosmetic concerns involving the skin.
Specializing in adult and pediatric dermatology and surgery of the skin, Dr. Vaidya treats patients from infants to the elderly at Aura Dermatology with offices in Robbinsville and Somerset, New Jersey. He believes in providing high-quality care for all his patients and does so with compassion and sensitivity.
With a strive to continue to use new technologies and evidence-based treatments yielding predictable and consistent results, some of the skin conditions that Dr. Vaidya treats include acne, psoriasis, eczema/atopic dermatitis, warts, skin infections/impetigo, HSV/shingles, skin rashes, skin cancer, mole removal, cysts, vitiligo, milia, hair loss, excessive hair, melasma/pigmentation, contact dermatitis, excessive sweating, molluscum, skin tags, and more. He also performs cosmetic dermatological procedures, including skin rejuvenation, microneedling, lasers (for hair removal, blood vessels, acne/rosacea, etc), Botox, dermal fillers, Emsculpt for non-invasive body contouring, and Miradry for excessive underarm sweating.
Pertaining to his educational background, Dr. Vaidya earned his medical degree from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He then went on to complete his internship at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ followed by his residency in dermatology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI.
In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), he is a member of the American Medical Association, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Vaidya is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology, which certifies physicians in dermatology, dermatopathology, and pediatric dermatology. He is also a member of the attending staff at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro, NJ.
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