How to wipe your winter rash away

Winter’s low temperatures take a toll on just about everybody with an emphasis on “body.” It is winter rash season. Redness, swelling, itching are just some of the symptoms. Dermatologist Dr. Maud Kandula shows how to wipe the rash away and moisturizer plays a big part.

The history of popular beauty beauty products

Have you ever wondered how your favorite beauty products came to be? Who would’ve thought a little vaseline, burned cork and coal dust would become the inspiration for an iconic beauty product, but it’s true. Dermatologist Dr. Madhavi Kandula has the stories behind the world’s stars in the beauty department.

Top 500 Practices Nationwide: Allergan Partner Privileges Program

Allergan AwardDr Kandula is thrilled to announce that her practice, out of 23,000 cosmetic practices nationwide, has ranked in the top 500. This is an incredible accomplishment for a solo dermatologist and her practice is the only dermatology practice in the state of Missouri to rank in the top 500. The ranking is based on volume of injectables including Botox, Juvederm and Voluma. The rankings are provided by Allergan which is the maker of the products.

Misdiagnosing Acne in Adults

Think you have acne? Turns out those pimple-like bumps on your face might not be acne at all. Dermatologist Dr. Madhavi Kandula visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to help you distinguish between acne and other skin illnesses.


Wrinkle Ranking Study

A new study offers a city-by-city preview of what you can expect when looking in the mirror several decades down the road and says what you do now can affect your skin health in the future. Dermatologist Madhavi Kandula visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to explain the “wrinkle rankings” and where St. Louis appears on the list.


Dr. Kandula’s New Location

Dr. Kandula and staff are excited to announce our move to our new location, 10363 Clayton Rd., Frontenac, MO 63131. Our new office is located directly across the street from Saks Fifth Avenue and Bricktops Restaurant with ample parking behind the building. We moved on July 12 and most likely be unable to answer phones again until July 14. We plan on opening July 18, 2016 and resuming normal business hours. Our phone number will remain the same. Thanks for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to having you visit us in the new location.


Our New Head Esthetician

To my patients,

I wanted to make you aware that Jennifer Warmann-Bloss is no longer with my practice.  I am pleased to introduce Denise Wilson as our new head esthetician.

Denise has over 13 years of experience as an esthetician, and has worked with me for the past four years. She has vast experience in IPL laser, laser hair removal, chemical peels and great knowledge in the skin care field. I hold Denise in the highest regard and value her professionalism, hard work and dedication. I can assure you she will be able to provide you with the best care and service and she will individualize each session for your skincare needs.

Denise will be taking over for Jennifer immediately. Any appointments you had scheduled with Jennifer will be transferred to Denise’s schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Thank you for your continued support!
Dr Kandula

Melanoma Risks in Pregnant Women

Pregnant women should not only see an OB-BYN, but they should also be seeing a dermatologist. A new Cleveland Clinic study has shown there are links between Melanoma to pregnant women.

Dermatologist Dr. Madhavi Kandula visited the Fox 2 studio this morning with helpful tips and advice for pregnant women who may have Melanoma.

Fast facts:

  • Women diagnosed with melanoma during pregnancy were 5 times more likely to die.
  • 7 times more likely to have metastasis
  • 9 times more likely to have recurrences
  • Melanoma in pregnant women is much more aggressive.
  • The immune system changes and hormone changes account for the increase in severity.
  • Pregnant women should have complete skin checks prior to getting pregnant and then after delivery.