Compassion, Respect & Integrity
Our Guiding Values

our services

medical dermatology
Medical Dermatology
We offer comprehensive skin care, focusing on a holistic and preventative approach, which incorporates each individual's unique circumstances. We use the newest advances in diagnostic and treatment modalities, such as thorough skin examination by dermoscopy (epiluminescence microscopy) and treatments such as photodynamic therapy. The cornerstone of our practice is the highest level of medical care.
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surgical dermatology
Surgical Dermatology
At Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery this component of Dermatology is our specialty, and we can offer a wide range of options for both benign and malignant conditions, including expert Mohs Micrographic Surgery and advanced facial defect reconstruction. Here too, we offer a holistic approach, and carefully weigh each option to tailor treatment to each unique patient.
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cosmetic dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology
Patients are often faced with a plethora of choices when considering cosmetic dermatologic enhancement. At Advanced Dermatology we take a step back and create a dialogue before offering an option. We believe that "less is more" and tailor each plan to achieve a natural looking and happy end result. Options such as Botox, fillers, and laser are offered when a satisfying decision is reached together.
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location

Conveniently located at the border of Lakewood and Toms River, with entrance from Highway 70 or Chestnut Street. We are less than 5 minutes from the Garden State Parkway.
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providers

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Mordechai M. Tarlow, MD, FAAD
Dr. Tarlow graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where based on his performance among the top of the class he was selected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his dermatology training at Rutgers University Medical School in New Jersey, where he served as the chief resident in his final year. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as textbook chapters.
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Esther Stern, NP
Esther has been an integral member of Advanced Dermatology since 2009. Esther graduated from the SUNY Downstate nursing program with a bachelors of science in nursing. She began her nursing career at Maimonides Medical Center in New York as a NICU/PICU nurse. She subsequently graduated SUNY Stony Brook with a masters degree in advanced practice nursing.
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Adena Homnick, PA, PhD
Adena graduated Touro College summa cum laude with a B.A. in psychology and cum laude with a B.S in physician assistant studies. She subsequently earned her master's in physician assistant studies and eventually her PhD from Touro in health science. Adena has previously worked in general surgery and then spent over 15 years as chief trauma physician assistant at the UMDNJ Trauma Center in Newark, NJ, earning the University Hospital service excellence award in 2004.
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Pesha M. Cohen, NP
Pesha M. Cohen is a board certified Nurse practitioner and a graduate of Monmouth University, where she earned her master's degree. With experience in the dermatology field since 2008, Pesha joined Advanced Dermatology as a full-time nurse practitioner in 2016. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Pesha treats patients of all ages, from pediatrics to adults and on to geriatrics. She lives in Lakewood with her husband and child.
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I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate how well you are taking care of me. You're one of the nicest people I ever met.
J.R.
I would like to thank you for your superior care and encouragement to pursue treatment. Although this can be a time consuming and technical process, you and your team made it the most pleasant experience. The positive atmosphere along with professionalism make your office a great place to have to visit monthly.
L.L.
Your expert care coupled with your genuine compassion and decency are truly a remarkable combination.
C.R.
We so appreciate you and all in your office (Especially Esther). We are blessed to have all of you in our time of need.
D.G.
Thank you for always being there when I get into trouble.
W.
Thank you for all the exemplary care and concern you gave our mother.
F and M
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for stitching up our son and for doing it with so much happiness and caring. We really appreciate it very much.
S.M.
Thank you for your caring and for being so professional.
A.S.
Thank you for always taking the time to put our daughter at ease and for accommodating our needs outside the office with tremendous kindness and grace.
J.R.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your expertise and real dedication. For seeing our daughter without any hesitation and helping us avoid dreadful hospitalization. Despite the late hour it was a pleasant visitation helping us so graciously in the difficult situation. Your kindness is a real inspiration for your patients - we have true admiration.
R.S.
Thank you so much for your professional and caring work on our son. Our son is another testimony to the wonderful reputation you have in our community. We are fortunate to have you in our midst.
Y.W.
Besides for healing our daughter with such care and expertise you changed her from being traumatized and hysterical to calm and relaxed. She left saying "It wasn't scary because I was in charge!"
A.L.
We wanted to express our deep gratitude to you for the exceptional care you gave our daughter. The gentleness, the convenience, and of course the beautiful results are all very much appreciated, and your generosity is not taken for granted.
N.B.
Sometimes there are no adequate words to say thank you. Being a doctor goes way beyond the title. The time, devotion, care and loads of patience that you have shown to our daughter knows no bounds.
K
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, professionalism and your exceptional 'bedside' manner.
S.K.
Thank you for being there for us. You were so gentle and caring. Thank you for everything.
M.C.
Thank you so much for giving of your precious time and gentle care.
T.F.

about adss

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery, PC was established in Ocean County New Jersey in 2006 as a full service dermatology practice. At Advanced Dermatology we pride ourselves on our core values, which are comprised of compassion, respect and integrity. We constantly strive to remain at the forefront of advanced dermatologic care, including recent diagnostic and therapeutic developments.

Our highly trained practitioners offer comprehensive dermatologic care to the entire spectrum of the population, from newborns to those in the geriatric phase of life. We look forward to the privilege of playing a role in making your skin look and feel its best!
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