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Got Oily Skin?

By Melanie A. Warycha, MD FAAD | Dermatology  Learn what causes oily skin and how to avoid it Oily skin is a dreaded yet common skin complaint. The number and activity of sebaceous glands in the skin, which are the oil producing glands, is largely genetic. An excess secretion of sebum, or oil, can lead to […]

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Eczema:  How to Find Relief

By Phoebe E. Rabbin, MD FAAD | Dermatology  Eczema is a term that refers to a group of skin conditions characterized by an itchy, red and scaly rash on the body. In general, it is used to refer to atopic dermatitis, one of the most common skin disorders in the world. According to the American Academy […]

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What is Psoriasis?   

By Melanie A. Warycha, MD FAAD | Dermatology According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells causing the development of thick red plaques on the skin with overlying silvery scales.

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Springtime Protection for Your Skin

By Brent D. Wainwright, MD FAAD | Dermatology  The daffodils and forsythia are starting to flower, the days are getting warmer, and with the arrival of spring, so too comes itchy skin. According to CareMount Medical Dermatologist, Brent D. Wainwright, MD, FAAD, the main offenders are invisible allergens in the air, pollen and mold.

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

By Melanie A. Warycha, MD FAAD | Dermatology  With spring underway, and summer right around the corner, many people are spending more time outdoors. While enjoying the warm weather and longer days, remember to practice sun safety. The most common form of cancer in the United States is skin cancer.

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Tattoo Removal Is Not Always Perfect

By Benjamin N. Rosenberg, MD FAAD | Dermatology  If you are considering a tattoo, my best advice is don’t. Some 30 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo, but, with age and lifestyle changes, many of them – up to 25 percent — at some point will admit that they now regret the skin […]

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All About Age Spots

By Ross S. Levy, MD FAAD | Dermatology  Keep Your Skin Younger Longer If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then it must be a duck.  When it comes to unsightly skin blemishes, however, this adage does not necessarily apply.  That’s because not all “age spots” are […]

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Protect Your Skin: What Causes Melanoma?

By Brent D. Wainwright | Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month Since 1995, the American Academy of Dermatology has designated the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday®, which officially kicks off  “Skin Cancer Awareness Month.” Melanoma, the deadliest form of this disease, is the most important to watch out for. As […]

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Common Dermatologic Myths

By Ross S. Levy, MD FAAD | Dermatology 1. Soap is not good for the skin. Soap and cleansers contain surfactants that are essential for facial care. Water alone cannot rid the skin of oils, dirt and grime which we all encounter every day. For that “cover girl” complexion, do not be afraid to wash with […]

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Summer Sun Protection: Tips for Healthy Skin

By Melanie A. Warycha, MD FAAD | Dermatology  With spring underway, and summer right around the corner, many people are spending more time outdoors. While enjoying the warm weather and longer days, remember to practice sun safety. The most common form of cancer in the United States is skin cancer. More than 5 million cases of skin cancer […]

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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

By Ross S. Levy, MD | Dermatology With more than one million new cases of skin cancer occurring annually, it’s more important than ever this summer to protect the skin you’re in. According to the American Cancer Society, about 5.4 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer will be diagnosed annually in the […]

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Winter Skin Care

By Brent D. Wainwright, MD FAAD |Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Winter weather can exacerbate many skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and dandruff. Moreover, the cold dry air can lead to dry itchy skin and dermatitis even if you do not suffer from chronic skin problems. Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin and can […]

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8 Common Dermatologic Myths

By Ross Levy, MD FAAD | Dermatology, Laser and Dermatologic Surgery 1. Soap is bad for the skin. Soap which should be expanded to include cleansers contain surfactants that are essential for facial care. Water alone cannot rid the skin of excessive oils and dirt and grime that we encounter each day.  For a bright and […]

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