Five Big Myths About Warts

In actuality, warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They come in many varieties, including plantar warts (most commonly found on the bottoms of the feet), common warts (dome-shaped and found most commonly on the hands), genital warts (found on the genitalia a spread by sexual contact), and others. Myth: Warts […]

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How Patients Can Improve Rosacea Symptoms

People with rosacea experience ongoing symptoms that include facial redness, swelling, and sores. These breakouts often resemble acne, but this is a different health issue. Physicians still do not understand the exact cause of this problem, but rosacea treatment is available to alleviate symptoms. Exploring Triggers Treatment is possible, but a cure is not yet […]

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The ABCDEs of Melanoma

Melanoma is an uncommon but serious form of skin cancer. It presents itself as a growth on the skin when damaged DNA begins to trigger mutations in the melanocytes, or cells that produce pigmentation. Melanomas are most often caused by overexposure to UV light, either through tanning beds or natural sunlight. A melanoma resembles a […]

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BroadBand Light Treatment For Younger Looking Skin

There was a time, not so long ago, when most cosmetic procedures involved surgery. To reduce the signs of facial aging, patients had to go under the knife. Fortunately, times have changed. Technology has given us the tools to get the same, if not better, results without cutting. These non-invasive procedures are generally quicker, cheaper, […]

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How Kids Spread Molluscum And How To Prevent It

Of all the skin conditions that pass through The Dermatology Clinic, few are as unsightly as molluscum contagiosum. Caused by a human poxvirus, the infection is characterized by wart-like growths (lesions) that suddenly sprout on the body. Fortunately, its awful appearance is often the worst thing about this benign skin disease. With that said, the […]

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Dysplastic Nevus: Skin Cancer or Mole?

While not an everyday occurrence, it is not at all uncommon for patients to ask me about a “strange mole.” As an aesthetician who works at a dermatologist’s office, I am something of a mole expert. Of all the skin lesions I’ve seen, none are more disconcerting to me than dysplastic nevi. Also known as […]

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Making Heads And Tails Of Actinic Keratoses

As an experienced aesthetician, I’ve seen signs of skin cancer on numerous occasions. More often than not, however, a suspicious spot or patch on the skin is nothing to worry about. Thankfully, then, I get to give patients the good news that it’s merely actinic keratosis. As you might expect, they look at me like […]

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How the Foods You Eat Affect Your Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease characterized by dry, scaly patches of built-up skin cells. These patches of skin cells are often red, itchy, and uncomfortable for the patient. Because diet and nutrition play a vital role in flare-ups, it’s important for patients to know which foods to avoid and which to eat. Weight Loss And […]

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