Acne 101: Why Are My Normal Pimples Scarring?

You’ve heard it a thousand times now: don’t pick your pimples! Hopefully, you’ve taken that skin care advice to heart and left them alone to heal properly. But unfortunately, even the most vigilant non-pickers will find that every once in a while, a pimple that’s left alone still leaves its mark. But these aren’t actually […]

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Skincare Myth Busters: Does Dandruff Really Cause Hair Loss?

One of the most commonly asked questions at The Dermatology Clinic is, “Could my dandruff be causing me to lose hair?” The answer is, yes and no. While the mere presence of dandruff won’t cause hair loss, it can contribute indirectly to thinning hair. Dandruff and Hair Loss Dandruff, a skin condition affecting the scalp, […]

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Could Your Hives Be Stress-Related?

The swollen pink or red bumps on the skin known as hives are typically associated with exposure to an allergen. Hives can occur anywhere on the body and range in size from a pencil eraser to a Frisbee. They tend to appear suddenly and fade within a day. While most cases of hives are attributed […]

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A Guide to Identifying Suspicious Moles

The mole is a common occurrence in the skin, usually appearing as a small brown, black, or tan spot with a distinct border. Though rarely cancerous, moles still must be scrutinized for early signals of malignancy. Following is a look at moles that are harmless–and those to be viewed with suspicion. Harmless Moles The average […]

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Female Facial Hair: The Role of Hormones

As women age, they may notice the appearance of unwanted, unsightly facial hair. During the hormone changes caused by menopause, estrogen levels decline while levels of testosterone and other androgens rise. This can result in hair growth on the face as well as excess body hair. Fortunately, safe, effective dermatology treatments can permanently remove unwanted […]

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Tips to Help Banish Back Acne for Good

Whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts are often associated with the face, but many people also experience blemishes on the shoulders and back. Back acne, or bacne, requires a specialized treatment strategy. Here are some lifestyle changes and treatment options to help get rid of back acne. Causes of Back Acne As with acne on the face, […]

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Is Otezla the Best Way to Combat Psoriasis?

While there is no known cure for psoriasis, the uncomfortable skin irritation and psoriatic arthritis associated with the disease are very manageable thanks to a variety of treatments. One option is the drug Otezla, a phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor that can stop the body’s symptom-causing inflammatory responses. But is Otezla the best way to combat psoriasis? […]

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