What Are Heat Hives?

Life in Louisiana can be hard on one’s skin. Our subtropical climate and love of the outdoors mean that many of us spend a lot of time out in the heat—both day and night. Heat hives are an especially common complaint in summer and fall at The Dermatology Clinic. We also often get questions about […]

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Decoding Freckles, Sunspots, and Moles

It can be alarming to find a new spot on your skin from sun damage or other causes. Knowing how to decode new sunspots, moles, and freckles (and whether they are damaging or not) is the first step to seeking treatment. Freckles Freckles are a common type of pigmentation triggered by an overproduction of melanin […]

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How Does Sunscreen Work?

We know that we need to wear sunscreen when outdoors to protect our skin from cancer-causing UV rays. But how exactly does sunscreen protect our skin? Here’s what you need to know about how this substance works to ward off sun damage. Sun-Blocking Chemicals Most sunscreens contain a combination of organic and inorganic chemicals. The […]

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Facts Behind Four Pervasive Wart Myths

When you were a child, you might have heard that warts come from kissing a frog. While that’s obviously a myth, it’s not the only myth about warts that many people still spread. Here’s what you need to know about the facts behind four untrue beliefs about these bumpy skin growths. Myth: Warts Aren’t Contagious […]

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Answers to Common Questions Kids Ask About Skin

As children grow and learn, it’s natural to have questions about their bodies. Many kids may wonder why certain parts of their appearance do not match their friends or even their family. Here’s how to explain common questions children may have about skin. How Did I Get this Birthmark or Freckle? Many children may be […]

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Eliminate Sagging Jowls Without Surgery

If you’re bothered by sagging skin under your chin that creates a jowl-like appearance, surgery isn’t the only option. Non-invasive skin tightening procedures such as Exilis create a more youthful facial contour by destroying fat cells and increasing collagen production. This non-invasive, pain-free procedure is done in an outpatient setting and takes just a few […]

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What Is a Port Wine Stain?

Birthmarks are incredibly common, and many people have different kinds of birthmarks on their body. Although these marks usually do not have any health implications, sometimes, they are cause for concern. What are port wine stain birthmarks in newborn infants? How to Spot a Port Wine Stain A port wine stain is named for its […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Baby Botox

No, Botox isn’t for babies. In this case, “Baby Botox” refers to a more moderate approach to facial lines than traditional Botox treatments. Frozen face is not as cool as it once was. Read on to learn more about how mini-injections of Botox or the smaller, usually quicker acting molecule, Dysport, are used to treat […]

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The Overlooked Triggers of Sweat

Sweating is normal when a person is jogging or exercising, engaging in athletic activity, when temperatures are high, and even during moments of high stress and anxiety. Even so, there are times when profuse sweating is not normal. Read on to learn more about triggers of sweat that should be avoided or carefully examined. Certain […]

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