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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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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Reducing the Redness of Rosacea

There’s hope for those who are struggling with the redness and irritation caused by rosacea. This skin condition is characterized by small, blister-like red bumps on the face, sometimes leading to complications such as an enlarged nose and eye irritation and redness. Rosacea symptoms tend to flare up and then recede, often worsening over time, […]

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What Is Tinea Versicolor and What Are Common Symptoms?

Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin that causes discolored blotches on the torso as well as the neck and arms. It’s found more frequently in areas with hot and humid climates, much like Louisiana. A licensed dermatologist can diagnose and advise on treatment options. Those options may include prescription-strength creams and […]

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