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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Five Ways to Treat Your Baby’s Eczema

Up to 20 percent of babies and toddlers develop eczema, an itchy skin rash characterized by redness, dry or scaly patches, and small bumps. Most cases appear during the first year of life. While the rash comes and goes, it can cause substantial discomfort. Here are the steps a parent should take if his or […]

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Top Benefits of Broadband Light Treatments

Broadband light (BBL) treatments involve lamps that emit wavelengths, which can target and help improve many skin conditions. BBL addresses issues of aging as well as skin damage from the sun or other causes. Top Three Benefits of the Treatment It’s fast. It’s possible to complete the process within only about 30 minutes, depending on […]

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Explaining the Dermaplaning Skin Care Process

Exfoliation involves removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This process has a variety of benefits for your skin, including increasing blood circulation and producing a healthy glow. Although body scrubs are a common way to exfoliate at home, patients have a professional option as well. Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation […]

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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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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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What is Tinea Versicolor and How is It Treated?

Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin caused by the skin’s natural yeast. It manifests itself as a rash. It’s relatively easy to kill the infection, but the skin often remains discolored for months, and the infection frequently recurs in many patients. The infection can occur in people of all ages and skin […]

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