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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Basics Part 2

The exact cause of atopic dermatitis is unknown, but the tendency to develop atopic dermatitis runs in families. People with atopic dermatitis are more likely to suffer allergies and/or symptoms of asthma. The connection between these disorders appears to be an overactive immune system. T-cells, a type of white blood cell that fights infections, appear […]


Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Basics Part 1

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin disorder that causes dry, itching, and inflamed skin. The rash of atopic dermatitis comes and goes.   The term eczema is sometimes used to describe atopic dermatitis. Eczema refers to inflamed, itching skin from a variety of causes. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema.   […]


Facial Skin Rejuvenation, Part 2

Lasers Non-Ablative Laser Rejuvenation . Laser rejuvenation with “non-ablative” lasers can work on the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen growth and tighten underlying skin to remove fine lines and wrinkles. There is also minimal downtime. Laser Resurfacing . Laser resurfacing with “ablative” lasers accurately removes the topmost layer of skin for the […]


Facial Skin Rejuvenation, Part 1

If you are bothered by visible signs of aging, including wrinkles and age spots, there are a variety of treatment options that can provide a more youthful appearance. Facial rejuvenation describes the various approaches that may be combined to provide a rejuvenated and healthy look. Facial rejuvenation can be safely performed in the doctor’s office […]


Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal   Involves the removal of unwanted facial or body hair with laser light.     Lasers produce intense light that is absorbed by the pigment in hair called melanin. The melanin absorbs the light and heats up. This heat damages the hair follicle without hurting the surrounding tissue. The damaged hair follicle […]


Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins

Spider veins are small blood vessels that have become dilated and congested with blood and appear on the surface of the skin. They are most commonly found on the legs but can appear elsewhere on the body, including but not limited to the face, chest, and back. These dilated blood vessels can be flat or […]


Rosacea Basics – (continued)

Last week I provided a summary about the signs and symptoms of Rosacea.  Today I would like to provide you some guidance on the types and treatments for you to consider for you and/or your family. What Are the Different Types of Rosacea? There are four subtypes of rosacea.  People with rosacea may have more […]


Rosacea Basics

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling of the face that can also affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest, and back. Eye symptoms (ocular rosacea) are also reported by half of people with rosacea. Those afflicted with rosacea may first notice a tendency to flush or blush easily. The condition progresses […]


Skin Cancer Basics – Part Two

What causes skin cancer? Sunlight is composed of visible light (all the colors we see in daylight), infrared radiation (which provides warmth), and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is carcinogenic (cancer-causing). More than 90 percent of all skin cancer is caused by long-term exposure to UV radiation. UV radiation damages the skin’s DNA, causing a cell […]


Skin Cancer Basics – Part One

Skin canceroccurs when skin cells start growing abnormally, causing cancerous growths. Most skin cancers develop on the visible outer layer of the skin (the epidermis), particularly in sun-exposed areas (face, head, hands, arms, and legs). They are usually easy to detect by examining the skin, which increases the chances of early treatment and survival.   […]


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