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Psoriasis Basics Part 2

In continuation of our most recent topic, here is the second installment in our series on Psoriasis Basics Cause of Psoriasis Normal skin cells (keratinocytes) start growing in the deepest layers of the skin (epidermis) and rise to the surface as they mature. The mature cells at the surface eventually fall off from everyday wear […]


Psoriasis Basics Part 1

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes red, scaly patches on the limbs, trunk, scalp, and other parts of the body. It is not contagious. The rash of psoriasis goes through cycles of improving and worsening. A period of worsening is called a “flare”. At times, psoriasis can be disfiguring, uncomfortable, and even painful. […]


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 […]


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