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.   […]

Self Skin Examination – Part Two

Last week we introduced the need for, as well as the recommendation for monthly self skin-examinations by the American Academy of Dermatology (“AAD”).  Today I want to mention what you need to be looking for when performing these regular exams.   As you or your partner examines your skin, look for changes in the size, […]

Acne Basics – Part 2

In the last posting, we introduced some of the basic causes of acne.  Today I will present some of the available acne treatments. lmost all cases of acne can be effectively treated. The goal of acne treatment is to heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, and prevent acne scars. Different acne medications are […]

Acne Basics – Part 1

Acne is a very common skin problem that shows up as outbreaks of bumps called pimples or zits.  Acne usually appear on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.  Acne can be a source of emotional distress, and severe cases can lead to permanent acne scars.. What causes acne? Acne begins when the pores in […]

Clinical Research

Clinical research leads to better medical care.  New ideas often start in the laboratory, but eventually must be tested in the real world.  A “clinical trial” is the name given to research that involves people as the subject of research.  Our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent disease comes from the knowledge gained from these […]

Skin Care Overview

A simple skin regimen, practiced every day, can help keep your skin healthy and more youthful in appearance. Some basic steps include: Wash your skin twice a day with a gentle non-soap cleanser.  Use a soft cloth and do not scrub vigorously. Use a moisturizer twice a day.  This helps your skin appear more youthful […]

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