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Clear Skin in 2019? You need to start in 2018.

Clear Skin in 2019? You need to start in 2018.

As the holiday season hits its fever pitch, the last thing anyone wants to think about is 2019. However, if your resolution is clear skin in the new year, now is the time to start. Fortunately, with DermatologistOnCall, a visit to the dermatologist will only take a few minutes out of your holiday season. You don’t […]

It Might be Medical: Three Common Conditions Masquerading as Cosmetic Problems

It Might be Medical: Three Common Conditions Masquerading as Cosmetic Problems

Bald patches, pit stains, and perpetually ruddy cheeks – patients often believe these common, although sometimes embarrassing, issues are a fact of life. Resigned to the idea that these problems are merely cosmetic, they self-treat with ineffective over-the-counter products or by covering up affected areas. And, while these conditions may seem inconsequential, failing to cope […]

Understanding is Action: 5 Questions for Psoriasis Action Month

Understanding is Action: 5 Questions for Psoriasis Action Month

August is Psoriasis Action Month – but how much do you really know about psoriatic disease? Before the month is out, we wanted to address the most common questions and misconceptions surrounding the disorder. What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than 8 million Americans. It is best known for causing […]

Don’t Spend Summer’s End in the Waiting Room

Don’t Spend Summer’s End in the Waiting Room

Do you feel like your end of summer to-do list has taken on a life of its own? The last days of summer are an exciting, but incredibly busy time of year. With end-of-summer getaways, sports practices, back-to-school shopping trips, preparing college students to move back to campus, and preparing for business-as-usual to pick up […]

Don’t Get Burned by Bad Info: Tips for Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Summer has arrived along with the sun’s warming, but also dangerous, rays. Sunburns damage your skin’s DNA leading to wrinkles, dark spots, dry skin, and skin cancer. And, it’s important to note that your skin does not have to be blistering or peeling to be burnt – if you are turning even slightly pink, you […]

More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

Sixteen million Americans suffer from rosacea, yet we know very little about this condition that is frequently mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction. Experts are unsure as to what exactly causes rosacea but suspect that certain environmental and hereditary conditions may play a part. While rosacea is more common in women than men, men […]

Getting The Dermatology Specialty Care You Need Anytime and From Anywhere

Getting The Dermatology Specialty Care You Need Anytime and From Anywhere

One Patient’s Perspective For busy families, finding a doctor’s appointment that fits into a jam-packed schedule is a challenge. When faced with long wait times and limited appointment availability, that challenge becomes a near impossibility. Rather than juggling appointments, dealing with heavy traffic, and sitting in waiting rooms with anxious young ones, parents are getting […]

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

By Charlene V. Kakimoto, MD Chief Medical Officer, Clarify Medical Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for its healing effects. Phototherapy has been used worldwide for nearly a century to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and severe eczema. While many treatments decrease the overall immune […]

A reaction to your jewelry? It’s more common than you think.

A reaction to your jewelry? It’s more common than you think.

It starts with an itch – around your neck, finger, wrist, or on your ears. The skin feels warm, tender. It starts to swell and turn red. If things get really bad, blisters and dry patches form, it may look like you’ve been burnt. If you’ve been wearing jewelry, it’s likely you’re having an allergic […]

Have You Scheduled Your End-of-Summer Spot Check?

Have You Scheduled Your End-of-Summer Spot Check?

Did a new spot show up on your skin this summer? Now is the best time to get it checked. Your summer tan may be fading, but that skin damage isn’t going anywhere. Before sunny summer days (and maybe accidental sunburns) vanish from memory, remember to look for any new spots that may have cropped up during the […]

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