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Fashionably Safe

Fashionably Safe

Preventing skin cancer doesn’t stop at spot checks, sunscreen, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. And, because we can’t always be indoors during the day, opting for a skin-smart look is increasingly important. To stay fashionably safe, we recommend these additions to your summer wardrobe: Heads Up, Hats […]

When Everyone Depends on You, Depend on DermatologistOnCall

When Everyone Depends on You, Depend on DermatologistOnCall

According to a Pew Research Center Survey, 47% of American adults in their 40s and 50s are simultaneously raising children and caring for aging parents. Dubbed the “sandwich generation,” millions of middle-aged adults are now leading incredibly hectic lives. These individuals are balancing after-school activities, three generations of health decisions, and their own employment obligations. […]

Face It, Seasonal Allergies Affect the Skin

Face It, Seasonal Allergies Affect the Skin

  Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. And pollen is in the air. Springtime means allergy season, and while we most commonly associate it with stuffy noses and watery eyes, these airborne irritants can dramatically impact the skin as well. Seasonal allergies can show up on the skin in a variety of ways: Contact Dermatitis […]

40-Something Skin: Facing Wrinkles and Acne

40-Something Skin: Facing Wrinkles and Acne

The annoying reality is, you’re just as likely to experience a breakout at your 25th high school reunion as you were during your senior prom. And, even if you avoided acne as a teen, there’s no guarantee you’ll be free of it as an adult. It’s unfair, isn’t it? That as we enter middle age, […]

Head Lice is a Real Itch

Head Lice is a Real Itch

February brings snowy weather to most of the United States, winter sports like wrestling are in full swing, and if you have school-aged children, the late winter month also means an increased risk of head lice. While lice isn’t 100% preventable, there are steps that can be taken to decrease the chances of an infestation. […]

Retinoids: A Primer

Retinoids: A Primer

Retinoids are an increasingly hot topic in skin care. Effective in treating acne, psoriasis, and in warding off the signs of aging, these topical and oral medications are skyrocketing in popularity in both prescription and over-the-counter formulations. Despite their ubiquitous presence on drug store, beauty specialty shop, and pharmacy shelves, there is a lot of […]

After Acne: Dealing with Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

After Acne: Dealing with Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

After an acne flare, many patients find themselves plagued by brownish or purple spots on the skin. Unlike scars, which are either raised or indented areas due to changes in the skin’s collagen, these are flat discolorations where blemishes once were. This common condition is known as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) and is a direct […]

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 […]

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