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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 […]

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 […]

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