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5 Dermatologic Conditions that Impact Men Differently

5 Dermatologic Conditions that Impact Men Differently

Many dermatologic conditions impact men and women differently. For Men’s Health Week, we’re highlighting the unique challenges men face when dealing with five common conditions of the hair, skin, and nails. Melanoma Not only are men more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma  – 1 in 27 men will develop this cancer in his lifetime […]

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, […]

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 […]

How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

You’ve probably heard that today is the winter solstice, which is important to me because it means today is the shortest day/longest night of the year. If you’re anything like me, you may find it hard to accomplish anything tonight. When it gets dark so early, all I want to do is sleep. My motivation […]

Can Traveling Cause Breakouts?

Can Traveling Cause Breakouts?

The holidays are almost here, and that probably means you’ll be doing some traveling. Of course working in teledermatology got us thinking, are you more prone to a breakout when traveling? The answer: YES. But, knowing what makes you prone to breaking out when traveling can help you avoid the problem. Let’s take a look […]

Essential Dermatology Advice About the Use of Essential Oils

Essential Dermatology Advice About the Use of Essential Oils

The internet and social media are burgeoning with advocacy of “natural” products to help with various health ailments. Skin care is no exception, and we’re not talking about beauty and anti-aging use cases. We’re talking about using such products for addressing medical issues affecting the skin. Essential oils are an increasingly popular category of such […]

Five Facts That Will Make You Change Your Skincare Routine

Five Facts That Will Make You Change Your Skincare Routine

We’ve seen and heard many myths about skincare on the internet and social media. What is possibly most frustrating to our team is that people just like you are lead to believe false information and try unsafe “treatments.” So we sat down with board-certified dermatologist and the founder/chief medical officer of DermatologistOnCall, Mark P. Seraly, […]

Common Dermatological Conditions in Kids and Teens

Common Dermatological Conditions in Kids and Teens

As a parent, you are probably used to finding an irritation, cut, or bump on your child’s skin, but some may be more worrisome than others. Therefore, we put together a basic list of common dermatologic conditions children and teens experience to help you determine the best course of action. As always, if there is […]

Is College Bad for Your Skin?

Is College Bad for Your Skin?

As you prepare to move away from home, you may be worried about things like buying books, meeting a new roommate or who you’ll know in your classes. What most people fail to think about are the conditions you’ll face in college that can be harmful to your skin. Take a minute to browse through […]

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