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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 […]

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 […]

How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine

How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine

You may not be ready to admit it, but colder and dryer weather is just around the corner. So we want to know, is preparing your skin on your winter checklist? You may be thinking about pulling out extra blankets or swapping tank tops for sweaters, but what does your skin need to handle the […]

Squash Psoriasis Stigmas on World Psoriasis Day

Squash Psoriasis Stigmas on World Psoriasis Day

Did you know that nearly three percent of the world’s population suffers from psoriasis symptoms? Unfortunately, some people still equate psoriasis with being unclean or self-imposed and shun those who endure the chronic condition. Even worse, many people with psoriasis isolate themselves because of a deep sense of shame. It is time to end psoriasis […]

DermatologistOnCall is Making Headlines

DermatologistOnCall is Making Headlines

In the last month, we’ve announced two new relationships that are making headlines across the US: Walgreens Walgreens‘ website and mobile app now features access to skin care services for those looking to get quick, affordable dermatology questions answered when they can’t get access to a skin care specialist. Through our new relationship, Walgreens will […]

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 […]

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 […]

What You Should Know for Psoriasis Awareness Month

What You Should Know for Psoriasis Awareness Month

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis [suh-rahy-uh-sis] is a common and persistent inflammatory skin disease that affects approximately 7.5 million people in the United States. It is characterized by thick, red, scaling plaques that are covered by a flaky, white buildup of dead skin scales. Psoriasis is non-contagious but chronic. It can affect the scalp, arms, elbows, […]

Dear DOC, Will Junk Food Affect My Skin?

Dear DOC, Will Junk Food Affect My Skin?

It’s a question we hear a lot. Does my diet really affect my skin? YES! So on National Junk Food Day, we’ll dive deeper into what specific types of food will do to your skin. 1. Salt/Sodium The American Heart Association recommends eating no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. According to their […]

Raising Skin Care Awareness on World No Tobacco Day

Raising Skin Care Awareness on World No Tobacco Day

Every year on May 31, World No Tobacco Day is observed to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. Most people immediately think of lung cancer when discussing the effects of smoking tobacco, but do you think about the effects of smoking on your skin? Research shows that smoking affects […]

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