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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, […]

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 To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

Summertime is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors, the long days and the warmth of the sun. It’s also the most critical time to be “sun smart.” Being aware of the sun and reducing its long-term ultraviolet radiation exposure leads to healthier skin, slows the effects of photo-aging (including skin thinning, wrinkles, […]

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 […]

No Mulligans When It Comes to Skin Cancer

No Mulligans When It Comes to Skin Cancer

Yesterday marked the start of National Golf Month. Unfortunately, in our industry, golfing makes us think of skin cancer. Studies show that recreational golfers are at a high risk of developing skin cancer since every hour, they can receive 3.5 to 5.4 times the amount of UV radiation exposure needed to cause sunburn. It’s not […]

How To Take Care of Your Skin on National Nude Day

How To Take Care of Your Skin on National Nude Day

Yes, there really is a day for everything. July 14, if you didn’t know, is National Nude Day. We’re guessing not very many people, outside of the naturism community…or Miley Cyrus, will walk around nude today. It’s a bit hard to explain to your coworkers, and of course, public nudity is not exactly legal in […]

How to Remain Sunny on Stay Out of the Sun Day

How to Remain Sunny on Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 3rd has been designated “Stay out of the Sun Day.” Little is known about the beginnings of Stay Out of the Sun Day, but it is believed to have originated as a reminder to people of the link between skin cancer and the sun. It’s probably no coincidence that it happens near July 4th, […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Skin Care

The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Skin Care

For many of us, May, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, is the time to start gearing up for summer. Whether that means yard work, vacation planning, or hosting a backyard BBQ, you’re probably going to be showing off skin that’s been hidden over the winter. To help you get ready for all the fun […]

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