June 2014

Paronychia

What is Paronychia? Paronychia is the bacterial, yeast or fungal infection of the skin folds around the nail bed. It is common to have multiple factors that predispose patients or lead to this type of this infection. A common start to this condition is a cut, fissure or break in the nail or nail bed with an exposed area. This can Continue reading

Landon Donovan of Team USA Knows the Importance of Sunscreen!

“Skin cancer became personal to my family when my father was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma,” said Landon Donovan. “I’m relieved to share that he is in good health now, but his diagnosis was a real wake-up call and inspired me to partner with The Skin Cancer Foundation for the second year in a row to continue to raise awareness Continue reading

What is the Difference Bewteen a Physical and Chemical Sunscreen

The sunscreen aisle can be quite daunting with its plethora of options that range in color, bottle, size and SPF. There are a few factors that come into play when trying to decide the right sunscreen for your skin and skin health. One more thing to understand about sunscreens is the difference between “Physical” and  “Chemical” sunscreen products. Chemical Sunscreens Continue reading

Dermatology for Skin of Color | Top 5 Concerns in Patients with Skin of Color

Patients with Skin of Color have unique skin care needs often requiring novel and individualized treatments. There has been a recent boost in he attention, research and development of new clinical practices for dermatology conditions in patients with skin of color. It is well known that certain skin types are more responsive to some treatments than others. Here are a list Continue reading

Blues On The Green | Keeping the Bugs Away

KGSR’s Blues On The Green is back, and it’s time to leave our houses and become one with Austin’s outdoor events. It will be nice to get a great set up at Zilker Park and enjoy live music, food, and more. Bands like Saints of Valory, Shinyribs, and Robert Ellis, it is bound to be a great concert season. But one Continue reading

Antioxidant Advocate: 5 Ways to Incorporate Blueberries Into Your Diet!

Blueberries are an ingenious way to offer yourself a healthy dose of antioxidants. Antioxidants give you many skin and health benefits, which is easy to obtain from a delectable blueberry. Antioxidant Breakdown Nutrients – One of the most important benefits from antioxidants is the ability for it to give your skin a plethora of vitamins. “These vitamins can offer your skin Continue reading

Is Efudex and Carac the Best Treatment for your Skin Cancer and Sun Damaged Skin?

What is Efudex / Carac Cream? Efudex and Carac are the names of a topical chemotherapy cream commonly used for skin cancers and precancerous lesions. The active ingredient in this topical cream is 5-Fluorouracil. In certain instances, this therapy can be used as an alternative to radiation and surgery for cancerous skin lesion. Who Is 5-Fluorouracil For? This topical therapy Continue reading

What’s Your Type?

No, we aren’t trying to flirt with you! We are trying to discuss your skin type because it offers valuable information about how to handle skin care issues and making a regimen that is right for you. What Is The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale? The Fitzpatrick Scale offers 6 different categories for skin. These incorporate factors like skin color, ethnic Continue reading

What are Intralesional Steroid Injections Used For?

What is an intralesional steroid injection? “Intralesional Steroid Injections, or Intralesional Kenalog is a common treatment used in dermatology” notes Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist in Austin, TX. “The goal of these injections is to reduce the inflammation within the skin, as well as improving the appearance,” Dr. Mamelak states. These injections use corticosteroids, which can vary in concentration and Continue reading

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