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What are the Treatment Options for Actinic Keratosis?

If you’re over 40 and notice a dry, rough, scaly patch of pink, red or brown skin it could be actinic keratosis. These rough scaly patches are the result of past sun exposure, and can often take years to develop. A percentage of these skin lesions can become cancerous. So They Only Affect Middle-Aged or Older People? “Although they’re most Continue reading

What Traits Does Your Skin Have? How to Identify Your Skin Type

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the basic skin “types” — oily, dry, combination, sensitive and normal — but may still be a bit confused about how to characterize our own skin. The easiest place to start is by asking yourself “What traits does my skin have?”. “Making a list of your skin’s characteristics will help you Continue reading

Explaining Fixed Drug Eruptions

A fixed drug eruption (or ‘fixed drug reaction’) is essentially an allergic reaction to an oral medication. “Most rashes associated with adverse drug reactions can be diffuse, or migrate across the skin and can  have systemic symptoms,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. “These reactions are called ‘fixed’ because they occur at a specific location on Continue reading

Can Anyone Provide CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® has become a highly popular solution to stubborn areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise. The non-invasive treatment can create the body contouring and toning results so many people wish to achieve without the downtime and recovery required with surgical procedures. As more people are turning to CoolSculpting® to achieve a more fit-looking physique, it is important to Continue reading

I’ve Had a Skin Cancer. What Are the Chances It Will Happen Again?

Maybe you spent one too many summers in the sun without slathering your skin with sunscreen, or maybe you’re a fair-skinned redhead who spends their free time on the golf course. Whatever the reason, you were diagnosed with a skin cancer, which your doctor removed. Now, you often find yourself wondering to yourself, what is the risk for getting another Continue reading

Juvederm Vollure

If you’ve ever looked into skin rejuvenation products in the past, you’ve likely heard of Allergan’s ‘Juvederm’ brand before. Allergan is now further expanding their line with the introduction of Juvederm Vollure. Know as Volift in Canada and Europe, this advanced dermal filler is designed to give a long-lasting, natural-looking result. The product improves on Juvederm’s older labels and compliments its Continue reading

How IPL Can Help You Win The Fight Against Acne

Do you suffer from persistent acne or embarrassing acne scars? If you are one of the millions of Americans dealing with these issues, your dermatologist has an exciting treatment option that can stop current acne breakouts as well as reducing or eliminating scars caused by past acne. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a safe, effective treatment that can clear up Continue reading

What You Should Know About Fordyce Spots Appearing on Your Skin

To many people, new bumps on the skin might seem unsightly. When those bumps appear on the outer border of the lip and the inside lining of the cheek, or on the skin of the genitalia, people might consider these spots alarming and worrisome.  “Of course, any new growth or bump on the skin should be evaluated to ensure it Continue reading

All About SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel

What is it? “SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel is a facial peel from SkinCeuticals which is designed for the treatment of various skin conditions,” explains Emily Johnston, certified dermatology physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology. It is a chemical, professional grade peel which works in the lowest layer of the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and discoloration while also evening Continue reading

What You Need To Know About Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a non-contagious inflammatory skin disease that can cause large, painful ulcers if not treated. “The first sign of pyoderma gangrenosum is normally a small, red bump similar to a spider bite,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, a board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. The bump can break down and develop into an open lesion within a few days. The lesions Continue reading

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