Adverse Skin Reactions

Accutane: The Top 5 Tips to Care for Your Skin

When you have acne that has not responded well to other treatments, your dermatologist may choose to prescribe Accutane. This medication is used to treat severe acne to clear the breakouts and reduce the associated risks of scarring. Accutane works by decreasing oil production. When you are taking Accutane, there are several things you should be aware of to take Continue reading

10 Things Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You

A rash or blemish on the skin can sometimes be a window to an underlying health issue. Often times people may reach for an ointment or cream to clear the visible problems on their skin, but consider what your body may be telling you. “Those unwanted blemishes or discolorations may not be the main issue, but rather a symptom of Continue reading

What You Need To Know Before Using Topical Antibiotics To Treat Your Acne

For sufferers of severe acne, relief often proves elusive. They try topical treatments, oral treatments, and follow a regulated diet, but nothing seems to clear their embarrassing and painful acne. “One common treatment option for sufferers of severe acne is a topical antibiotic,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology. But many patients ask: While Continue reading

Suture Granuloma: New Bump On An Incision Line

Abnormal skin growths – lumps, ridges, or other seemingly random growths on or below the surface of the skin – can be very concerning. This is especially true if they come up at the site of a previously treated skin cancer. However, not all of these growths are worrisome. A suture granuloma, for example, can normally be found on or Continue reading

Is ELOS Sublative Safe for Skin Resurfacing?

ELOS Sublative is a skin treatment designed to yield maximum results with minimal invasion or discomfort. The treatment has been shown to be safe and effective on all skin types for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and other skin irregularities with nearly no downtime and minimal side effects when compared to other, similar procedures. Risks “While thoroughpre-op Continue reading

5 Tips for Managing Your Hand Eczema

Hand eczema, sometimes referred to as hand dermatitis or dishpan hands, affects approximately 10 percent of the population. The condition is most common among those who are in frequent contact with chemicals or irritants, such as janitors, mechanics, hairdressers, and health care workers. Symptoms of Hand Eczema Eczema can cause the hands to become red, dry, and itchy. “Although the Continue reading

What are the Side Effects of Micro-Needling?

Micro-Needling is a newer technology that treats acne scars, sagging skin, pigmentation issues, and texture concerns. While many patients are pleased with the results from chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing alone, there are some that require a customized regime consisting of more than one treatment. “That’s why it’s great to have another option for treating patients,” explains Dr. Miriam Continue reading

Dupilumab: A Breakthrough in Eczema Treatment

If you have eczema–especially if you haven’t found an effective treatment for your unbearably itchy skin–you may want to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist soon. For the first time in decades, there is a promising new treatment for eczema on the horizon. Dupilumab is being heralded as a breakthrough medication. The research is very promising, and physicians are hopeful Continue reading

Erythema Ab Igme: Is My Laptop Burning My Skin?

Could your laptop be hazardous to your health? Back in the days before central heating, it was fairly common for many people, particularly the elderly and infirm, to develop a skin condition known as erythema ab igme. “The name comes from Latin menaing ‘red from fire’,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. “Traditionally, it was caused by prolonged Continue reading

How Do You Lighten Dark Spots Left After Waxing?

You just spent time and money getting a wax done but instead of smooth skin for your pain, you end up with dark spots. What happened and how do you lighten dark spots left after waxing? First of all, let’s clear something up. Waxing doesn’t necessarily cause dark spots. Waxing exfoliates the top layer of skin and makes the skin more sensitive Continue reading

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