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Does Diet Play A Role In Acne?

You are what you eat isn’t just a saying. “Everything you put into your body can have an impact on both your overall health and your appearance, and the amount of acne you experience is no exception,” notes Donna Vial, a certified physician assistant and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology in Lafayette, Louisiana. Certain foods tend to be breakout Continue reading

Top 5 Ways To Treat Back Acne (“Bacne”)

Back acne, also known as “bacne”, can be annoying and, at times, painful. If you are experiencing back break-outs, you are not alone. Back acne is a common problem among teenagers and adults alike. Luckily, there are ways to treat this pesky problem. 1. Exfoliate regularly “Exfoliating is one good way to prevent back acne,” shares Dr. Jennifer Vickers, a Continue reading

The ABC’s of Melanoma Detection

Skin cancer can be a serious condition, especially if it is not treated early on. Fortunately, many cancerous melanomas tend to differentiate themselves from harmless moles, and marks that may indicate skin cancer can be relatively easy to spot if you know what to look for. “Many melanomas are asymmetrical, have unusual borders and colors, are larger than moles, and Continue reading

Three Signs Your Acne May Leave a Scar

Growing up, kids hear many well-intended sound bites from their parents that serve as reminders to do their best. “Please brush your teeth.” “Did you comb your hair?” “Wear your mask and bring a spare just in case.” While some lessons are seasonal, others stand the test of time. “Don’t pick at it, or it will scar.” Kids the world Continue reading

New Study Links Dairy, Sugar, & More To Acne Breakouts

New Studies, New Hope According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin problem in the United States. About 40 to 50 million Americans have acne at a given time.  “And if the teenage years weren’t difficult enough, 90% of adolescents struggle as well,” says Dr. Ted Lain, chief medical office and board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology Continue reading

What Is Teledermatology?

It seems as though so much of society has moved toward online platforms. We can buy everything from our clothes to our groceries online. We socialize with our friends and find love online. It’s no wonder that healthcare has started to move online as well.  The web has become a wealth of health and medical information for patients. Certain specialties, Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Scabies

When you are diagnosed with scabies, it’s distressing to think that you have tiny mites on your skin! But absolutely anyone can get scabies. Fortunately, the condition is easy to cure, so scabies typically only causes temporary discomfort. What Is Scabies? “Scabies is a skin infection caused by infestation with the Sarcoptes mite,” shares Melanie Pickett, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology Continue reading

Are You A Popaholic?

With over 77,000 likes on Facebook, 2.8 million followers on Instagram and YouTube videos with over 20 million views, Dr. Sandra Lee (a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper) is nothing short of a social media phenomenon. This sensation started with a single YouTube video posted by Dr. Lee four years ago showing extraction of a blackhead. Her cult following has led to Continue reading

Is This A Cyst?

Is This A Cyst? Your doctor tells you that you have a cyst in the skin. What does this mean? A cyst is a closed capsule or sac-like bump, much like a tiny balloon beneath your skin,” shares Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA. A cyst’s usually has a distinct boundary that separates Continue reading

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors: A Treatment for Eczema

Topical calcineurin inhibitors are treatments used to control atopic dermatitis, which is the most common form of chronic eczema. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are usually prescribed to patients as a steroid sparing therapy.  “They are typically not as effective during an eczema flare as quickly as topical steroids, which still form a mainstay of therapy, but are an ideal maintenance therapy Continue reading

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