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Top 4 Treatments for Your Cystic Acne

For some people, acne goes beyond the annoying blackheads and ugly whiteheads. For some, the acne becomes a deeper skin problem that causes red, painful bumps that are filled with large amounts of pus. Gross? It certainly doesn’t stop people from trying to pop them. You just want them to go away. It makes sense. Not so fast. “With cystic 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

Skin Tags: What Are They and Should I Worry?

What is a skin tag? A skin tag is a small, soft, round growth of skin that stands apart from the rest of your skin. “It’s often not bigger than a few millimeters, but it can grow up to half an inch,” explains Dr. Kellie Reed, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. “Once it’s grown, it usually doesn’t change shape Continue reading

What Changes in the Pilosebaceous Unit Lead to Acne?

We’ve heard about all the contributors: diet, stress, hormones. Even outside variables, like touching the skin too much, transferring bacteria and pollution can also contribute to acne. But all of these factors really effect one underlying structure in your skin that leads to the development of acne. The Pilosebaceous Unit “At its core, acne is a disease of the pilosebaceous unit Continue reading

Why Did My Doctor Prescribe Doxycycline Antibiotic For My Acne?

When you have acne, you can feel as if there is no hope. Too often, you’ve used washes that have dried out your skin without really helping your acne both go away and stay away. So you may wonder, why did my doctor prescribe doxycycline antibiotic for my acne? What Does Doxycycline Do? “In general, this antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections 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

What is a cold sore?

Many individuals in the United States have suffered from cold sores at some point in their life. “These outbreaks can be severe and affect activities of daily life,” explains Emily Johnston, dermatology physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. It is important to understanding the appearance and cause of cold sores to help prevent further spread and to understand 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

Lichen Nitidus: Tiny Bumps on the Skin

Lichen Nitidus is a bumpy rash that typically develops in children and young adults, but it can affect anyone. It’s not known what causes it, but luckily it isn’t harmful. “It appears as clusters of bumps or papules which are smaller than a pinhead. They tend to be flat-topped and round, and usually the same color as your skin, although Continue reading

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