Emotional Impact

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

When Should Birthmarks Be Removed?

Birthmarks are a common occurrence. Most commonly, a concentration of extra pigment or blood vessels causes a noticeable mark on a newborn’s skin. “There are many ways these marks can present, including moles, port wine stains and hemangiomas, as well as café-au-lait spots,” shares Emily Johnston, physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology. While birthmarks are typically harmless, small, and easy to live with, 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

Active Ingredients in Antiperspirants

Stick, spray, or roll-on. The purpose of antiperspirants  is to help reduce sweating. “It is by far one of he most common personal care products we all use,” says Dr Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “It’s really a part of our wardrobe.” As an expert in diseases of the hair skin and nails, Dr. Hanson sees it Continue reading

Celebrities with Psoriasis: 5 Celebrities Dealing With The Skin Condition

Psoriasis affects millions of people. In fact, some research suggests that it affects nearly 7.5 millions Americans. So if you suffer from this skin condition, rest assured that you’re not alone – celebrities with Psoriasis must deal with the daily struggles as well. “Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to build up,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Continue reading

When Will My Acne Finally Clear Up?

Will I outgrow my acne? That’s a question that many teenagers ask as they struggle with the well-known skin condition that mars their skin and elevates their social anxiety. Simply put, the answer is maybe. The endpoint of this common skin problem can range from ones early 20’s to their 30’s, 40’s 50’s or beyond! “One of the reasons that Continue reading

Can Botox Fix A Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is a common complaint in the cosmetic dermatology clinic. In these patients, the upper gums are prominently exposed when smiling. The upper lip seems retracted high from the teeth, making the gingiva extremely visible.  “Patients say their self-conscious, or try to cover their mouth when laughing or smiling,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert Continue reading

The Emotional Effects of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition characterized by mild to severe scaly plaques on the elbows, knees and body, but can be accompanied by a wide range of effects beyond just the skin. What is often overlooked is the emotional effects of this disease. As Psoriasis skin lesions are often very apparent on the body, patients can feel self-conscious, disfigured, and suffer Continue reading

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