Inflammation

Common Skin Conditions for Skin of Color

Common skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis affect patients of all ethnicities.  But patients with skin of color are more likely to have complications such as loss of pigmentation, dark spots and even scarring.  For these patients, it’s important to see a dermatologist who has expertise in treating ethnic skin and can address the unique challenges of treating Continue reading

New Years Skin Resolutions!

Exercise more, eat healthier and stress less are common resolutions for the New Year. This year the dermatologists at Sanova suggest you consider a resolution to take your skincare regimen more seriously. You’ve heard it all before but skipping crucial steps like taking your makeup off before bed or moisturizing can take a toll on your skin. Consider these New Continue reading

Could Thanksgiving Dinner Really Make You Look Better?

With the smell of roast turkey and freshly baked pumpkin pie in the air, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the season of overindulgence. Doctors have warned us for years about the health hazards of overeating and more recently the dangers of too many sweets. But there may be a silver lining when it comes to the Thanksgiving buffet. Many of 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

What Are The Causes of Psoriasis?

What causes psoriasis? Psoriasis is actually far more than a simple skin condition, it is actually an autoimmune disease. In the case of psoriasis the body’s immune system is overactive and overproduces cells.There are many different types of autoimmune diseases, with psoriasis being the most common of them. What Are The Symptoms Of Psoriasis? “Psoriasis is characterized by an abnormal growth of 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

Pustular Psoriasis | A Rare Form of Psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is a form of psoriasis, which is an inflammatory skin condition. Per Dr. Kellie Reed, board-certified dermatologist, “However, unlike conventional (plaque) psoriasis, which is marked by thick patches of dry scales (typically on the scalp, knees, and elbows), pustular psoriasis tends to create blisters and pustules on the skin.” These blisters may either be generalized or localized. Also, since both forms of psoriasis are inflammatory conditions, there is Continue reading

Hives: Symptoms & Treatment

“Hives – itchy red welts that seem to come out of nowhere – affect 20% of people at some time in their lives,” reports Dr. Kellie Reed, a board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Why do hives appear and what can you do about them? Dr. Reed explains more below. Symptoms Hives (also called urticaria) are raised pink or red swellings on the 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

Is TREMFYA the right choice for my plaque psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disease affecting millions of people around the world. The most common type of psoriasis is known as plaque psoriasis and is characterized by raised red areas of skin that can become painful, crack and bleed. Thankfully there are many treatment options available. One of the most recently FDA approved treatments is Tremfrya (guselkumab). Tremfrya is a FDA Continue reading

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