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Acne: How A Dermatologist Can Help

Everyone has had a few acne breakouts throughout their lifetime. However, in more severe cases acne can become chronic and cause bigger issues for an individual. Sometimes over-the-counter medications and face washes just don’t cut it. “Acne can be embarrassing and painful,” mentions Donna Vial, a certified physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology in Lafayette, Louisiana. It can leave permanent scars 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

Improved Results For Actinic Keratosis Treatment!

According to The American Academy of Dermatology, Actinic Keratoses are precancerous, scaly-looking lesions found on the face, neck, ears, nose or any skin area that have undergone prolonged exposure to the sun. There are many treatment options for these: liquid nitrogen, light therapy, and multiple prescription creams. A recent study has revealed a new way of using a combined therapy of Continue reading

How Injectable Biologics Can Assist In Treating Psoriasis

“Psoriasis is most identifiable by raised, red, and scaly patches on the skin, and commonly affects the elbows, knees, or scalp,” explains Dr. Jennifer Vickers, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Although the exact cause is unknown, genetics and the immune system factor into the development and presence of disease. Psoriasis causes an excessive and shortened overturn of Continue reading

Taking Care Of Your Skin After Laser Scar Reduction

Every good provider will walk you through what to expect before, during, and after any procedure including scar reduction. They will also give you a list of recommended post-treatment steps to make your skin healthy and to reduce any symptoms or risk of complications after a procedure. If you’re considering scar reduction and you want to have as much information 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

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

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

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

Who is Eligible for Participation in a Dermatology Clinical Trial?

Participating in a dermatology clinical trial isn’t as easy as just volunteering. Perhaps you have eczema, acne, or another skin condition, and you’ve learned about a clinical trial for that condition. Volunteering is only the first step in the process. “Each clinical trial requires that you first qualify by meeting certain parameters within the trial’s “inclusion criteria”, which allows a Continue reading

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