Skin In The News

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

Daily Aspirin May Double Men’s Risk Of Skin Cancer

For decades, medical professionals have been recommending the use of aspirin therapy for certain patients who have suffered from or are susceptible to stroke, heart attacks, or diabetes. This daily dose of aspirin has also been linked to a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, and many types of gastrointestinal cancers as well. Because of these important benefits, a group of Continue reading

Are Firefighters at Greater Risk for Skin Cancer?

Firefighters at greater risk for skin cancer “As if their jobs aren’t dangerous enough, there’s new evidence that suggests that firefighters may have an increased risk for skin cancer over those in other professions,” explains Dr. Jennifer Vickers, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Bee Cave, Texas. What’s causing the increased risk? According to researchers studying the Annual Cancer 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

Dupilumab: A Breakthrough in Eczema Treatment

If you have eczema–especially if you haven’t found an effective treatment for your unbearably itchy skin–you may want to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist soon. For the first time in decades, there is a promising new treatment for eczema on the horizon. Dupilumab is being heralded as a breakthrough medication. The research is very promising, and physicians are hopeful Continue reading

Gold Medals, Michael Phelps & Cupping: A New Skin Care Trend?

If you’ve been watching the Rio Olympics, you’ve probably noticed the dark, purple circles on the backs and shoulders of many athletes. “It’s seems to be the trend this year, especially among the swimmers,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. These marks are remnants of an ancient Eastern medical procedure known as cupping. What Continue reading

What Is The UV Index?

The term “UV Index” is often referenced on the morning news and during weather reports, but are you fully aware of what the UV Index is? UV Index, or the Ultraviolet Index, is a measure of the ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun. These UV rays are known for causing sun damage, sun burn, and even skin cancer. “When we rate sunscreens,  Continue reading

New Drug, Taltz (Ixekizumab), Approved For Adult Plaque Psoriasis

A new treatment for adult moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, Taltz (or ixekizumab), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new injection treatment was formulated by Eli Lilly & Co., is expected to be released by the end of the year. “Over 7 million people have been diagnosed with psoriasis, making it important to find a treatment that offers 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

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