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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

Eczema and Vitiligo Patients Wonder: Is Xeljanz a new treatment option for us?

Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate), made by Pfizer, Inc., belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. The drug works by blocking the substances in your body that cause inflammation. Xeljanz has been show to provide relief to moderate to severe sufferers of the autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis. The results of a small case study has patients asking: is Xeljanz Continue reading

Odomzo (Sonidegib) Approved For Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma

With skin cancer rates continuing to soar, new innovative treatments are needed to treat the different presentations of this disease. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer that affects humans. With up to 20% of Americans now developing melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, a demand for newer, more accessible and acceptable forms of treatment is now Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Triclosan Containing Skin Care Products

What Is Triclosan? Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent that is commonly found in personal care products. “Basically,  it’s a soap,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “It was first used in hospital cleansers decades ago. People began to recognize how effective it was as an antimicrobial agent, and started adding it to Continue reading

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