Women’s Health

You’re Faithful About Using Sunscreen — But Are You Using it Correctly?

Much has been written over the past few decades about the dangers of exposing your skin to the sun’s rays without protecting it with sunscreen. We’re urged over and over again to make sunscreen part of our daily skin care regimen, and with good reason. “The rate of new melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, among adults in the Continue reading

How are Scarring and Non-Scarring Hair Loss Different?

Hair loss is all too common a concern. For men and women alike, hair loss can be an indication of a health problem, a side effect of a medical treatment or medication, or something we consider genetically programmed and part of the natural aging process. Regardless of the reasons, hair loss is much more than an aesthetic concern. As such, there Continue reading

Don’t Let Runner’s Toe Slow You Down

Running is a great way to stay fit and it’s one of the most popular forms of exercise. But even though running brings heart-healthy benefits, all of that pounding on the feet can cause visible problems in the skin and toenails. Many long distance runners have toenails that turn black. “The repetitive pressure on the toe from running can cause Continue reading

Is Perioral Dermatitis Causing the Breakouts and Rashes Around My Mouth?

Perioral Dermatitis (also called periorifical dermatitis) is a common skin rash mainly affecting younger women. It is most commonly seen between the ages of 19 and 40. It can also be found in men, children, and the elderly, though with less frequency. With this condition, the skin near the mouth is the area most often affected, with a possible spread to the nose, Continue reading

How Does Rogaine/Minoxidil Work For Hair Loss?

Men and women alike can suffer from the distressing effects of hair loss, from thinning of the hair to pattern baldness. “Several causes for hair loss exist,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. This includes androgenetic alopecia, a heritable form of thinning that often affects people around age 40, and alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that Continue reading

Which Supplements Should be Avoided Before Surgery or Cosmetic Procedures?

Do you know which supplements should be avoided before surgery or cosmetic procedures? We all know we need to tell our doctors about the prescriptions we’re taking, and even the over-the-counter drugs we’re on. But how often do you consider the potential risks supplements have to the safety of a medical procedure? “It’s a little ironic,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified Continue reading

Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

Widening Parts “Hair loss is an emotional subject for many of my patients,” states Emily Johnston, dermatology certified-physician assistant in Austin, Texas.  A large part of determining the cause of hair loss is obtaining a good history.  “It is helpful to discuss past medical problems, family history, and any major life changes,” says Emily. “Each of these can have a Continue reading

Three Acne Medicines That Are Safe To Use During Pregnancy

Being pregnant is both exciting and stressful time. With many changes going on within your body, much of your experiences come down to hormones. “Fluctuating hormone levels  can often be hard on a woman’s body, not to mention the skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Moles can change, the skin can darken. Even if you’ve never had skin problems, Continue reading

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa and How is It Treated?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a chronic, disabling, skin disorder affects the apocrine sweat glands and hair follicles in the armpits, groin, genital, and breast regions. It causes painful abscesses and scarring in these areas and is a progressive disease that has no cure. “It’s a horribly disabling condition,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “Not only can Continue reading

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