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Category Archives: Skin Conditions

Calling All Eczema Patients…

We are looking for patients with eczema (itchy, scaly rashes) to participate in a short study using a medicated spray. Patients chosen to participate will receive free medication and be compensated for their time. They may be asked to give … Continue reading

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Tinea Versicolor

Summer is here, and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to hit the beach—with tons of sunscreen and an umbrella, of course! Along with warm weather and humidity, summer can also bring a case of tinea versicolor. This … Continue reading

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Ringworm, aka Tinea Corporis

Ringworm gets called a lot of things, but this is it. Spread easily through clothing, pools, showers, and even pets, ringworm is a common skin condition for children, but very treatable. Two weeks of a topical antifungal cream cleared this toddler’s … Continue reading

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Tinea Versicolor

If you grew up around here you have probably seen this or have had this yourself. Tinea versicolor is a fairly common rash, primarily affecting young adults. It appears when a yeast that normally lives on the human skin transforms … Continue reading

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Two Great Options for Acne

If you struggle with acne, please don’t despair—we have solutions. Two options we are really excited about are LED light therapy and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Here’s how they work… LED Light Therapy A great adjunct to traditional therapies, we are … Continue reading

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Molluscum Contagiosum

If you’re a parent, you have probably seen molluscum contagiosum. Most of our kids have had them at one time or another. Molluscum are shiny, umbilicated (having a little central dell) bumps that are common in kids. Often confused with warts, … Continue reading

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Basal Cell Carcinomas

Basal cell carcinomas (or BCCs) are the most common form of skin cancer and something that we see on a daily basis in our clinic. They usually present as a little pimple or sore that doesn’t seem to go away … Continue reading

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Treating + Preventing Razor Bumps

There are two causes of razor bumps: transfollicular penetration and extrafollicular penetration. If you have curly hair under the skin’s surface, it can grow straight into the sidewall of the follicle—that’s transfollicular penetration. Or, the hair grows out of the … Continue reading

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Treating Blood Vessels and Cherry Angiomas with KTP

Did you know how easy treating red spots like these blood vessels on the nose is?  Facial telangiectasia consist of small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin. They are harmless and can develop anywhere on the body but are … Continue reading

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How to Examine Your Skin

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has a wonderful guide for skin cancer self-examination, called the Body Mole Map. It teaches you how to examine your skin, what to look for in moles, and how to chart them. Click here … Continue reading

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Winter Proof Your Skin

If Jack Frost has been nipping at your nose, leaving your skin dry and irritated, Dr. M has a few tips to help you winter proof your skin and keep you glowing! Baths + Showers: We all love long baths, but … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time you got that spot checked?

Fall is a great time to think about visiting your dermatologist for a total body skin check. Did you know that you can develop skin cancers in your scalp, mouth, or other places where the sun doesn’t shine? Annual skin … Continue reading

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Why won’t these bumps go away?

What are those pesky skin colored bumps on the back of your arms? You pick at them, but they don’t go away. It looks like you have chicken skin. You’ve tried countless creams and concoctions, but nothing seems to work. … Continue reading

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