Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects about 7.5 million Americans. In the spirit of Psoriasis Awareness Month, we are sharing information about the disease and how to treat it. What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a medically puzzling and persistent skin disorder. If you have psoriasis, your skin cells multiply up to ten
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The winter months can be exceptionally tough on our skin. Our skin often becomes dry, irritated, and itchy. We also tend to eat poorly in winter months which can have a negative effect on our skin. Our diet is an important part of our skin care routine, making it even more important to eat well
Even with all of the advances in medical technology and information provided by doctors on how to remain healthy, there are myths that people still believe about certain diseases. Skin cancer has many myths that are dangerous to those who believe them because they limit the proper precautionary steps to take in order to prevent
Winter is quickly approaching, which means it is time to get serious about making sure we are prepped for the colder weather. While we are physically warm, we cannot ignore two conditions affected by the cold temperatures: psoriasis and eczema. The cold weather can aggravate both. What is psoriasis? It is a chronic skin condition
Taking care of your skin should be built into your everyday life. Skin, while seen from the outside, has many internal benefits you cannot see, which is why it’s essential to properly care for your skin. Detecting discolorations of the skin, changes in birth moles, unexplained pain and severe dry skin should be examined immediately
Did you know that melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer? Did you also know that everyone is at risk of developing melanoma? While some of us are most susceptible to this skin disease than others, unfortunately no one is invincible when it comes to cancer of any kind. Who’s At Risk?
When the sun is shining bright and the temperatures soar, we all enjoy spending time on the beach, in the pool and at family barbecues. And the last thing many people think about is protecting their skin! Although many of us don’t think about it in this way, the skin is the body’s largest organ and
When you think of the dermatologist, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many individuals the answer is acne. And while this is an important reason to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist, it is not the only one. Dermatologists can treat a wide variety of conditions for the skin, scalp, hair
If you had 72 days and $10,000 to spend, what would you do? You may be thinking that this is a strange question for dermatologists to ask, but it is actually quite relevant to our practice. According to a 2013 study, the American woman spends an average 72 days of her life shaving her legs!