Archive for February, 2017

Got dry skin?

Dry skin, known medically as xerosis, affects many individuals of all ages, gender and race- especially in the winter. Dry skin is typically characterized by dry, red, rough or scaling skin. However, small cracks in the skin can occur in some cases. This skin condition can be sparked by environmental factors (frequent bathing, cold weather,

Information about Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Do you have lots of little moles or raised dark spots on your face? It might be Dermatosis papulosa nigra, a harmless skin condition that can affect the faces and hands of African, and occasionally Asian, adults. This condition affects around 35% of blacks and is more common in women than it is in men.

Got unwanted body hair?

Today we are discussing hirsutism, a condition that causes excess hair to grow on a woman’s face ands/or body. Women who have hirsutism tend to have thick, dark hair on their face, abdomen, chest and back. We can help patients with hirsutism or those that want to remove unwanted body hair generally. Laser is one

Treatment of Melasma

Melasma is a very common skin disorder characterized by variations in skin color. Dark patches, also known as hyperpigmented patches, typically show up on the face when an individual has melasma. Melasma is more commonly found in women, but men can also be at risk. People with darker skin also have a higher chance of

A Skin Condition Called Pityriasis Alba

Some children can experience a skin condition called pityriasis alba. This condition is benign. Pityriasis alba often presents as a rash that may leave light patches of skin and commonly affects the cheeks. The cause of this skin condition is unknown but heat, humidity, heavily scented detergents/soaps, abrasive clothing, smoke and stress are thought to

Acne Treatment

Just about every individual experiences acne (acne vulgaris) at some point in their lives. Acne is caused by the blockage of your hair follicles and increased production of normal skin oils. Some medications, such as lithium, iodides, cortisone or hormones can also stimulate breakouts. Currently, there is no actual cure for acne and controlling the

What is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Have you ever noticed a dark spot on your skin after a bad pimple, or scratch? These spots might actually be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This condition is caused by pigment that is left behind in areas of the body that have been previously affected by injuries or skin disorders. Treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with the correct methods

Sun Damage Concerns

Years of sun exposure can cause many skin issues like premature aging and skin cancer. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is usually the culprit for premature skin aging. The prolonged exposure to these UV rays can also cause easy bruising, and many other skin changes that were once thought to just be a result

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

Gentlemen, those raised or inflamed bumps on the back of your neck and your jaw area might be Acne keloidalis nuchae. This skin condition is not directly related to the common type of acne and can lead to bad scarring if it is left untreated. This condition is typically found among young adult men of

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis, or red rash on the scalp or around the nose or on the eyelids, is a common skin disorder that affects nearly one in 20 Americans. People with Seborrheic Dermatitis normally experience scaling and redness on areas of the body where oil glands are prominent. This skin condition is not harmful or contagious,