Lasers and Lights How Well Do They Treat Acne?
Informaton from the American Academy of Dermatology, AAD.org Lasers and other light therapies may seem like the perfect acne treatment. Just beam a light to make the acne disappear. Using them is actually a bit more involved and the results less predictable, even in the skilled hands of a dermatologist. Still, these treatments can […]
Fat Injections Fill in or Fill out!
Submitted by Twin City Plastic Surgery It is not uncommon to overhear women talking about how they wish they could move fat from their waist or thighs and put it somewhere else. Truth is…it’s possible! Fat injection, or lipofilling, diminishes wrinkles and creases and plumps up areas that have lost fullness as a result of […]
Confused About Sunscreen?
Submitted by Doug Leone, MD, and Adrienne Schupbach, MD, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Institute Summer is here, which means it’s time for outdoor activities like swimming, boating, biking, playing ball, or gardening. All that fun in the sun also means practicing proper sun protection! The need for sun safety has become clearer over the past 30 years […]
Submitted by Doug Leone, MD and Adrienne Schupbach, MD, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Institute We usually think of acne as a teenage problem, but many people — especially women — continue to have acne well into their adult years. And for some, acne appears for the first time in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even […]
Looking Younger or Looking Your Best?
By Leta Gail Doerr Does it seem like our culture is obsessed with looking younger? There are hundreds of creams, potions, procedures, and treatments that are all geared towards reversing the signs of aging. However, what is often not understood is that the reasons and psychology behind the seemingly tireless pursuit of “looking younger” may […]
Why Is My Skin So Dry?
Submitted by Doug Leone, MD and Adrienne Schupbach, MD, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Institute Dry skin can affect anyone at any time, but it is usually worse in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Forced-air furnaces make skin even drier. With winter quickly approaching, it’s important to be […]
Common Skin Conditions
Submitted by Doug Leone, MD, and Adrienne Schupbach, MD, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Institute Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? It is, in terms of both weight —between six and nine pounds — and surface area — about two square yards. Your skin separates the inside of your […]
Is It Hives?
Submitted by Doug Leone, MD and Adrienne Schupbach, MD, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Institute Have you ever experienced a red, itchy rash and wondered what it was and where it came from? Maybe the rash was blotchy, bumpy, or swollen. Maybe it seemed to disappear and then reappear. Maybe it spread so that it morphed […]
Submitted by Doug Leone, MD and Adrienne Schupbach, MD, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Institute Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. Anyone can get contact dermatitis, but children tend to get it more than adults. Contact dermatitis can be tricky to diagnose because […]
Prevention and Detection
Submitted by Doug Leone, MD and Adrienne Schupbach, MD, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Institute One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. Melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer, has steadily increased over the past three decades to the rate of one American dying an hour from it, according to the […]