July is UV Safety Awareness Month

Protecting your skin throughout all stages of your life is essential. July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and summer is the perfect time to remember how vital sun safety is. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. …

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What It’s Really Like to Have Alopecia Areata

Hair loss can make anyone feel insecure since it is one of those very visible features that are difficult to hide. It has long been associated with the effects of cancer treatments, so alopecia areata sufferers deal with looking “sick.” Alopecia is generally not a severe condition, but the emotional impacts of the unpredictable physical changes can …

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Common Myths About Alopecia Areata

6.8 million people in the U.S. are affected by alopecia areata. Alopecia is an autoimmune skin disorder that causes hair loss on the scalp, face, and other areas of the body. Many things are still unknown about it, including the cause, which makes people’s minds wander with mystery. Although there is still a lot to …

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Vitiligo FAQ

Vitiligo is a systemic disease affecting the largest organ in the body, the skin. It is a lifelong condition those diagnosed with will likely never be free of. The unpredictability of the loss of skin color and overlying hair color can be frustrating. Contrary to popular belief, vitiligo is not life-threatening or contagious. Learning more …

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What is a Skin Cancer Screening?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In this type, cancer cells form in the tissues of the skin. When caught early, it is highly treatable. A skin cancer screening is an early detection method designed to identify problems before symptoms are present. While specific factors put you at …

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What You Should Know About Mohs Surgery

A diagnosis of skin cancer can be a scary reality. One of the treatments for some of the more common types of skin cancer is Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is a specific surgical technique that is used to treat skin cancer. This unique procedure has held up to the test of time. It is a …

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How Do I Know If I Have Alopecia Areata?

The unpredictable hair loss and regrowth of alopecia areata can be challenging, and the symptoms can mimic other conditions. So, how do you know for sure you have it? A diagnosis can only be made by a physician, such as a dermatologist. However, by knowing the symptoms and causes, you can be on your way …

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Psoriatic Arthritis Classifications

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions every year. It can be diagnosed at any age, though it is most common between the ages of 30 and 50. There is no cure for PsA and the damage caused can be permanent, if not caught and treated early. Finding the right treatment …

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Our office will now require face masks or face coverings to enter our facility due to COVID and Tampa mandate.