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 […]
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 […]
How to Manage Living with Eczema
There are millions of people in the U.S. that are suffering from a chronic form of atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become itchy, red, and inflamed. It is common and living with it can be a challenge. Eczema can affect people […]
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 […]
1 in every 100,000 people in the U.S. has pyoderma gangrenosum. Pyoderma can look like a variety of conditions and can delay proper diagnosis and treatment. Knowing the signs and risk factors can help those who suffer from it avoid serious complications. Although the exact cause is unknown, clinical research is paving the way for […]
Different Types of Acne
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting all ages and races. What’s less common, however, is useful information about it. With the pimple-popping videos taking the internet by storm, it’s easy to want to try taking care of it yourself at home. However, without knowing what type of acne you […]
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 […]
Eczema is Common and so are the Misconceptions
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema as it’s more commonly known, is a chronic, frustrating skin condition. Eczema affects more than 35 million Americans, making skin red and itchy. The itching can be so uncomfortable it can get in the way of everyday life. Living with eczema can be a major inconvenience, and if that’s not bad […]