Do Your Makeup Habits Harm Your Skin?

Mascara, lipstick, blush, foundation and eyeliner are beauty products that are a necessity for many women around the world. However, sometimes makeup can be harmful to your skin’s health. Unhealthy…

Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure

Do I Really Need Surgery to Remove My Skin Cancer?

Most people know that melanoma is a dangerous skin cancer, but they usually don’t view basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common type of skin cancer, in the same light.…

Mohs Surgery vs Traditional Excision for Skin Cancer

Originally developed in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has evolved into the most advanced, precise and effective treatment of skin cancers. With the Mohs technique, physicians can precisely identify and…

Dermatology

Skin Cancer Screening 101

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and like many cancers, it is highly treatable when detected in its earliest stages. The two most…

The Lasting Effects of Sunburns

A sunburn is a red, painful patch of skin that feels hot to the touch, and it commonly appears within a few hours after exposure to too much ultraviolet (UV)…

Tips for Reducing the Appearance of Scars

Scars are the result of a biologic process designed to repair wounds in the skin and other tissues. With the exception of the most minor ones, many wounds eventually result…

How Indoor Tanning Can Affect Your Skin Health

Any use of a tanning bed, booth or sunlamp to tan the skin is called indoor tanning, and this form of tanning has a direct relationship to the development of…

Chronic Hives Care: Knowing When and How to Soothe the Skin

Chronic hives, known medically as urticaria, are a skin reaction that causes red or white itchy welts. These vary in size and can appear and fade repeatedly. Chronic hives last…

What Causes Hair Loss?

In most cases, the average person sheds about 50 to 100 hairs per day. This is normal, and the hair is replaced by new hair that’s continuously growing in. When…

What is Scalp Psoriasis?

If you ever notice raised, reddish and often scaly patches on your scalp, you may have a condition called scalp psoriasis. Psoriasis can affect any part of the skin and…