Accutane – What is it and what to expect? By Christine Read

Ms. Christine Read

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a medication that is used to treat severe acne or acne that has not responded to other acne treatments. It is a vitamin A derivative that works by decreasing oil production and changing oil glands in the skin. Most of the time, oil production permanently decreases, which lowers the risk of acne […]

Best Products For Acne-Prone Skin

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GENTLE CLEANSERS  Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser  This creamy formula is clinically proven to provide continuous hydration after cleansing. Defends against five signs of skin sensitivity, including dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness, and a weakened skin barrier. Great for dry to normal or sensitive skin. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser Created with dermatologists, CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is […]

What Kinds of Rashes Cause Blisters?

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Rashes are among the most common skin conditions. And while some rashes are mild and temporary, resolving on their own without too much trouble, others become severe and result in blisters.  At Northstar Dermatology in North Richland Hills, Texas, our expert team of board-certified dermatologists are experts at getting to the source of your rash and providing effective treatment that’s uniquely tailored […]

What Are “Sun Spots” And How Do You Get Rid Of Them? By Shalini Vemula, MD

Dr. Shalini Vemula

What are sun spots? Sun spots are otherwise known as solar lentigines. They usually present as flat brown spots. They commonly occur on the face, chest and arms but can occur on any sun-exposed skin. They can vary in shape and size. Solar lentigines are benign; however, they indicate excessive sun/ultralight (UV) light exposure. They […]

Hyperpigmentation: Causes and Treatments By Nicole Strickland, MD

Dr. Nicole Strickland

Hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin, is actually a descriptive term for a multitude of skin conditions. Sometimes hyperpigmentation can be caused by other skin disorders (psoriasis, acne, eczema, etc.)- this is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is a hyperpigmentary disorder that we commonly see in clinic. It usually presents with light brown patches on the […]

Effective Anti-aging Treatments Recommended By Dermatologists

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EFFECTIVE ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS RECOMMENDED BY DERMATOLOGISTS BOTOX FILLERS MICRONEEDLING ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS THAT ACTUALLY WORK Looking to start an anti-aging regimen but unsure on where to start? There are so many products on the market but only a handful are clinically proven to make a visible difference. As Dr. Shalini Vemula says, when it comes to […]

Managing Seborrheic Dermatitis: 4 Helpful Steps

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No one knows exactly what causes seborrheic dermatitis, but it may have to do with a fungal infection that affects oil secretion in your skin or an abnormal response from your immune system.  And when you have this flaky skin condition in adulthood, your bothersome symptoms can seem to last and last.  While seborrheic dermatitis isn’t […]

How to Prevent (Or Reduce) Your Age Spots

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If dark-colored spots have appeared on your skin as years pass by, you’re far from alone.  The flat, dark areas known as age spots, or liver spots, are part of aging for many people. Age spots aren’t dangerous, but they can be bothersome from a personal appearance standpoint. And in some cases, a dark spot on […]

Summer Sun Protection by Dr. Amir Aboutalebi

Dr. Amir Aboutalebi

It’s that time of year again when we’re all cooling off at the pool, getting out on the lake, cooking out, and traveling to the beach! All this fun translates into increased UV exposure, and we have a few tips to help keep you safe during the summer.  When it comes to sunscreen, the general […]

Our Staff’s Favorite Sunscreen Picks!


SHEER, LIGHTWEIGHT FACE SUNSCREEN CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 Genia (Medical Assistant): “Perfect combination of a lightweight sunscreen and moisturizer, great for anyone with normal to oily skin. As with all of the CeraVe products, this sunscreen contains good-for-you ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides to restore the skin’s barrier. It’s also very affordable […]

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis? By Dr. Shalini Vemula

Dr. Shalini Vemula

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common chronic skin condition that can affect both children and adults. It causes scaly patches and pink to yellow skin in areas of skin that are rich in oil glands, mainly on the scalp but also common on the ears, central face, upper chest and back. It can vary in severity […]

I’ve Got a Suspicious Mole; Now What?

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Most people have 10-40 moles on their skin, and most of them are no cause for alarm.  While some moles naturally change or fade away over time, others rightfully raise suspicion. Determining which you’re dealing with can be very important for staying as healthy as possible, and that typically takes an expert eye. At Northstar Dermatology in North Richland Hills, Texas, […]

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