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Basal Cell Carcinoma

November 4, 2015

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that typically develops on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun. Unlike many cancers, the exact cause of basal cell carcinoma is clear. Ultraviolet (UV) rays that come from the sun or are produced by indoor tanning beds are responsible for basal cell...  read more

Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis, like all types of psoriasis, is a skin disorder related to problems with the immune system. An estimated 50 percent of those with psoriasis develop it on the scalp. The condition occurs when a faulty immune system triggers skin cells to grow too rapidly. The cells build up on the surface of the...  read more

Head Lice: Prevention & Treatment

Head lice infestation is common among children in schools and childcare facilities. Having head lice isn’t a sign someone is dirty, it simply means they have come into contact with a person or object infested with the fast-moving insects. Head lice are easily spread through head-to-head contact or can be passed by sharing hats, combs,...  read more

Adult Acne

Acne isn’t just for teenagers; adults can suffer from acne, too. Adult acne may be a continuation of the skin breakouts experienced during adolescence, or it may occur for the first time during the adult years. First time acne that appears in adulthood is referred to as adult-onset acne. Adult-onset acne is more common in...  read more

Living with Rosacea

October 14, 2015

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness of the face. Early on, the main symptom of rosacea is a tendency to blush easily, but as the condition worsens, facial redness may be present all the time. The redness starts on the nose, chin, cheeks and forehead, and can eventually spread to the ears, chest...  read more

What are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are common skin growths made up of collagen fibers and blood vessels. The tags often appear as we age, beginning as a soft bump and eventually forming a small, flesh-colored tag suspended by a stalk. The cause of skin tags is unknown and there is no method for preventing them. Skin tags are...  read more

When to See Your Dermatologist for a Rash

Most of us have experienced a skin rash at one time or another. Sometimes it’s easy to pinpoint the cause of the irritation – a hike through poison ivy or a heat rash that quickly fades as the skin cools – but not all rashes are easy to identify or treat. Rashes often occur when...  read more

Preventing Athlete’s Foot

You don’t have to be an athlete to suffer from athlete’s foot. The infection is usually caused by a common fungus and is easily spread through contact with a person or object that has been contaminated. Warm moist environments such as locker rooms, gyms, showers and hotel rooms are breeding grounds for athlete’s foot fungus....  read more

Northstar Dermatology of Keller, TX Announces Change in Leadership

March 3, 2015

Keller, Texas – Northstar Dermatology has announced that Amir Aboutalebi, M.D. will be taking the helm of the general dermatology practice effective March 30, 2015. The change comes as the group’s founder Dr. Sina Aboutalebi prepares to relocate to Abilene. Amir Aboutalebi, M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He...  read more

Dr. Amir Aboutalebi joins Northstar Dermatology in Keller

February 7, 2015

Northstar Dermatology is pleased to welcome dermatologist, Amir Aboutalebi, MD to their Keller practice. Dr. Aboutalebi is a board-certified dermatologist skilled in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. “We’re delighted Dr. Amir Aboutalebi will be joining Northstar Dermatology’s growing practice,” says the group’s founder Sina Aboutalebi, M.D. “We’re certain his expertise and compassion will be of...  read more

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