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How to Get Glowing Skin for the Holidays by Dr. Shalini Vemula

The holiday season can take a toll on the skin. We are often overwhelmed with the stress of planning and partying. Here are some dermatologist-recommended tips and tricks for achieving healthy, naturally glowing skin during the holiday season.
Dec 21st, 2022

Help! Why Are My Cheeks Always Red?

If your cheeks are perpetually red, you might be dealing with a medical condition like rosacea. Learn what signs to look out for and how we can treat this skin problem.
Dec 14th, 2022

THE RIGHT WAY TO CLEAR ACNE

In the case of the patient pictured, there’s a strong inflammatory component, red bumps or “zits.”.
Dec 12th, 2022

Accutane – What is it and what to expect? By 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...
Sep 30th, 2022

What Kinds of Rashes Cause Blisters?

Rashes are bothersome enough. Add blistering and your rash can make your life downright miserable. Thankfully, there are effective treatments.
Sep 15th, 2022

How to Prevent (or Reduce) Your Age Spots

Age spots aren’t usually cause for alarm, but that doesn’t mean you have to grin and bear them. Consider these options for reducing or preventing age spots
Jul 11th, 2022

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
Jun 28th, 2022

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis? by 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,
Jun 28th, 2022

Summer Sun Protection by 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.
Jun 28th, 2022

I've Got a Suspicious Mole; Now What?

A suspicious-looking mole could be harmless, or it could be a sign of skin cancer. Understanding the difference and getting any care you need can help preserve your health.
Jun 1st, 2022

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR SKIN CANCER?

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, so it is important to have routine skin checks for early detection and treatment.
May 26th, 2022

Why You Shouldn't Leave a Wart Untreated

Warts are no fun. And while they’re not dangerous, there are several important reasons for not letting yours go without treatment. Here’s what you need to know.
May 1st, 2022

Can You Prevent an Epidermoid Cyst?

Epidermoid cysts are benign, but they can still cause problems. While there’s no proven way to prevent one, you can take steps to ease any symptoms and prevent possible complications.
Apr 6th, 2022

BOTOX FAQ’S ANSWERED

By Dr. Nicole Strickland, Board-Certified Dermatologist at Northstar Dermatology
Mar 16th, 2022

Myths and Facts About Alopecia

Alopecia causes hair loss that sufferers tend to feel pretty self-conscious about. Learn more about this condition and get the support you need.
Mar 8th, 2022

Understanding the Common Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can bring painful, itchy symptoms. And while all forms of psoriasis share certain symptoms, many specifics vary based on the type.
Nov 14th, 2021

Tips for Eczema Care Heading Into Colder Weather

Eczema flare-ups are never fun, but they can be especially irritating during colder months. Understanding ways to best care for your skin through the winter can help minimize your symptoms.
Oct 13th, 2021

We Can Help You Get Rid of Rosacea

The bumps, redness, and swelling of rosacea are no fun. Thankfully, an effective treatment plan can go a long way toward reducing your symptoms of this skin condition.
Sep 9th, 2021

Rashes To Pay Attention To

A rash is a sign that something’s not quite right within your body. While some causes are minor and fleeting, others reflect a medical condition in need of treatment.
Jul 22nd, 2021

How to Get Rid of a Wart for Good

Warts can be bothersome to look at and even cause pain or spread to someone else. For these reasons, you may want to seek professional care to ensure that yours go away quickly.
Jun 29th, 2021

3 Chronic Conditions that Cause Rashes

While some rashes are mild and temporary, others stem from a chronic condition in need of treatment. Understanding which chronic skin conditions are more likely to cause a rash may prompt you to seek the care you need.
May 14th, 2021

When to See a Dermatologist About Acne

If acne has you down, seeing a dermatologist may be your next best step, especially if your home care methods aren’t helping. Seeking the professional treatment you need can reduce your symptoms while staving off complications.
Apr 18th, 2021

5 Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis causes bothersome symptoms, from painful, itchy plaques to skin that peels away or bleeds. Knowing which of the five official types of psoriasis you have can help your dermatologist formulate the best possible treatment.
Mar 16th, 2021

Help! I'm Embarrassed by This Mole

If you have an embarrassing mole, getting it checked out and removed by an expert can go a long way in providing emotional ease. Mole removal may also help protect you from serious health consequences, such as advanced skin cancer.
Feb 12th, 2021

4 Ways to Treat Hair Loss

Patches of baldness or larger amounts of hair in your brush can be pretty upsetting. We can help treat these signs of alopecia through several noninvasive treatments, including light therapy and different types of medications.
Jan 19th, 2021

When Should I Seek Help for a Rash?

While some rashes are quite mild and temporary, others require swift medical care. Getting care from a dermatologist when rash symptoms set in can help determine the underlying cause and your ideal treatment.
Dec 10th, 2020

Can Anybody Get a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels can enhance your appearance by bringing about new, healthy skin — but are they for everyone? Before scheduling a chemical peel, consider whether you’re a good candidate.
Nov 10th, 2020

Got Age Spots? We Have Solutions

Do you notice unsightly age spots on your face, hands, and elsewhere? Your skin sustains sun damage that can result in age spots. Keep reading to learn about your options for professional cosmetic treatment to remove or reduce your age spots.
Oct 6th, 2020

Why Do I Still Get Acne and What Can I Do About It?

Have you tried face wash after face wash but still struggle with adult acne? You’re not alone. Thankfully, your dermatologist can provide comprehensive care. Keep reading to learn about the common causes of acne and what we can do to help.
Sep 11th, 2020

How to Prevent a Rosacea Flare-Up

Identifying and avoiding triggers, along with lifestyle changes to best care for your sensitive skin, is key to preventing rosacea flares. Partnering with a dermatology specialist is the best first step to calming rosacea flares.
Jun 9th, 2020

Melanoma vs Sun Spots: 3 Signs And Symptoms To Know

While often common in people over 50, even younger adults can develop sunspots. Also called age spots, liver spots, or solar lentigines, these dark spots come from exposure to the sun. People with lighter skin, women, and...
May 20th, 2020

3 Tips To Prevent And Reduce Acne Scars

Acne is an adolescent rite of passage that can leave behind a memorable mark well after the pimples go away. Instead of accepting a fate full of acne scars, individuals can take proactive steps to not only prevent acne scars...
May 13th, 2020

What Are Skin Tags? When To Consider Skin Growth Removal

Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are tiny flesh-colored skin growths that are painless and benign. Skin tags can form in places in the body that experience excessive friction such as the armpits, eyelids, groin, thighs, neck, and...
May 6th, 2020

3 Steps To Establishing A Personalized Skincare Routine That Works

Skincare can be trendy. With an overwhelming amount of products on the market, people often struggle to find a routine that works. Often, simpler is better with skincare. The key is to find the right products that work for a person’s specific skin type...
Apr 26th, 2020

Choosing The Right Soaps & Cleansers To Control Acne

For people who struggle with acne, skincare is an involved process. Washing the face is more than just picking up a bar of soap and scrubbing. Certain ingredients and products will either help to clear acne or make the condition worse.
Apr 19th, 2020

Common And Benign Skin Growths: When To See A Dermatologist

Any new lump or growth on the skin can be concerning. However, many skin growths are benign, meaning the growth is noncancerous. How can people know the difference between malignant and benign skin growths? Here’s what to know and...
Apr 12th, 2020

3 Common Misconceptions About Botox

As people age, there is a natural increase in fine lines and wrinkles. However, there are many treatment options for smoothing out skin and regaining a youthful complexion. One common option is Botox injections.
Apr 5th, 2020

Do Face Masks Improve Skin? What Skin Products To Look For

In the last few years, face masks have become more popular than ever. From anti-aging to acne cure-all, the skin product has boasted many benefits. But are these benefits real or merely a marketing ploy? Do face masks help to improve skin?
Mar 25th, 2020

Treatment For Acne: How Does Microneedling Work?

The concept is counterintuitive, but a dermatology treatment that uses needle pricks can help to treat acne. Microneedling involves pricking the surface of the skin with tiny sterilized needles. The therapy is used as a treatment for acne, scars...
Mar 17th, 2020

What Skincare Do Children Need? 3 Tips For Parents

When children are younger, the skin is more resilient. However, that doesn’t mean that children don’t need a skincare routine at all. The early years are an excellent time to start teaching children about regularly washing the hands and face.
Feb 23rd, 2020

Is It Rosacea Or Acne? When To Seek Treatment

No one likes waking up with a new pimple. Some patients, however, get frequent, uncontrollable breakouts. Most people assume this is a symptom of acne. However, a condition called rosacea can also cause pimple-like bumps.
Feb 16th, 2020

Why Is My Skin So Dry And Flaky?

Dry and flaky skin can be a normal part of aging, but often, dry skin can result from temperature or humidity changes, skin conditions, bad washing habits, and dehydration. People can improve dry and flaky skin with proper skin products and...
Jan 28th, 2020

5 Tips For An Acne-Clearing Skincare Routine That Works

Tiny hair follicles all over skin surfaces can quickly become clogged with oil, sweat, and dead skin cells. When that happens, acne develops in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and nodules. Blackheads and whiteheads are typically small...
Jan 20th, 2020

Savvy Shoppers Look For These Ingredients In A Moisturizer

A good moisturizer is crucial to preventing dry, chapped skin. A sunburn, dry weather, and harsh skincare products can all strip the skin of natural moisture. When shopping for a new moisturizer, look for these ingredients that will pack a punch.
Jan 7th, 2020

Should You Take Your Teen To A Dermatologist For Acne?

Acne is a rite of passage for most teenagers. During puberty, hormones called androgens stimulate the oily sebum production on the skin, which can clog pores. Genetics, cosmetics, and some medications can also worsen teen acne.
Dec 18th, 2019

Menopause And Acne: How Hormone Changes Affect Your Skin

About 6,000 women reach menopause every day. Menopause is a normal and natural part of aging. This happens after a woman’s last period during the middle age. The process can also hit immediately, for example, after a hysterectomy.
Dec 12th, 2019

Going Skiing? How To Avoid Damaging Your Skin

Winter is a special time for adventure-seekers going skiing or on a refreshing walk through a frosted wonderland. Regardless of activity level, individuals should consider the damaging effects of dry air, bitter cold temperatures ...
Nov 12th, 2019

The Importance Of Sunscreen In The Winter

Winter is here again, and with the new season comes warm fires, hot chocolate, and holiday fun. Winter also brings a drop in temperature. Many people stop using sunscreen in the winter as a result.
Nov 5th, 2019

What Changes In Your Nails Can Mean To Your Health

Fingernails are a body part many people believe have little use. Nails look beautiful painted and manicured. About 30% of Americans cope with nerves though nail-biting. And nails help scratch that pesky itch.
Oct 17th, 2019

How To Prevent Rosacea Flare-Ups

Rosacea is an incurable condition, affecting over 14 million people. The condition causes sudden redness in various parts of the face. The red patches look like tiny veins or vessels on the face.
Oct 10th, 2019

24 Hours To Improving The Look And Feel Of Your Skin

Skin is the barrier against the elements and reflects the health of an individual. Skin is the first line of defense for the rest of the body. Improving the look and feel of skin can be fun and simple. Good skin care does not need to take weeks.
Sep 18th, 2019

3 Habits For Healthier Aging | Healthy Aging Month

Aging is inevitable. Bodies change and fitness levels decline. While getting older cannot be avoided, aging can be enjoyed in a happy and healthy way. Below are three habits for healthier aging.
Sep 4th, 2019

3 Savvy Ways To Spend Your Cosmetic Skin Care Budget

People with specific skin problems like acne or rosacea often make regular visits to a dermatologist. But even people who do not have particular skin complaints can benefit from regular dermatology visits.
Aug 26th, 2019

5 Benefits About Skin Care You May Not Know

The largest barrier between the outside world and the body, skin has an important job. Not only does skin protect the body from the elements, but the state of a person’s skin also projects what is going on internally.
Aug 19th, 2019

Understanding The Benefits Of Microneedling

The benefits of microneedling are extensive, especially for individuals who are looking for rejuvenated skin. Although the process of pricking the skin with hundred of microneedles sounds counterintuitive, the results speak for themselves.
Aug 12th, 2019

The Link Between Sleep And Healthy Aging

People often hear healthcare providers recommend 8 hours of sleep per night. Why is that? People’s bodies have internal clocks that tell the body when to sleep and when to stay awake. When sleeping, the body goes into a REM cycle.
Aug 5th, 2019

Rosacea Awareness: Know What To Look For

Rosacea is a common skin condition causing redness or flushness of the face. Patients often interpret the signs for sunburn at first. The average person takes years to get a proper diagnosis.
Jul 25th, 2019

Prepare For Hiking: How To Treat Blisters

Blisters on the feet are small, fluid-filled sores that can vary in size. Blisters are common on the feet and can make walking and standing for long periods of time painful and difficult.
Jul 18th, 2019

3 Things Texans Should Know About Dermatology

A little humidity can keep the skin soft and hydrated. But when the humidity level rises to about 50%, this can leave skin shiny and sweaty and can result in acne breakouts.
Jul 4th, 2019

Why You May Be Itchy, Even If You Don’t Have a Rash

Being itchy is a real pain. Especially if there is no sign of a rash, identifying the cause of itchiness can be difficult. Itchiness can be the result of so many different factors that finding relief may take a while.
Jun 23rd, 2019

Lipoma Removal: Surgical or Liposuction Options

A lipoma is a growth that develops under the skin due to overgrowth of fat cells. This type of tumor is non-cancerous. Many people who suffer from lipoma wish to have the tumor removed because of the appearance.
Jun 16th, 2019

Benefits of Microneedling | Aging, Acne and Scars

Microneedling is a dermatologic procedure that involves small pricks to the skin to generate new collagen production. The result is smoother, brighter, firmer skin. Many people have experienced the benefits of microneedling in improving aging skin ...
Jun 2nd, 2019

What is Botox? | How Botox Works

Botox is a purified protein made from botulism toxin. The protein is commonly used in cosmetic procedures to diminish signs of aging such as frown lines or laughter lines. In 2017, US adults had 7.23 million Botox procedures.
Apr 23rd, 2019