Blog Archive

Got Age Spots? We Have Solutions Oct 6th, 2020

The sun doesn’t just warm your skin, or give you a tan. The ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight and tanning bed lights can also damage your skin. While we call the dark brown discoloration marks that appear on your skin, particularly on your face and hands, “age spots,” sun damage...

Why Do I Still Get Acne and What Can I Do About It? Sep 11th, 2020

If you’re a decade or more past puberty, you might wonder why you’re still struggling with breakouts. If you’re tired of hiding embarrassing breakouts, you’re not alone. The American Academy of Dermatology found that acne rates among adults are increasing, and currently 15% of adult women struggle with acne. There’s...

How to Prevent a Rosacea Flare-Up Jun 9th, 2020

While it may appear as a blush or a sunburn, rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness across the nose and cheeks. It affects an estimated 16 million Americans, and for many, it doesn’t stop at redness. Rosacea commonly causes dry, scaly skin, and acne. Working with a dermatologist...

Melanoma vs Sun Spots: 3 Signs And Symptoms To Know May 20th, 2020

Are You Seeing Spots? Read Time: 3 minutes 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 those with a family history of liver...

3 Tips To Prevent And Reduce Acne Scars May 13th, 2020

Acne Scars Are Preventable Read Time: 3 minutes 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 but also reduce the appearance and...

What Are Skin Tags? When To Consider Skin Growth Removal May 6th, 2020

Removing Benign Skin Growths For A Better Appearance Read Time: 3 minutes 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 under the...

3 Steps To Establishing A Personalized Skincare Routine That Works Apr 26th, 2020

Simplify Your Skincare Read Time: 3 minutes 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 and...

Choosing The Right Soaps & Cleansers To Control Acne Apr 19th, 2020

Finding Your Skincare Favorites Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Here’s what people need to...

Common And Benign Skin Growths: When To See A Dermatologist Apr 12th, 2020

New Skin Growths: Should I Be Worried? Read Time: 3 minutes 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 when to see a...

3 Common Misconceptions About Botox Apr 5th, 2020

Getting Rid Of Wrinkles Read Time: 3 minutes 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. This treatment works by relaxing the wrinkle-causing facial muscles. What...

Do Face Masks Improve Skin? What Skin Products To Look For Mar 25th, 2020

Real Benefits Or Marketing Ploy? Read Time: 3 minutes 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? Are...

Treatment For Acne: How Does Microneedling Work? Mar 17th, 2020

Can Needle Pricks Give You Clearer Skin? Read Time: 3 minutes 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, stretch marks,...

The Importance Of Monthly Skin Checks: Tips For Skin Cancer Prevention Mar 10th, 2020

Caring About Skin Cancer Read Time: 3 minutes Skin cancer does not get enough public attention compared to others. But skin cancer is common. There are more skin cancer cases than all other cancers combined. About 1 in 5 Americans are at risk of developing skin cancer. Compare that to the 1...

Should I See A Dermatologist For Dandruff? Symptoms Of Seborrheic Dermatitis Mar 3rd, 2020

An Embarrassing Yet Common Occurrence Read Time: 3 minutes Experienced this scenario before? Someone reaches over and dusts off white flakes off the shoulders of that black shirt. Those white flakes are a sign of dandruff. Dandruff is so common, 1 in 2 persons will have dandruff at some point. The condition is common...

What Skincare Do Children Need? 3 Tips For Parents Feb 23rd, 2020

Understanding Skincare For Children Read Time: 3 minutes 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. What skincare do children...

Is It Rosacea Or Acne? When To Seek Treatment Feb 16th, 2020

When Pimples Aren’t Acne Read Time: 3 minutes 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. What is the difference between the two terms? Here’s what...

I Have Dry Skin: What’s The Difference Between Eczema And Psoriasis? Feb 9th, 2020

More Than A Dry Spell Read Time: 3 minutes For some, dry skin can be caused by harsh weather, soaps, or even water. This is nothing a little moisturizer can’t fix. But for others, dry skin could be the result of a more severe condition. Eczema and psoriasis are the main culprits....

What Type Of Skincare Regimen Is Best For Children? Feb 3rd, 2020

Taking Kids Skincare Seriously Read Time: 4 minutes Soap and water are not enough. Kids often resort to this basic form of skincare. However, parents should take skincare more seriously. Proper habits keep skin healthy in the longterm. Over 1 in 3 persons will develop skin conditions like dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis....

Why Is My Skin So Dry And Flaky? Jan 28th, 2020

Multiple Causes To Dry And Flaky Skin Read Time: 3 minutes 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 hydration methods....

5 Tips For An Acne-Clearing Skincare Routine That Works Jan 20th, 2020

Know The Cause To Treat The Problem Read Time: 3 minutes 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, often are not even...

What’s The Best Way To Boost Collagen In My Skin? Jan 14th, 2020

The Skin’s Source Of Greatness Read Time: 3 minutes There are few things better than smooth, glowing skin. Excellent skin health improves confidence, has fewer wrinkles, and adds to longterm health and wellness. So how can one improve skin health? No conversation about skin health is complete without collagen. Collagen is the skin’s life...

Savvy Shoppers Look For These Ingredients In A Moisturizer Jan 7th, 2020

How To Be A Savvy Skincare Shopper Read Time: 3 minutes 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....

Do You Have Dandruff Or Is It Seborrheic Dermatitis? Dec 26th, 2019

More Than Dandruff? Read Time: 3 minutes Dandruff is a common condition that will affect at least 1 in 2 persons in their lifetime. The small white flakes and irritation can shatter self-esteem and cost thousands in yearly treatment. Sometimes, people confuse dandruff for a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. By observing key...

Should You Take Your Teen To A Dermatologist For Acne? Dec 18th, 2019

Any Time Is A Good Time To Visit The Dermatologist Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Teens are...

Menopause And Acne: How Hormone Changes Affect Your Skin Dec 12th, 2019

The Many Sides Of Menopause Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Menopause means the end of...

Are You Embarrassed By Dark Spots On Your Skin? Consider These Treatments Dec 5th, 2019

Can This Skin Problem Fade? Read Time: 3 minutes Most people will deal with some skin imperfections at some point or another. One common complaint is dark spots on the skin. These spots are more common as patients age or in people with darker skin tones. Though the reasons for getting dark...

Concealing Acne, Redness, And Dark Circles: What Color Concealer Should You Buy? Nov 27th, 2019

A Concealer For Every Concern Read Time: 3 minutes Many people think that choosing the right concealer is as simple as matching concealer shade to skin tone shade. To cover up acne, redness, or dark circles, different colors may be better for different concerns. What color concealer should people buy for what occasion? Find...

Ultraviolet Protection Factor: What UPF Rating To Look For In Your Clothing Nov 19th, 2019

Can My Clothes Protect Me From Sunburn? Read Time: 3 minutes Most people know to lather on SPF before going outdoors. But what about UPF? Ultraviolet protection factor, or UPF, can be helpful for people who are in the sun for long periods of the day, such as when swimming, biking, hiking,...

Going Skiing? How To Avoid Damaging Your Skin Nov 12th, 2019

Fighting Against The Frigid Temperatures Read Time: 3 minutes 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, and harsh winds while hitting the slopes. In the...

The Importance Of Sunscreen In The Winter Nov 5th, 2019

Can Sunburn Happen In The Winter? Read Time: 3 minutes 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. But the sun can do just as...

Your Aging Skin Will Thank You For Applying Sunscreen Oct 24th, 2019

The Best Skincare Is Preventative Read Time: 3 minutes Although anti-aging products have come a long way, the best way to maintain youthful skin is to take preventive action. UVA and UVB rays don’t just lead to skin cancer. The sun’s rays can also contribute to some aging signs, such as wrinkling,...

What Changes In Your Nails Can Mean To Your Health Oct 17th, 2019

The Secret Power Of Fingernails Read Time: 3 minutes 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. But what else are fingernails good for? Subtle changes can...

How To Prevent Rosacea Flare-Ups Oct 10th, 2019

More Than A Blush Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Rosacea appears and disappears suddenly when the condition first starts. Over time, signs become more...

Indoor Tanning vs Spray Tans: Which Is A Healthier Solution? Oct 3rd, 2019

Pros And Cons of Tanning Indoors Read Time: 3 minutes Indoor and spray tanning are popular methods of achieving a sun-kissed glow year-round. Tanning beds can be either horizontal or vertical and vary in intensity. Spray tans can be entirely customized. The pros are many and the cons center around cost and medical precautions....

4 Little Changes To Your Skin Care That’ll Make A Big Difference Sep 25th, 2019

Save The Skin You Are In Read Time: 3 minutes Skin care is cumulative. The earlier proper skin care is started, the better the long-term results. Small changes such as using a daily cleanser and applying sunscreen will prove beneficial. The key is to create a positive skin care routine that becomes a habit....

24 Hours To Improving The Look And Feel Of Your Skin Sep 18th, 2019

24 Hours To Better Skin Read Time: 4 minutes 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...

Where Will Your Skin Be 1 Year From Now? | Skin Care And Aging Sep 11th, 2019

The Best Skin Care Is Preventive Skin Care Read Time: 3 minutes Anti-aging creams and serums can work to clear up some signs of aging. However, the best skin care is preventive skin care. Creating healthy skin care habits now will help prevent signs of aging in the future. Skip tanning beds and stay...

3 Habits For Healthier Aging | Healthy Aging Month Sep 4th, 2019

Healthy Aging Made Easy Read Time: 4 minutes 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. 1. Food is anti-aging fuel Food is fuel for the body. Everything that is...

3 Savvy Ways To Spend Your Cosmetic Skin Care Budget Aug 26th, 2019

How You Can Benefit From Regular Dermatology Appointments Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Dermatologists offer a range of cosmetic skin care services that...

5 Benefits About Skin Care You May Not Know Aug 19th, 2019

More Than Just Skin Deep Read Time: 4 minutes 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. A good skin care routine is...

Understanding The Benefits Of Microneedling Aug 12th, 2019

Easy, safe, and minimally invasive Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Compared to other skin rejuvenating techniques, microneedling offers a relatively quick, effective,...

The Link Between Sleep And Healthy Aging Aug 5th, 2019

Why Is Sleep So Important? Read Time: 3 minutes 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. This cycle...

Northstar Dermatology is pleased to welcome Dr. Nicole Strickland! Jul 25th, 2019

Dr. Nicole Strickland We have the pleasure and honor of welcoming Dr. Nicole Strickland to the Northstar Dermatology family. Dr. Strickland has the distinction of serving as one of the chief residents within the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, one of the top Dermatology...

Rosacea Awareness: Know What To Look For Jul 25th, 2019

When Your Face Is Always Flushed Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Over 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, with millions more possibly...

Prepare For Hiking: How To Treat Blisters Jul 18th, 2019

Hot Foot On The Trail: How To Treat And Prevent Blisters Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Typically, blisters on the feet are...

What Types Of Sunscreen Are Best For Outdoor Exercise? Jul 11th, 2019

Have Fun In The Sun And Stay Safe Read Time: 3 minutes There’s no need for people to be afraid of working out outdoors in the sun. The trick is to apply sunscreen beforehand and keep applying sunscreen throughout daily activity. This is important to remember because exercise creates sweat, which will gradually lessen...

3 Things Texans Should Know About Dermatology Jul 4th, 2019

Dermatology 101 For Texans Read Time: 3 minutes 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. When the humidity level is high, the body sweats less, but perspiration...

Why You May Be Itchy, Even If You Don’t Have a Rash Jun 23rd, 2019

The Itch That Can’t Be Scratched Read Time: 3 minutes 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. Here are some...

Lipoma Removal: Surgical or Liposuction Options Jun 16th, 2019

Understanding Lipomas Read Time: 2 minutes 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. Lipomas can appear on any area of the body which...

Sunspots: Are They Dangerous? When to see a Dermatologist Jun 13th, 2019

What Are These Flat Brown Spots? Read Time: 3 minutes The sun can cause many types of damage to the skin, including sunburns, wrinkles, and sunspots. Sunspots are flat brown spots that usually show up on the face, neck, chest, or hands. Are these sunspots dangerous? And when is it necessary to see a...

Benefits of Microneedling | Aging, Acne and Scars Jun 2nd, 2019

The Magic Treatment For Aging, Acne, And Scars Read Time: 3 minutes 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, acne, and scars. Microneedling is becoming...

What is Botox? | How Botox Works Apr 23rd, 2019

The Beauty Of Botox Read Time: 2 minutes 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. That was a 2% increase on...

How To Detect Skin Cancer Apr 16th, 2019

Catch Skin Cancer Early Read Time: 3 minutes Every year, more than 5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. But skin cancer is preventable. When detected early, skin cancer is much easier to treat. But how does a person detect skin cancer? Experts have outlined some simple guidelines for detecting skin...

ABCDE: May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month Apr 9th, 2019

The Most Common Type of Cancer Read Time: 3 minutes Though preventable, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. And the rate of skin cancer is continuing to climb. In fact, the number of people in the United States who have skin cancer is higher than the number of people who have...

Filler Procedures: Not Just for the Face Apr 3rd, 2019

Reducing Signs of Aging Read Time: 3 minutes Technological advances of today have made dermal fillers more natural-looking than ever before. Dermal fillers are soft, injectable tissue fillers which are commonly used in the face to reduce the signs of aging. Fillers can be used to add volume such as plumping thin lips,...

Microneedling vs Dermaplaning | Which Is Right For You? Mar 26th, 2019

A Treatment For Every Skin Imperfection Read Time: 3 minutes For people who have fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, or other skin imperfections, there are many aesthetic treatments available. Microneedling and dermaplaning are two treatments that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lead to glowing, healthier skin. But what is...

What To Know About Indoor Tanning Mar 19th, 2019

No Tanning Beaches Nearby? Read Time: 3 minutes Want a tan right away? No beaches nearby to sunbathe? For many, the solution is the multibillion-dollar indoor tanning industry. With the ability to get a bronzed look, millions use indoor tanning daily. But is tanning more than meets the eye? For tanning newcomers, learning the...

Spring Break: Watch Out For Bed Bugs Mar 12th, 2019

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite Read Time: 3 minutes After spring break many people like to bring home reminders of the vacation, such as post cards, sea shells, and souvenirs. One thing people don’t want to return home with is bed bugs. Bed bugs have been a household pest for centuries....

Which Vitamins Are Best for Dry Skin Mar 5th, 2019

Could A Simple Pill Prevent Dry Skin? Read Time: 3 minutes Vitamins are versatile compounds. Essential vitamins help the body function properly, from energy and heart health to cholesterol. Can a daily vitamin ease dry skin? Furthermore, are specific vitamins best for the job? Understanding dry skin The skin needs moisture for protection...

Does Dandruff Get Worse In The Winter? Feb 26th, 2019

What Is Dandruff? Read Time: 3 minutes Essentially, dandruff occurs when the scalp sheds itself of dead skin cells. Sometimes, the cells go into overproduction and shed at twice the normal rate, which presents a problem for the scalp. When the scalp produces excess oil, the oil makes the dead cells stick...

What To Do About Cold Sores Feb 20th, 2019

Kiss Goodbye To Cold Sores Read Time: 3 minutes A cold sore or fever blister is an inflamed, fluid-filled blister which occurs on or near the lips. A cold sore is a very common viral infection and is caused by a herpes simplex virus (HVS1). Cold sore blisters are often grouped together in small...

Which Ingredients To Look For In Creams For Dry Skin Feb 6th, 2019

Dry Skin Care Read Time: 3 minutes People with dry skin have distinct needs for moisturizers. Products that hydrate and help the skin retain moisture are ideal. However, many products are labeled suitable for dry skin when they don’t contain the ingredients needed to properly hydrate the skin. Learn the right ingredients to...

Will Dry Skin Cause Wrinkles? Jan 27th, 2019

The truth behind the myth Read Time: 3 minutes A widely accepted myth is that dry skin causes wrinkles. The reality is that dry skin only gives off the appearance of more wrinkles compared to oily skin. Natural oils or sebum in oil-prone skin help keep skin hydrated making skin appear more plump...

8 Sun Safety Tips to Protect Your Skin this Winter Jan 20th, 2019

The Still-Present Danger In Winter Read Time: 3 minutes Just because winter is here doesn’t mean sunburn isn’t still a risk. And every sunburn increases chances of further skin damage, including skin cancer. Follow these sun safety tips to decrease risk and protect skin this winter. Even with cold weather, sun damage is still...

Can Dry Skin Make Acne Worse? Jan 13th, 2019

Acne Vs. Dry Skin: Are They Related? Read Time: 3 minutes Many over-the-counter acne products make skin dry and flaky. For people who already struggle with dry skin, clearing up acne while keeping skin hydrated can be tricky. While dry skin doesn’t necessarily make acne worse, treating acne can definitely make dry skin worse....

Have The Perfect Valentine’s Date: Address Excessive Sweating Jan 13th, 2019

Don’t Let Sweating Derail Your Valentine’s Day Read Time: 3 minutes When the candles are lit, the romantic music is playing, and the table is set, the last thing a person wants is to have to go change a sweat-soaked shirt. Though sweating due to nerves is fairly normal, about...

Dealing With Dry Skin This Winter? Causes and Solutions Jan 7th, 2019

Don’t Let Winter Dry Out Your Skin Read Time: 3 minutes Though dry skin usually isn’t serious, it can be uncomfortable and frustrating. During the winter months especially, colder weather can cause skin to become dry, flaky, and possibly cracked or chapped. Being aware of the environmental factors that cause dry skin helps...

What Are The Best Types Of Sunscreen To Use? Dec 27th, 2018

Full Skin Protection With Sunscreen Read Time: 3 minutes There are two types of ultraviolet (UV) light that can adversely affect your skin. These are UVA and UVB rays. UVA is responsible for age spots, wrinkles, and premature aging. UVB is responsible for sunburn. Over-exposure to both these damaging rays...

How Often Should You See A Dermatologist? Dec 20th, 2018

The Yearly Check-up You Might Not Think About Read Time: 3 minutes Most people know they should get a yearly check-up with a primary care provider. But how often should a person schedule a dermatologist visit? Yearly check-ins with a dermatologist are just as important as other annual exams. Even...

6 Winter Beauty Tips to Keep Your Skin Fresh and Beautiful Dec 14th, 2018

Tips For Year-Round Glowing Skin Read Time: 3 minutes In the winter months, colder air and lack of humidity can make skin dry and chapped. However, some simple beauty tips can help to keep skin hydrated, clear, and glowing. While they are particularly relevant in the winter, these tips can...

Psoriasis 101: Understanding the Fundamentals Dec 7th, 2018

Getting Under The Skin: What Is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder for which there is no cure. It has a number of symptoms, such as a build-up of plaque on the skin particularly on the knees, elbows, and feet, itchiness, soreness and cracked skin. Other symptoms include joint...

Why Does Your Skin Itch | Quick Solutions Nov 28th, 2018

When You Can’t Scratch That Itch Persistent itching can be uncomfortable and distracting. Continued scratching can lead to further irritation and possibly break the skin and cause bleeding, which can lead to infection. Sometimes a simple home remedy will suffice to soothe itchiness and prevent the desire to scratch. An...

Who Needs Sunscreen And How Often To Use It Nov 20th, 2018

Why Sunscreen Is Important Read Time: 3 minutes Many people think they only need to use sun protection during the summer time. This is not the case. Over 90% of the visible changes in the skin are caused by sun damage, which is why sunscreen is important year-round. Ultraviolet (UV)...

4 Proven Ways to Protect Against Skin Cancer Nov 13th, 2018

Protect Your Skin Every Day From Skin Cancer Read Time: 3 minutes More people in the US are diagnosed with skin cancer annually than all other types of cancer combined. Skin cancer incidence is on the rise. There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma...

5 Tips For Better Skin For National Healthy Skin Month Nov 6th, 2018

Make Healthy Skin A Year-Round Habit Every November, National Healthy Skin Month is a reminder to practice healthy skin habits. But don’t make November the only month of good skin care. Better, glowing skin is attainable all year-round with these five practical tips. Tip #1: Avoid the most common cancer Skin cancer continues...

The Basics Of Face Watching Oct 25th, 2018

Wash Your Face Well A freshly washed face feels good and looks good. It is a great foundation to then add moisturizer, makeup, and sunscreen. There is a right way to wash the face. Less is more and it’s good to know the best face washing technique. The basics of...

What You Need To Know About Artificial Nails Oct 18th, 2018

Are Artificial Nails Worth The Possible Damage? They look amazing, but artificial nails can be damaging to natural nails. They provide pizazz to natural nails, especially when the natural nails are weak, thin, peeling, splitting. Acrylic nails are the nails most likely to damage natural nails. Gel nails are a better...

Prevention and Treatment of Head Lice Oct 11th, 2018

What is Head Lice? Head lice are tiny insects that attach to hair follicles in the scalp and are nourished by the blood. Prevention to avoid head lice centers on avoiding close contact with other heads, bedding, and brushes. It is so easy for head lice to attach to the hair and...

The Fundamentals of Vitiligo | Understanding the Options Oct 4th, 2018

What Causes Vitiligo? The key to understanding vitiligo is to understand the role of melanin production. The cells that produce melanin, which produces the pigment that determines hair and skin color, have died. It is the loss of pigment that causes vitiligo.  Where vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder is controversial.  Autoimmune diseases cause the...

Finding a Dermatologist Sep 23rd, 2018

Finding a Dermatologist Your skin is your body’s largest organ and its care is crucial. For that, you need a good, board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Aboutalebi. A dermatologist can monitor your skin and its needs by annual skin checks for skin cancer, and by treating skin conditions such as acne,...

Finding An Aesthetician Sep 17th, 2018

Finding An Aesthetician Finding a good licensed aesthetician, an expert in skin care, products, and procedures, requires knowing what you want. An aesthetician knows how to assess your skin and its health. They are also licensed to perform: facials, skin therapies, chemical peels, body treatments, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and other...

Do You Have Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Sep 10th, 2018

Do You Have Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Painful bumps under the skin are a hallmark symptom of hidradenitis suppurativa. Usually, this skin condition starts at puberty, but it can last well into adulthood. The perfect place for an outbreak to start is in the hair follicles in places on your body where...

Learn About Chemical Peels Sep 3rd, 2018

Learn About Chemical Peels Chemical peels are a safe and easy way to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. A chemical peel is a chemical solution that is applied to your face, neck, and/or hands. The solution is left on for a few moments and then gently washed off. The result...

Wearing Sunscreen Daily Aug 27th, 2018

Wearing Sunscreen Daily We all should know that wearing sunscreen daily is a great way to protect your skins from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays, no matter what time of day or what time of year. Your skin gets exposed to harmful rays every time you are outdoors...

What You Need To Know About Aging Hands Aug 19th, 2018

What You Need To Know About Aging Hands Our hands may be the unsung heroes of our bodies. Always doing. Always working. Always exposed to sun and environmental wear and tear. Environmental damage along with the aging process can wreak havoc on our hands. With the care and treatment of Dr....

Best Skin Care for Your Skin Type Aug 12th, 2018

Best Skin Care for Your Skin Type With so many products on the market, it is hard to know how to choose the best products for your skin type. There are oodles of over-the-counter products that promise anti-aging results and some do provide help and damage control. Dr. Aboutalebi from Northstar...

Treating Brittle Nails Aug 5th, 2018

Treating Brittle Nails While brittle nails can happen to anyone, you are more likely to have this condition if you are a female older than sixty. Brittle nails usually have ridges or lines up and down the nail. They may appear dry and then will likely break easily. Brittle nails...

Prickly Heat (Miliaria Rubra) Jul 27th, 2018

Prickly Heat (Miliaria Rubra) Prickly heat is also known as Miliaria rubra. It is the condition when your sweat glands get blocked the sweat under the skin can’t channel itself out. The result is sweat that builds up under the skin in the form of tiny bumps that are very...

Hives Jul 24th, 2018

Hives Hives is a very common allergic reaction that can result from a variety of triggers. Triggers for hives include food, medicine, bug bites or stings, animal fur or dander, pollen, allergy shots, sun, heat, infections, exercise, stress, chemical contact, and even scratching your skin. While hives can be easily...

Diaper Rash Treatment Jul 20th, 2018

Diaper Rash Treatment Diaper rash is a fairly common thing for babies, infants, and even toddlers. It is a rash, or dermatitis, in the diaper area that is usually caused by chafing, skin sensitivity, and staying in a wet diaper too long. Diaper rash can also occur as a result...

Annual Skin Care Jul 17th, 2018

Annual Skin Care An annual skin check with Dr.Aboutalebi is essential for making sure that your skin is healthy and well. Along with a monthly do-it-yourself check, an annual appointment at Northstar Dermatology allows your doctor’s expert eye to look over your skin. If anything changing or different is noticed...

Sun Burns and Sun Allergies Jul 13th, 2018

Sun Burns and Sun Allergies Summer fun can also mean summer skin problems and irritations. Don’t let them get you down; learn how to recognize, manage, and learn when to seek help from your dermatologist. Sun Allergy: A sun allergy outbreak is red, scaly, and itchy bumps or blisters. Some...

Children and Moles Jul 10th, 2018

Children and Moles It is totally normal and common for children of all colors to have moles. Even though melanoma is very rare in children, it is still a good idea to examine moles, skin, and teach your children to do so as well. You will get them started on...

Treating Bee Stings Jul 6th, 2018

Treating Bee Stings Bee stings happen fast. Simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can result in being stung. If a bee stings you, or someone with you, it is important to stay as calm as possible and treat the situation. Move away from the area to...

Hyaluronic Acid Jul 3rd, 2018

Hyaluronic Acid Hyaluronic acid is one of the body’s natural molecules that the skin produces to maintain hydration. It works in the connective tissues to stabilize skin and maintain hydration. As we age, hyaluronic acid decreases production and our skin loses the ability to retain hydration. That is a primary...

Skin of Color Jun 28th, 2018

Skin of Color All skin types needs a skin care routine for clean, healthy, and vitalized skin. Different skin types require different care, but all types require gentle care without scrubbing or irritating, and a good daily moisturizer combined with a sunscreen with an SPF of 30. SPF means sun...

Spot Skin Cancer Jun 15th, 2018

Skin checks by your dermatologist/ SPOT skin cancer The American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT skin cancer campaign is that simple: “See Spot. See Spot Change. See a Dermatologist.” It is that easy, when it comes to checking your skin for possible skin cancer. Look over your body once a month,...

Nail Fungus Symptoms and Treatments Jun 8th, 2018

Nail Fungus Nail fungus is an infection of the nail itself or the skin beneath the nail. What Causes Nail Fungus? Fungi, the tiny organisms that cause fungal infections, thrive in warm, moist conditions. They are commonly found in swimming pools, showers, locker rooms and tight, sweaty shoes. These organisms...

Baby Acne – Symptoms and Treatments May 31st, 2018

Baby Acne Baby acne is a common skin condition in newborns. Baby acne can sometimes occur on newborn skin and there is no known reason why it happens. It looks like small red or white bumps on the baby’s cheeks, nose, and forehead. Sometimes babies develop milia, which are tiny...

Vitiligo – Causes and Treatments May 23rd, 2018

Vitiligo is a condition that causes skin to lose its color. It is also referred to as losing pigmentation or depigmentation. While it is a lifelong condition, it is neither contagious nor life threatening. Vitiligo develops when melanocyte cells, which give color to our skin and hair, die.  It is...

Rosacea Symptoms and Treatments May 15th, 2018

Rosacea What starts out as a tendency to flush or blush easily can sometimes become rosacea which causes redness that spreads to the nose, cheeks, and can even continue onto the forehead, ears, chest, and back. Signs that you might have rosacea include blushing easily and redness in the center...

Dehydrated Skin – Dryness that Comes and Goes May 8th, 2018

Dehydrated skin Dehydrated skin is not the same as dry skin. Dry skin is a skin type and can be treated as such. Dehydrated skin can occur in those with dry, oily, or combination skin. Dry skin is dry no matter the season, the temperature, or the activity. It feels...

Hyperhidrosis – Symptoms and Treatment Options May 1st, 2018

Hyperhidrosis Hyperhidrosis is a sweating condition that causes you to sweat excessively even when the body does not need cooling. Those with hyperhidrosis usually sweat from one or two parts of the body – such as hands, feet, or under the arm – while the rest of the body stays...

Northstar Dermatology Is Pleased To Welcome Mrs. Christine Read, PA-C To Our Patient Care Team! Apr 30th, 2018

Mrs. Christine Read is a board-certified Physician Assistant with a special interest in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology. Christine was born and raised in the DFW area. She graduated from the University of Dallas, where she was actually a student of Dr. Amir Aboutalebi when he was a Biology lab instructor....

Eczema – Symptoms and Treatments Mar 24th, 2018

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that has no cure. However, it can be managed with self-care treatments. Eczema can start in childhood and continue into adulthood, though you can experience periods without eczema flare-ups. Most often, eczema runs in...

Peptides – Reduce Signs of Aging Skin Mar 17th, 2018

Using skin care products that include peptides can help reduce signs of aging skin. Peptides, when applied daily and diligently, will eventually yield anti-aging skin results. Time and patience are required, and your skin type and skin condition help determine how successful your outcome might be. A peptide is the...

Tinea Versicolor Treatment Mar 10th, 2018

Tinea versicolor is skin infection caused by overgrown yeast on the skin. Yeast lives on your skin – everyone has it. Sometimes that yeast overgrows and causes tinea versicolor which is characterized by small discolored patches of skin. The reason for the yeast overgrowth is not known, but tinea versicolor is found...

Diaper Rash – Causes and Treatments Mar 3rd, 2018

Diaper rash is a common situation with babies in diapers. Red patches of skin on your baby’s bottom, thighs, and genital area is the hallmark of diaper rash. While it might cause your baby some discomfort, it is also fairly easy to treat.  It usually clears up after a few...

Stretch Marks – Reducing the Risk Feb 17th, 2018

Stretch marks are indented streaks in the skin that are caused by the stretching of the skin. The stretching of skin, either during an adolescent growth spurt or during pregnancy can cause stretch marks. Also, call striae, stretch marks are scars that are the result of the skin unable to...

Chapped Skin Treatments Feb 9th, 2018

Chapped Skin Treatments Cold, dry winter weather is often a cause for chapped, dry skin Cold, dry, winter weather is here. Sometimes it brings wind, snow, rain and all of these elements can be hard on your skin. Whether you have an outdoor job, a walk to work or the...

Xerosis – Cracked, Chapped, Scaling, and Itching Feb 3rd, 2018

Extremely dry skin, characterized by being cracked, chapped, scaling, and itching, is called xerosis. While dry skin can be a fairly common skin issue, it is usually easily remedied with a good moisturizer and other easy precautions. Sometimes extremely dry skin requires the care of a dermatologist. Extremely dry skin...

Melasma signs and treatments Jan 20th, 2018

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brownish patches on the skin, usually the face. More women than men get melasma, a condition that causes brownish patches on the skin. It usually affects the face but it can also appear on the forearms and neck. It is also more...

Cradle Cap – A Type of Dermatitis Jan 6th, 2018

Cradle cap is the term given to crusty patches that can appear on your baby’s scalp. If you notice crusty or scaly patches on your infant’s scalp, it might be cradle cap. Cradle cap is also known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis. Cradle cap is not contagious nor is it the...

Lotion Vs Creams Dec 22nd, 2017

There is a difference between creams and lotions. Moisturizing is the key to maintaining your skin’s vibrancy and hydration. But, should you moisturize with cream or lotion? Is there a difference, and does that difference matter? It is important to know the difference between a lotion and a cream. Lotions...

Men Skin Care Dec 16th, 2017

Dry skin symptoms of dry, itchy, and red skin can be an issue for men. Men can be susceptible to dry skin for some reasons: time of year, time spent outdoors or in dry climate, and skin care products used. Simple skin care procedures can restore your skin’s moisture and...

Aging Skin Dec 9th, 2017

Skin is going to age as a natural process, but there are also conditions that cause premature skin aging. Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process of our bodies and our skin. There is not a lot we can do to change the natural aging process. Our skin will naturally...

Keratosis Pilaris Symptoms and Treatments Dec 2nd, 2017

Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition that usually occurs in children. Characterized by dry skin areas with tiny bumps, Keratosis pilaris is both common and harmless. These patchy areas usually occur on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks, and buttocks. Dry weather can make them worse. Keratosis pilaris is so named...

Face Washing Nov 25th, 2017

Simple face washing can help maintain healthy skin. Washing your face correctly is important when caring for your skin. Cleaning your face twice a day, morning and night, is a good cleaning habit to follow. Choosing the right products and washing in a gentle manner yields the best results. If...

Mani Pedi Nov 11th, 2017

Manicures and pedicures are a good way to take care of your nails, but there are some things you should know about getting them done. Treating yourself to a manicure or pedicure is more than just a luxurious act of self-care, it’s a time to note your nail condition. Things...

Nail Care Nov 4th, 2017

Good nail care is more than just cosmetic. Did you know that your nails help to tell the story of your overall health? It doesn’t take much time to care for your nails and keep them looking neat and healthy. But first, take a look at your nails and notice...

Seasonal Skin Care Oct 28th, 2017

As the seasons change, so do your skin care needs. As the seasons transition from summer to fall and then winter, so do our skin care needs. That said, no matter what the time of year, sunscreen is always an essential part of any skin care regimen. Always start your...

Winter Chapped Lips and Skin Oct 21st, 2017

Winter weather can cause chapped lips and skin. Spending time in cold weather temperatures can take a toll on sensitive exposed skin areas, especially your lips. Your poor lips bear the brunt of cold temperatures, lack of humidity, and spending time outside – especially if you are engaged in an...

Spider Bite Oct 18th, 2017

Most spider bites are harmless and require simple skin care. A spider bite, if you feel it at all, is a sharp, quick pricking feeling. If it is a harmless bite, you might not even feel the bite and might not have any symptoms. However, symptoms of a spider bite...

Plaque Psoriasis Oct 7th, 2017

Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells instead. The T-cells also join with neutrophils (white blood...

Pustular Psoriasis Sep 30th, 2017

There are several types of pustular psoriasis and they are all treatable. Pustular psoriasis is a type of psoriasis; there are several types of pustular psoriasis including Von Zumbusch, palmoplantar, and acropustulosis. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in...

Inverse Psoriasis Sep 23rd, 2017

Inverse psoriasis is manageable but it can be difficult to treat. Inverse psoriasis is also known as intertriginous psoriasis. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells instead. The T-cells also join with neutrophils (white...

Guttate Psoriasis Sep 17th, 2017

Guttate psoriasis is a form of psoriasis that starts in childhood. Guttate psoriasis is a type of psoriasis. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells instead. The T-cells also join with neutrophils (white blood...

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Managing Dandruff Sep 10th, 2017

If you have trouble managing your dandruff, your dermatologist can offer help and/or diagnosis of another condition. Nobody enjoys the white flakes that dandruff causes, especially if you are wearing a dark colored top! Dandruff symptoms include white flakes of dead skin and, sometimes, an itchy scalp. Dandruff often becomes...

Erythrodermic Psoriasis Sep 3rd, 2017

Erythrodermic psoriasis can be managed and treated. Erythrodermic Psoriasis is a very rare type of psoriasis. Seek medical help immediately. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells instead. The T-cells also join with neutrophils...

While Common, Cellulitis Spreads Quickly Throughout The Body And Can Become Serious Aug 27th, 2017

What might seem to be only a slight skin irritation can quickly escalate to cellulitis. Cellulitis is often caused by bacteria entering the body through a cut or scrape. It can also be caused by the bacteria of an insect or spider bite.  While cellulitis can happen any place on...

Your Skin Can Give Clues As To What Is Going On With Your Body Internally Aug 20th, 2017

The skin on your body can say a lot about what is going on inside your body.  While sometimes changes in skin and nails are normal happenings, they can also be an indicator of something more serious going on internally. So, if you notice any of the following symptoms, signs,...

Signs Of Skin Cancer Aug 13th, 2017

The new recommendation is for women to check both themselves and their partners for signs of skin cancer. The earlier that melanoma or any type of skin cancer is detected, the better!  If a skin cancer is found quickly, early treatment can lead to better and brighter outcomes. According to...

Bedbugs have become a common problem. Aug 7th, 2017

You can tell if you are a bedbug bite victim by the itching welts that can appear in a zigzag line on your body. Bedbugs hide until ready to feed on your body, and you will likely never actually see them. The only evidence of their bedbugs is the bites...

Rashes Jul 27th, 2017

Usually the appearance of a rash on your body is an easily treated and contained problem. Sometimes, however, a rash means something more serious and you should seek your dermatologist for treatment immediately. Some rashes, such as dermatitis, appear after your skin as come into contact with some sort of...

Nail Fungus Jul 16th, 2017

Nail fungus is not often serious, but it can take a long time to treat and cure. Also called onychomycosis, nail fungus is caused by a dermatophyte, which is very common fungus. Yeasts and mold can also contribute to nail fungus. Because such fungi usually thrive in warm, moist atmospheres,...

Anti-aging Skin Products Jun 26th, 2017

As our skin age, changes in tone, texture, and coloration are inevitable. In other words, as skin ages it wrinkles, sags, gets blotchy, patchy, spotty, and dry. While that does sound bleak, it doesn’t have to be the end of road for your skin or for your skin care. Establishing...

Sunburn Jun 17th, 2017

No matter how careful we are, sometimes sunburn happens: your face and body can get flushed with sunburn, or the skin can actually become pink or red. Your skin feels hot and tight. It can become quite sore and painful if touched. What are the steps that you can take...

Sunscreen Types Jun 12th, 2017

The most important thing about sunscreen is that it gets used daily. If it stays on your shelf and not on your body, it does nothing to protect your body. The brand of sunscreen you choose is not as important as its components: your sunscreen should be waterproof, with broad-spectrum...

Hand Eczema Jun 10th, 2017

Hand eczema is not a contagious condition, but it is one that requires care from your dermatologist. Hand eczema symptoms can include: Dry, red hands that sometimes even appear to be chapped. Scaly skin Painful Itching Burning Blisters Cracks Can bleed, crack, crust The best way to treat hand eczema...

Athlete’s Foot Jun 4th, 2017

Called athlete’s foot because it is a common ailment of athlete’s, this condition usually starts as an itchy, scaly rash. While it is more common for men to have athlete’s foot, women can also get it. Because athlete’s foot is a fungal infection, damp shoes and socks, as well as...

Sunscreen Terminology Jun 4th, 2017

The following definitions will help you understand what to look for and why when choosing a sunscreen. Look for sunscreen that provides SPF protection from both UVA and UVB rays. These sunscreens either reflect or absorb UV rays so that they don’t penetrate the skin as much. UV: Ultraviolet. Ultraviolet radiation...

Carbuncle May 24th, 2017

While a single boil is a painful pus-filled lump that grows until it ruptures, a carbuncle is a cluster of such painful pus-filled boils that are connected. A carbuncle is usually more severe than a boil and should be treated by your dermatologist. A carbuncle should never be picked or...

Boils and Styes May 16th, 2017

Painful, red, pus-filled infected bumps are called boils when a hair follicle or oil gland is involved. They are called styes when they present on the eyelid. Usually a boil or stye will go away on its own, but there are some things that you can do at home to...

Sun and Rash May 11th, 2017

Sometimes exposure to sun can cause sun allergy or sun poisoning. It usually develops within minutes to hours after you’ve spent time in the sun. It is not known why some people have sun allergies and others don’t, though genetics may play a part. There are different signs and symptoms...

Folliculitis May 3rd, 2017

A common skin condition, folliculitis is caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. It presents around the hair follicles, usually as red bumps or white-headed pimples. If not treated, it can spread and those tiny bumps can become non-healing sores. Milder cases of folliculitis are caused by bacteria (most often...

Ocular Rosacea Apr 26th, 2017

When rosacea affects the eyes, it is called ocular rosacea. This condition is characterized by red, burning, itching and inflamed eyes.  It sometimes occurs before the onset of skin rosacea; the two are associated, and just like skin rosacea, ocular rosacea can only be treated and managed, not cured. It...

Rosacea Apr 16th, 2017

That flushed look: do you get asked if you’ve been in the sun? Or are you blushing? The answer could be more complicated that those possibilities. You might have rosacea. Rosacea is described as an ongoing redness or flushing in the middle of your face, nose and cheeks that is...

Rarer Skin Cancers Apr 10th, 2017

Kaposi sarcoma is a rare skin cancer that is often associated with people with HIV/AIDS. This people group and others with weakened immune systems (such as organ transplant patients) are most likely to develop Kaposi sarcoma. Others with an increased risk include young men who live in Africa, older men who...

Skin Cancer Prevention Apr 1st, 2017

Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and experts estimate that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Additionally, most skin cancer deaths are from melanoma. Diagnosis and deaths from skin cancer are on the increase. Most skin cancers are preventable and...

Types of Skin Cancer Mar 23rd, 2017

The earlier skin cancer is detected, the better the chance for successful outcomes. Keep an annual appointment with your dermatologist to check your skin. Additionally, schedule monthly self skin checks and watch for changes in skin, moles, and skin growths. Not all skin changes mean skin cancer; your doctor can...

Skin Cancer Signs and Risk Factors Mar 17th, 2017

Springtime means longer sunny days and that makes it a good time to review skin cancer knowledge. The abnormal growth of skin cells is the simple definition of skin cancer. Skin that is exposed to the sun is most likely to develop skin cancer, but skin not exposed to the...

Springtime Skin Care Mar 10th, 2017

Welcome springtime! It’s time to shed the winter clothes, open the windows, and lighten things up. Skin care is an essential part of spring cleaning and there are many things you can choose to do to step into the new season with a fresh skincare outlook. Your dermatologist may be...

Acne Management Mar 4th, 2017

There is no getting around it. If you have acne, you need to take care of it. If over-the-counter treatments don’t help, a dermatologist can provide stronger medications and therapies. Don’t hesitate to get help for acne. It is not worth the wear and tear on your skin and your...

Acne Treatment Feb 26th, 2017

Adult acne? It is real. Maybe you had acne as a teenager and thought those days were long gone. Or, maybe you dodged it as a teen and are now facing acne as an adult. Either way, adult acne can happen, and either way, there are treatments for it. Women...

Acne Scars treatments and reduction Feb 18th, 2017

Acne can leave scars and there is not one heal-all treatment that works for everyone. However, there are a variety of possibilities that can help the scars and facial aftereffects of acne. There are over-the-counter skin bleaching treatments that you can purchase and use at home. However, your best move...

Pregnancy Acne Feb 11th, 2017

Sometimes pregnancy can mean an acne breakout.  Pregnancy acne usually happens to women as a result of too much sebum, an oily, waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous gland. Your first avenue of care with acne during pregnancy is self-care.  Keep your hair clean and out of your face. Avoid...

Causes of Acne Feb 2nd, 2017

The recipe for acne is simply a combination of built up oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores, and bacteria. Hair follicles become clogged with sebum, an oily substance that is excessively secreted with acne, and dead skin cells. As acne develops, the hair follicles become both inflamed and infected....

Start of a New Year Jan 27th, 2017

Start the new year with an emphasis on your skin; the body’s largest organ. Weather, environment, body and skin type, and age all impact our skin. Take charge this New Year and make your skin care a priority. Call for your annual skin cancer screening.  Your dermatologist knows what to...

Ready to remove your tattoo? Jan 16th, 2017

Whatever your reason you might decide that you are ready to have your tattoo removed. Not an impossible desire, but there are some things you need to know before deciding to pursue tattoo removal. The most important thing is to consult with your dermatologist about tattoo removal because they are...

Thinking of Getting Tattoo Jan 9th, 2017

Tattoos continue to be a very popular trend, and while it is easy to find good professional tattoo artists, there are still plenty of precautions to take when considering a tattoo. The quick explanation is that a tattoo is produced by injecting color pigments beneath the skin. Ideally this is...

Dos and Don’ts About Tattoos Jan 2nd, 2017

Once you’ve made your decision to get a tattoo, understand the possible skin issues involved, and have a design ready to go, you will want to make sure that you choose the best tattoo artist professional. You want to take the best possible care of your skin. Ask a trusted...

Menopause and Skin Dryness Dec 8th, 2016

Falling estrogen levels during menopause can cause hot flashes, night sweats, and dry skin. Oil glands shrink and skin also gets more wrinkled and even itchy. Collagen loss also happens faster during menopause and that affects your hair and scalp. Help! What’s a menopausal girl to do? First of all,...

Travel and Skincare Dec 5th, 2016

December holidays often mean travel time to see family, friends, and new places. No matter what your mode of travel might be, air or vehicle, here are some tips to keep your skin fresh and healthy. It is important to continue your skin care regimen while traveling; consistency of skin...

Decoration Allergies Dec 3rd, 2016

The last thing you need while getting your holiday decorating completed is skin irritation because of your decorations. Dust, pollen, sap, mold and other allergens can upset your skin. Caution is key when pulling things out of storage or bringing fresh cut garlands, wreaths, trees, or floral arrangements into your...

Holiday Stress and Skincare Dec 1st, 2016

The “most wonderful time of the year,” as the song says, can also be a stressful time of year. The holiday season can put stress on time, finances, emotions, family dynamics and all of that stress and overdoing can also show up on your skin. Cortisol, the stress hormone, can...

Diabetic Skin Nov 25th, 2016

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and a good time to look at skin complications that can be caused by both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Bacterial and fungal infections, as well as generalized itching, are skin problems that anyone can get but people with diabetes get them more...

Skin Care for Site Areas Nov 18th, 2016

The skin around the blood sugar test sites, insulin shot sites, and pump infusion set sites requires special attention for those with diabetes. Since November is National Diabetes Awareness month, it is the perfect time for dermatologists to provide care ideas for those more sensitive skin areas. Changes that might...

Skin Care for Diabetes Nov 14th, 2016

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and a good time to look at the importance of maintaining good skin care for people with diabetes. While most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated, at least one third of people with diabetes will have a diabetes related skin condition. Understanding...

Winter Skin Care for Diabetes Nov 7th, 2016

Careful daily skin care is essential for those with diabetes, but cold, dry winter weather makes it even more essential for skincare mindfulness. Since November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, it seems a perfect time to talk about winter skin care for diabetes. What does cold, dry weather do to...

Psoriasis Oct 28th, 2016

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition marked by periodic flares and remissions.The exact cause of the disease is not known, but we do know it develops in individuals who have an inherited genetic predisposition for psoriasis. Psoriasis causes skin cells to multiply rapidly causing a build-up of extra cells. Symptoms vary, depending on the...

Ingrown Hairs Oct 21st, 2016

Ingrown hairs are a common problem typically caused by waxing or shaving. Hairs that are cut or removed below the follicular orifice, or pore, can curl and grow back at an angle into the skin surrounding the hair follicle. This creates an opportunity for bacteria to invade, leading to infection....

Types of Birthmarks and Treatment Oct 15th, 2016

Birthmarks are skin abnormalities that are present at birth or appear soon after birth. Birthmarks are divided into two main categories: vascular or pigmented. Vascular birthmarks are the result of an overgrowth of blood vessels. Birthmarks in this category include: port wine stains, hemangiomas and stork bites. Examples of pigmented...

Managing Diaper Rash Oct 6th, 2016

Diaper rash – or diaper dermatitis, as it’s known in medical circles – is irritation that develops on the skin in the area underneath the diaper. It typically occurs when the skin is exposed to urine and feces. Other factors that can lead to diaper dermatitis include irritants such as...

Isotretinoin Sep 24th, 2016

Isotretinoin is a treatment for severe acne that has failed to respond to other therapies. The medication is marketed under a number of brand names including Absorica and Myorisan, but is best known as Accutane. Serious acne sufferers can develop nodules or cysts deep in the skin of the face,...

Preventing Head Lice Sep 17th, 2016

It is no surprise that September is Head Lice Prevention Month. As children return to the classroom, it is common to see an outbreak in head lice infestations at this time of year. Head lice are parasitic insects that need human blood to live. They are highly contagious and everyone...

Vitamins for Healthy Skin Sep 11th, 2016

Healthy skin is about more than the products you use on the outside.  Certain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are also required to promote skin health and prevent damage. One of the best ways to nourish skin is by eating healthy. Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables daily provides...

Air Pollution & Skin Sep 3rd, 2016

Air pollution has been linked to numerous health conditions such as respiratory disease, pre-term birth and cardiovascular disease, but prolonged exposure to high levels of pollutants can also cause skin damage. Natural and man-made pollutants can be found in both indoor and outdoor air. Gases, tobacco smoke, ozone and nano...

Blisters Aug 23rd, 2016

Most everyone has experienced a blister at one time or another. Blisters occur when friction causes the top layers of skin to separate, allowing fluid to accumulate. Blisters often form on the feet, but they can develop anywhere on the body. The likely culprit behind blister formation is a pair...

Cystic Acne Aug 17th, 2016

There are various types of skin breakouts people experience but cystic acne is one of the most painful and difficult to treat. Cystic acne develops when an infection forms deep in the skin tissue but does not come to a head like pimples. Cystic acne also doesn’t heal with over-the-counter...

Chlorine Sensitivity Aug 13th, 2016

Swimming and summer just seem to go together, but some swimmers develop chlorine sensitivity. Chlorine is a chemical added to pools and hot tubs to kill bacteria. Recommended chlorine levels keep water pH at an ideal 7.4. Lower levels of chlorine may not be enough to keep bacteria at bay...

Smoking & Skin Damage Aug 5th, 2016

There are multiple health risks associated with smoking, and the addictive habit can also cause skin damage. Smoking speeds the aging process and causes premature wrinkles. Studies have shown smokers develop wrinkles much sooner than their non-smoking peers. From crow’s feet – the lines the form at the outer corner...

Urticarial Pigmentosa Jul 27th, 2016

Urticarial Pigmentosa is a skin disease that occurs when the body produces too many mast cells –blood cells that support the immune system. The condition associated with the overabundance inflammatory cells in the skin is known as cutaneous mastocytosis. Urticarial pigmentosa is the most common variety of cutaneous mastocytosis. Although...

Necrotizing Fasciitis Jul 21st, 2016

Necrotizing fasciitis – sometimes called flesh-eating bacteria – is a very rare disease, but when it does occur, it often makes the headlines. There is no one bacteria to blame for necrotizing fasciitis. Several types of bacteria, including those associated with common illnesses such as strep throat and impetigo, can...

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Jul 11th, 2016

Henoch-Schonlein purpura, sometimes known as HSP, is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in the tiny blood vessels of the skin. It is not clear what triggers the condition, but it often appears a few weeks after an upper respiratory infection such as strep or mycoplasma. HSP is most common...

Cellulite Jul 3rd, 2016

Cellulite is a collection of fat pockets that form under the surface of the skin. These fat pockets protrude into the dermis – the skin layer located directly beneath the outer layer of skin – causing a dimpled, bumpy appearance. When the connective tissue bands located in the dermis weaken,...

5 Common Sunscreen Mistakes Jun 26th, 2016

Sunscreen is an important tool in preventing sun damage, but improper use can actually lessen the effectiveness of sunscreen. Before stepping out in the sun this summer, take a look at these 5 common sunscreen mistakes you might be making. Not wearing sunscreen daily. Regardless of your age, race, gender...

Treating Sunburn Jun 17th, 2016

Too much fun in the sun without taking the right precautions and you could suffer from sunburn. Although prevention is key, if you happen to over do it, there are some things you should know about treating sunburn. Even if you’ve applied sunscreen – it’s not foolproof. Perspiration, a dip...

Choosing a Mosquito Repellent Jun 10th, 2016

Mosquitoes are more than an annoyance; the tiny insects are actually dangerous. Mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of a number of diseases including malaria, dengue, West Nile, Zika and encephalitis. Mosquito repellents help protect against bites and disease spread. There are an estimated 3000 species of mosquitoes and approximately...

Rheumatoid Nodules Jun 6th, 2016

Rheumatoid nodules are a skin manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This autoimmune disease is most often associated with painful, swollen joints but symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can also be detected in multiple organs, including the skin. Although the condition causes a variety of skin symptoms, rheumatoid nodules are the most...

MRSA Skin Infections May 25th, 2016

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections, are skin infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. MRSA can also spread to the lungs or blood. These infections are more serious and harder to treat. The majority of MRSA skin infections occur in nursing homes residents and...

Plantar Warts May 16th, 2016

Plantar warts are warts that develop on the feet. Typically seen on the plantar surface – sole – of the foot, the warts can be painful and irritating. Like all warts, plantar warts, also known as foot warts, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100...

Caring for Minor Skin Burns May 11th, 2016

Most everyone has suffered a minor skin burn at one time or another. This type of burn can be the result of sun overexposure, scalding from hot liquid, fire, contact with chemicals or even an unfortunate encounter with a faulty electrical outlet. Before treating, it is important to determine the...

Treatment of Fire Ant Bites May 1st, 2016

Some species of fire ants are native to Texas and additional species of the pesky insects likely made their way in the soil of plants that were transported on ships. But, however they got here, the red fire ant is common throughout the state and most Texans know to avoid...

Scleroderma Apr 24th, 2016

Scleroderma is not a disease but rather a symptom of a group of diseases associated with abnormal growth of collagen in the body’s connective tissue. This excess of collagen hardens the skin causing it to become stiff and immobile. Scleroderma is more common in women than men. There are many...

Black Heel Apr 17th, 2016

Black heel, or calcaneal petechiae, is a trauma-induced darkening of the back or sides of the heel. Dermatologists often see black heel in adolescent and young adult athletes. Sometimes called talon noir, black heel is painless and harmless. It is most often seen in players who engage in active sports...

Polymorphous Light Eruption Apr 8th, 2016

Polymorphous light eruption is a skin rash that develops on areas of the body that have been exposed to sunlight. The condition is sometimes referred to as “sun allergy.” It is seen most often in women with fair skin and often develops between the ages of 20 to 40 years....

Styes Apr 3rd, 2016

Styes are boils that develop on the eyelid. They occur when an eyelash follicle becomes infected and fills with pus. Most styes form along the edge of the eyelid. A red lump appears and may be accompanied by pain, swelling and tearing in the affected eye. Sometimes chalazions can be...

Angioma Mar 18th, 2016

Angiomas are non-cancerous tumors made up of blood vessels or lymph vessels. Cherry angiomas, also called senile angiomas and Campbell de Morgan spots, are bright red in color and quite common. The growths are typically small, ranging in size from that of a pencil tip up to one-fourth of an...

Cellulitis Mar 18th, 2016

Cellulitis is a skin infection that happens when bacteria enters the skin through a break or cut and spreads to deeper tissues. Mild cases of cellulitis are easily treated, but if the condition progresses it can lead to sepsis, a life-threatening infection. Cellulitis is commonly seen when the skin’s protective...

Nickel Allergy Mar 18th, 2016

Nickel allergy is a problem for an estimated 20 percent of the population. Individuals with an allergy to nickel typically experience rash and itching whenever an item containing nickel touches their skin. Nickel is a hard, silvery metallic element used primarily in the manufacturing of stainless steels, but it also...

Vitamin D Mar 17th, 2016

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from sun exposure, certain foods and supplements. Vitamin D plays an important role in the body, helping to promote calcium absorption, boosting cell growth, aiding immune and neuromuscular function and reducing inflammation. Although ultraviolet rays from the sun do aid in the...

The Facts About Hair Loss Feb 12th, 2016

A certain degree of hair loss is normal for both men and women. Most people shed a small number of hairs – about 50 to 100 – every day, but thinning and bald spots are an indication of more extreme hair loss. There are a number of conditions that lead...

Healthy Nails Feb 12th, 2016

Healthy nails don’t just happen; proper routine nail care is needed to avoid nail problems and injury. Nails are mostly keratin, the same protein found in hair and skin. The root of the nail grows from a small pocket under the skin called the matrix. New cells produced in the...

Scars – Minimizing scarring after injury Feb 12th, 2016

After injury complete scar prevention may not be possible, but there are steps you can take to minimize scar tissue formation. Scars are part of the natural healing process. When the deep dermal layer of the skin is injured, the body produces collagen – a strong, fibrous protein – to...

Love Your Skin – Valentine’s Day health tips for skin Feb 11th, 2016

Show your skin a little love this month through healthy living. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this time of year is all about love and that includes loving your skin. Expensive skin care products and fancy packaging may look appealing, but dermatologists know the best way to truly love your...

Keratosis Pilaris Feb 9th, 2016

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that affects both children and adults. Characterized by tiny skin bumps, keratosis pilaris is sometimes described as “chicken skin,” since it resembles the skin of a plucked fowl. The dry, rough patches of skin seen in keratosis pilaris are dotted with small bumps...

Body Piercings Feb 9th, 2016

Body piercings are puncture wounds made in body tissue to allow jewelry to be inserted. Piercings are popular with men, women and children of all age groups, but it is important to be aware that invasive body art can pose health risks. One of the most common areas of the...

Keloids Feb 8th, 2016

Keloids occur as a result of abnormal healing of the skin following injury such as surgery, trauma and various skin conditions including chickenpox. Some keloids develop immediately, while others continue to grow over time. Keloids form when an overgrowth of fibrous tissue occurs outside the injury border producing a lumpy,...

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Feb 8th, 2016

Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as acne inversa, is a chronic skin condition that typically appears after puberty. The exact cause is not known, but hormones and the immune system are thought to play a role. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) often starts with the appearance of a single painful, inflamed bump and...

Merkel Cell Carcinoma Dec 10th, 2015

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare form of skin cancer that grows and spreads rapidly. The aggressive skin cancer typically occurs in fair skinned adults over the age of 50 and is much more prevalent in men. The exact cause of Merkel cell carcinoma is not clear but a virus...

Neurodermatitis Dec 10th, 2015

Neurodermatitis is a skin condition associated with an itch. Also known as lichen simplex chronicus, neurodermatitis usually begins with a patch of itchy skin. The patch may come and go, but the itch often intensifies over time. Neurodermatitis is not contagious and cannot be passed to others. The condition can...

Winter Dandruff Dec 10th, 2015

Winter dandruff is hard to miss when the season calls for dark sweaters and jackets. Although it can be embarrassing, dandruff isn’t a sign of poor hygiene or dirty hair; it’s the result of dry skin on the scalp. Winter dandruff is no different than dandruff seen during the rest...

Holiday Stress & Skin Problems Dec 10th, 2015

Holiday stress and skin problems may seem an unlikely combination, but the truth is some skin conditions can be exacerbated by stress. Inflammatory dermatologic conditions such as acne, rosacea and psoriasis can flare around holiday time. The busyness of the season including work and family get-togethers, gift buying, baking, cooking...

Shingles Dec 10th, 2015

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a skin condition caused by the chickenpox virus. If you had chickenpox, you can get shingles. After recovering from chickenpox, the virus invades the nervous system where it can lie dormant for years before erupting in a painful rash that appears along nerve...

Age Spots Dec 10th, 2015

Age spots are pigment changes in the skin caused by longtime sun exposure. Also called liver spots or solar lentigines, the flat spots range in color from tan to brown or black and often appear in areas that have been repeatedly exposed to the sun. Age spots develop over time...

Skin Care Basics Dec 10th, 2015

You don’t have to spend a fortune on high-end products to properly care for your skin. By following a few simple tips, you can economically build a supply of skin care basics. A healthy skin care routine begins with the use of a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Read the label before...

Melasma Dec 10th, 2015

If you’ve noticed dark patches of skin developing on parts of the body frequently exposed to the sun, it could be melasma. The skin discoloration is not harmful but is a cosmetic concern for many individuals. Melasma is a very common skin condition and affects far more women than men....

Basal Cell Carcinoma Nov 4th, 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...

Scalp Psoriasis Nov 4th, 2015

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...

Head Lice: Prevention & Treatment Nov 4th, 2015

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...

Adult Acne Nov 4th, 2015

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...

Living with Rosacea Oct 14th, 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...

What are Skin Tags? Oct 14th, 2015

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...

When to See Your Dermatologist for a Rash Oct 14th, 2015

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...

Preventing Athlete’s Foot Oct 14th, 2015

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...

Northstar Dermatology of Keller, TX Announces Change in Leadership Mar 3rd, 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,...

Dr. Amir Aboutalebi joins Northstar Dermatology in Keller Feb 7th, 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...

Managing Acne Jan 7th, 2015

Acne occurs when skin pores become clogged with sebum (oil produced by the skin) and dead skin cells. This blockage leads to the formation of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and cysts. The sebum in the blocked pores may also attract bacteria, creating inflammation. Hormonal fluctuations can increase sebum production and lead...

Skin Cancer Jan 7th, 2015

Skin cancer normally occurs in individuals with lighter complexions, but no one is immune – anyone can get skin cancer. Most cases of skin cancer are caused by damage from the sun and indoor tanning; however, individuals with a large number of moles (50 or more), close relatives with skin...

Learning the ABCDEs of Moles Jan 6th, 2015

Moles are skin lesions that can appear anywhere on the body including the palms and soles, scalp and even under the nails. The lesions are so common that virtually everyone has them. In fact, by the time we reach adulthood, most of us have between 10 to 40 moles. Moles...

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Fall Brings Exciting Addition to Northstar Dermatology in Keller, TX Sep 9th, 2014

Keller, Texas – Northstar Dermatology and Dr. Sina Aboutalebi are pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Tan, MD from Harvard Dermatology will be joining the team at Northstar Dermatology in October 2014. Dr. Tan is a board-certified dermatologist who is also fellowship-trained in pediatric dermatology, and specializes in the diagnosis...

Can Botox Provide the Boost You’re Looking For Sep 8th, 2014

It’s normal to develop wrinkling of the skin and facial lines as we gradually age. Over time, the connective tissue within our skin breaks down leading to lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging. Frowning or squinting can also lead to skin folds and wrinkles between the eyebrows and corner of...

Seborrheic Dermatitis Sep 8th, 2014

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory condition of the skin that affects people of all ages. Adults with seborrheic dermatitis often develop scaly patches on oily areas of the skin involving the head, face, and body. The patches are most common on the scalp but also appear on the ears,...

Actinic Keratosis Sep 3rd, 2014

Actinic keratosis (AK) is skin damage caused by excessive exposure to sun over a period of years. The condition causes skin to become rough, dry and scaly. About Actinic Keratosis Actinic keratosis is one of the most common skin conditions that lead patients to see their dermatologist. Once a patch...

Bringing Home Bedbugs Jul 17th, 2014

Bringing Home Bedbugs If you’re planning a summer vacation, you may want to take steps to avoid bringing home any unexpected souvenirs. Bedbugs are small, flat parasitic insects that thrive on human blood, and they’re especially fond of travelers. Unnoticed, they can hitch a ride in luggage seams, folded clothing,...

July 2014 Special – Buy One Get One 50% off Elta MD Sunscreen Jul 7th, 2014

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Washing Your Face Jun 6th, 2014

Simple Face Washing Steps That Can Improve Your Skin Washing your face may seem like a no-brainer, but did you know following a few simple steps could actually improve the appearance of your skin? Start by selecting the right cleanser, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of...

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Warts May 13th, 2014

Why Do I Have Warts? Warts are skin growths caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Anyone can get warts, but they are most common in young adults and children. In fact, warts affect an estimated 20 percent of all school-aged children. There are many strains of HPV that cause...

May 2014 Special – 20% off all Elta MD Skincare May 6th, 2014

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Screen Time May 6th, 2014

Screen Time Before heading out to enjoy a day outdoors, don’t forget to apply a generous covering of broad-spectrum, waterproof sunscreen. A year ‘round daily application of sunscreen with at least 30 SPF will protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Think sun tanned skin gives you a healthy...

Acne Scars May 1st, 2014

Erasing Acne Scars Finally, the acne that plagued you for years has improved, but instead of the smooth skin you hoped for, you’re left with unsightly scarring. Acnes scars are caused when bacteria triggers a response from the body’s immune system, damaging the skin’s collagen, and leaving scars that remain...

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November Special: Get a Clarisonic Mia 2 and Extra Brush Head for $149 Nov 5th, 2013

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Northstar Dermatology Awarded 2013 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award Aug 7th, 2013

Each year, Celebration Media and Talk of the Town News highlight businesses that have received high ratings in customer care.  Fort Worth, Texas’ Northstar Dermatology has received a coveted five star rating in 2013’s Customer Satisfaction Award, excelling in customer satisfaction.  Dr. Sina Aboutalebi of Northstar Dermatology sat down to...

August Product Special: Glytone Pamper Kit only $40 ($72 Value) Aug 1st, 2013

Have you managed to neglect your feet, especially your heels, during these past few months of summer? Dry, cracked, and callused feet can be really painful and even bleed.  Although this is a common problem, it is likely to happen in the summer months when open shoes or sandals are popular. If left...

July Product Special: Buy 1 Elta Sunscreen and get the second at 50% OFF Jul 8th, 2013

You and your kids love spending time outdoors.  Whether it’s riding bikes, being at your kids’ sporting events or enjoying a day at the pool or water park.  As fun as it is being outdoors, under the Texas sun, what’s not fun is getting burned. Did you know a sunburn...

June Product Special: Get a Neocutis Bio-Gel for 50% off Jun 10th, 2013

Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture and tone to restore luminosity. For the month of June, we are offering Neocutis Bio-Gel for only $55! (50% off the suggsted retail price of $110) This unique hydrogel combines the power of PSP and hyaluronic acide to help: Reduce...

Dr. Sina Aboutalebi, Voted Top Doctor by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine May 15th, 2013

Dr. Sina Aboutalebi of Northstar Dermatology discusses being named a 2013 Top Doctor by the Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. Fort Worth, TX – April 17, 2013 – Every year, the magazine Fort Worth, Texas releases their list of the top doctors in the Fort Worth area.  In 2013’s edition, Dr. Sina Aboutalebi...

May Product Special: Mother’s Day Eye Package targets fine lines May 2nd, 2013

Target the appearance of lines, wrinkles, puffiness and under eye darkness with the Bio-Restorative Eye Care System for only $145 With age, comes wisdom, but we can do without the crow’s feet! Luckily Neocutis has an eye cream that helps target the signs of lines and wrinkles, puffiness, dehydration and...

April Product Special: In honor of Rosacea Awareness Month, Peche is 20% off this Month Only Apr 2nd, 2013

Peche is 20% off the month of April. Upgrade your regimine and get a Journee and Cleanser for only $50 more! This is a $75 Total Savings! Rosacea is a common and chronic inflammatory skin condition that is estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans- and most of them...

Dr. Sina Aboutalebi receives 2012 America’s Most Compassionate Doctor Award Mar 25th, 2013

Dr. Sina Aboutalebi has been recently awarded a 2012 Most Compassionate Doctor Award.  The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of Vitals Patients’ Choice, a national recognition program in which patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors through an online physician ratings service. The Most Compassionate Doctor certification is granted...

March Special: Diminish Age Spots and Even Skin Tone Mar 6th, 2013

Buy a Perle and get a free Hyalis, price $95 ($55 Savings) Neocutis Perle is a Hydroquinone-free spot minimizing brightening cream with Melaplex. Daily use of Perle will visibly diminsh the appearance of age spots and unven skin tone. It helps restore the look of skin clarity and tone for...

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"Patients’ Choice Award Winner” for 2012 Oct 25th, 2012

Dr. Sina Aboutalebi is among the select few physicians that have been awarded the prestigious “Patients’ Choice Award” for 2012, and 2011. Keller, TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Dr. Sina Aboutalebi is among the select few physicians that have been awarded the prestigious “Patients’ Choice Award” for 2012, and 2011....

Northstar Dermatology Now Offering Levulan PDT Services Jul 18th, 2012

Unique treatment effectively treats Actinic Keratoses, which are sun damaged skin cells, that if left untreated could develop into skin cancer. Keller, Texas (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Dr. Sina Aboutalebi, of Northstar Dermatology in Keller, TX is now offering Levulan Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) to treat Actinic Keratoses (AKs). Levulan PDT is a unique treatment...

Northstar Dermatology Holds Skin Cancer Screening for Robson Ranch Community May 3rd, 2012

Skin Cancer screenings are designed to create skin cancer awareness, promote healthy living, and help patients detect suspicious skin lesions. Keller, TX (PRWEB) May 03, 2012 Dr. Sina Aboutalebi, from Northstar Dermatology in Keller, TX participated at the Health Fair at Robson Ranch by performing skin cancer screening for the...