Dermatology Articles

Dermatology Articles

Serving Keller and Fort Worth TX

Serving Keller and Fort Worth TX

News & Updates 2018-05-01T16:08:27+00:00

May 2018

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition that causes the skin to lose its color. While it is a lifelong condition, it is neither contagious nor life-threatening. Discuss treatments with your Northstar dermatologist to determine what might work best for your specific vitiligo needs.

Rosacea

What starts out as a tendency to flush or blush easily can sometimes become rosacea which causes redness that spreads to the nose, and cheeks. If this sounds like you, a visit to your Northstar dermatologist can help you determine if you have rosacea, what kind, as well as ways to manage and treat it.

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 dry with no sweat.

Northstar Dermatology is pleased to welcome Mrs. Christine Read, PA-C to our patient care team!

Mrs. Christine Read is a board-certified Physician Assistant with a special interest in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology. She later graduated with honors from The University of North Texas in Fort Worth with her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.

March 2018

Eczema

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

Peptides

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

February 2018

Xerosis

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

January 2018

Melasma

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

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While common, cellulitis spreads quickly throughout the body and can become serious.

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

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 research, women are nine times more likely to

July 2017

Rashes

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

Hand Eczema

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

June 2017

Sunburn

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

May 2017

Carbuncle

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

Folliculitis

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.

April 2017

Rosacea

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

March 2017

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Acne Scars

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

January 2017

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Diabetic Skin

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

October 2016

Psoriasis

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

September 2016

Isotretinoin

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

August 2016

Blisters

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

July 2016

Cellulite

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.

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Scleroderma

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

Black Heel

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

Styes

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

March 2016

Angioma

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

Cellulitis

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

Vitamin D

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.

February 2016

Keloids

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

December 2015

Shingles

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

Age Spots

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

Melasma

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

November 2015

Adult Acne

Acne isn’t just for teenagers; adults can suffer from acne, too. Adult acne may be a continuation of the skin breakouts experienced during adolescence, or it may occur for the first time during the adult years. First time acne that

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Skin Cancer

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

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Warts

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

Screen Time

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

Acne Scars

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

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Dr. Sina Aboutalebi receives 2012 America’s Most Compassionate Doctor Award

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

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