• What is Mohs surgery?

    Also called Mohs micrographic surgery Used to treat skin cancer, this surgery has a unique benefit. During surgery, the surgeon can see where the cancer stops. This isn’t possible with other types of treatment for skin cancer. The ability to see where the cancer stops gives Mohs (pronounced Moes) two

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  • Skin reactions from targeted therapy deserve attention

    Skin reaction from targeted therapy: Caught early, many skin reactions can be treated so that you don’t have to stop targeted therapy. Are you receiving targeted therapy to treat skin cancer — or any other cancer? If so, dermatologists recommend that you pay close attention to your skin. Skin reactions

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  • How can I tell if I have skin cancer

    People of all ages get skin cancer. Checking your skin can help you find skin cancer early when it’s highly treatable. Skin cancer is actually one of the easiest cancers to find. That’s because skin cancer usually begins where you can see it. You can get skin cancer anywhere on your skin — from

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  • Adults with eczema too often suffer in silence

    Peter Moffat, creator of Criminal Justice, is diminishing the stigma of atopic dermatitis by raising awareness of this disease. Peter Moffat knows well the everyday struggles of living with atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema. Now he’s using his celebrity status to raise awareness

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  • Liposuction: What can it do for me?

    Liposuction is a type of surgery used to remove fat. By removing a small amount of fat, it’s possible to reshape just about any area of the body. Areas you can reshape Before and after tumescent liposuction: This 53-year-old woman had tumescent liposuction to flatten her belly, which improved the

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  • 10 things you should know before having laser scar treatment

    After two pulsed-dye laser treatments from a board-certified dermatologist (B), this woman’s raised scar (A) is much less noticeable. A laser can seem like a magic wand that can make any scar disappear. Medical lasers, however, are nothing to play with. To get impressive results and avoid serious

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  • Cellulite treatments: What really works?

    Cellulite on thigh: Most women, even very fit women, have cellulite — fat that causes the skin to dimple. If cellulite bothers you, you’re not alone. Our desire to get rid of — or at least diminish — cellulite has led to many treatment options. With so many treatments out there, it can be hard

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  • Genital herpes

    Genital herpes is an STD. If your partner has genital herpes, you can catch it — even when your partner doesn’t have sores. Genital herpes: Overview What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It’s caused by the herpes simplex virus. Anyone who is sexually active

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  • Should I hide my child’s skin condition with makeup?

    Covering up a skin condition with camouflaging makeup may improve a child’s quality of life. If a birthmark or other skin condition causes your child to feel bad, covering it up with makeup may help. That’s what the findings from two studies suggest. Wearing makeup can improve a child’s quality

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  • Scars

    Scars: Overview If you dislike the look of a scar, treatment may make it less noticeable. What exactly is a scar? When you injure your skin, your body naturally repairs the damage. How your body repairs this damage depends on how deeply the injury penetrates your skin. If the injury damages the top

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  • When is a mole a problem?

    Dermatologist examining a new mole. If you develop a new mole after age 30, a dermatologist should examine the mole for signs of melanoma. #1 problem with moles: Melanoma While most moles are harmless, you shouldn’t ignore yours. Melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer, can begin in a mole. A bleeding

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  • Signs your child’s mole needs to be checked

    Moles on a child’s skin are generally nothing to worry about. New moles appear during childhood and adolescence. As the child grows, the moles will naturally get bigger. It’s also normal for moles on a child’s skin to darken or lighten. Some moles fade away. These changes are common and rarely

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  • Heart medicine can clear strawberry birthmarks

    If you left your dermatologist’s office with a prescription for propranolol (pro-pran-no-lol), you can take comfort in knowing that your baby is getting a trustworthy treatment for a fast-growing birthmark. Why would a dermatologist prescribe heart medication to treat a birthmark? Yes, propranolol

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  • Birthmarks

    Birthmarks: Overview Salmon patches: This harmless birthmark will fade with time and tends to be most noticeable when your baby cries or becomes too warm. What exactly is a birthmark? If your baby has a birthmark, you’ll likely see a spot, patch, or lump that looks different from the rest of

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  • 5 ways to help your teenager survive acne

    Having any type of acne (pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, or acne cysts) can feel devastating for a teenager. Just when our appearance becomes so important and we want to look our best, acne can begin. Some teens seem unfazed by acne. For most teenagers, however, this especially visible skin problem

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  • Is that stubborn acne really acne?

    Pimple-like breakouts around the mouth: This may look like acne, but it’s actually a skin condition called perioral dermatitis — not acne. If you have acne that just won’t go away, you may want to take a closer look at your skin. It’s possible that you don’t have acne. Other skin conditions

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  • Stubborn acne? Hormonal therapy may help

    Women who have acne along their jawline and lower face tend to have good results from hormonal therapy for acne. Do you continue to see acne along your lower face, jawline, and neck despite trying all sorts of acne treatments? Have you taken an antibiotic to treat your acne and been disappointed with

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  • 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne

    While it’s important to wash your face, washing too many times a day can irritate your skin, causing new breakouts. Are you faithfully treating your acne but still seeing new breakouts? Your skin care routine could be to blame. Here you’ll find 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne and dermatologists’

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  • What can clear severe acne?

    If you wake up to find a few large pimples on your otherwise clear face, you may consider that severe acne. Likewise, a breakout of whiteheads and blackheads before a first date may seem like severe acne. But that’s not the type of acne we’re talking about here. Severe acne: This 14-year-old boy

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  • Rosacea treatment: Thickening skin

    Before and after extensive surgery to treat thickened skin on the nose. If you’re diagnosed with rosacea, pay close attention to your skin. If you notice firm, rounded bumps or thickening of the skin on your face, it’s time to see a dermatologist. These changes are most common on the nose. You may

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  • Rosacea treatment: Eye problems

    Swollen eyelids, bloodshot eyes, or a feeling that you have something in your eyes could mean that you have rosacea in your eyes. People who have rosacea are often unaware that it can also develop in their eyes. As a result, symptoms, such as irritated or dry eyes, are often overlooked. In fact, many

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  • Rosacea treatment for acne-like breakouts

    Before and after treatment for acne-like breakouts of rosacea: After 3 laser treatments (right), this woman has less redness and fewer acne-like breakouts. If your rosacea causes breakouts that look like acne, you have some effective treatment options. Here’s what your rosacea treatment plan from

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  • Lasers and lights: How well do they treat rosacea?

    Rosacea patient before and after 2 laser treatments: After treatment (right), the many tiny blood vessels on this patient’s cheek cleared. If you have rosacea, laser or light therapy may be a part of your treatment plan. It’s unlikely to be your only treatment, though. Different treatments for different

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  • Do you have to treat rosacea?

    Rosacea in his eyes and on his skin: Treatment can alleviate the rosacea on this man’s skin and in his eyes. Rosacea is a common skin condition, which can also affect your eyes. When rosacea develops in your eyes, it’s important to treat it. Otherwise, you could develop problems with your eyesight.

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  • Does rosacea increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke?

    You can find out whether you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke by seeing your primary care doctor for a checkup. There’s still no straightforward answer to this question. Findings from a few studies suggest the answer is yes. Other studies have not found that rosacea increases

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  • Does drinking cause rosacea?

    While drinking may play a role in causing rosacea, people who never drink alcohol can develop this common skin condition. Research suggests that drinking alcohol may increase a person’s risk of getting rosacea. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology concluded that

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  • 8 things to know if you’re diagnosed with rosacea

    If you’re diagnosed with rosacea, there’s a lot you can do to relieve your discomfort and prevent flare-ups. Were you recently diagnosed with rosacea? If so, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are 8 tips that dermatologist give their patients with rosacea to help them control the condition

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  • 6 rosacea skin care tips dermatologists give their patients

    Even if you’re already treating your rosacea, the right skin care can make a noticeable difference. A rosacea friendly skin care routine can: Help your skin feel more comfortable Improve the results you see from treatment Boost your skin’s overall health Reduce rosacea flare-ups To help patients

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  • Is any acne treatment safe to use during pregnancy?

    So many things change during pregnancy, and your acne treatment may need to be one of them. Here’s what you should know about using acne treatment while you’re pregnant. Acne medication never to take during pregnancy If you’re pregnant, immediately stop taking these medications and do not use them

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  • Pimple popping: Why a dermatologist should do it

    Too often, people worsen their acne by squeezing pimples and other acne blemishes. If you have a pimple that you’re about to pop, stop! You’ll want to read this first. Do-it-yourself pimple popping can backfire Squeezing pimples and other acne blemishes may seem so simple that anyone can do it,

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  • Is that acne on my baby’s face?

    Newborn with acne: In newborns, acne often clears on its own without treatment. It’s possible. Acne usually begins in one’s teen’s, but some babies have acne. Here’s what parents should know. Newborn acne is generally nothing to worry about About 20% of newborns have a type of acne called neonatal

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  • Could a moisturizer help clear your acne?

    When creating an acne treatment plan, dermatologists sometimes include a moisturizer. Acne can cause your skin to feel oily and greasy, so a moisturizer may be the last thing you’d think of trying. A moisturizer, however, may be just what you need if you’re using one of the following acne treatments: Benzoyl

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  • I have acne! Is it okay to wear makeup?

    Need to use acne medication? Want to wear makeup? Apply the acne medication first. Yes, you can wear makeup, but you’ll want to choose it carefully. Some cosmetics can cause acne. When this happens, you develop a type of acne called acne cosmetica. Even women who would not otherwise have acne can

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  • Is that acne or rosacea? How to tell them apart

    Redness and breakouts on your face could mean that you have acne, but not always. A skin condition called rosacea can cause acne-like breakouts and redness. This picture can help you tell the difference between these two common skin conditions. How seeing a dermatologist can help If you think you have

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  • Are your hair care products causing breakouts?

    The oils in hair care products can cause tiny breakouts along your hairline and forehead. Do you have tiny bumps along your hairline, the upper part of your forehead, or both? Have you noticed tiny bumps along the back of your neck? The culprit may be your hair care products. Shampoos, conditioners,

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