Medical Dermatology

Allergies that result in rashes, bumps, itching, redness and other skin conditions are very common, and their cause can sometimes be very hard to identify. Rashes can be caused by many things, including plants (such as poison ivy), allergic reactions to a medication or food, or...

A skin tag is nothing more than a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk and is not skin cancer. Skin tags are not dangerous. Most often they are found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts...

Skin moles can range from harmless freckles to dangerous skin cancer lesions and it is of vital importance that we all learn the differences. Skin Cancer and Moles Though they might look unsightly, benign moles, lumps, and bumps on the skin, many times insurance will not pay...

The medical term for hives is urticaria. Hives are different than allergies or allergic reactions and are red, itchy, raised welts on the skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. Each is thought that each one characteristically lasts no longer than 6 to 12 hours....

Freckles aren't complicated. What freckles are, are merely a pigment (color) called "melanin." Melanin is a chemical made by skin cells called "melanocytes." Melanin helps to protect the skin from the Sun's harmful ultraviolet rays by reflecting or absorbing them. Freckles are natural, and they...

Eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne are chronic, nagging skin problems that don't go away. They can, however, be managed with excellent results. Medications and lifestyle changes can work together to get chronic skin problems under control. Eczema Eczema affects about 10% to 20% of infants, and about...

Moles, brown age spots, and growths on the skin are usually harmless, but not always worth getting checked out. It is also important to note that anyone who has greater than 100 moles is at a higher risk of Melanoma. The good news is there are...

Laser resurfacing is used to treat uneven skin texture, blotchiness, acne scars, wrinkles and sun-damaged skin as well as many other skin imperfections. Laser resurfacing can be performed by two different methods. The first method creates a uniform “injury” similar to deeper chemical peel or dermabrasion....

If in fact, you are what you eat, then diet affects all aspects of the whole you, including your skin care. Skin is your body’s single largest organ. It requires the same nutrients that all your other vital organs require, such as vitamins, minerals, and...

Yes, you've worked hard, but Kybella will do the rest. Did you know that being overweight is not the only cause of double chins? In fact, even naturally thin people have excess fat and loose skin along the jawline. Sometimes it is the result of...