Category: Medical Dermatology

Skin Cancer: Mohs Surgery vs Traditional Excision

Appropriately named after the doctor who invented this technique, Dr. Frederick Mohs, Mohs cancer surgery is now considered the gold standard for skin cancer treatment. It is a precise and effective treatment for most skin cancers with melanoma being an exception. Let’s analyze skin cancer Mohs surgery vs traditional excision.

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Accutane for Acne: What To Expect Before, During, and After

Got acne? Maybe you have dealt with it since you were a teen, and it never went away completely. Maybe it has suddenly returned with a vengeance. If you are ready to leave acne behind for good, Accutane could be the answer. Let’s dive into what to expect before, during, and after Accutane.

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Safety Risks Associated With At-Home Pore Extraction Tools

No one is listening, so you can be honest. When was the last time you popped a pimple? It’s hard to look into your lighted makeup mirror every day and notice another blemish or blackhead without wanting to squeeze it out. Right? And, we’ll never tell your new secret vice is binge watching Dr. Pimple Popper. Now that it’s all out in the open, let’s talk safety risks associated with at-home pore extraction.

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When To See A Dermatologist For Melasma?

When brown spots on our skin appear out of nowhere, it is easy to get anxious that it could be skin cancer. There are other skin conditions that can be worrisome, but melasma is not one of them. So, you may be wondering: what is it, what does it look like, why does it occur, and when to see a dermatologist.

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How To Prevent And Remove Stubborn Blackheads

Were you one of those teenagers who spent time in front of the mirror trying to pop or squeeze out every last blackhead on your face? Then you were left with red blotches everywhere. Now that you are an adult who is older and wiser, you know you shouldn’t do that. Right? Let’s clue you in on how to prevent and remove stubborn blackheads.

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Can Adults Get Eczema?

Although it is thought of as a childhood condition, eczema can affect anyone at any age, including adults. If an adult has eczema, it is medically called adult-onset atopic dermatitis. 31 million Americans have eczema so it is quite common. It can begin in childhood, adolescence, or as an adult, and it is a chronic condition. Let’s learn why adults get eczema and what they can do about it.

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Why See A Dermatologist For Mole And Skin Tag Removal?

We all worry about moles, skin tags, and other strange looking lesions. Are they the beginning of cancer or are they harmless? There are those who think it is safe to remove these unwanted skin growths themselves.

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What To Expect With Mohs Surgery

Known as the gold standard in treating skin cancers, micrographic Mohs surgery is a highly effective treatment for the removal of the most common types of skin cancers. It is actually named for the medical student who perfected it back in the 1930s, but has since been modified to today’s standards. If your dermatologist has recommended this procedure to treat your skin cancer, here is what to expect with Mohs surgery.

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