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Dermatofibroma: Generally Just a Cosmetic Issue

Dermatofibroma

Dermatofibroma – also known as benign fibrous histiocytoma – is a slow-growing, benign skin nodule that usually develops on the lower legs. Dermatofibromas occur in adults of all ages but are more common in women than men. However, the growths are rare in children. Because these noncancerous growths do not go away on their own, you may…

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Dermatologist Answers Top 4 FAQs About Warts

Dermatologist Answers Top 4 FAQs About Warts - Asheboro

Sometimes, a wart is little more than a minor annoyance that simply goes away on its own. In many other cases, though, warts do not respond to over-the-counter treatments and instead require help from a dermatologist. If you have a stubborn wart that will not go away—or keeps coming back after it does—turn to Asheboro…

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A Dermatologist Explains Melanoma

A Dermatologist Explains Melanoma - Thomasville

Melanoma cancer is a common form of skin cancer, with approximately 87,110 new cases diagnosed this year alone. The first step to battling this serious illness is to understand why it occurs and how it can be treated, and the dermatologists at the Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center in Thomasville can provide all the information…

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Melasma And What You Can Do About It

Melasma

Melasma is a darkening of the skin that can result in patches that can be tan, brown or gray. These patches can appear for a number of reasons, including an increase in hormone levels such as from pregnancy or birth control pills, or they can appear from overexposure from the sun. Sometimes these patches can…

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Stanly County Dermatologist Explains 5 Ways to Alleviate Dry Skin

Stanly County Dermatologist Explains 5 Ways to Alleviate Dry Skin - Albemarle

If you suffer from dry, itchy skin, you’re not alone. You’ve probably tried a range of treatments on the market, including creams, oils, and face masks. Unfortunately, some of these supposed cures may actually further irritate your skin. If you feel you’ve tried everything, don’t fear—there are a number of dermatologist-approved ways to help lock…

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What Do You Need to Know About Mohs?

Mohs Examination

Mohs surgery is one of the most effective treatments for some kinds of skin cancer. It has a 98% cure rate for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. If you, or a loved one, have recently been diagnosed with one of these types of skin cancer, learning more…

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Dermatologists Explain 3 Causes of Eczema

Dermatologists Explain 3 Causes of Eczema - Thomasville

Eczema is one of the most puzzling dermatologic conditions, and dermatologists have failed to identify a direct cause for its manifestation. However, according to the staff at the Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center in Thomasville, Asheboro, Albemarle and Pinehurst, NC, there are several contributing factors that may be responsible for flare ups. Knowing them can…

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Local Dermatologist Explains Dermatitis & Treatment Options

Local Dermatologist Explains Dermatitis & Treatment Options - Albemarle

Dermatitis refers to a condition which causes the skin to become swollen, red, and sore as a result of an external irritant. The professionals at the Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center in Albemarle, North Carolina have treated countless patients suffering from these conditions. Their compassionate team is expertly trained in identifying your dermatitis and obtain…

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