Sun damage is a major problem in the U.S. Skin cancer (including Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma) is becoming more prevalent every year. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in the world. There are also a variety of non-cancerous lesions that are sun induced and other inflammatory disorders…

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized surgical technique where skin cancer is precisely removed, and the tissue is processed in the same office to insure that all of the cancer has been eliminated. The procedure is so named in honor of Dr. Frederic Moh, the surgeon who developed the procedure. The Mohs procedure is not…

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Nummular Dermatitis (which is sometimes called “Eczema”) is a term that describes a constellation of findings that is quite variable (in appearance, age of onset, symptoms etc.) but is very common. It is one of the most frequently made diagnoses in all of dermatology. Nummular Dermatitis can occur at any age, but it more frequently…

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Dry Skin (or Xerosis) can be a significant problem for many people. This is especially true during the cool parts of the year or during times when temperatures fluctuate. Dry Skin can cause itching and irritation, and if it is bad enough, it can predispose some people to skin infections. For these and other reasons,…

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Urticaria is a phenomenon in which the skin develops itchy, red or pink blotches. Most people refer to this skin finding as “hives”, and some call the skin blotches “welts”. These itchy areas tend to arise and disappear within a few hours, but others often emerge as the former ones disappear. The cause of urticaria…

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Rosacea (pronounced “Ro-zay-sha”), which is also called Acne Rosacea, is a common skin disorder that affects more than 5% of the U.S. population. It tends to occur in patients between the ages of 30-55 but can occur in any adult patient. Women are affected more often than men. Rosacea tends to be a chronic disorder…

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Please read completely before starting your lsotretinoin ! DO NOT use your other “acne medications” (prior OTC products or prescriptions) DO NOT get in a tanning bed DO NOT get excessive sunshine unless you are very careful with protection. Some patients burn easier on this medication. 11Test the waters 11, so to speak, before taking…

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Tinea Versicolor is a very common superficial fungal/yeast infection mainly affecting young people. The yeast organism that is responsible for this disorder is normally found in the hair follicles and sweat glands of most people. However, for uncertain reasons, it is much more prone to overgrow in some individuals. Warm weather (and heat in general)…

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(please read carefully and completely before your surgery) You have been scheduled (or tentatively scheduled) for surgery here at our practice. This information will help you prepare for your procedure. Read it carefully and completely. We strongly recommend that you bring someone along with you the day of surgery if at all possible. That person…

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Seborrheic dermatitis and Dandruff are related disorders although they do not always occur together. Dandruff is quite common and is characterized by excessive flaking or scaling of the scalp. It is sometimes associated with white, dry or greasy scales. It is estimated that 30% of the population experiences some dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis is a more…

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