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Acne

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center West End | January 20, 2020

Acne: Overview Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it’s common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. This can make it difficult to get…

Doctor showing sign with isoretinoin fir severe acne

Isotretinoin

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Albemarle | January 13, 2020

Isotretinoin: Overview Brand names for isotretinoin include Absorica®, Accutane®, Amnesteem®, Claravis®, Myorisan®, Sotret®, and Zenatane™. Isotretinoin (eye-soh-tret-in-OH-in) is a prescription medicine for severe acne. This type of acne causes deep,…

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Hives

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Thomasville | January 5, 2020

Hives: Overview What are hives? Hives are welts on the skin that often itch. These welts can appear on any part of the skin. Hives vary in size from as…

Prevent hand-foot-and-mouth disease

By Asheboro Dermatology | December 15, 2019

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease: Overview What exactly is hand-foot-and-mouth disease? Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is a contagious disease caused by a virus. While one of several viruses can cause it, the signs are…

Tattoos: 7 unexpected skin reactions and what to do about them

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Albemarle | December 10, 2019

Even if you get inked by a licensed tattoo artist and follow the aftercare, your skin can react in weird and unexpected ways. Some reactions happen immediately. Others take weeks…

5 common sunscreen mistakes — and how to avoid them

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center West End | December 6, 2019

How to avoid common sunscreen mistakes Sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer. However, it needs to be applied correctly in order to protect you from…

Skin lightener containing mercury can cause serious health problems

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Thomasville | November 26, 2019

A skin lightener can fade — or even clear — dark spots and patches on your skin, but some come with serious health risks. If your skin lightener contains mercury,…

Melasma

By Asheboro Dermatology | November 26, 2019

Melasma: Overview What is melasma? Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches, usually on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of…

Acne: 5 ways to help your teenager survive acne

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center West End | November 19, 2019

Just when our appearance grows in social importance and we want to look our best, acne can begin. Some teens seem unfazed by acne. For most teenagers, however, this especially…

How to heal warts more quickly and prevent new ones

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Albemarle | November 12, 2019

Warts: Overview What are warts? Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called…