• What Every Patient Needs to Know about Mollescum Contagiosum

    Mollescum contagiosum is a common, viral skin condition that is generally harmless. Despite the fact that it doesn’t pose any long-term health risks, treating it is usually recommended by dermatologists to prevent it from spreading. Mollescum contagiosum is the subject of clinical trials in order to develop new treatment options. Here is what you need […]

  • Understanding the Link Between Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

    If your dermatologist has diagnosed you with psoriasis , one complication you need to know about is psoriatic arthritis. This painful condition can cause permanent joint damage if not treated, so talk to the dermatologist who manages your psoriasis treatment if you notice the signs. Here is what you need to know. What is psoriatic […]

  • Is Psoriasis Curable?

    Psoriasis is a common, frustrating skin condition that can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Although there is no cure, there are many psoriasis treatments available to help you get relief from the nagging symptoms. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy skin cells. Symptoms usually flare up for a period […]

  • Tips for Reapplying Sunscreen Over Makeup

    As your dermatologist will tell you, wearing sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Ideally, you should reapply sunscreen every two hours, but when you’re wearing makeup, you may be hesitant put additional lotion on top of your look. Watch this video for advice […]

  • FAQs About Mohs Surgery Scarring

    Mohs surgery is performed to remove basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. This skin cancer treatment is performed using local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, so there are minimal side effects. One major concern many patients facing Mohs surgery have, however, is scarring. Although scarring is a possibility, there are many things your dermatologist can […]

  • Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Actinic Keratoses

    Actinic keratoses —AKs—are scaly patches on the skin that are typically caused by sun exposure. Although they are often benign, they do have the potential to turn into skin cancer. Ignoring AKs could be dangerous, so see your dermatologist if you develop a scaly patch of skin that does not go away on its own. […]

  • Understanding the Differences Between Psoriasis and Eczema

    Psoriasis and eczema are some of the common skin disorders that dermatologists treat. They are somewhat similar, as both can cause itchy, red skin, and both disorders are treatable, though neither of them is curable. Beyond these similarities, these disorders are quite different. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, tends to cause dry skin, severe itching, red […]