Must Reads

Apr 7th

Emily’s personal story

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Emily’s personal story… As a teenager, and as far back as I can remember, I enjoyed being in the sun. We would regularly take family trips to the beach, I would regularly lay in the sun with my friends, etc. I generally used sunscreen, but wasn’t usually too concerned with re-applying as I should. When […]

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Feb 23rd

Men: What’s Under That Beard?

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By Julie Bain · November 17, 2016   It could be skin cancer, says Ali Hendi, MD, a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist in the Washington, DC, area. And because they’re hidden, these skin cancers often aren’t detected early, when they have the highest chance for minimal treatment and a cure. While a super-dark and […]

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Feb 10th

Psoriasis and YOU!

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Jeffrey Sassmannshausen, MD A very common skin disorder treated at my practice with a lot of misconceptions is psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition where areas of the skin grow much faster than normal and form red, scaly patches and plaques that are flaky and itchy. Many patients wonder if it is contagious but it is […]

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Dec 16th

Photodynamic Therapy

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Written by: Jeffrey Sassmannshausen, MD With age comes wisdom, but also the telltale signs of years spent in the sun. This can take the form of fine lines, deeper wrinkles, pigmentation, precancerous spots, and skin cancer. As the number of precancerous spots have risen over the years, so has the need for treatment.  Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) […]

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Oct 5th

SHINGLES: WHO GETS AND CAUSES

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Who gets shingles? A person must have had chickenpox to get shingles. Some people who have had chickenpox have a higher risk of getting shingles. These people: Are 50 years of age or older. Have an illness or injury. Are under great stress. Have a weakened immune system.   Some illnesses and medical treatments can […]

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Sep 22nd

Dandruff: How to treat

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Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. If you have dark hair or you’re wearing dark colors, you may notice the flakes in your hair or on your shoulders. Dandruff may also make your scalp itch. Many people believe that dandruff is caused by […]

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Sep 13th

The first steps of sun protection: how to keep your baby safe

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Study shows some parents don’t properly protect children from harmful UV rays. OVERVIEW From childproofing to car seats, parents take all sorts of measures to protect their babies. According to new research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York, however, some parents are not taking the proper steps […]

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Aug 23rd

Clear Skin Starts NOW!

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Written by: Jeffrey Sassmannshausen, MD If you’re fed up with your acne and have tried everything with little to no improvement you are not alone! I know how you feel, truly, because I  myself dealt with acne growing up. Even though it was many years ago, as a teen, I suffered from a severe case […]

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Aug 4th

How to prevent and treat blisters

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While we often think of blisters on our feet, these painful skin irritations can occur anywhere on the body where body parts rub together or rub against clothing. Fortunately, blisters can be prevented by preventing chafing. To stop them before they appear, pay attention to your skin and take precautions if you know you’re going […]

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Jun 23rd

Athlete’s foot: How to prevent

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Despite the name, athlete’s foot can happen to anyone. It is a common fungal infection that most people get from walking barefoot in moist, public places like a swimming pool deck or locker room. Athlete’s foot can result in flaky skin, cracking, and itchiness on the soles of the foot and between the toes. To […]

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Jun 16th

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac

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POISON IVY, OAK AND SUMAC: OVERVIEW Rash from poison ivy: Rash from poison ivy. Many people develop an itchy rash that causes lines or streaks that look like this.The itchy, blistering rash often does not start until 12 to 72 hours after you come into contact with the oil. The rash is not contagious and […]

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Jun 9th

Tips to avoid bites and stings

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The best way to deal with bug bites and stings is to try to avoid them in the first place. Here are some tips:   Cover up: If you’re outdoors in places where there are a lot of insects and bugs, especially ticks, tiny bugs that stick to your skin and suck your blood, wear […]

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May 24th

Dangers of indoor tanning

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The World Health Organization has declared indoor tanning devices to be cancer-causing agents that are in the same category as tobacco. Studies have found a 59% increase in the risk of melanoma in those who have been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning. To date, more than 35 states restrict access to indoor tanning equipment […]

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Apr 21st

Questions lots of kids ask about their skin, hair, and nails.

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Find the answers to common questions about skin, hair, and nails. What makes birthmarks? Will mine go away? Nobody really knows what makes birthmarks or why some kids have small birthmarks and others have bigger ones. They just seem to happen. Some birthmarks do fade or seem to go away as you get older. This […]

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Mar 31st

Hand Rejuvenation

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Whether gripping a steering wheel or scrubbing dishes, hands are the workhorses of the body. They are exposed to sunlight, extreme temperatures, and a lot of wear and tear. Unfortunately, most of us neglect the backs of our hands—leaving them to look older than we truly are! We spend most of our time taking care […]

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Mar 24th

Skin Care Dictionary

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The amount of beauty ingredients and terms can become overwhelming for most of us… Not to worry though! We are here to clear up some confusion with definitions of commonly used skin care terms and ingredients. AHA/BHA: Two types of acids that are very useful in the fight against acne, exfoliation, anti-aging, and overall skin […]

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Mar 10th

Mohs Micrographic Surgery: An Overview

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New treatments for skin cancer are appearing and evolving rapidly in recent years. However, one surgical technique has more than stood the test of time. Developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has, with a few refinements, come to be embraced over the past decade by an increasing number of surgeons […]

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Mar 2nd

Covert Ops: Skin Cancer Surgery in the Reagan White House

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By C. William Hanke, MD Both in 1985 and 1987, Drs. Martin Braun and Harry L. (Ted) Parlette removed basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) from President Ronald Reagan’s nose. The President had been an athlete and outdoorsman who spent much of his life in California’s blazing sun, which left him highly vulnerable to skin cancer. It […]

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Feb 25th

Caring for tattooed skin

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___________      More and more patients are asking their dermatologists for skin care tips that will keep a tattoo looking its best. Here are some tips from dermatologists for keeping tattooed skin healthy and vibrant: 1. If your tattooed skin feels dry, apply a water-based lotion or cream to the tattoo. Petroleum-based products, such as […]

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Feb 18th

Bob Marley Shouldn’t Have Died from Melanoma

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Bob Marley should be celebrating his 71st birthday today. Instead, the Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter died of melanoma in 1981 when he was only 36. It’s easy to see how he could have missed the warning signs. People with very fair skin are the ones most at risk for skin cancer. When a dark spot […]

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