Latest Articles About Skin Conditions
What Is Sunburn?
Sunburn is skin (living tissue) that has been damaged by prolonged exposure to UV rays without adequate protection. You can get burnt from UV rays from the sun and from artificial tanning booths. The Phenomenon behind the Burn Living tissue is susceptible to damage from UV rays from the sun. When th ...
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a skin condition affecting both men and women. It is characterized by white patches on the skin and can be very embarrassing. While the cause of the condition is unknown, scientists and doctors have theories as to what leads to vitiligo. Possible Causes of Vitiligo Some believe autoimmun ...
When to See a Dermatologist for Warts
Warts develop as a result of a virus under the skin. Unfortunately, the virus is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and can be passed to almost anyone. Individuals with dry, cracked skin are more susceptible to contracting the virus. Treatment for Warts Warts are commonly treated by applying a
Who is a Candidate for Mohs Surgery?
Mohs Surgery is a procedure that is designed to remove skin cancer while limiting the amount of healthy tissue that is removed during the procedure. The procedure enjoys a high cure rate for many common types of skin cancer compared to other procedures and treatments. What Types of Skin Cancer Are T ...
What is Unwanted Facial Hair?
Many women suffer from unwanted facial hair that may be embarrassing and may cause self-consciousness in some patients. Various treatments are available that have helped others overcome unwanted facial hair by removing it permanently or temporarily, or by making it much less noticeable. Vellus vs. T ...
When to See a Dermatologist for Sensitive Skin
If your skin reacts quickly to temperature and climatic changes and even to mild cosmetics or creams, then you have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is delicate, dry and more prone to allergic reactions. Also, this type of skin gets sunburned and windburned easily with even a slight change in the weat ...
When to See a Dermatologist about Sun Damage
Sun damage is a very serious issue that must be addressed by every individual. Sun damage can discolor skin and even cause skin cancer, making it imperative that individuals care for and protect their skin against harsh sunlight. While preventing sun exposure and potential damage is possible, it doe ...
What to Expect During Mole Removal
Mole removal can be performed when your physician or dermatologist suspects cancerous growths, but it may also be performed purely for comfort or cosmetic reasons. What you can expect during the removal process actually differs slightly depending on the type of mole you're having removed and your do ...
What is the Shingles Vaccine?
The shingles vaccine is a rather new development in the world of medicine. Below is a description of the shingles vaccine, who should receive the vaccine, and whether the vaccine is recommended and effective. The Shingles Vaccine The shingles vaccine releases a small amount of the vaccine into a pat ...
When to See a Dermatologist for Rosacea
Rosacea is a skin condition that doesn’t pose major health risks, but may affect vision and cause skin damage if left untreated. Rosacea is a chronic condition that will evolve if not managed with suitable treatment. The condition is more common in people with fair skin between the ages of 30 and ...