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Doctor examining patient's back Why Your Dermatologist May Recommend Mohs Surgery for Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

Why Your Dermatologist May Recommend Mohs Surgery for Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

On average, more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated every year in more than 3.3 million patients, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. This type of skin cancer comes in two
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Lesion on a scalp Mohs Surgery to Remove Scalp Lesions: What to Expect

Mohs Surgery to Remove Scalp Lesions: What to Expect

Skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, but certain areas are more susceptible than others, especially those that are regularly exposed to sunlight. As such, it’s most common for cancerous lesions to appear on
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Woman's face with rosacea Not Sure if Your Rash is Rosacea? Your Dermatologist Can Help

Not Sure if Your Rash is Rosacea? Your Dermatologist Can Help

Most skin conditions display visible symptoms. And as it turns out, many of these symptoms can look and feel quite similar. Because of this, it’s often difficult to determine the actual problem on one’s own
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Shingles on someone's back Will I Still Get Herpes Zoster (Shingles) if I Had Chicken Pox?

Will I Still Get Herpes Zoster (Shingles) if I Had Chicken Pox?

Shingles is one of the more painful and potentially aggressive skin conditions one can develop. And, unfortunately, it’s relatively common in adults. It’s estimated that over 200,000 people are affected by shingles in the U.S
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Doctor screening for skin cancer Skin Cancer Screening: Catch Skin Cancer Earlier

Skin Cancer Screening: Catch Skin Cancer Earlier

The Skin Cancer Foundation informs us that 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer before the age of 70. Indeed, skin cancer is the most pervasive cancer both in the U.S
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Hair in person's hand Hair Loss and Alopecia: When Should I See a Dermatologist?

Hair Loss and Alopecia: When Should I See a Dermatologist?

For so many of us, our hair is a major part of our identity. Whether you enjoy styling your hair a certain way, change it up on the regular, or prefer no hair at all
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Applying cream to hands Winter Skin Tips: Caring for Dry and Chapped Skin

Winter Skin Tips: Caring for Dry and Chapped Skin

Winter is rough for many reasons. Short days can be depressing, cold weather is often uncomfortable, and heavy snow can make driving dangerous. In addition to these seasonal woes, your skin may bear the brunt
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Woman applying sunscreen Should You Wear Sunscreen Year-Round?

Should You Wear Sunscreen Year-Round?

To avoid sun-damaged skin, responsible adults usually apply sunscreen to their exposed skin before soaking up some rays. Indeed, covering up with sunscreen is key to protecting your skin during sunny days, but many people
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Close up of woman's face 5 Ways Cosmetic Skin Treatments Help You Look Great Without Makeup

5 Ways Cosmetic Skin Treatments Help You Look Great Without Makeup

Plenty of people enjoy putting on makeup and love the way they look wearing it. For some, though, makeup can simultaneously be a crutch and a burden. If you’re unhappy with your skin’s natural appearance
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Doctor injecting dermal filler Cosmetic Dermatology: How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?

Cosmetic Dermatology: How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?

Wrinkles are simply a fact of life. However, that doesn’t mean you can't fight back against the effects of aging on your skin. In addition to keeping your skin healthy and hydrated, there are cosmetic
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Doctor examining patient's elbow Should I Get Mohs or Another Type of Skin Surgery?

Should I Get Mohs or Another Type of Skin Surgery?

There are so many ways to take care of your skin. You might moisturize daily, exfoliate on a regular basis, drink lots of water, get a good night’s sleep, and maintain a healthy diet. But
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Mole removal 5 Times Dermatologists Recommend Mole Removal

5 Times Dermatologists Recommend Mole Removal

Moles are extremely common skin growths that result from the clustering of melanocytes (pigmented cells.) The majority of moles are benign, posing no real threat to one’s health. However, some moles can become cancerous. Receiving
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