Alopecia Areata

WHAT IS ALOPECIA AREATA? Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss in both children and adults. It often begins with a few bald spots on the scalp. It is possible to lose hair anywhere on your body, though. Some people have noticeable hair loss on their eyebrows and/or eyelashes. Men can also … Continued

How to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. Avoiding overexposure to the sun is the most preventable way to reduce your risk for all skin cancers, including melanoma, the deadliest form. Seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and applying sunscreen are important ways to protect your skin from exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) … Continued

Scars

Scars are marks on the skin that result from the normal healing of wounds caused by accidents, diseases, surgeries or other abnormal changes to the skin. The more skin damage that occurs and the longer it takes to heal, the greater the chance of an obvious scar. However, some people may develop a visible scar … Continued

Bullous Disease

Bullous (buhl-uhs) diseases are a group of rare blistering diseases. The blisters can form on the skin and mucous membranes. A mucous membrane is the moist tissue lining the mouth, nose, eyes, throat, esophagus (tube that runs from the throat to the stomach), anus, and genitals. There is no cure for bullous disease. However, treatment … Continued

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is excess sweating. We all need to sweat to keep our bodies cool. However, people with hyperhidrosis seem to have overactive sweat glands. They may sweat even when their body does not need cooling. Many people who have hyperhidrosis sweat from one or more areas of the body. Most often, they sweat from their … Continued

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disease that causes a red, scaly, itchy rash typically on the scalp, eyebrows, folds around mouth, and ears. Seborrheic dermatitis can last for years. It tends to clear and flare without warning. Treatment often is necessary to control it. For some people, seborrheic dermatitis clears without treatment. WHO GETS … Continued

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve your skin’s appearance. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing the top layers of skin to flake or peel away. This reveals new skin that is smoother, appears less wrinkled and may be more even in color. WHAT CAN A CHEMICAL PEEL DO FOR … Continued

Laser Hair Reduction

Unwanted hair is a concern for many people. If unwanted hair bothers you, you may want to discuss this with your dermatologist. Many dermatologists offer treatment for unwanted hair. One treatment option is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal reduces the amount of unwanted hair. A laser sends beams of light through the skin. The … Continued

Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses are common benign (noncancerous) skin growths that can occur anywhere on the body. While it is possible to have a seborrheic keratosis, it is more common to develop many of these growths, especially with increased age. WHAT DOES AN SK LOOK LIKE? Most SKs begin as small, rough bumps on the skin, though … Continued

Common Growths

There are a variety of common benign (noncancerous) growths that can appear on the skin. These growths arise for different reasons, and you may develop many of them at one time. Some appear after an injury to the skin or in response to years of sun damage, while others simply develop due to normal aging. … Continued