Hair Loss & Hair Restoration

When your hair starts to thin or fall out, it can be troubling. If you are experiencing hair loss, a board-certified dermatologist can help determine what type of hair loss you have and recommend treatment options. WHAT IS NORMAL HAIR GROWTH? With more than 100,000 hair follicles on your scalp, about 85-90 percent of your … Continued

Pityriasis Rosea

WHAT IS PITYRIASIS ROSEA? Pityriasis rosea (pit-ih-RYE-as-sis ro-ZEA) is a common condition that causes patches of redness and a rash on the skin. These patches can look worrisome, but they are harmless. Once it develops, the rash can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks before disappearing. While the rash may be itchy, it usually … Continued

Hand Rashes

Hand rashes are common. Our hands touch so many things that can cause a rash. WHY DO HAND RASHES DEVELOP? A hand rash can occur because of something you touched or something going on inside your body. Some rashes appear almost immediately. Others develop over time. Many people get a hand rash from substances they … Continued

Pruritus (Itch)

Pruritus is the medical term for itch. Itching is a common problem that can affect one area of the body or multiple areas at once. Usually, an itch only lasts for a limited period of time. If an itch lasts for more than six weeks, it is considered a chronic itch, which is more likely … Continued

Acne

If you have acne, also called acne vulgaris, you’re not alone. It is the most common skin condition in the United States. Approximately 40 to 50 million Americans have acne. Most are teens and young adults but it can occur at any age.Newborns get acne. Children get acne. Even menopausal women get acne. At any … Continued

Herpes Simplex

Herpes simplex is a common viral infection. If you’ve ever had a cold sore, you’ve been infected with the herpes simplex virus. Most cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which is why HSV-1 is also called “oral herpes.” A different yet closely related herpes simplex virus, HSV-2, causes most cases … Continued

ROSACEA

Do you blush or flush easily? When you look in the mirror, do you see redness in the center of your face? Do you also see acne-like breakouts even though your teen years ended decades ago? Where you have redness, do you see tiny veins? Rosacea* If so, you might have rosacea. Common signs and … Continued

Actinic Keratoses

An actinic keratosis (plural: actinic keratoses) is a common skin growth. In fact, AK treatment is one of the most common reasons that people visit the dermatologist. AKs are caused by years of unprotected exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or indoor tanning beds. AKs are considered precancerous growths. If left untreated, they may … Continued

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as acne inversa, is an inflammatory disease that causes bumps to appear on the skin. While these bumps may resemble pimples or boils, they typically appear in places where acne does not, such as the underarms and groin. Many people have HS for life. When the condition is diagnosed early, a … Continued

Scabies

Scabies is a common skin condition. People get scabies when a mite burrows into the top layer of their skin. This eight-legged bug is so small that you cannot see it on the skin. When your skin reacts to the mite, a very itchy rash develops. Scabies HOW DID YOU GET SCABIES? Scabies is contagious. … Continued