Category Archives Dermatology

Eyelid Dermatitis

Chronic dry eyelid skin is likely a symptom of eyelid dermatitis, a common but rarely serious condition. Eyelid dermatitis can be caused by environmental factors or chronic disease. Eyelid dermatitis symptoms, if not completely curable, can usually be managed through simple lifestyle changes. Is the skin on your eyelids scaly, itchy and dry? If so, you’re probably suffering from eyelid dermatitis.…

Eczema vs. Psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis both cause the skin to become red and itchy. Eczema often begins in infancy or childhood, whereas all forms of psoriasis develop during adolescence or young adulthood. Because there are no known cures for either condition, treatment is aimed at managing symptoms and preventing outbreaks. Psoriasis and eczema are skin conditions characterized by redness, inflammation, and itching.…

Kojic Acid

Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin caused by sun exposure, inflammation, or hormonal changes. Kojic acid is a natural skin lightening agent derived from fungi that inhibits excess melanin production. The substance is both safe and effective at concentrations of 1% or less. Have you noticed dark spots on your face, whether from sun exposure, acne scars or hormonal…

Glycolic Peel Facials

Glycolic acid is a powerful exfoliating agent. It can brighten and smooth skin, fade sun spots, ease congestion, and soften fine lines. Products containing glycolic acid include peels, toners and pads, each with their own purposes and benefits. For more serious skin concerns such as severe acne scarring, a chemical peel may offer superior results. What Is Glycolic Acid? Glycolic…

Heat Rash

Heat rash is common in infants, but adults can get it as well. Most cases of heat rash resolve on their own. To heal more quickly, it’s important to allow yourself time to cool down and stop sweating. In some cases, heat rash may require medical attention. Heat rash, also known as miliaria, is a relatively common skin condition in…

Swimming pool rash

A swimming pool rash typically occurs when the disinfectants in a pool break down. To safely enjoy the benefits of pool life you need to ensure that the water is free of bacterial contamination. Rashes can also occur from swimming in fresh water, sea water or soaking in a hot tub. Pools are synonymous with sunshine, vacations and the dog…

Sea Lice Rash

Itchy, red bumps characterize this rash for which treatment is often unnecessary. Research shows outbreaks in the coastal region of the United States occur intermittently between March and August, but peak from April through early July. In the Caribbean, jellyfish breed throughout the summer, peaking in May. A few key tips can help reduce the risk and minimize symptoms. What…

Swollen Lips

Swollen lips are a common complaint and sometimes require treatment. Aside from trauma, swelling can be caused by sun exposure, allergies, infection or disease. The best remedy is prevention—dermatologists share ways to protect and care for your lips. While certain products may play a part in triggering allergic reactions, there are other causes of swelling to be aware of and…

morgan freeman

Dermatosis papulosa nigra is a skin condition that most often affects individuals with darker skin tones. It involves dark skin growths on the face and neck that are similar in appearance to skin tags. While the condition itself is harmless, there are several treatments used for removing these skin lesions. Some homeopathic remedies may also reduce the size and appearance…

Cryotherapy Facial

Cryotherapy facials use a blast of extremely cold air to treat a variety of skin conditions on the face and neck. These facials are said to help reduce inflammation and promote collagen production, although there is little scientific evidence to support this. Possible side effects include hyperpigmentation and a very small risk of frostbite. Cryotherapy facials—aka frotox—are the newest installment…

[startIndex]
[startIndex]
Close
OPEN
×
Start a private virtual
consultation now