Monthly Archives: May 2020

What are the different types of dermatology?

Board-certified dermatologists are trained to treat all skin conditions, however, there are further specialized fields of dermatology that require additional training beyond the four year dermatology residency.  For example, MOHS surgeons receive further training in the removal, pathology, and reconstruction of skin cancers.  Pediatric dermatologists receive further training in childhood skin conditions.  And dermatopathologists are experts in the pathology of…

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When should I see a dermatologist?

If you have a family history of melanoma or other skin cancers or if you have a skin condition, you may benefit from being seen as a child or adolescent.  However, by the time you reach 18 years of age, you should consider a baseline full-body skin exam by a board-certified dermatologist to evaluate your skin and moles.

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What does a dermatologist do?

 A board-certified dermatologist is a medical doctor who has spent four years after medical school becoming an expert in the care of the skin and the treatment of skin diseases.  Dermatologists treat a range of conditions including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, autoimmune diseases that affect the skin, eczema, and many many more skin disorders. Dermatologists also check your skin annually to…

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Can hair grow back after thinning?

Yes, no matter the cause, dermatologists are adept at finding treatments which can help hair grow back after thinning.  Viviscal PRO vitamins taken twice daily can stimulate hair growth no matter the cause.  Topical minoxidil (such as Rogaine) can also be used to stimulate hair growth.   Diagnosing the cause of the hair loss is important in deciding which prescription…

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How can I stop my hair loss?

There are many different reasons for hair loss. Systemically, there could be an underlying thyroid disorder or iron deficiency anemia that may contribute.  Hair loss primarily on the top of the scalp is most often hereditary and called androgenetic alopecia (also known as male-pattern or female-pattern hair loss).  There are also autoimmune disorders that can cause hair loss in different…

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How effective is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments.  As long as you are treated with the right laser, correct settings, and undergo the proper number of treatments, laser hair removal can be permanent.  In some circumstances, a touch-up session may be required every few years.  There are some underlying medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome that decrease the efficacy…

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How permanent is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments.  As long as you are treated with the right laser, correct settings, and undergo the proper number of treatments, laser hair removal can be permanent.  In some circumstances, a touch-up session may be required every few years.  There are some underlying medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome that decrease the efficacy…

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