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A Breakthrough In Melanoma Detection

Are you reluctant to undergo a skin biopsy because of the potential for a scar? We have good news. There is a new, non-invasive melanoma detection method to check suspicious dark moles. Read the story below by Dr. Maral Skelsey and learn more about DermTech, a “bladeless biopsy.” Catch More, Cut Less. A Breakthrough In Melanoma […]

What is Seborrheic Keratoses?

Have you ever been concerned about a dark mole on your skin, only to be told by your dermatologist that it’s not a mole but a seborrheic keratosis? We might tell you not to worry about it, but did you get a good explanation of what they are? A seborrheic keratosis (SK) is a very […]

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Amelanotic Melanoma: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

A patient recently came to the office concerned about a new dark mole on her leg. During her full body skin examination, I noticed a pink bump on her back.  I asked her about it and she said it was a bug bite that was taking a long time to heal.  Because of the appearance […]

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Hyperhidrosis Could be the Cause of Too Much Sweat

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating that is not necessarily related to heat or exercise. Messages from your brain usually tell your body when to produce sweat, either to keep you cool in warm temperatures or as a reaction to anxiety. However, with hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating occurs regardless of the physical or […]

Skincare Tips for Diabetes Patients

5 Skin Tips for People with Diabetes

According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report there are 30.3 million people with diabetes (9.4% of the US population) including 23.1 million people who are diagnosed and 7.2 million people (23.8%) undiagnosed. Patients with diabetes are more susceptible to skin infections, especially on the feet and on the skin of the ear. More than […]

How Chemical Peels Rejuvenate the Skin

Sun exposure can cause discoloration of the skin as well as roughness and wrinkling. This damaged skin can be repaired to a large degree with a variety of rejuvenating treatments. One of the methods that restores the skin’s natural beauty without significant downtime is a chemical peel. Peels are a great way to brighten the […]

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What is Melasma & How to Treat It

In addition to wonderful memories, summer can leave behind unwanted darkening of the skin.  Persistent hyper-pigmentation of the face, called Melasma, occurs on the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, upper lip and occasionally the forearms.  It is similar in appearance to age spots, but the dark patches cover a larger area. Melasma occurs in all […]

Hair Treatments: Separating Fact from Fiction, Part I

Hair loss is one of the most complicated issues in Dermatology. There are numerous potential causes including auto-immune conditions, hormonal abnormalities, nutritional deficiencies, malignancies and heredity. In addition to the challenges of establishing a diagnosis, the remedies are neither fool-proof nor universally beneficial. Unlike many other areas in medicine, studies on hair growth medications and […]

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Get your face ready for summer!

Say goodbye to aging lines! Get any Restylane facial filler and receive a FREE product from the options below. WHEN: Tuesday, June 20 RESERVATIONS: Call us at 301-652-8081 Revision Finishing Touch This serious facial exfoliation scrub removes dead, dehydrated surface cells from the skin for an immediate soft, smooth appearance. Revision Black Mask This intensive […]

Why Rosy Cheeks are Not Always a Good Thing

Rosy cheeks are seen as a sign of a good thing when considering a beautiful blush, or a good workout. Permanent redness, however, is evidence a of chronic skin disorder called rosacea.   Rosacea is very common and yet many people don’t know they have it.  Worst of all it can spread if left untreated — […]

Spring is the Best Time for Sclerotherapy: Spider Vein Treatment

Spring is in the air! As you clear out your closet of winter clothes and try on your new summer wardrobe, check to see if your legs are ready for short skirts and bathing suits. If you notice that you’ve got some red and blue veins that make you reluctant to show your legs, now […]