As adults, most of us have unwanted hair in certain areas. Generally, we have developed a routine for dealing with these hairs. However, having to maintain this routine can be annoying and cumbersome. Fortunately for most people there is an alternative-laser hair treatment.
Unwanted hair growth in various areas of the body is a common problem that we see in our clinics at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands. Unwanted hair growth can run in families. Though women tend to seek care for this problem more frequently, men can be affected by unwanted or excess hair growth as well. In women, some of the most common areas that are problematic are the upper lip and chin, and neck. The chest, especially the area around the nipples, legs, and bikini area are also spots where women often seek to rid themselves of unwanted hair follicles. In contrast, men are most often bothered by unwanted hair growth on the back and ears, as well as excessively thick hair and the eyebrows and region between the eyebrows known as the glabella—causing the problem frequently referred to as the monobrow or unibrow.
Here at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we offer a variety of cutting-edge cosmetic laser treatments to help you with everything from skin texture to acne and rosacea to hair removal.
At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we see those skin checks saves lives on a near-daily basis. Skin cancer rates have been on the rise in our country for decades. Melanoma is the third most common skin cancer and has the greatest tendency to be lethal. Per year in the United States, there are more than 100,000 new cases of melanoma diagnosed. When it comes to the diagnosis of melanoma, the single most important thing is early detection. Early detection saves lives by allowing us to catch melanoma in its earliest stages when it can be easily cured.
At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we are heavily involved in developing and bringing to practice new medical and surgical therapies to improve the care of patients with skin disorders. Because it is so common and can cause so much trouble for our patients, we have a special focus on acne therapy.
We would like to share with you three new acne treatment updates, which are innovative medications for acne that have come to the market recently. Our dermatologists believe that all three of these acne treatments will each have an important role in improving the management and control of acne for select patients.
Psoriasis is a common autoimmune skin condition. It affects as much as 3 to 4% of the population. In the most frequently seen form of psoriasis, people can develop red scaly plaques in various areas on their body especially over pressure points, such as the elbows, knees, low back, and scalp. This type of psoriasis is specifically called chronic plaque-type psoriasis. In the case of psoriasis, as an autoimmune disease, a cascade of steps by the immune system leads up to inflammation triggering the skin spots.