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Acne Personal Skin Care

Acne Personal Skin Care

First and foremost, we want to make it clear that acne is not caused by inadequate cleaning or hygiene. It is a hormonally driven process. Yet appropriate cleansing of the skin and other affiliated measures can help with acne. Periodic cleansing of the skin is one of the cornerstones in the management of acne. This helps remove excess oil, bacteria, and any residual medication as well as other products on the skin. But what about other hygiene measures that can make acne better? We want to give you some quick and easy personal skin care tips to help with your acne.

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Spironolactone for Acne

Spironolactone for Acne

Spironolactone (spear-on-oh-lack-tone), an FDA-approved medication for high blood pressure, has gained increased interest for its ability to treat acne in women. Our dermatologists have more than a decade in practice together utilizing this medication to help patients treat acne. For this reason, we would like to discuss more details about the use of spironolactone for acne.

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Cannula vs Traditional Needle For Skin Filler

Cannula vs Traditional Needle For Skin Filler

In the field of dermatology, filler is a material injected into the skin for a variety of cosmetic reasons. It can help smooth out lines and wrinkles and fill in larger voids/hollows. At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, all our dermatology providers have extensive experience and training in the use of facial dermal skin fillers. We love doing these procedures for our patients, and they love their results. In this article, we will walk you through some of the most common areas people get fillers, as well as the difference between a cannula and a traditional needle for skin filler.

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Importance of A Total Body Skin Examination

Importance of A Total Body Skin Examination

The best dermatologists know that all adults should have a total-body skin examination every year. The purpose of this is for early detection and treatment of skin cancers, especially melanoma. Early treatment of these cancers can reduce complications and save lives.

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Minocycline for Acne & Rosacea

Minocycline for Acne & Rosacea

For decades we have known that one of the very best antibiotics at our disposal to treat inflammatory skin conditions, especially acne and rosacea, is minocycline. Minocycline is like all antibiotics in that it kills bacteria. However, more important than this is its anti-inflammatory effect.

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Itching Without Rash and Dry Skin

Itching Without Rash and Dry Skin

As we enter the wintertime, on the verge of another bout of winter weather, we would like to focus a bit more on itching of the skin. Itching, after all, is most common in the winter. Itching can be localized to certain areas of the skin, for example in the skin over bug bites. In uncommon cases, it can be widespread, affecting all the skin. The best dermatologists know that the number one cause of widespread itching without a rash is dry skin. In most cases of widespread itching all over due to dryness, you may have little or no rash.

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Unwanted Hair Growth and Removal

Unwanted Hair Growth and Removal

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.

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Anxiety with Hair Loss

Anxiety with Hair Loss

To be human is to have anxiety. Some degree of anxiety is generally lurking in the background getting us out of bed in the morning, motivating us to get stuff done every day. But at times, anxiety can grow and essentially take over our lives. When it comes to dermatology problems, hair loss (alopecia) is one of the primary conditions we encounter that is often intertwined with anxiety.

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing

Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing

Have you ever had an itchy rash that is so uncomfortable it can disturb your sleep? Is this rash persistent or does it come and go, with repetitive outbreaks? Does your rash last for days, weeks, or months? If your answer is yes to one or more of those questions, there is a decent chance that you have allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is exceedingly common—virtually every person will have at least one episode of this rash during their lifetime. Some of us are affected more severely than others.

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Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis is a spot on the top layer of skin that generally develops in adults and is pre-cancerous.  Like many changes in the skin that occur over our lives, sunlight exposure causes these spots. Over time, the photons of ultraviolet (UV) light trigger enough damage to the DNA of skin cells that the skin starts to grow more rapidly than they should.

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