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Acne Treatment Updates

Acne Treatment Updates

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.

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.

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Psoriasis Background Part 1

Psoriasis Background Part 1

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.

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Acne Scars Treatment

Acne Scars Treatment

Unfortunately, acne can leave scars.  When talking about scars from acne it is important to separate the visible scars from the ones we can’t see.  Most of the medical information out there will focus on visible scarring in the skin.  In doing this, however, it overlooks the invisible (psychological) scars that can also occur due to acne.

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Cracked Heels Treatment

Cracked Heels Treatment

Even at the best of times, heels take a lot of abuse.  When we are standing, they bear more of our weight than any other part of the body.  With us moving, including walking and running they are exposed to all sorts of elements including rough, hard, and uneven surfaces both on the ground we walk and in our footwear.  Environmental humidity levels can also contribute to problems, whether there is excess moisture or dryness.

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Vbeam Perfecta Vascular Laser

Vbeam Perfecta Vascular Laser

Dermatologists have perfected the use of lasers to treat many different skin problems.  In our field, no laser is perhaps more important than the pulsed dye Vbeam Perfecta vascular laser. Advanced Dermatology Midlands has such a laser available that we have extensive experience using to treat our patients.  This laser is known as the Vbeam Perfecta pulsed-dye laser.  This medical device has many different uses and is generally quite safe.

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Cysts Types & Treatments

Cysts Types & Treatments

When we talk to our patients about cysts, they frequently ask us if we watch Dr. Pimple Popper.  The simple truth is, we don’t.  However, we get to live the dream by working on cysts every day.  Cysts in the skin are common, and because of that we see and treat them very frequently in our dermatology clinics.   From your head to your toes, people can develop cysts on virtually any part of their skin.  Most of the time these don’t require any treatment. However, there are a few circumstances that may necessitate having your cysts treated.  Also, there are many different Cysts types pop up in the skin.

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Infantile hemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks)

Infantile hemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks)

Infantile hemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks) are one of the most common skin growths seen in infancy.  They are a noncancerous overgrowth of blood vessels.  The spots generally appear as a red patch in the skin that will grow to a red raised area over a short period of time. Any infant may grow a hemangioma, but we know they are more common in certain circumstances.  The reasons for this are not clear.  Girls have them more commonly than boys.  They also occur more often in premature babies, or babies with a low birth weight.

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Significant Hair Loss and Thinning

Significant Hair Loss and Thinning

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is one of the most common causes of hair loss.  This is an autoimmune condition where patches of hair are generally lost on the scalp. Though it can be more widespread or affect virtually any area of the body that has hair including the beard in men or eyebrows\eyelashes.  The condition can afflict a very broad spectrum of the population. Hands-down, alopecia areata is the most common cause of hair loss in children, but it also may affect individuals at any point during their life.

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Avoid Halloween Scary Skin Tips

Avoid Halloween Scary Skin Tips

It’s easy this time of year to focus on all the amazing features of fall such as the leaves changing color, the cooler weather, and the sights and sounds of Halloween including trick-or-treaters. Yet it’s also important not to lose sight of good care for your skin and the skin of your family members.  A handful of things can occur around this time of year as we approach the Halloween holiday that can contribute to some skin issues.  The dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands want to share some tips to keep your skin happy and beautiful through this season.

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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment

It’s the time of year that we tend to think the warm, sweaty months have left us behind – not so for those with hyperhidrosis.  There is normal sweating, and there is abnormal sweating. Simply put, hyperhidrosis is abnormal sweating.  Our bodies sweat as part of our normal thermoregulatory control.  This is because sweating is necessary in many circumstances to help us dissipate heat energy and therefore reduce our body temperature when we are overheated in environments such as being outdoors on a very hot day.

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