In our clinics at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands we see new patients daily and wanted to write this as a source of guidance and to welcome new patients coming to our practice. Some individuals are coming to see a dermatologist for the very first time. In contrast, some new patients have already seen a dermatologist elsewhere, and for various reasons want to establish care with a new dermatology provider.
We are all blessed with moles, some people more than others. And moles come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and colors. They are generally medium to dark brown but can also be skin-colored or black. The majority of moles are flat, relatively even in color and regular in shape. Some moles are raised and these are usually soft to touch and lighter in color.
Though acne is most often seen as affecting teenagers, it is also a scourge for many adult women. Perhaps this is why acne in adult women does not receive adequate attention in dermatology. It may also be the reason that many women can feel disappointed, embarrassed, and somewhat lost when they do have acne. We understand this extremely well.
It’s almost easier to look at this question by looking at the opposite of it—how do you accelerate the aging of your skin? Two major and numerous minor factors can speed this process. Ultraviolet light from the sun, tanning beds, and a few other sources as well as cigarette smoke are the two major factors that can strongly speed the aging…