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Skin Biopsy

Skin Biopsy

The skin is the largest organ, and as such can develop numerous different problems.  These problems range all the way from rashes to skin cancers. In all, there are more than 3,000 different skin conditions. As dermatologists, we are asked daily to evaluate a substantial number of these, diagnose them, and treat them.

In many cases the diagnosis is based off what we can see visually with the spots in the skin, including their appearance and location. However, in a sizable portion of the cases, additional testing is often needed to better clarify the diagnosis – of all these tests, the skin biopsy procedure is most central.

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Your New Dermatologist Omaha

Your New Dermatologist Omaha

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.

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Genital Warts HPV Symptoms & Treatments

Genital Warts HPV  Symptoms & Treatments

Genital Warts are due to human papillomavirus (HPV). They are a very common problem and are seen frequently in Omaha dermatology clinics.  Patients are often quite upset when diagnosed with genital warts (aka condyloma acuminata). This is because they may feel both distressed and embarrassed by their condition.  Much of this has to do with the apparent stigma of feeling labeled as having what was previously referred to as a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Now such conditions are referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STI).

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Easy Bruising & Thin Skin

Easy Bruising & Thin Skin

In our dermatology clinics at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, easy bruising & thin skin are common issues we hear about from our patients.  As we age, these changes are seen more often. Most of the cases we see are in individuals over 50 to 60 years of age.  Because this is so common, we wanted to prepare this information with details about why easy bruising & thin skin occur and what to do about it.

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Managing Eczema in Warm Weather

Managing Eczema in Warm Weather

Most of the time, eczema is at its worst in the winter. Yet in some cases in hot weather when the body temperatures soar, eczema may be worse for certain people. There are several reasons for this. In some cases, eczema can be made worse by ultraviolet light. Usually this is not the case, but a small number of patients will experience flaring of their eczema when exposed to ultraviolet light through any source, particularly sunlight.

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When to Worry About A Mole?

When to Worry About A Mole?

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.

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Omaha’s Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Omaha’s Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Omaha’s Mohs micrographic surgery is arguably the most effective way of treating the two most common skin cancers. Dr Frederic Mohs developed this special surgery during the time he was in medical school in the 1930s. In the 1970s the surgery was adapted to be even more rapid, using what is called frozen-tissue technique.  To this day, Mohs surgery in Omaha has remained the most successful treatment for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.

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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) What & Where?

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a long-lasting dry skin disease where affected patients have a certain type of rash with itching as well as a personal or family history of:

  • eczema
  • asthma
  • hay fever

The itchy skin is due to this disease can be very disruptive to one’s life, causing psychological distress and depression, reduced sleep, and diminished quality of life.

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Common Acne Misconceptions

Common Acne Misconceptions

At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we are particularly interested in the treatment of acne. Because of this, we have organized our focus on acne into the Acne Institute of Omaha.

In addition to state-of-the-art patient care and research, education of patients is the third major facet of the Acne Institute. Our care of acne patients over the last decade, we have identified many different and common acne misconceptions, both in teen and adult sufferers as well as the parents of teen acne patients. In this blog, we want to zero in on and explore some of the more common acne misconceptions.

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