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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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Rosacea Treatment Options (Part 2)

Rosacea Treatment Options (Part 2)

Now that our earlier blog highlighted what rosacea is, let’s look at how it is treated. Several new Rosacea treatment options have come to the market in recent years. But any discussion about Rosacea treatment would be incomplete without first reviewing some things that may make the condition worse.

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Red Face or Rosacea Symptoms? (Part 1)

Red Face or Rosacea Symptoms? (Part 1)

Have you ever flushed with embarrassment? It turns out the tendency towards the most common type of rosacea is based on this issue—flushing and blushing. Though the line is blurred between having this predisposition versus having full blown rosacea, the best dermatologists recognize that this skin problem.

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Acne Dark Spots Treatments

Acne Dark Spots Treatments

In addition to its immediate effects on the skin, acne can cause some long-term alterations which are unpleasant.  One of the most common things we see at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands caused by acne is darkening in the skin—known as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These acne dark spots are especially common in people with darker complexions.  Though in most cases these darkened areas are not permanent, they can last for a very long time, mimicking scarring.  The good news is there are options to help speed their clearance from the skin.

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Treating Sunburn

Treating Sunburn

Sunburn can run the spectrum from mild stinging and burning all the way up to a much more serious illness, in some cases requiring hospitalization.  Though the threshold for sun exposure to cause a burn is different for every single person, most of us have the unfortunate opportunity at least once in our lifetime to experience the displeasure of too much sun, and many of us can identify with Violent Femmes lyric “I blister in the sun.”

We want to dig deep into this topic to make you better prepared to avoid sunburn and to handle a burn if you do get one.

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Surgery to Remove Skin Cancer

Surgery to Remove Skin Cancer

Mohs Micrographic surgery has withstood the test of time, remaining the best way to treat certain types of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers.  Mohs—developed by general surgeon, Frederic E. Mohs—is microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer. During Mohs surgery, the surgeon can see where the cancer stops.

This ability gives the Mohs surgeon two important advantages:

  • Mohs surgery has a high cure rate
  • Surgery allows you to keep as much healthy skin as possible because the surgeon only removes the skin with cancer cells

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Men’s Skin Care

Men’s Skin Care

Simplicity is key for most men.  We want a skin care routine that involves basic and speedy techniques.  If it takes more than a few minutes, it just isn’t going to happen…

Though men’s skin care can be like women’s, there are some notable differences.  Testosterone, the primary sex hormone in men, has strong effect on stimulating oil production.  This leads up to men having more oily skin, which has a big impact on how we approach skin care.

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Eskata Seborrheic Keratoses Treatment

Eskata Seborrheic Keratoses Treatment

In the field of dermatology, the single most common skin spot that we find in practice is known as the seborrheic keratosis. We call these SKs for short.  Our patients have many other nicknames for them, including age spots, wisdom spots, barnacles etc.  In fact, many people come to visit us worried about the spots because of their appearance and concerns that they could represent moles or melanoma.   Seborrheic keratoses in most cases are:

  • brown in color
  • scaly or flaky
  • appearing like a spot that is stuck on the skin and could almost be peeled away from it

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Acne in Adult Women

Acne in Adult Women

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.

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Dermatology Mission & Care Philosophy

Dermatology Mission & Care Philosophy
Our doctors have previously written several articles describing what we do to continually improve technically—delivering the highest level of dermatological care. This article discusses ways Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands tries to improve our Mission & Care philosophy & administrative processes—demonstrating our commitment to delivering care in a personalized and compassionate environment.

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