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 dark spot correctors to help speed their clearance from the skin.
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.
Mohs surgery Omaha 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 Omaha 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
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 skincare routines.
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
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 bad enough that it’s frigid outside and the weather is gloomy, but on top of that to have splitting fingertips – Skin Fissures makes everything that much worse and the winter seem that much longer. Splitting (fissuring) of the fingertips is a very common problem affecting many of us, most often in the extremely dry winter months. Splitting fingertips (Fissures) can cause substantial discomfort, particularly frequent pain. This pain can make it difficult for us to do our normal daily activities. It also seems that those of us who tend to do the most activities with our hands, whether it be work related functions or recreational things, tend to suffer the most from fingertip splitting. People with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis are prone to dry skin, which may result in skin fissures.
From Seinfeld Episode “The Slicer” (George Costanza and Jerry Seinfeld talking about Jerry’s date with the dermatologist): George-“…Saving lives? She’s one step away from working at the Clinique counter!” Jerry-“Dermatologist? Skin doesn’t need a doctor.” George-“Of course not! Wash it, dry it, move on…” Despite those naysayers, dermatology is a very important specialty in the field of medicine. The easiest…