Anytime a spot shows up on your face, it can provoke both anxiety and unhappiness. This can happen due to worrying about skin cancer or disliking the appearance of dark spots on the skin. Dark spots on the face may represent a myriad of different things. However, of all those possibilities, four types of dark face spots are the most common. Let’s review these dark spots on the face—including what they look like and what can be done about them.
You use your fingernails daily. However, you likely take it for granted that your fingernails have certain characteristics which make them useful. Nails are great for scraping, scratching, picking, prying, gripping, sorting, and even adornment. All is well until our nail health begins declining. One of the most common types of nail abnormalities is brittleness. The resulting changes in the fingernails are often referred to as brittle nail syndrome.
We spend considerable time and attention on our faces. The skin on the face is some of the most dynamic and active skin on our body. In dermatology, one of the most common skin problems, or complaints on the face is small white spots on the skin. Though there are many different types of growths that can develop on facial skin. Two types of growths are the most common skin spots which will appear as small white bumps.
In our clinics, we are seeing an increasing number of patients experiencing hair loss after COVID-19. For this reason, we wanted to share information about this type of hair loss. The best dermatologists know that hair loss can be very stressful for those troubled with it. We hope this information reduces some of your stress during these trying times.
Skin tags are non-cancerous growths that typically do not cause problems or require treatment. However, they can be pesky and cause issues ranging from cosmetic concerns to discomfort. They might catch on a razor, clothing, jewelry, or bed linens, which can be uncomfortable. Skin tags are common in both men and women over the age of 50. They can appear all over the body, however, they are most commonly found in places where your skin folds. In this article, we discuss the causes of skin tags, as well as treatment and removal options.
Many children and some adults suffer from diaper dermatitis. Diaper dermatitis is a common rash arising in the setting of an artificially moist and warm environment. In this article, we will cover some information so you can have a basic understanding of why this rash occurs. Read on for tips on how to manage it at home, including information on when to seek consultation from a medical professional.
Seborrheic dermatitis (seb derm) is an extremely common skin condition affecting mostly the face and scalp. Think of this as being similar to dandruff, though it is more of a substantial rash with redness and increased symptoms, particularly itching. This can affect both adults and children. In babies, it is often called a “cradle cap.” At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, seborrheic dermatitis is a skin disease that we diagnose and treat quite often.
First and foremost, we want to make it clear that acne is not caused by inadequate cleaning or hygiene. It is a hormonally driven process. Yet appropriate cleansing of the skin and other affiliated measures can help with acne. Periodic cleansing of the skin is one of the cornerstones in the management of acne. This helps remove excess oil, bacteria, and any residual medication as well as other products on the skin. But what about other hygiene measures that can make acne better? We want to give you some quick and easy personal skin care tips to help with your acne.
In dermatology, one of our primary areas of focus is abnormal moles (nevus/nevi) and skin cancer, like melanoma. Nevertheless, most common moles are completely normal and harmless. Despite that, mole removal may be considered for various reasons.
Spironolactone (spear-on-oh-lack-tone), an FDA-approved medication for high blood pressure, has gained increased interest for its ability to treat acne in women. Our dermatologists have more than a decade in practice together utilizing this medication to help patients treat acne. For this reason, we would like to discuss more details about the use of spironolactone for acne.