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Laser Hair Removal--Does it Work?

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 9:58:06 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Laser Hair Removal

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Unwanted hair is common, and it’s everywhere. But it doesn’t have to stay.

Through our laser hair removal techniques, we can help you have smooth skin, free of unwanted hair.

Read on to learn more about the treatment process, and who could be a potential candidate.

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Chapped or Dry Skin? Tips to Love Your Skin.

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Acne/Rashes, Cosmetic Procedures

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During the winter, it’s hard to protect your skin from damage. We get it.

However, there are things you can do to help your skin. We all know about the importance of eating right and getting enough sleep, but there are so many other things you can do to promote the health of your skin.

Read on to learn some tips on how to keep your skin healthy during these last few cold months and even into the warmer months ahead.

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Products Showdown: Best Acne Products

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Acne/Rashes

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Over the last year, have you tried treating your acne, but unfortunately, didn’t see results? Possibly, your selected treatment isn’t addressing your acne type or you have been using the wrong acne product.

Read on to learn more about the best acne products recommended by our dermatologists, and learn why most products prescribed by a dermatologist are superior to products that can be purchased at a drugstore.

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What is CoolSculpting®? Does it Really Work? (Spoiler Alert: It Does)

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 10:26:08 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in CoolSculpting

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Everywhere you look, a different spa or wellness center is advertising a new treatment for fat loss. Creams, pills, cleanses — you name it, someone is selling it. And while one or two of the new solutions on the market may have potential, you know the vast majority are a complete scam. So, it’s understandable that you’re skeptical about CoolSculpting®.

As doctors, we’re incredibly selective about the new products and procedures that we offer in our office. We take great pride in only offering treatments that will get our patients the results they desire, researching and testing everything before it’s offered.

CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-freezing procedure. And it does work, which is why we’re proud to offer the treatment in our Morgantown, WV, office.

To learn more about the procedure and to find out if you may be a candidate, read on.

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Beyond Skin Deep: How Teenage Acne Can Severely Affect Self-Esteem

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Acne/Rashes

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Acne is the most common skin condition we treat in our office. It’s also the main reason patients see a dermatologist nationwide.

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Skin Cancer Prevention: Basal Cell, Melanoma and What You Need to Know

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 14, 2017 10:39:30 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Skin Cancer

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Using sunscreen and taking protective measures to prevent skin cancer is usually only discussed in the summer months. Beginning in the spring, you see big displays of sunscreens at your local grocery store, serving as a reminder to stock up for the warm months ahead. But what about the cold winter months?

Using protective sun products in winter seems unnecessary, but it’s essential. Using SPF 15+ on a daily basis reduces the risk of melanoma by 50%. It also protects you from sunburn, which you can still get in winter, especially if you spend time outside in the snow.

The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that over the past 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. And that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. These statistics are alarming, but you can take action to drastically reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Read on to learn about the different types of skin cancer and the products you should be using to protect your skin.

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I Hate My Scar: Options for Reducing Scars

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:54:50 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Cosmetic Procedures, scars

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Most people have scars. Scars occur whenever the skin is damaged, whether from an accident (scraped knee etc.), burn, surgery or a skin condition, like acne. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to avoid them.

The body has an efficient process in place to heal a wound after the skin is injured. First, the body controls and stops the bleeding. A scab then forms, keeping bacteria out of the wound and reducing the risk of infection. Finally, the wound is closed with collagen and fully repaired, leaving a scar.

New scars are usually red and can be quite noticeable. The redness typically fades over time. Some scars may remain noticeable, depending on the type and the severity.

That’s where we come in — you don’t have to live with highly visible scars. There are options available for scar treatment that lessen the visibility and help scars blend into the surrounding skin.

Read on to learn more.

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What Causes Wrinkles & How to Treat Wrinkles

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Preventative, Cosmetic Procedures

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Wrinkles are a completely natural and normal part of the aging process. They generally start to appear as you age, but can be caused prematurely by poor sun protection habits and smoking.

Genetics play a role in the texture of your skin. You probably know somebody in their late 70s who doesn’t look a day older than 60. And on the other hand, you probably know somebody in their 40s who looks like they’re nearing 60. Even if genetics are in your favor, you still need to take care of and protect your skin.

Fortunately, there are more safe and effective options to reduce and prevent wrinkles than ever before. Read on to learn more about what causes wrinkles and how to treat wrinkles.

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What's the Difference Between Sunscreen and Sunblock? Does it Matter?

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 4:36:59 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Preventative, Cosmetic Procedures

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Many people think that sunscreen and sunblock are exactly the same thing — a product used to protect the skin from the sun. Sunscreen and sunblock actually work in different ways and knowing the difference can help you make the best decision to protect your skin.

Additionally, many people are shocked to learn that they should be using these products through the winter months, not just outside in summer. The rate of skin cancer in West Virginia is actually higher than southern states like New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana — this is because many people fail to use sunscreen or sunblock through the winter months.

Read on to learn the difference between sunscreen and sunblock along with the reasons you should be using the products year-round.

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Experience Matters with Facial Fillers

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 1, 2017 4:23:30 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Cosmetic Procedures

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You see dermal fillers everywhere. Celebrities are plumping cheeks and lips. Increasingly, your friends and neighbors are also showing off their younger-looking, fresh faces. 

Dermal fillers reduce or eliminate lines and wrinkles on the face. Some people use them to plump and define the lips, cheeks, or to fill out hollow areas on the face. In some cases, they reduce the visibility of severe facial scarring. Dermal fillers can also eliminate minor insecurities and create a more youthful appearance. 

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, we want to ensure you’re reading accurate material. It’s important that you understand the benefits and the drawbacks of fillers. 

There are two main aspects to dermal fillers: the artistic side and the scientific side. The best dermatologists know exactly how to blend the art and science of dermal fillers. They know exactly where to place them in each unique face and which filler to use to achieve optimal results. 

Read on to learn more about dermal fillers and why experience is crucial when selecting a doctor. 

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With more than 20 years of experience, the Dermatology Center for Skin Health’s purpose is to inform and assist patients as they make care decision regarding the health and beauty of their skin. 

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