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How to Minimize Pores: Causes and Treatments

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health

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Do you want a smooth, flawless complexion? Are large pores ruining your chances of achieving that goal?

Pores are the small openings at the top of our hair follicles that cover the entire body. Our pores release sebum, our body’s natural oil, to naturally moisturize our skin to help keep it supple. Although large pores can be frustrating, pores are necessary for maintaining healthy skin.

Usually, genetics determine larger pores. But, oily skin, sun damage and aging can be other factors that make your pores look bigger.

While you can’t change the size of your pores, you can minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Read on to learn the proper steps to take to minimize pores.

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A Skin Cancer Check App Can't Compare to a Trained MD

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 28, 2018 3:05:52 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Preventative, Skin Cancer

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According to the American Cancer Society, (excluding basal & squamous cell skin cancer), there will be an estimated 99,550 new cancer cases in the United States, with 13,460 estimated deaths.

This is why skin cancer checks are incredibly important to your health.

Many skin cancer check apps are being advertised as automated dermatologists that can detect skin cancer; however, you should never let an app take the place of your dermatologist.

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Common Skin Problems and Treatments

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Preventative, Acne/Rashes, Cosmetic Procedures, Skin Cancer

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Skin care is not one size fits all. From rosacea to wrinkles, acne, psoriasis and skin cancer, we have treated it all.

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, we can help from using vascular laser treatments for rosacea to prescribing and recommending topical products for psoriasis.

Read on to learn more about common skin problems and how our medical and cosmetic skin care services can help treat them.

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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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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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