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Dermatology Center for Skin Health PLLC Blog

How to Treat and Prevent Sunburns

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 8, 2020 1:28:45 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive

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Long, hot summer days call for fun in the sun, right? While yes, we want you to enjoy your time in the beautiful weather, we also want you to protect your skin as increased exposure to UV rays from the sun can cause sunburn. And, repeated exposure can cause other skin damage like wrinkles and diseases like skin cancer. 

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Skin Care Routine Tips for Men

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 24, 2020 1:04:39 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in skin care

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When it comes to a skincare routine for men, it’s generally kept simple, which isn’t bad. In fact, at the Dermatology Center of Skin Health, PLLC, we recommend that our patients, including men, follow four simple steps. Continue reading to learn more about how you can choose the best skincare regimen for you.

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The Importance of Regularly Scheduled Skin Checks

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 17, 2020 12:30:00 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in skin care, skin health

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Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer? At the Dermatology Center for Skin and Health, PLLC, we believe that regular skin checks are imperative to anyone’s health because if skin cancer is caught early, it is generally curable. 

Unfortunately, skin checks are examinations that often get overlooked. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of skin checks by yourself and through a dermatologist. 

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The Handwashing/Sanitizing Dilemma

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Dr. Michele Maouad posted in COVID19

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Washing hands for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer is a healthy hygiene practice that everyone should be partaking in, especially right now during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Unfortunately, due to the increase in handwashing and hand sanitizing, you might experience a condition called irritant dermatitis, which includes the following symptoms: 

  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • Chapping
  • Itching of the skin 

Maintaining the skin barrier and microflora (healthy skin bacteria) is also an important component of skin health for preventing both dermatitis and infection.

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How We Decided to Make Masks

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 3, 2020 12:45:28 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in COVID19

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, team members from the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, as well as friends and family, wanted to find a way to help its community. We identified a need for personal protective equipment to front-line providers. A friend, Mary Jo Hull, said it is possible to make masks out of air filters that help to block and capture viruses. 

Dr. Michele Maouad said that the team could make masks from cloth with pockets and stuff them with the air filters! Dr. Rola Gharib saw the need, got the supplies together and organized the crew to make it happen fast! Kim Drvar designed the masks! Rhonda Assmus patiently taught us, rookies, how to sew!

A whole team, including Dr. Maouad’s daughters, worked together to produce the final product! The craftsmanship is by no means perfect, given the rookies on the team; however, the mask is functional!

Learn how our team was able to make masks below.

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Telemedicine Appointments at the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 30, 2020 11:37:28 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in telemedicine, COVID19

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The Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, is now conducting telemedicine appointments for established and new patients. Here is everything you need to know about telemedicine appointments.

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Finding the Perfect Cleanser for Your Skin Type

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 4, 2020 8:57:35 AM / by Dr. Michele Maouad posted in skin care, Cleanser, skincare routine

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Facial cleansing is the first step in your overall skincare routine. As consumers, we are faced with an overwhelming number of products when choosing an appropriate facial cleanser. 

Unfortunately, picking the wrong cleanser can cause adverse skin effects, including:

  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • Flaking
  • Acne
  • Flare-ups of chronic skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea

Cleanser choice should be tailored based on your skin needs. Here we focus on the types of cleansers available on the market. Our goal is to help you pick the cleansing product you need to help maximize outcomes and maintain clear, healthy-looking skin.

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Body Contouring 2020!

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 18, 2020 4:38:59 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in CoolSculpting, emsculpt, Body Contouring, Body Sculpting

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Body contouring, or body sculpting, refers to procedures that help reduce stubborn body fat and shape the body. 

Body sculpting is either surgical or non-surgical. Surgical procedures, such as liposuction, require anesthesia and long recovery times. Whereas non-surgical procedures are effective, safe non-invasive procedures to help reduce fat and build muscle. 

The best part? There’s no downtime required! 

Continue below for a summary of non-invasive methods that helps you reduce fat and build muscle to sculpt your body.

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Which Antioxidant Is Best For Your Skin Care Regimen?

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 5, 2020 2:29:23 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in skin care, skin health, Antioxidants

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It is difficult to navigate the beauty aisle with confidence. With as many different skincare products on the market, you are probably wondering, “What ingredients should I be looking for?

In this article, we are going to address one of several ingredients to look for in your skincare regimen-antioxidants. Topical antioxidants are essential for your skin.

The formation of free radicals is widely accepted by scientists as a mechanism leading to aging skin. Free radicals, which are formed from the sun, pollution, stress and smoking, damage the DNA of the cell, which can lead to premature aging and skin cancer.

In addition, the production of free radicals increases with age, while our defense mechanisms that counter them decrease. This imbalance leads to the progressive damage of cellular structures, and thus, results in accelerated aging and possible skin cancer. Topical antioxidants are available in multivariate combinations through over-the-counter skincare products that are aimed at preventing the clinical signs of photoaging. Not all antioxidants are created equal.

Our dermatologists have put their heads together to develop this list on how to choose the best antioxidant for you! Continue reading below, and let us know if you have any questions.

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Four Common Causes of Wrinkles

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 22, 2020 11:24:58 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in skin care, Wrinkles, Aging

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Research states that women emphasize accumulating wrinkles, younger and younger. One in five women stresses over these creases and lines before reaching their mid-20s. Wrinkles are creases in the skin that typically appear on older people. However, other factors can cause wrinkles. 

Instead of spending copious amounts of dollars on wrinkles, find out more information below on what you can do to minimize them and how we can help.

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