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Subungual Melanoma: Warning Signs of Melanoma Under and Around the Nails

[fa icon='calendar'] May 4, 2022 4:53:17 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in melanoma

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Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer because it can spread from the skin to other areas of the body. While it is most commonly detected on the skin, melanoma can also develop around and under the fingernails and toenails in rarer cases. When this occurs, it is referred to as subungual melanoma. The good news is that if it's detected early, subungual melanoma is highly treatable. Continue reading to learn more about subungual melanoma.

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Can Children Develop Rosacea? When to See a Dermatologist

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 19, 2022 10:58:13 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Rosacea

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Those with a family history of rosacea may want to pay close attention to their children, as studies suggest that heredity could play a role in developing this skin condition. According to a survey from the National Rosacea Society, nearly 40 percent of 2,000 rosacea sufferers interviewed shared they had a family history of rosacea, with 27% clarifying they had a parent with the condition.

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5 Reasons to See a Dermatologist for Mole Removal

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 5, 2022 10:54:24 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Skin Cancer, Moles

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Many products and devices claim to remove moles at home or other non-medical settings. But are these methods really safe? 

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, our dermatologists, Dr. Mauoad and Dr. Gharib, believe that patients should think twice before removing a mole outside their dermatologists' office. There are many dangers and potential health risks associated with these mole removal methods, which is why our dermatologists do not recommend them. A dermatologist understands skin pathology and the depth of the skin, is trained to look for skin cancers and is trained with the proper technique to get the best biopsy specimen to determine what the mole is and any necessary treatment. Continue reading to learn more about five reasons to see a dermatologist for mole removal.   

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Microneedling Treatments at the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 22, 2022 12:32:32 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in microneedling, SkinPen

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While the term "microneedling" may initially sound a little scary, patients might be surprised to learn that microneedling is a minimally invasive and safe cosmetic procedure designed to improve various skin issues like fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and more. 

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, we offer microneedling treatments to help our patients improve their skin's texture and appearance. Our Clinical Cosmetic Specialist, Karen Shafer, is highly trained and certified in microneedling and other cosmetic treatments. Below, Karen shares professional insights on microneedling and why patients should choose our office in Morgantown, West Virginia, to receive their microneedling treatments. 

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What to Expect When Getting a Mole Removed

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 7, 2022 11:16:40 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Skin Cancer, Moles

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Moles are common dark spots that appear anywhere on the body. Most moles develop as small brown or black marks, but they can also form in various colors, shapes, and sizes. While most moles are harmless, others are cancerous and can lead to severe health risks if a dermatologist does not remove them.

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, located in Morgantown, West Virginia, our dermatologists have 28+ years of medical experience, including diagnosing moles and performing mole removal procedures. Continue reading to learn more about what happens when a patient gets a mole removed. 

 

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Rash Treatment: When It's Time To See a Dermatologist for a Skin Rash

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 23, 2022 10:25:09 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Acne/Rashes, Rash Treatment

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Mysterious itchy, red bumps on the skin are a telltale sign of a skin rash. Rashes are common skin conditions, and most are mild. However, others can be severe and even life-threatening if undiagnosed and untreated. 

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, our expert staff, guided by dermatologists Dr. Michele Maouad and Dr. Rola Gharib, has 20+ years of medical experience providing treatment for all types of skin conditions, including skin rashes. Continue reading to learn more about when it’s time to seek rash treatment from a dermatologist.

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How Effective is Body Contouring and Is It Safe?

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 8, 2022 11:18:50 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in CoolSculpting, Cosmetic Procedures, emsculpt, Body Contouring, Body Sculpting

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Sometimes, diet and exercise alone are not effective in helping you achieve the results you want – and that’s where body contouring comes in. Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is a non-surgical way to shrink stubborn pockets of fat or tone problem areas to make them appear leaner. 

With so many trending fads, many patients are understandably skeptical. The men and women we talk to wonder often whether body contouring works, and more importantly, is body contouring safe? Continue reading to learn about our answers to these common questions. 

 

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How to Improve Teen Acne and When to Visit a Dermatologist

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 25, 2022 10:54:46 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Acne/Rashes, skin care, acne treatment

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While acne can occur at any stage of life, it is most common during the teenage years. Acne, a broad term for whiteheads, blackheads and pimples, affects an estimated 85 percent of teenagers and young adults. In teenagers, acne is more prevalent in males, while in young adults, it is more prevalent in females.

Even though teen acne is common, it can be devastating, especially for those who suffer from severe cases. If your teenager is embarrassed or upset about their acne, there are various ways you and your dermatologist can help. Continue reading to learn more about improving teen acne and when it's time to visit a dermatologist. 

 

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Alopecia: What is it and Are There Solutions?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 5, 2022 11:40:12 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in hair treatment, Alopecia, hair loss

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Are you experiencing hair loss or thinning? Finding the proper hair care solution can be challenging regardless of the situation. At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, our goal is to sit down with you to discuss your problem so that we can find a solution. Continue reading to learn more about alopecia and if there are solutions for hair loss.

 

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Microdermabrasion Treatments: How Do They Work?

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 22, 2021 12:03:56 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in DermaSweep, microdermabrasion

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At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, we offer microdermabrasion treatments, where we use the DermaSweep® device and infusions to help our patients achieve healthy skin. Continue reading to learn more about microdermabrasion treatments and if they work.

 

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