Melasma is a common, stubborn, and recalcitrant dermatological condition affecting mainly females with darker skin. It is characterized by brown patches on sun-exposed areas—specifically the face. Melasma is not physically harmful, but studies have shown that it can lead to psychological problems due to the changes it causes in a person’s appearance.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in adults, and according to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is estimated that one in five adults will get it in their lifetime. The good news is that most skin cancers are highly treatable if caught early, which is why regular skin checks are so important.
Do you have scaly, itchy red patches on your skin that are causing you pain and irritation? Is it embarrassing and affecting your self-esteem? You could have a skin condition called psoriasis. Keep reading to learn about psoriasis and how to treat it.
In some of the most stressful seasons of your life, a poorly timed breakout is the icing on the cake. We’ve come to some consensus that emotions affect the health and appearance of our skin—what about anxiety medication and other antidepressants?
Learn more about antidepressant side effects and dermatological treatment options by reading our latest blog.
Varicose veins are visibly twisted or enlarged veins on the body, typically affecting the lower region of the legs. Varicose veins have the potential to cause discomfort or aching pain and should be treated soon after symptoms arise.
Learn more about varicose veins and dermatological treatment options by reading our latest blog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.