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Dr. Michele Maouad

Dr. Michele Maouad
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Michele Maouad is a highly skilled and experienced American board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She completed medical school at West Virginia University and dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Maouad established her private practice, the Dermatology Center for Skin Health PLLC, in 2005. Dr. Maouad is an advocate for her patients and insures they receive the best dermatologic care. She continually updates her knowledge and skills at national medical conferences to ensure her patients receive only the most current and advanced care.

Recent Posts

What Are The Benefits of Niacinamide For Your Skin?

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 16, 2020 12:02:24 PM / by Dr. Michele Maouad posted in Preventive

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Niacinamide is an effective skincare ingredient that is gaining popularity because of its desirable benefits and versatility across different skin types. And while you may not have heard of niacinamide until today, it is not a new ingredient. This dermatologist-approved ingredient is well-loved, and it has been a staple in a variety of skin care products for years. Continue reading to learn more about niacinamide and what benefits it has to offer your skin. 

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What is the Skin Barrier?

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 18, 2020 9:51:23 AM / by Dr. Michele Maouad posted in Preventive

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The skin barrier is what protects us daily from environmental allergens, irritants, harsh products and germs. It also protects the skin from dehydration by holding on to water. 

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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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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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