Attention summer warriors, the heat is on and your skin knows it. Although you may be enjoying some time in the great outdoors, that increased sun exposure and, uh, let’s just call it flourishing plant life can leave you prone to breakouts and itchy skin flare-ups. Good news for you, Midwest Dermatology has your skin’s … Continue reading Summer Skin Survival Kit
If the green-eyed monster of jealousy has you all worked up about those people who have full, thick and non-thinning hair, there’s a chance you’re familiar with the world of hair growth supplements. And if neither surgery nor extensions are options for you, you may have even tried Biotin, the B-complex vitamin which has a … Continue reading Sharks and Thicker Hair. Trust Us, There’s a Connection.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. In addition, it is estimated that one person dies from melanoma every hour. Early detection … Continue reading Out and About Saving Lives – Midwest Dermatology Doctors Take Part in Local Skin Cancer Screenings
Is it time to ask the obvious yet? So who do you trust to keep your skin healthy and looking good? Board-certified dermatologists like the ones at Midwest Dermatology? Or someone whose credentials only come courtesy of Groupon? Um, yeah. We thought you’d agree that having a board-certified dermatologist as part of your health care … Continue reading Good Health Starts With This Fa(a)d…
It’s like solving a mystery. But without any clothes on. What does it take to be a deputy dermatologist? Well when it comes to skin cancer, a little dedication and the right knowledge will do the trick! First you’ll need some tools Grab a hand mirror. Find a full body mirror. And get ready to … Continue reading Sharpen your skin cancer detective skills……
Millennial behaviors are linked to a startling increase in skin cancer rates in a recent study. Whether you call them “Digital Natives”, “Echo Boomers” or the “Gen Y,” the generation born between 1981 and 1996 needs to learn the warning signs of skin cancer, and society needs to find new ways to help them get … Continue reading Millennials aren’t getting the message about…
This dry, frigid winter pattern has us itching for warmer weather! What’s happening to our baby soft skin? It’s really a combination of problems working against us….cold air which holds less moisture than warm air and low humidity compounded by that blast of warm air from your furnace or space heater. And to make things … Continue reading WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY – DRY SKIN AHEAD!
December 13, 2017Edit At Midwest Dermatology Clinic, we are always looking for tools to help communicate with our patients. This excellent article about Mohs Surgery for skin cancer, published in The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, 2016, really spells out the reasons that we recommend Mohs surgery for many of our patients. Skin cancer is … Continue reading Mohs: The Gold Standard in Treating Skin Cancer
Trending Now: Is Your Fitness Device Causing a Rash? There are increasing reports of people with rashes following use of Fitbit and similar devices that are worn around the wrist, and dermatologists are in agreement: the rash is likely a result of an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. These are related, but different, conditions that … Continue reading Trending Now: Is Your Fitness Device Causing a Rash?
May 19, 2017Edit Scientists discover that sunscreen is pulling double duty while protecting you from the sun. We’ve been talking for years about anti-aging products and procedures that help undo damage caused by the sun – known as “photoaging”. Laser treatments, fillers and other injectables – and most recently antioxidant serums such as SkinCeuticals CE … Continue reading SUNSCREEN FOR REJUVENATION