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
The 2017 Allergan of the Year … a Surprising Find! Contact dermatitis is an irritating and often itchy rash that results from prolonged exposure to allergens or irritants. For instance, some people are allergic to nickel and develop a weepy rash when wearing earrings. When an allergen is in the air, the rash may affect … Continue reading Going Coconuts From Your Skin Allergy?
FANatic about football? Well your time has come! Football is in full swing. And whether you are squinting in the sun at a high school game or decked out in RED at Memorial Stadium, your main focus should be DEFENSE. The American Academy of Dermatology lists ultraviolet light exposure (that’s light from the sun) as … Continue reading DEFENSE!!!! DEFENSE!!!!
The good news is that there are now many, many prescription medications available, both manufacturer and generic, to provide relief and sometimes completely resolve a wide variety of skin diseases we see in the office. In most cases, we can write a prescription or recommend a combination of medications that will leave you highly satisfied … Continue reading Skin Cents: How to Be a Wise Consumer When it Comes to Prescription Medications
What do your clothes say about you? Casual and comfy? Fashionista? Or just trying to find something that’s flattering and in style? Those categories apply to most of us. But did you know the wrong choice of clothing can affect your health? Yep – we’re always thinking about your skin! But here’s an important fact … Continue reading When Style and Healthy Skin Meet….PROTECT YOUR SKIN WITH STYLE!
There’s nothing like a selfie – or any up close photo, for that matter – to make you focus (okay, obsess a little) over your perceived flaws. Fortunately, Midwest Dermatology has a few appearance-enhancing strategies to help you up your selfie game! BOTOX – Wave goodbye to the lines on your forehead and watch the … Continue reading Now that your skin is looking good … SMILE AND TAKE A SELFIE!