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
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