Blog Archive

Dysport Oct 13th, 2021

What is Dysport? Dysport is a prescription botulinum toxin injection to temporary inhibit moderate to severe wrinkles. Dysport treatments generally last 4 to 6 months. Dysport is ideal for the crow's feet (wrinkles at the corners of the eyes), glabella (lines between the eyebrows), forehead lines, and bunny lines (wrinkles...

DERMASWEEP PROMOTION!!! Mar 17th, 2021

Dermasweep is the 30-minute procedure to help restore and reduce skin aging process with No downtime!    Dermasweep helps to:  Rejuvenate, lighten, minimize your pores, and hydrate your skin. Call our office to schedule your appointment today!

Benefits of Dermasweep Feb 28th, 2021

Dermasweep combines bristle tips exfoliation with skin specific solution delivery. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, such as rosacea-prone skin, blemish-prone skin and the eye area, yet strong enough for fine lines, wrinkles, tone and texture. Dermasweep helps to: Brighten, lighten skin.Fewer lines and wrinkles.Less prominent scarring.Refined pores.More even facial tone...

What Is Impetigo? Dec 8th, 2020

Find out more about this common childhood bacterial skin infection and how to treat it. Most people don’t know what impetigo is. Maybe you haven’t even heard of it. This contagious bacterial skin infection is most often seen in babies and children; however, adults can catch this infection, too. Dermatologists...

Understanding and Treating Eczema Nov 18th, 2020

If you notice recurring bouts of red, scaly, itchy patches of skin then you could be dealing with eczema. Eczema refers to a variety of skin conditions that cause plaques that can sometimes ooze, crust over, and lead to infection. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with...

Treating Shingles Nov 2nd, 2020

As kids, we dealt with that notoriously itchy rash caused by chickenpox. Unfortunately, as we get older, the same virus that caused our childhood chickenpox can also cause shingles. If you’ve had chickenpox in the past, then that same virus is lying dormant within the body. This means that at...

Can't Stop Itching? Know the Signs of Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak Oct 11th, 2020

Some many conditions and problems could lead to itchy skin; however, if you’ve been exposed to poison ivy, sumac, or oak you must be able to recognize the symptoms. It’s possible that you came into contact with poison ivy or any of these plants while on your typical walk or...

Scalp Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment Sep 25th, 2020

Dealing with an itchy, flaky scalp? It could be dandruff or it could be a sign that you’re dealing with a common condition known as scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis isn’t just the result of a dry scalp, it’s an autoimmune disorder. Of course, it’s important to be able to pinpoint...

Discover The Benefits Of SculpSure Sep 20th, 2020

Unfortunately, even the healthiest eater and most athletic individuals have trouble areas in their bodies that a sound exercise and diet regimen can’t fix. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that surgery is the way to go. Here at Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery Inc., one of the fat-melting treatments that Dr....

Is My Rash Ringworm or Something Else? Sep 17th, 2020

There are many reasons that you might be dealing with a skin rash; however, if you suspect that it might be ringworm you may be surprised to discover that there are other conditions that can often masquerade as ringworm but aren’t. This is why it’s important to have any rashes...

Preventing Hair Dandruff Sep 1st, 2020

Dandruff is a common problem and one that you may not worry too much about if you deal with minor flaking every once in a while; however, severe dandruff can be embarrassing. First, it’s important to know whether you’re dealing with dandruff or a dry scalp, as these are two...

Wrinkle Reduction with Pelleve Aug 19th, 2020

Pelleve is a very effective non-surgical skin tightening procedure used to improve the look of wrinkles and creases. It’s a virtually pain-free treatment that requires zero downtime so you can easily fit a session of it in your busy schedule. Here at Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery Inc., Dr. William Wong...

Why Is My Skin So Dry? Aug 12th, 2020

Dry skin is a pesky problem, but the good news is that it’s typically not something to worry about. There are many reasons why you may be dealing with a temporary bout of dry skin; however, when dry skin becomes the norm, or if it becomes severe, this is when...

Healing Your Acne Scars Aug 5th, 2020

If your teen years brought about painful, cystic acne then you may have the scarring to prove it. These scars, particularly on the face, can not only affect a person’s appearance but also their self-confidence. While treating the acne is the best way to prevent scarring from occurring, if you’re...

What You Need To Know To Prevent Acne Jul 10th, 2020

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists treat. Recommended treatments range from over-the-counter skin products, spot treatment, and light treatment. In reality, the best remedy is prevention. Stopping breakouts before they happen keeps your skin clear and happy. Here are some guidelines to follow for perfect...

Why Tanning Is Bad For You Jul 6th, 2020

During the much longed-for summer months, people work on their tans. While enjoying a richer skin tone now, tanners take huge risks for premature aging and skin cancer.  Sun and artificial tanning It's what we use to get those tans. But, did you know that when you tan, you actually...

What To Look For When Buying Skin Care Products Jun 12th, 2020

In a world where appearance is important, everyone wants flawless skin. This is much easier said than done. For people who struggle with dry skin or acne, talking to a dermatologist is a great first step. They can help you find products that work the best for you. Here are...

Treating Different Types of Rashes Jun 5th, 2020

Wondering what’s causing those itchy red spots and whether you should see a dermatologist about your rash? Most rashes are harmless and usually go away on their own; however, some rashes may require further treatment. Here are some of the different kinds of rashes and how they are treated, Eczema...

Discover The Benefits Of Facials May 13th, 2020

Getting a facial can certainly feel like a luxurious, relaxing, and pampering experience but did you know that a facial could also provide your skin with some amazing health benefits? Not only does turning to a dermatologist ensure that you get quality and comprehensive care to treat everything from sun...

Skin Cancer Prevention Apr 29th, 2020

With the warmer months just around the corner you may be getting ready to plan some fun in the sun. The summertime always finds children spending hours outside playing, as well as beach-filled family vacations, backyard barbeques, and more days just spent soaking up some much-needed vitamin D. While it...

How to Prevent Wrinkles Apr 15th, 2020

You might be surprised to discover that some of the most innocuous habits could actually be aging you. Preventing fine lines and wrinkles is certainly easier than trying to treat them once they form. While wrinkles are a normal part of life and aging, there are things you can do...

Removal Unwanted Hair Mar 31st, 2020

Tired of having to pluck, wax, and shave every few days? Dealing with thick, dark and unsightly hair in visible areas such as the chin or shoulders? If so, a dermatologist can provide you with a more effective solution for getting rid of unwanted body hair faster and easier. The...

What is Dermatitis? Mar 13th, 2020

If you’ve suddenly noticed your skin breaking out in a red, itchy rash, you could be dealing with dermatitis, a common skin condition that often leads to a red, swollen rash, or dry and intensely itchy skin. Sometimes dermatitis can even cause oozing or scaling blisters to form. This condition...

Removing Tattoos Feb 26th, 2020

Tattoo removal has become one of aesthetic and medical dermatology's most sought-after services. Read on to learn about how this treatment works. The procedure Dermatologists mostly use Q-switched, or quality-switched, laser instruments for tattoo removal. Short, focused bursts of light break up the tattoo pigment that lies embedded in skin....

Common Acne Treatment Options Feb 10th, 2020

Anyone who has ever walked through the skincare aisle of their local drugstore knows that there are tons of acne-fighting products on the market. So, which one is right for you? Should you opt for an acne cleanser or spot treatment, or both? Choosing the right acne treatment can be...

When is a Mole Dangerous? Jan 30th, 2020

Do you have a mole? Chances are good that you have few of them, actually. The average person has around 30-40 moles, and while moles are usually nothing to worry about it is important to be able to spot any changes that could be warning signs of skin cancer. That’s...

Excessive Sweating Jan 14th, 2020

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be an annoying, embarrassing condition to deal with. Perspiring is normal, but hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating when your body doesn’t need to be cooled down. One of the most common ways to tell whether you have hyperhidrosis is if one or...

Dealing With Eczema Dec 13th, 2019

Do you have itchy, scaly rashes? If so, you could have eczema, a common skin condition that could be effectively treated by your dermatologist. Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis, and it can be caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to harsh chemicals. Dry skin can also affect your...

Treating Vitiligo Dec 9th, 2019

Vitiligo is a skin condition that affects more than 200,000 men and women in the United States each year, with half of those affected noticing symptoms before age 20. Although the exact cause of vitiligo is unknown, it is thought to be an auto-immune condition. In fact, it often occurs...

How Botox Can Help You Nov 21st, 2019

We all would like to find that magical solution that would keep us looking young forever. Of course, while we certainly haven’t found the Fountain of Youth just yet, advancements in cosmetic dermatology are coming impressively close. If you are looking for a fast, simple, and non-invasive way to smooth...

Dealing With Psoriasis Nov 7th, 2019

Psoriasis doesn’t just impact someone’s appearance but it can also affect someone’s quality of life. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that leads to itching, burning patches of skin known as plaques. These plaques can be embarrassing for the sufferer and have a serious impact on their life. If you...

Detecting Melanoma Oct 29th, 2019

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Fortunately, it rarely develops without warning, and the number of fatalities caused by melanoma could be greatly reduced if people were aware of the early signs and took time to examine their skin. With early diagnosis and treatment, your chance of recovery...

Dealing With Adult Acne Oct 21st, 2019

Acne is the most common of all skin disorders, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives. While most people outgrow acne in their late teens or early twenties, many are affected into adulthood or even experience late onset acne. Although the exact cause of adult acne is unknown,...

Keeping Your Nails Healthy Oct 3rd, 2019

The nails take a lot of abuse. From gardening and dishes to regular wear and tear, harsh chemicals and hard work can really take a toll on the condition of fingernails and toenails. Many nail problems can be avoided with proper care, but others may actually indicate a serious health...

How Chemical Peels Can Help You Sep 16th, 2019

If you’re bothered by fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring or an uneven skin tone, or if you are looking for a simple way to rejuvenate your skin, chemical peels may be a good option for you. A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure performed by your dermatologist. This in-office treatment...

Preventing Wrinkles Sep 4th, 2019

The telltale signs of aging skin—wrinkles, puffy eyes, age spots—may start to appear as we grow older. We can’t fight the aging process, but we can take steps now to help reduce and prevent wrinkles from appearing prematurely. Many factors can contribute to the onset of wrinkles, which are frequently...

Protecting Yourself from the Sun Aug 16th, 2019

Too much exposure to sunlight can be harmful to your skin. Dangerous ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) rays damage skin, which leads to premature wrinkles, skin cancer and other skin problems. People with excessive exposure to UV radiation are at greater risk for skin cancer than those who...

Are Fillers Right for You? Jul 30th, 2019

Are Fillers Right for You? Thinking about fillers? Dermal filler injections can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a facelift costs. Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers injected into the skin to improve your facial appearance or reverse the signs of aging. Dermatologists offer a...

Dealing With Poison Ivy Jul 15th, 2019

Have you heard of Toxicodendron radicans? No? Well, you have likely heard of their colloquial name—poison ivy. Sporting leaves filled with Urushiol, an oily resin that can cause a painful rash when in contact with human skin, poison ivy can cause a number of painfully uncomfortable symptoms. Read on to...

Treating Your Warts Jun 28th, 2019

Warts are small, harmless growths that develop on the skin. You may notice only one or they may grow in clusters. While they are usually painless, sometimes they can develop in places like the soles of the feet (known as plantar warts), which can be uncomfortable. Common warts often appear...

What is Vitiligo? Jun 14th, 2019

Find out how this pigmented skin condition is treated.  Are you or someone you love dealing with vitiligo? The Mayo Clinic reports that there are more than 200,000 new cases of vitiligo each year in the US alone. Vitiligo is a chronic disease where the melanin, which gives your skin...

Treating Shingles Jun 3rd, 2019

The effects of chickenpox may last beyond your childhood infection. Shingles, a widespread, itchy, painful rash, can break out at any time in adulthood because the causative agent, the Varicella Zoster virus, lies dormant within the body for life. Your dermatologist can help you control the awful pain and dangerous...

What is Rosacea? May 17th, 2019

Does your face sometimes appear extremely red and flushing? While a slight blush is certainly nice, if the blush is severe or widespread you may be dealing a common condition known as rosacea. People with rosacea often liken their redness to looking like they are sunburned even though they are...

Mole Removal May 1st, 2019

Mole Removal: What to Expect Worried about that mole? A mole is a dark spot or irregularity in the skin. Everyone is at risk of skin cancer and should keep an eye on their skin and moles. Simply thinking about having a skin mole removed might send shivers down your...

Hyperhidrosis Apr 16th, 2019

Why Do I Have Excessive Sweating?  Do you commonly find that your armpits or feet are drenched with sweat, despite being in mild weather and not being active? If so, you may be one of the 1-3% of the population that has hyperhidrosis, a disorder that entails having hyperactive sweat...

Are You Dealing With Acne? Apr 4th, 2019

Discover helpful acne-fighting tips and trick to achieve clearer skin.  You’re trying to find the right way to get your acne under control, right? Well, there are certainly so many options out there that it can be a bit daunting. First and foremost, if you are just starting to deal...

Dealing With Irregular Skin Pigmentation Mar 19th, 2019

Brown spots and skin discoloration are frequent complaints for many people. The most common form of irregular pigmentation is hyperpigmentation, a condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. Some people have abnormal skin pigmentation from a young age, and for others it...

What is Psoriasis? Mar 5th, 2019

What is Psoriasis? Have you been experiencing bumpy, white-scale-topped patches of red skin erupting over certain parts of your body? These itchy, sometimes painful plaques could be the result of an undiagnosed case of psoriasis. Although this skin disorder does not have a cure, there are several treatment options that...

What are Spider Veins? Feb 14th, 2019

At some point during our lifetime most of us will develop spider veins, those tiny little purple, red or blue web-like lines that are the result of twisted blood vessels. While they can develop anywhere on the body they most often appear on the legs. What causes spider veins?  The...

Everything You Need to Know about Keratosis Pilaris Feb 5th, 2019

Could those rough, white bumps actually be Keratosis Pilaris? If you are dealing with rough patches of skin on your body, then you may be dealing with a condition known as keratosis pilaris. While this is a fairly common and non­threatening dermatological issue it can be hard to effectively treat....

Identifying Your Skin Type Jan 16th, 2019

Learn the best way to care for your skin based on your skin type. Just like fingerprints are unique to each individual person, so too is our skin. So what kind of skin type do you have, and why is it important? Let’s learn how to identify your skin type,...

The Benefits of Botox Jan 2nd, 2019

The Benefits of Botox Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained...

What are Hives? Dec 14th, 2018

Discover more about this common skin condition, and what you can do to treat your itchy symptoms. What are hives? What are the symptoms of hives? Also referred to as urticaria, hives are characterized by an outbreak of red bumps that suddenly show up on skin. Hives can appear anywhere...

What is Lupus and How Does It Affect Skin Dec 3rd, 2018

Find out what this autoimmune disorder means for your skin health. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, approximately 1.5 million Americans and five million people globally have some form of lupus. While lupus can affect both men and women, about 90 percent of those with diagnosed lupus are women...

The Basics of Wart Treatment Nov 16th, 2018

Find out the most effective ways to remove a wart. The common wart is a small tumor caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can occur anywhere on the body. They may come and go over the years. The HPV infection can produce everything from the...

How to Treat Facial Scarring Nov 1st, 2018

Find out how your dermatologist can improve the appearance of your facial scars. From traumatic injuries to acne, there are a variety of reasons why you may be dealing with facial scars; however, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them for the rest of your life. Your dermatologist...

Choosing the Right Lotion for Your Dry Skin Oct 16th, 2018

Find out how to care for your dry skin effectively. Despite the fact that spring isn’t too far behind, we still have to put up with snow, cold temperatures and freezing winds. These winter elements can wreak havoc on our skin, causing it to become dry, chapped and red. If...

What are the symptoms of shingles? Sep 28th, 2018

What are the symptoms of and treatments for this painful dermatological condition? Did you know that anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for shingles, and that those over the age of 50 are more likely to develop this condition? Approximately one out of three Americans will have shingles...

How Swimmers Should Care for Their Skin Sep 13th, 2018

Give your skin the TLC it needs while still enjoying your pool days. If the swimming pool is a second home to you, then you may definitely label yourself a swimmer. Swimming is a wonderful and refreshing workout that can help us lose weight, maximize muscle and strengthen our core;...

How to Prevent Chapped Hands Aug 29th, 2018

Chapped skin can happen at any time of the year, from the warmest climate to the coldest. Whether it’s harsh chemical soaps, cold temperatures, or over­exposure to the sun, chapped hands are painful and inconvenient in any season. What is to blame for this nasty problem? Unfortunately it has to...

Rejuvenate Your Skin With Microdermabrasion Aug 14th, 2018

Take years off your skin thanks to this skin resurfacing system. Aging happens to all of us; however, it doesn’t mean our skin has to give away our age. Of course, if you’ve spent years basking in the sun to get the perfect tan or you had acne as a...

About Canker Sores Jul 30th, 2018

Find out everything you need to know about canker sore causes and treatments. Canker sores are small painful ulcers that appear in the mouth. You may find that your canker sore makes it difficult to eat or talk without experiencing pain. If you are experiencing sores in the mouth that...

How Can Your Dermatologist Treat Your Acne? Jul 17th, 2018

Acne is one of the most common and yet one of the most challenging skin problems people face. We know how frustrating it can be to try one over-the-counter acne product after another, thinking you are giving your skin everything it needs to combat acne and then suddenly the acne...

What You Should Know About Cold Sores Jul 3rd, 2018

What are cold sores and what can you do to relieve your symptoms? Most people who have had cold sores often know when they are about to appear. The tingling and burning sensation around the mouth is often the first indicator that a cold sore is imminent. Approximately 80 to...

Treating Rashes Jun 14th, 2018

Rashes will happen to most people at some point during their lifetime, whether it’s from coming in contact with poison ivy while on a camping trip or from an allergic reaction to a skincare product. While most rashes aren’t anything to worry about, we know that the other symptoms that...

What You Should Know About Birthmarks Jun 4th, 2018

Learn some fun facts about these common skin blemishes. Birthmarks are extremely common, appearing on about 80 percent of babies at birth. Even if you don’t have a birthmark, chances are good that you know someone who does. However, how much do you actually know about these dermatological markings? There...

Types of Eczema May 15th, 2018

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that produces itchy rashes that are scaly, dry, and leathery. It can appear anywhere on the body and most often appears in the creases of the arms, legs, and face. Something that many people may not know is that there are multiple types of...

Laser Dark Spot Removal Apr 30th, 2018

Even if you are someone who lathers on the SPF regularly, chances are good that if you’ve spent any time in the sun during your lifetime that you have some sun damage. Everything from dark spots to freckles can form as a result of exposure to the sun. Of course,...

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Pox Apr 13th, 2018

When your child breaks out all over in a blistery, itchy red rash, there’s a good chance it’s the chicken pox. Chicken pox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, and although it’s typically a childhood disease, people who have not contracted it as a child can suffer from it in...

Could Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Be Your Secret to Flawless Skin? Mar 27th, 2018

Many people suffer from acne problems, wrinkles, age spots or skin discoloration. After countless tries at topical creams and other treatment methods, reducing the visual signs of fine lines and other imperfections may seem impossible. Thanks to new advancements in dermatology, both men and women can now enjoy flawless skin....

Healthy Tan or Damaged Skin? How to Detect and Prevent Sun Damage Mar 13th, 2018

The sun emits harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can result in skin damage from freckles and cosmetic blemishes to more serious conditions like cancer. Sun damage doesn’t happen overnight, and the long-term effects of repeated sun exposure may not appear for years. It’s a gradual process brought on by repeated...

Hyperhidrosis: There's Help for Excessive Sweating Mar 1st, 2018

Abnormal, unpredictable and excessive sweating, referred to as hyperhidrosis, is a serious and difficult medical condition for millions of people worldwide. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the body’s sweat glands are overactive, which causes overabundant sweat production that is not warranted by physical activity or an emotional response to stress. This condition...

Did You Know? Fascinating Facts about Your Skin Feb 16th, 2018

Human skin is a remarkable organ, but one we often take for granted. It does more than hold us together and look presentable. It’s a complex system that protects our internal structures from outside damage. The skin is made up of three main layers: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis...

Got Warts? When to see Your Dermatologist for Treatment Feb 2nd, 2018

Warts are benign skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. They often appear as a small, unsightly, rough growth on a person’s hands or feet, but can also appear on other parts of the body. There are many types of warts, some appearing...

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair with Long-Lasting Laser Hair Removal Jan 15th, 2018

Excess facial or body hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Although common, removal methods such as shaving and waxing are temporary, time consuming, painful and often yield poor results. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair reduction via laser hair removal....

How to Treat a Painful Sunburn Jan 2nd, 2018

Although it may only seem like a temporary irritation, a sunburn can cause long-lasting damage to the skin. Skin that is sunburned is red, tender and warm to the touch. Severely sunburned skin may even result in the formation of painful blisters. Too much sun is especially dangerous for children....

Skin Care Tips for Busy Students Dec 13th, 2017

When school is in session, it’s easy for students to pick up a number of bad habits between late nights of studying and long sports practices. From poor eating habits to a lack of sleep and increased stress, unhealthy lifestyles can lead to unhealthy skin. Whether you’re in middle school,...

Indoor Tanning: Is it Worth the Risks? Dec 1st, 2017

We all want to achieve a healthy tan. It makes us look and feel better, but that bronzed glow may not be as healthy as you think. A tan is your skin’s reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light. This darkening of the skin cells is the skin's natural defense against further...

Peel Away Years for a Younger You Nov 12th, 2017

If you’re bothered by fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring or an uneven skin tone, or if you are looking for a simple way to rejuvenate your skin, chemical peels may be a good option for you. A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure performed by your dermatologist. This in-office treatment...

The Best Tips for Keeping Your Hands Looking Young - Hands Down Nov 1st, 2017

While the face may be the first to show signs of aging, a person’s hands can make someone appear older than they feel. In a person’s lifetime, the hands are exposed to sunlight, extreme temperatures and a lot of wear and tear. It’s no wonder the skin on our hands...

Smooth Away Your Wrinkles in Minutes: Is Botox Right for You? Oct 13th, 2017

Forehead wrinkles. Crows feet. Frown lines. Dynamic wrinkles often develop from repetitive facial expression, causing these fine lines to appear visible even when the face is totally relaxed. Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. The most common contributors to premature aging of the skin include genetics, spending...

Diminishing Scars: Professional Cosmetic Treatment for an Improved Appearance Oct 2nd, 2017

Scars left behind from acne, surgery, chicken pox, burns or other injuries, especially when they appear on your face, can be disfiguring physically and emotionally.  Scars are a natural part of the skin’s healing process, and most small scars fade over time to become nearly invisible. The larger and more...

Diminish Unwanted Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy Sep 15th, 2017

Many people are bothered by the small, unsightly clusters of purple, red and blue veins that commonly appear on the legs. These blemishes are called spider and varicose veins. Factors that lead to the formation of these veins include heredity, gender, and pregnancy. Prolonged standing, obesity, hormones, and physical trauma...

Battling Seasonal Itch: How to Relieve Irritated Skin during the Harsh Winter Season Sep 1st, 2017

Cold winds, low temperatures and dry indoor conditions can strip the skin of its natural oils that serve as a natural moisturizer. Although the cold winter months often cause dry skin, with proper skin care habits you can have a healthy complexion that lasts all season long. You can’t control...

Know Your Skin Type Aug 15th, 2017

Skin care should be an important part of your daily hygiene. This should include cleansing the face daily, moisturizing, applying sunscreen and avoiding harsh products. A good skin care routine starts with understanding the unique needs of your skin type. In many cases, skin can be classified into four different...

Nail Care: Keeping Fingers and Toes in Tip-Top Shape Aug 1st, 2017

The nails take a lot of abuse. From gardening and dishes to regular wear and tear, harsh chemicals and hard work can really take a toll on the condition of fingernails and toenails. Many nail problems can be avoided with proper care, but others may actually indicate a serious health...

Poison Ivy: Prevention & Relief Jul 17th, 2017

If you spend time outdoors, then you’ve probably come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac at some point in your life. The plants’ oily sap, known as urushiol causes many people to break out in an itchy rash. Urushiol is colorless or pale yellow oil that...

Rosy Complexion? Flushed Cheeks? You May Have Rosacea Jul 2nd, 2017

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition of the face that affects an estimated 16 million Americans. Because rosacea is frequently misdiagnosed and confused with acne, sunburn or eye irritation, a large percentage of people suffering from rosacea fail to seek medical help due to lack of awareness. It’s important to...

Living with Psoriasis Jun 13th, 2017

Psoriasis is a common, chronic and often frustrating skin condition that causes skin scaling, inflammation, redness and irritation. The exact cause is unknown, but psoriasis is thought to be caused by an overactive immune system, which causes the skin to form inflamed, scaly lesions. These patches of thick, red skin...

Monitoring Your Moles Jun 1st, 2017

Although moles are usually harmless, in some cases they can become cancerous, causing melanoma. For this reason, it is important to regularly examine your skin for any moles that change in size, color, shape, sensation or that bleed. Suspicious or abnormal moles or lesions should always be examined by your...

Eczema May 15th, 2017

Eczema, also called “dermatitis,” refers to several different rash-like conditions where the skin is inflamed, red and irritated. The most severe and long-lasting type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. During a flare-up, the skin becomes extremely red, itchy and scaly. This skin condition can be widespread, or confined to only...

Wrinkle Prevention: Minimize Fine Lines and Maximize Your Youthfulness Apr 17th, 2017

The telltale signs of aging skin—wrinkles, puffy eyes, age spots—may start to appear as we grow older. We can’t fight the aging process, but we can take steps now to help reduce and prevent wrinkles from appearing prematurely. Many factors can contribute to the onset of wrinkles, which are frequently...

Battling Teenage Acne Mar 30th, 2017

Acne is by far the most common skin complaint among teenagers, affecting nearly all of those between the ages of 12 and 17 at least occasionally, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. In most cases, hormones released during puberty are responsible for the appearance of blemishes during the teen...

Adult Acne: How to Control Blemishes & Breakouts in Your Middle Years Mar 14th, 2017

Acne is the most common of all skin disorders, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives. While most people outgrow acne in their late teens or early twenties, many are affected into adulthood or even experience late onset acne. Although the exact cause of adult acne is unknown,...

Everything You Need to Know About Skin Cancer Feb 28th, 2017

Skin cancer is one the most common of all cancer types, which occurs when malignant cells are found in the outer layers of your skin. More than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States. Although the incidence of skin cancer continues to rise,...

SPF - Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Optimal Skin Protection Feb 14th, 2017

There is a wide variety of sunscreens available, including lotions, sprays, creams, gels, wipes, and lip balms, to name a few. These topical products absorb or reflect some, but not all, of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin to help protect against sun damage. But which one is...

Welcome To Our Blog Dec 30th, 2010

Welcome to the website and our new blog. Please take the time to review the website for information on our pratice, skin health care, and other valuable information that will be posted here. Thanks