Monthly Archives: February 2015

Getting Rid of Acne Scars for Good- Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

What causes Acne Scarring? Dr. McNeill: Picking!!!! No matter how much acne, or how large acne cysts become, they will not cause scarring if left untouched. The skin may hyperpigment and become darker for a while, but this hyperpigmentation will not be permanent. Picking at acne can cause scars that are permanent. Sometimes, patients will […]

Hair Loss in Men | Anne Marie McNeill, M.D., Ph.D

Hair loss and balding in men is largely genetic, right? Dr. McNeill: Yes. Balding is mostly genetic. There may be environmental factors, as well, but these are poorly understood. Hair loss in men is primarily genetic, and X-linked, which means it is primarily inherited along the maternal side. Males inherit their X chromosome from their […]

Womens’ Health and Vulvar Dermatology | Anne Marie McNeill, M.D. Ph.D

What doctors treat rashes in the vulvar area? Both dermatologists and OBGYN treat rashes in this area and receive some training in residency. However, not all dermatologists and OBGYN have a good deal of experience in this matter. I do specialize in skin diseases and conditions of the female genital area. I received extended study […]

What to Do When Acne Persists | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

Is it my imagination, or is everyone more stricken with acne these days? Dr. McNeill:  There does appear to be more prevalence and persistence.  Interestingly, we are finding that certain cultures, such as Japan, are experiencing more acne compared with previous generations.  In other, remote cultures, such as tribal communities in Africa, there is still […]

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