Category Archives: Dermatology

What is hyperpigmentation and how to treat it?- S. Tia Paul, M.D.

As a dermatologist when patients come to us for the treatment of dark spots or hyperpigmentation, the first step is to understand that not all dark spots are the same. Dark spots can be caused due to several reasons (melasma or drug reactions or chronic sun exposure) however post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is the appearance of […]

New Year, New Routine- Kristin Scord, PA-C

Make taking care of your skin part of your new year’s resolutions and try something fun and new! You asked, so we asked–What are the skincare routines of our providers? Our NBDPS Physician Assistants share their favorite daily routines! Featured Provider: Jennifer Moller PA-C Skin Type: Dry/Normal Areas of Concern: Melasma, Wrinkles, Large Pores SKINCARE […]

Alopecia Areata – Finally FDA-Approved Treatments Available to Patients Izzy Tran, BA and Robin Lewallen, MD FAAD

Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune skin condition that causes sudden loss of hair on the scalp as well as sometimes other areas of the body.  People with AA usually have smooth, round patches of complete hair loss that happens over the period of a few weeks. AA affects approximately 6.8 million people in the […]

New Vitiligo Treatments Available- Robin Lewallen, M.D.

Vitiligo is an chronic disorder of the skin in which immune cells destroy melanocytes, the skin cells that produce pigment. Researchers estimate that between 1.9 and 2.8 million adults in the United States have vitiligo; it is estimated 40 percent of adults with vitiligo going undiagnosed. This can be cosmetically very disabling, particularly in people […]

Skincare Basics Series – Kristin Scord, MS PA-C

Welcome back to the Skincare Basics mini-series–the PM edition!   A simple reminder that this series will be the “Basics” for some great starter regimens for most skin types. These are foundational recommendations for general skin types, with some starting recommendations in some problem areas.   Skincare Basics 101:  PM Routine – Hydration + Exfoliation! […]

Treatments Available For Precancerous Actinic Keratoses- Robin Lewallen M.D. FAAD

If you have an actinic keratosis (AK) on your skin, you are not alone. It is estimated that more than 40 million Americans develop actinic keratoses (AKs) each year. AKs are one of the most common conditions treated by dermatologists. These precancerous skin growths occur after ultraviolet radiation causes significant DNA damage to your skin […]

What is Psoriasis- Robin Lewallen, M.D. FAAD

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin conditions affecting three to five percent of people worldwide. Most commonly, it presents as red or white scaling areas on the elbows, knees, belly button, or scalp. The rash from psoriasis is commonly itchy but may become painful or bleed in some patients. For most people, the […]

Skincare guide in Pregnancy-Larisa Lehmer, MD, FAAD

The skin goes through a lot of changes in pregnancy. While there are some things dermatologists recommend avoiding, there are plenty of options to take care of your skin while waiting for your little one’s arrival.   To-Do at Home Cleanse gently to remove excess oil and skin with: – Purifying Gel Cleanser by AlumierMD. […]

What are the Best Cosmetic Treatments to do this Winter? – Kristin Scord, PA-C

These are a few of our favorite things to do this winter to get your skin refreshed and revived! *Lasers: For improvement of texture, wrinkles, elasticity, hyperpigmentation. -Fractional and CO2 lasers offer different degrees of anti-aging skin resurfacing which is important to do when you can stay out of the sun following treatment due to […]

Skincare Basics 101: AM Routine with Sunscreen and Antioxidants: The Ultimate Duo for Enhanced UV Protection -Kristin Scord, PA-C

Want to start a well-rounded skincare regimen and not know where to begin? This is what this mini-series is about! This series will start with the “Basics” for some great starter regimens for most skin types. In later posts, more specific problem areas will be touched on and recommendations for those concerns! We’ll start with […]

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