Category Archives: Dermatology

Kybella vs CoolMini: What to Know About the Newest Double-Chin Treatments- Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

Just a couple months ago we began doing treatments with Kybella, a new injectable that can minimize the appearance of a double chin with 1-3 treatments. It’s since been gaining popularity. And now, there’s another option available: CoolSculpting. The FDA recently expanded its approval of the treatment for smaller areas on the body, like the […]

Impressive skin revitalization with PicoFocus- Anne Marie McNeill M.D. Ph.D

With the PicoSure laser, we now offer PicoFocus skin revitalization. With this procedure, we can now improve most aspects of skin damage (wrinkles, brown spots, acne scars) with very little downtime. By very little downtime, I mean that the skin really just looks sunburned the day of the procedure, and less so the next day. […]

Lip Filler: Rejuvenate Your Lips! | Jennifer Moller MS. PA-C

As we age, we lose volume in the lips and around the mouth. Deflation occurs, the lips thin, and we develop “smokers lines” (the vertical lines around the mouth). Previous supple lips look dry, thin, and aged. What can you do? Lip Rejuvenation! Lip rejuvenation includes restoring lost volume and accentuating the natural contour of […]

FAQ: Dermatology for Kids | Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

Many kids have asked me some really good questions over my time working with Dr. McNeill. Here are the best FAQ that I thought I should address, as the answers are valuable to know! What happens when you get a sun burn? Any time your skin tans or burns it’s a sign that it has […]

3 Acne Myths Dispelled | Jennifer Moller MS PA-C

Acne is one of the most common diagnoses addressed in the dermatology office, whether as a primary or secondary complaint. In treating a great deal of adolescent, young adult, and adult acne I get asked the three following questions several times a day: ACNE MYTH #1: USING SCRUBS AND CLARIFYING BRUSHES ARE GOOD TO KEEP […]

Treatment of Actinic Keratosis A.K.A. Precancers | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

Actinic Keratosis (or keratoses, plural) is a sun-induced thickening of the skin that is precancerous.  If untreated, approximately 10% of actinic keratoses will turn into a skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma) over several years.  Most people want to treat their actinic keratoses (AKs) because of both medical and cosmetic reasons. There […]

My Favorite Sunscreen Products | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

There are a number of sunscreens on the market. All of my favorite sunscreens have one thing in common: the active ingredients are zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These are mineral (as opposed to chemical) sunscreens. Mineral sunscreens are my favorite types of sunscreens because: 1) they are the most broad-spectrum and therefore provide the […]

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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