Category: Dermatology

6 Tips for Preventing Acne

Acne may look skin-deep, but it can cause serious emotional harm. While some people only experience a mild case in their teenage years, others have it for decades. People with acne may suffer from bullying, depression and isolation. Acne can affect more than your skin ( Not all acne is severe, of course. There are […]

Choosing a Shampoo and Conditioner 

The huge choice of shampoos and conditioners on the market can seem like too much of a good thing. There are so many that it’s hard to know where to start. Buying shampoo and conditioner isn’t that difficult if you’re simply maintaining thick, healthy, hair. If you have problem hair, however, finding the right shampoo […]

Why is My Beard Scraggly?

Beards are back in style these days, and this time around they seem to be as popular in the boardroom as they are at the pool hall. Growing a beard, however, isn’t always as simple as sidelining the razor. Some men imagine growing a thick, bushy beard and wind up with long, scraggly chin hairs […]

Avocados are Good for Your Skin

Avocados, also known as alligator pears, are nutrient rich, high fat fruits that grow on trees in tropical and Mediterranean climates. Avocados contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from  damage by free radicals. Vitamin E is also anti-imflammatory and helps protect your skin from sun damage.  They contain Vitamin C, which […]

Tattoos- Harder to Get Rid Of than to Get

If “Linda” is tattooed on your arm inside a big red heart, and your wife’s name is Cathy, it’s probably time to get that tattoo removed. Unfortunately, tattoos are easier to get than they are to get rid of. Tattoos are meant to be permanent, so the ink of a tattoo isn’t just sitting on […]

Mole Removal is not for “Do-it-yourselfers”

If you decide to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, is it a “big deal”? As long as you don’t try to remove it yourself, probably not. A dermatologist can either cut a mole out, or shave it off with a surgical blade, usually in one office visit. If the mole needs to be […]

Henna Tattoos: A Dye-ing Art

If you’re interested in body art but not ready to commit to a permanent tattoo, henna tattoos are a natural “go-to”. Henna is a reddish brown dye that is made from powder extracted from the henna plant. Unlike a regular tattoo, henna is a temporary stain that lasts about two weeks or longer, depending on […]

Anti-Aging Skin Care

An anti-aging skin care isn’t just about applying products to your skin. It’s also about taking care of the “inside-out” health of your skin. Getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet matter as much to your skin as to the rest of your body. Smoking as bad for your skin as well as your […]