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Sun Protective Clothing

Do you get tired of having to reapply sunscreen to your arms and hard to reach areas like your back?  Have you ever wondered if there are other ways to protect your skin other than sunscreen?  Sun protective clothing may be the solution for you! I am an avid outdoors-man.  I spend hours backpacking, camping, […]

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Differin 0.1% Gel – The New Acne OTC

When people go to the store and look for acne washes and medications it can be overwhelming.  There are countless formulations of benzoyl peroxide, salacylic acid, and sulphur.  So which ones work?  A new over-the-counter (OTC) acne medication has hit the market, Differin 0.1% gel.  It was once a prescription medication, but has recently become […]

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Molluscum Contagiosum

How many of you have children who have had small pearly bumps on their face, arms, legs, or stomach?  They may have gone away on their own or you may have gone to see a medical provider.  These are/were most likely molluscum contagiosum. Molluscum are small, pink, pearly bumps that often have a central indentation.  […]

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Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans is a parasitic infection caused by a hookworm.  This hookworm can be found in the digestive tracts of dogs, cats, and other animals.  Classically, people become infected with this worm when they are barefoot at either the beach or the lake.  After becoming infected, pink to red snake like lines appear on […]

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Actinic Keratotoses (Pre-Cancers)

Have you ever been to the dermatology clinic and had “pre-cancers” frozen?  Do you know what causes these, why we treat them, or what treatment options are available?  I will be answering all of these questions and more in this most recent blog entry. Actinic keratoses are a reflection of abnormal cell development in the […]

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Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

We are going to take a short break from our provider skin care regimen series to discuss a dermatology condition I get more questions about during the winter. Have you ever wondered what those small, rough bumps are on the back of your upper arms and tops of your thighs?  The bumps usually get better […]

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What Is My Dermatology Provider Using? Andrea Thompson PA-C

First off, I want to apologize for my two month absence from my blog.  Things have been incredibly busy, but I have missed writing educational pieces for our patients.  I will try to be more diligent in getting you more articles. Andrea Thompson PA-C, was the second provider to respond to my email, so she […]

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What is my dermatology provider using? Emily Staggs DCNP

Our nurse practitioner, Emily Staggs DCNP, was the first provider to respond to my email, so she will be the next provider daily regimen that we get to read about.  This is “What is my dermatology provider using?” Part II.           MORNING Face Wash-  Advanced Skin Therapy (AST) Gentle Foamy Cleanser […]

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What is my dermatology provider using? Ryan Crowder PA-C

When thinking of blog topics a few days ago, an idea popped into my head.  Why don’t I do a series on each of the providers at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center highlighting their own personal skin care regimens. Almost every week I have patients ask me about what kind of daily skin care […]

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CoolSculpting

Many of us who diet and exercise on a regular basis still struggle with stubborn “pockets” of fat that just never seem to go away.  There is finally a technology with reliable results to improve this in a noninvasive manner.  There are no needles, scalpels, or downtime.  CoolSculpting! Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center and […]

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