• Rosacea

    Rosacea: Left untreated, rosacea can get worse. Rosacea: Overview Rosacea (rose-AY-sha) is a common skin disease. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest,

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  • Natural treatments for skin cancer not as safe as you think

    Shopping for a home remedy to cure skin cancer: People are often unaware of how harmful these all-natural remedies can be. It’s said that every story has two sides. This is certainly true when it comes to vitamins, herbs, and other natural treatments for skin cancer. When shopping for natural skin

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  • Cold sores

    Cold sore on and above the lip: Cold sores are so contagious that many people catch the virus that causes them by the time they’re 5 years old. Cold sores: Overview Also known as fever blisters or herpes simplex labialis What is a cold sore? A cold sore is a small blister or group of blisters that

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  • A dermatologist's top tips for a healthy beard

    A dermatologist's top tips for a healthy beard How to care for facial hair Healthy-looking facial hair starts with healthy skin. With the right skin care, it’s possible to prevent problems like dandruff, ingrown hair, acne, and itch. To keep your facial hair healthy, follow these tips from

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  • Isotretinoin: Treatment for severe acne

    Isotretinoin: Overview Acne can decrease self-confidence and may cause you to avoid social situations. Isotretinoin (eye-soh-tret-in-OH-in) is a prescription medication for severe acne. This type of acne causes deep, painful cysts and nodules, which can be the size of a pencil eraser or larger. As

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  • Back acne: How to see clearer skin

    Back acne: How to see clearer skin Dermatologists recommend wearing sweat-wicking clothes when working out. If you have acne on your back—or “bacne” as some people call it—you don’t have to wait for it to clear on its own. Treatment and the right skin care can help you see clearer skin more

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  • 9 things to try when acne won’t clear

    9 things to try when acne won’t clear Popping a pimple often worsens acne. Do you feel you’ve tried just about everything to get rid of your acne but still see blemishes? Don’t despair. To see clearer skin, you probably just need to make some changes. The following tips from dermatologists can

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  • Laser hair removal

    9 things to try when acne won’t clear Laser hair removal: Common misconceptions A lot of misconceptions exist about what laser hair removal is and what it can and can’t do. Is it permanent? Does it work on light-colored hair? In this video, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Carolyn Jacob

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  • Sarcoidosis and your skin: Who gets and causes

    Sarcoidosis and your skin: Who gets and causes Who gets sarcoidosis? People around the world get this disease. Studies indicate that sarcoidosis is most common in: Women Adults (rare in children) Scandinavians In the United States, African American women tend to develop sarcoidosis more often

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  • How to care for your baby's skin, hair, and nails

    How to care for your baby's skin, hair, and nails How to care for your baby's skin, hair, and nails These five tips from dermatologists can make caring for your baby’s delicate skin, hair, and nails easier and less intimidating. Bringing home a new baby is a time of joy and excitement.

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  • I've been diagnosed with melanoma. Now what?

    I've been diagnosed with melanoma. Now what? Learning that you have melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, can make it difficult to hear anything else your doctor says. After leaving the office, you may wonder what happens next. While what happens next varies with each patient, there is a process

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  • Basal Cell Carcinoma: diagnosis and treatment

    Skin cancer types: Basal cell carcinoma diagnosis and treatment If you find a spot on your skin that you think could be a skin cancer, an accurate diagnosis and treatment are essential. The following explains how dermatologists diagnose and treat the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma

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  • Actinic Keratosis: Diagnosis and treatment

    Actinic keratosis: Diagnosis and treatment If you find a spot or growth on your skin that you think could be an actinic keratosis (AK), it’s time for a thorough skin exam. Should you have an AK, an accurate diagnosis and treatment can: Reduce your risk of developing skin cancer Get rid of an AK,

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  • What can get rid of age spots?

    What can get rid of age spots? If you feel that age spots are telling people you’re past your prime, you may be able to fade those spots significantly. Sometimes, you can even get rid of them. Before you treat age spots, however, you should know a few facts. These facts can protect your health and

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  • Prurigo Nodularis

    Prurigo nodularis: Overview Prurigo nodularis What is prurigo nodularis?This is a skin disease that usually begins with intensely itchy skin. Scratching and rubbing the itchy skin cause hard, itchy bumps to appear on the skin. Is it contagious? No Prurigo nodularis on a patient’s leg This

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  • How to care for your skin in your 60s and 70s

    How to care for your skin in your 60s and 70s During our 60s and 70s, skin can feel dry and irritated. This happens for many reasons, including that skin is thinner and loses water more easily. Medications and medical conditions can also play a role. There is good news. The right skin care can improve

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  • Bullous Pemphigoid

    Bullous pemphigoid: Overview Bullous pemphigoid What is bullous pemphigoid? This is a rare autoimmune disease that can cause large blisters on the skin. Blisters can develop on other areas like inside the mouth, but this is rare. Is it contagious? No. Bullous pemphigoid is a chronic disease,

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  • Hives

    Hives: Overview Hives What are hives?This is a skin reaction that causes bumps, raised patches, or both to suddenly appear on the skin. The bumps and raised patches are often itchy and may look swollen. The medical name for hives is urticaria. Are hives contagious?No, you cannot get hives by

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  • 7 ways to remove unwanted hair

    7 ways to remove unwanted hair Dermatologists offer treatment for unwanted hair Dermatologists offer hair removal treatments, which include laser hair removal and a prescription cream that can slow hair growth on a woman’s face. When it comes to removing unwanted hair, you have options.

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  • Why choose a board-certified dermatologist?

    Why choose a board-certified dermatologist? A board-certified dermatologist is a doctor who has: Completed medical school and then three to four years of advanced medical training in treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails Passed rigorous exams in dermatology Made a commitment to keep up

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  • Treating light spots in brown or black skin

    Treating light spots in brown or black skin While anyone can develop light spots on their skin, these spots tend to be more noticeable if you have brown or black skin. Areas of lighter (or darker) skin develop for many reasons. Here’s why you may see one or more lighter areas, and what you can do

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  • Skin conditions that lasers can treat

    Skin conditions that lasers can treat The future is bright for these cutting-edge treatments, including light therapy. When it comes to the use of laser technology in skin care, the future is now. Concepts that were once reserved for science fiction stories have catapulted skin care into a new age.

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  • Must-try summer hair care

    Must-try summer hair care Summer activities can do major damage to your hair. A few simple steps can keep your locks looking healthy all summer long. Though it is part of our routines to make sure to protect our skin before heading out for a fun, sun-filled summer day (and every day!), rarely do

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  • Managing eczema in the summertime

    Managing eczema in summertime Learn how to prevent and treat flare-ups while having warm-weather fun. Itchy, uncomfortable eczema can be an unpredictable condition. For some people, the dry, indoor air of winter causes flare-ups. But for others, it’s warmer weather — and the sweating, outdoor

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  • How to select a dermatologist

    How to select a dermatologist Tips when seeking care Before making an appointment with a dermatologist, it is important to consider their level of training. Board-certified dermatologists have at least eight years of medical training, if not more. They have proven their expertise by passing difficult

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  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia

    Hair loss types: Frontal fibrosing alopecia overview Frontal fibrosing alopecia What is frontal fibrosing alopecia?The medical name for hair loss is “alopecia.” Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a specific type of hair loss. It destroys the hair follicles (openings out of which hair grows), causing

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  • 9 ways to prevent face mask skin problems

    9 ways to prevent face mask skin problems Wearing a mask can be hard on your skin Gentle skin care can prevent your mask from causing skin problems. Masks play a vital role in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Masks can also be hard on your skin, causing problems that range from acne

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  • Dip powder manicure: 5 tips to keep your nails healthy

    Board-certified dermatologist Chris Adigun, MD, FAAD, recommends durable manicures like the one that you can get from dip powder nails for some of her patients. This hard-as-nails manicure can help a patient stop biting or picking at their nails. You literally cannot bite or pick off this nail color.

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  • Melasma

    Melasma: The forehead is commonplace for melasma to appear. Melasma: Overview Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on

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  • What can make my hands look younger?

    What can make my hands look younger? If age spots, wrinkly skin, or other signs of aging bother you, you can have more youthful-looking hands. Thanks to advances in dermatology, it’s possible to diminish these signs of aging safely and with little or no downtime. Age spots Many adults develop age

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  • How to fade dark spots in skin of color

    How to fade dark spots in skin of color Have you tried treating dark spots on your own without getting the results you want? Do you see new dark spots appear as others fade? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Darks spots and patches rank as one of the most common reasons that people with skin

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  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo: Overview Vitiligo: This skin disease often forms on both sides of the body as shown here on the knees. Vitiligo (vit-uh-lie-go) causes the skin to lose color. Patches of lighter skin appear. Some people develop a few patches. Others lose much more skin color. Vitiligo usually affects the skin,

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  • COVID arm: No reason to skip your COVID-19 Vaccine

    Dermatologists understand people are concerned about getting “COVID arm” (also called “COVID vaccine arm”) – a rash that can develop on the arm where you got your COVID-19 shot. Seeing a large rash days after getting vaccinated can be scary, but it’s generally nothing to worry about. COVID

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  • Keratosis pilaris

    Keratosis pilaris: overview Keratosis pilaris: This harmless skin condition causes tiny, rough-feeling bumps on the skin. What is keratosis pilaris? Keratosis Pilaris_YouTube_FINAL.mp4 from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition, which appears as tiny bumps

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  • Cold-weather Sun Protection

    As you bundle up from head to toe to stay warm in the winter cold, you may be tempted to set the sunscreen aside, but experts say sun protection shouldn’t be reserved for warmer months. "On a crisp winter morning run, remember that even if the sky looks clear, that also means there’s UV radiation

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