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Should you try microneedling?
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Every year around this time, as the thermometer slowly creeps up and magazines covers advertise the latest spring trends, I take a long look in the mirror. The months of cold, dry weather, skipping wo...
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For the first time in 15 years, I was able to stop fearing what people thought of me. More importantly, I don't feel self-conscious at all, mostly thanks to the fact you wouldn't be able to tell I am living with psoriasis unless you looked closely to see the blemishes left on my skin.
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Imagine a sizeable portion of your body covered with bright red spots and thick scaly patches. Imagine being so itchy and uncomfortable that you hardly ever get a decent night's sleep. Dermatology nurses like me play an important role in helping people living with psoriasis manage their chronic condition.
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Puss filled pimples are pretty darn gross, but blackheads might actually be worse. The dark coloured dots, which are found on your face, back, chest and arms, are actually a mixture of oils, proteins,...
No matter how old you are, everyone experiences winter itch at some point in their life. Most of us experience flaky, itchy, dry skin when the temperature drops and the air dries.
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AA is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation causes hair loss that manifests as localized bald patches on the scalp. The cause is yet to be verified, but the Canadian Dermatology Association states that hair loss can be caused by stress, childbirth, diet or even underlying issues such as lupus or diabetes. In my specific case, my dermatologist could not provide me with anything conclusive, but she strongly suggested my AA was stress-induced.
We all encounter stress in different parts of our lives. But in a nutshell, stress affects skin in five ways: accelerated aging, adult acne, irritation, dullness and dehydration. When skin is stressed it does not act properly, it's out of balance, it's literally exhausted, irritable, drained and depleted.
Chantelle Brown-Young success as a model may come as a surprise since she is afflicted with vitiligo, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own pigment-producing cells. Yet her mass appeal invites reflection upon the concepts of health, impairment and disability vis-à-vis perceptions of beauty. Her international success notwithstanding, Brown-Young finds it imperative to help others appreciate beauty in its various forms. During her first appearance on America's Next Top Model, she imploringly asks "How can I show you the beauty in differences?"
Rhode Island Hospital is currently testing out Google Glass in a dermatology study. Over the next six months, emergency room patients requiring dermatology work may participate in the study. As such,...
As a Dermatologist I have to warn you -- there is no such thing as a "healthy glow" from a suntan. In fact, ultraviolet radiation from the sun has been classified by the World Health Organization as "known to be carcinogenic to humans." Meaning, we have proven scientifically that sun exposure causes skin cancer.