Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - November 2017

Compliance with Topical Steroids - November 2017

Topical steroids, our go-to med in dermatology, is the mainstay of treatment for numerous skin conditions. It first became available for general use in the 1950’s and has a long track record of safety and efficacy when used appropriately. Used appropriately, topical steroids provide a highly cost effective, widely available treatment for many patients.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - October 2017

Your Skin in Cooler Weather - October 2017

As another beautiful summer comes to an end, we enter the fall season and will be seeing cooler temperatures, certain skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (AD), also commonly referred to as eczema, will tend to flare up. It is a common skin condition affecting more than 3 million people in the United States alone.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - July 2017

What is Micro Needling? - July 2017

Patients often ask about what they could do for acne scarring, enlarged pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin, and even stretch marks. One option we offer at Dermatology Specialists is micro needling which can be used to target all the above. Micro needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the face.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - June 2017

Wishing You a Sun-Safe Summer! - June 2017

Did you know that Sun Safety Week is June 1 through June 7? So, let’s talk about good sun protection, and why we should make it a priority...
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - May 2017

May is Melanoma Awareness Month - May 2017

Skin cancer is the most common and rapidly growing form of cancer in the US. Melanoma makes up 1% of the total skin cancer diagnosis, but is responsible for a majority of deaths from skin cancer. Awareness of this skin cancer and patient education is key!
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - March 2017

How to Restore and Maintain Youthful Appearing Eyes - March 2017

The eye and surrounding skin plays a pivotal role in the perception we have of one another’s facial beauty. This area is at the center of emotional expression and is often the first thing we notice upon meeting a new person. The skin and tissue around the eye is delicate however, making it highly sensitive to the effects of gravity, UV radiation, and facial animation.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - February 2017

Common Benign Skin Lesions - February 2017

Every day during clinic I get asked to check various lesions on patient’s skin. The most common benign skin lesions my colleagues and I see in the office include Seborrheic Keratosis (Wisdom Spots), Angioma, Dermatofibroma, Sebaceous Hyperplasia and Lentigos.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - January 2017

Why Do I Have These Dark Spots On My Face? - January 2017

Dark spots on the face are a common finding in all ethnic and age groups. However, they increase as we age. This article will review the various causes and treatment options that providers at Hamzavi/Dermatology Specialist may offer.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - December 2016

Hand Derm - December 2016

Do you suffer from dry, cracked, itchy painful skin on your hands? You may be suffering from a common condition called Hand Dermatitis. Hand Dermatitis is a form of Eczema. Eczema is a condition where the skin becomes inflamed and irritated.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - November 2016

November is National Healthy Skin Month - November 2016

Crisper and cooler temps have arrived. As we go from picking apples to playing in the snow, keep your skin healthy, feeling fresh and looking young.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - October 2016

What is Eczema? - October 2016

Eczema refers to a variety of skin conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. Most often when people say “eczema,” they are referring to atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is caused by a defect in the skin barrier which causes the skin to lose water more rapidly, leaving it dry and itchy.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - August 2016

What's This Spot, Doc? - August 2016

The statistics are sobering: 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Most skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet radiation and appear on sun-exposed skin. The good news is, most skin cancers are very treatable if diagnosed early, and your dermatologist can help you evaluate any new or changing spots.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - July 2016

Help I'm Losing My Hair! - July 2016

Hair thinning or hair loss is a common complaint. Although it is an issue that many people will deal with at some point in their life, it can be a difficult and emotional process. While there are many different types of hair loss (too many to discuss here), the most common type is called “androgenetic alopecia”.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - June 2016

Summer Skin Concerns - June 2016

With summer almost “officially” here, I thought it would be useful to review the 3 most common summer skin concerns that I see marching into our clinic around this time of year. Along with the wonderful weather, summer allows us to spend extra hours enjoying the great and wild outdoors. This oftentimes include prolonged hours at the golf course, tending to the wonderful flowering trees and bushes in the yard, or lounging in the boat at the lake staring at the sky.
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Dermatology Specialists of Brighton Newsletter - Winter 2016

Tips to Maintain Healthy Skin During the Winter - Winter 2016

You can easily develop rough, dry, and itchy skin during the colder months, especially if you live in an area where you’re exposed to cold, dry air and harsh winds. Skin isn’t only the barrier between the environment and our insides—it’s a living organ that’s responsible for keeping the body cool, protecting it against germs and “invaders,” and many other metabolic processes.
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