Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot Newsletter - September 2016

Why am I Getting Acne and What Can I Do? - September 2016

Acne can happen to anyone from infancy to the golden years, but it is most common in the teen years and again during “middle age”. Basically, acne happens because, due to hormone changes / stress / unknown factors, the skin cells get “sticky”.
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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot Newsletter - May 2016

Summer Sun Rules - May 2016

t’s that time of year again! The days are longer, the temps are warmer, and with that, we see the sun again. Even though we live in a northern latitude, it is so important to wear sunscreen daily from April through October.
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Hamzavi Dermatology Fort Gratiot 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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