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Lasers and lights: How well do they treat rosacea?

Rosacea patient before and after 2 laser treatments: After treatment (right), the many tiny blood vessels on this patient’s cheek cleared. ... If you have rosacea, laser or light therapy may be a part of your treatment plan. It’s unlikely to be your only treatment, though. ... Different treatments for

How to care for your skin during and after radiation therapy

How to care for your skin during radiation therapy ... Radiation therapy plays an important role in treating cancer. However, it can also produce some uncomfortable or even painful side effects on the skin, such as itchiness, redness, blistering, and peeling. ... To take care of your skin during radiation

Can a wearable blue-light device clear psoriasis?

A wearable blue-light device differs greatly from the phototherapy treatments that you receive at a hospital or psoriasis treatment center. ... The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a wearable, blue-light device for treating mild psoriasis at home. It offers a gentle treatment that’s easy to use. You

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. Many of these innovations include

Stubborn acne? Hormonal therapy may help

Women who have acne along their jawline and lower face tend to have good results from hormonal therapy for acne. ... Do you continue to see acne along your lower face, jawline, and neck despite trying all sorts of acne treatments? Have you taken an antibiotic to treat your acne

Medications and light treatments for psoriasis

To treat psoriasis, most people apply medication directly to their skin. If you need stronger treatment, your dermatologist may prescribe light treatments or medication that works throughout the body. You’ll find information about the different psoriasis treatments below. Within these pages, you’ll also find dermatologists’ tips to help you get

Skin reaction from targeted cancer therapy? Tell your doctor.

Are you receiving targeted therapy to treat skin cancer — or any other cancer? If so, dermatologists recommend that you pay close attention to your skin. ... Skin reactions are the most common side effect of targeted therapy. ... What is targeted therapy, exactly? ... When cancer spreads and becomes

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

Botulinum toxin therapy: Overview

Before treatment: This woman disliked her deep frown lines. ... Also called  botulinum rejuvenation Brand names: Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, MYOBLOC®, and XEOMIN®  ... When you look in the mirror, do you see deep frown lines? These lines bother many people.   ... To diminish these lines, many choose botulinum toxin

How to care for your skin during radiation therapy

Tips from board-certified dermatologists help reduce patients’ pain and discomfort from side effects ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 13, 2020) — Radiation therapy plays an important role in treating cancer. However, it can also produce some uncomfortable or even painful side effects on the skin, such as itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling.

American Academy of Dermatology honors Detroit physician Iltefat H. Hamzavi with national “Patient Care Hero” award

Rosemont, Ill. (September 17, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for his innovative use of light therapy to sanitize masks needed by frontline health care workers. ... The COVID-19 pandemic caused a shortage of the

Botulinum toxin therapy: FAQs

Botulinum toxin therapy is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. To help you decide whether this treatment is right for you and to have the treatment performed safely, the AAD provides the following facts. ... Warnings  ... Buying botulinum toxin online jeopardizes your health. This product should require

Psoriasis: Medications and light therapies

To treat psoriasis, most people apply medication directly to their skin. If you need stronger treatment, your dermatologist may prescribe light treatments or medication that works throughout the body. Find information about the many different psoriasis treatments here. ... Should I treat psoriasis? Treating psoriasis can benefit your body and

Lasers and lights: How well do they treat acne?

Lasers and other light therapies may seem like the perfect acne treatment. Just beam a light to make the acne disappear. ... Using them is actually a bit more involved and the results less predictable, even in the skilled hands of a dermatologist. Still, these treatments can be an effective

Board-certified dermatologist shares how visible light impacts the skin

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 23, 2021) — Visible light is all around us. From nature’s sunlight to artificial light sources from ceiling lights, our phones, computer screens and TVs, we may be exposed to more visible light than ever before, but what does that mean for our skin? ... At the

Eczema treatment: Phototherapy

Phototherapy therapy ... If your child’s eczema covers a large area or treatment you apply to the skin fails to work, your child’s dermatologist may recommend phototherapy. ... Why do dermatologists recommend this treatment for children? ... Your child’s dermatologist may recommend phototherapy if your child’s eczema: ... Remains (after

Girls that glow

Good Skin Knowledge led medical student Chrislene Olukoga, BS, to fun and fulfillment. Chrislene's story ... Medical student Chrislene Olukoga, BS, a fourth year medical student at the American University of Antigua, taught the girls to be proud of their skin. ... I am honored that I was able to

Self-care starts with skin care

Meenu Reddy, BS, led the Boy Scouts in her community to open up and talk about their skin. Meenu’s story ... Meenu Reddy, BS in Human Biology and Society at UCLA and Stritch School of Medicine Class of 2024, taught the Boy Scouts in her community to be comfortable talking

Mentorship encourages dream of dermatology

Support and mentorship led to Kandice Bailey, MD, fulfilling her dream of becoming a dermatologist. Dr. Bailey's story ... Kandice C. Bailey, MD ... Growing up, my interest in dermatology came from seeing loved ones and neighbors endure various dermatologic conditions. Our rural community had limited access to any healthcare

Wrinkes

If you’re concerned that wrinkles and fine lines are making you look older than you feel, a board-certified dermatologist can tell you whether a cosmetic treatment can give you the results you expect. Treatment options include botulinum toxin and fillers. ... Botulinum toxin (Botox) ... Botulinum toxin therapy: Overview When

Botulinum toxin therapy: Preparation

To protect your health and get the results you seek, you should see a dermatologist. Injecting botulinum toxin may look easy, but to inject it safely requires in-depth medical knowledge of how the body works. ... The AAD recommends the following to everyone interested in botulinum toxin therapy. ... Questions

Research demonstrates potential of platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair loss

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — Board-certified dermatologists can help patients determine the best treatment option for them Tens of millions of people in the U.S. experience hair loss, which can have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life. There is more hope on the horizon, however, as a growing

Xeroderma pigmentosum: Rare disease causes an extreme sensitivity to sunlight

Everyone has sun-sensitive skin. It’s the reason we tan and sunburn. It’s why freckles, age spots, and skin cancers appear. ... Some people are born more sun sensitive than others. People who have an extreme sensitivity to sunlight are born with a rare disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum (XP). They

Melanoma: Who gets and causes

What causes melanoma? ... Research indicates that ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and indoor tanning can: ... Cause melanoma ... Increase the risk of a normal mole turning into melanoma ... How can UV light cause skin cancer? ... UV light is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing substance). Every time

Actinic keratosis: Who gets and causes

An actinic keratosis (AK) is a precancerous skin growth that develops on skin that’s been badly damaged by ultraviolet (UV) light from: ... The sun ... Indoor tanning equipment, such as tanning beds or sunlamps ... How can UV light cause actinic keratosis? ... When UV light hits our skin,

Combining newer treatments for advanced melanoma helping patients live longer

If you have advanced melanoma, this means the cancer has spread. Surgery alone cannot remove the cancer. You’ll need other treatment. ... One option that your doctor may talk about is combination therapy. It involves using two or more treatments at the same time to fight the cancer. This approach

Dermatologists share skin care tips for people with vitiligo

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 11, 2019) —  Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in

Support Good Skin Knowledge

Good Skin Knowledge provides free resources to educators to teach children ages 8-10 and 11-13 about acne, skin health, and sun protection. ... Learn more about the impact of this youth education campaign by reading the stories below. ... Embrace your appearance! Medical student Casey Paul Schukow helps teach local

Can oils, probiotics, or vitamins heal eczema?

Safety concerns ... For years, people have said that supplements can effectively treat eczema; however, research reveals numerous safety concerns when these are used to treat childhood eczema. ... Before giving your child any supplement, it’s best to talk with your child’s dermatologist.Here’s why: ... Research shows that some may

Can you get psoriasis if you have skin of color?

Psoriasis on light skin and dark skin: In light skin, psoriasis tends to be red or pink (left). In dark skin, psoriasis often looks violet (right). ... Yes. People of all colors get psoriasis, but there are some differences between what you’ll see on light and dark skin. ... In

Cellulite and fat removal

If you’re interested in treating cellulite or removing fat, seeing a board-certified dermatologist will help you learn whether any options are safe for you and can deliver the results you expect. ... Cellulite ... Cellulite treatments: What really works? If cellulite bothers you, you’re not alone. With so many treatments

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Stories

The AAD’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative helps ensure underrepresented medical students receive opportunities encouraging them to join the specialty, ultimately helping to increase diversity in dermatology. ... Learn more about the impact of this initiative by reading the stories below. ... Mentorship encourages dream of dermatology Support and

What can treat the spots that appear when psoriasis clears?

What can treat the spots that appear when psoriasis clears? ... Board-certified dermatologist Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, explains why dark or light spots appear when psoriasis clears and how to fade them. ... Dermatologist Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, explains why dark or light spots appear when psoriasis clears

Psoriasis Resource Center medical reviewers

To give you trusted and accurate information about psoriasis, the AAD teamed up with a group of dermatologists. Each of these board-certified doctors has conducted research that has led to a better understanding of psoriasis. Today, their research findings are used in dermatology practices across the United States, helping people

Grace's personal story

I was diagnosed with stage IIIa melanoma cancer when I was 20 years old. ... I had a wart-looking mole on my left foot and really never thought much of it. I noticed it started growing so I went to my dermatologist (who thought it was a wart) to have

Sign-on statement in response to Actions by the AAPA June 15, 2021

The undersigned organizations representing nearly 350,000 physicians oppose the American Academy of Physician Assistants (PAs) House of Delegates vote to change their title to "Physician Associate". We strongly support the physician-led team-based model of care and recognize the vital role all providers play in the health care delivery system; however,

Cellulite treatments: What really works?

Cellulite on thigh: Most women, even very fit women, have cellulite — fat that causes the skin to dimple. ... If cellulite bothers you, you’re not alone. Our desire to get rid of — or at least diminish — cellulite has led to many treatment options. With so many treatments

American Academy of Dermatology Association statement on physician assistant name change

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 4, 2021) — ... Statement from AADA President Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) values the role of physician assistants as members of a physician-led team providing quality patient care. But the AADA and its members strongly oppose the title change

Melasma: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose melasma? ... Dermatologists can diagnose most patients by looking at their skin. To see how deeply the melasma penetrates the skin, your dermatologist may look at your skin under a device called a Wood’s light. ... Sometimes melasma can look like another skin condition. To rule

Skin cancer types: Squamous cell carcinoma causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... What causes squamous cell carcinoma? ... The cause of most squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin is well known. People

Psoriasis: Diagnosis and treatment

Could I have psoriasis? It’s possible you could have psoriasis. It’s is a common condition. People of all races get psoriasis. Learn if you could have psoriasis. ... Psoriasis: Medications and light therapies To treat psoriasis, most people apply medication directly to their skin. If you need stronger treatment, your

Going from student to teacher

How medical student Vanessa Ramos’s own experience with acne led to her using Good Skin Knowledge materials to teach local Girl Scouts about their skin. Vanessa’s story ... Vanessa Ramos ... As an adolescent, I struggled with persistent acne which affected my mental health significantly. I developed poor self-esteem and

Understanding how skin impacts self-image

Good Skin Knowledge helped medical students Erika Malana, BMSc, and Meenu Reddy, BS, foster good skin habits for girl scouts. Erika’s and Meenu’s story ... The girl scouts were led through fun, interactive activities by Erika Malana, BMSc, M3 at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Meenu Reddy,

Laser hair removal: FAQs

Laser hair removal: What to expect ... Laser hair removal works best for patients with light-colored skin and dark-colored hair. Watch this video to learn what to expect prior to and after your treatment. ... To help you decide whether this treatment is right for you, you should review the

Skin cancer types: Basal cell carcinoma causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... What causes basal cell carcinoma? ... The cause of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, is well

Embrace your appearance!

Medical student Casey Paul Schukow helps teach local summer camp kids how to appreciate their skin. Casey's story ... Casey Schukow is currently a fourth-year medical student at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM). ... "I learned about the dermis today," one of the campers stated after a

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 spots on their hands.

Can eczema be cured?

Can eczema be cured? ... Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist, explains what can help a child who has eczema. ... Can eczema be cured? ... Some children outgrow their eczema. Others continue to have eczema flares and remissions for life. ... Eczema can be treated. ... Mild eczema can

How to reduce flares if you have lupus

Dermatologists advocate for continued patient access to lupus medications during the COVID-19 pandemic ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 21, 2020) — Medications for lupus — a long-term autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system attacks different parts of their body, including their skin — are currently being explored as

Study: Men with nonmelanoma skin cancer history less likely to die of melanoma

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 25, 2018) — American Academy of Dermatology PSA reminds men of the importance of early detection Skin cancer survivors know firsthand that the disease is most treatable when detected early, so they’re more likely to be vigilant about skin exams — and new research shows that

Can homeopathic medicines treat childhood eczema?

Therapy helps body heal ... The purpose of homeopathy is to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. ... It’s always best to check with your child’s dermatologist before you: ... Add a homeopathic treatment to your child’s eczema treatment plan. This may affect your child’s overall treatment plan. ...

Vitiligo: Tips for managing

Vitiligo skin care tips ... Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients.

New treatment option shows promise for skin and hair conditions

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2017) — Alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis and vitiligo are highly visible dermatologic conditions that can have a negative effect on patients’ quality of life and overall health. An emerging treatment option, however, could provide effective therapy for patients with these conditions. ... Board-certified dermatologist Brett King,

Seborrheic keratoses: Who gets and causes

Who gets seborrheic keratoses? ... The people most likely to develop these harmless growths have fair skin and family members who have seborrheic keratoses. These growths also develop in people with medium to dark skin. In dark skin, seborrheic keratoses tend to be small and appear around the eyes. ...

American Academy of Dermatology Association statement on legislative interference in health care for transgender patients

Statement from AADA President Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 1, 2021) ... — The American Academy of Dermatology Association strongly opposes recent efforts by state legislatures to restrict physicians’ ability to provide care to transgender youths. Legislation such as the bill enacted this spring in Arkansas as

Amber's personal story

Unlimited tanning for $19.99 a month. ... Like many young ladies, I was a tanning bed user throughout college. What started as a couple of times before a dance or trip, turned into a relaxing activity that I began to enjoy and do more regularly. I didn't think much about

How dermatologists treat acne

Acne: Diagnosis and treatment Today, virtually everyone can see clearer skin. Here’s a guide to treatment that can help. ... Acne scars: Treatment Has acne has left you with scars? Discover what a board-certified dermatologist can do to help you. ... How long can I take an antibiotic to treat

Psoriasis treatment: Phototherapy

Laser treatment for nail psoriasis: Six treatments, which were given once a month with a pulsed dye laser, lead to noticeably less nail discoloration, crumbling, and pitting. ... Phototherapy is a treatment that uses certain types of light. If you are interested in using phototherapy, be sure to ask a

Digital media kit: DermWorld editorial calendar

Download a PDF of the 2021 DermWorld editorial calendar . ... JANUARY ... FEBRUARY ... MARCH* ... Diversity among patients ... Building work from home procedures ... Sunshine Act reporting ... Close: 11/25/20 Materials due: 12/3/20 Mail date: 12/31/20 Acne update – new topicals ... Fraud and abuse during ...

Birthmarks: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose a birthmark? ... Often, a dermatologist can tell you what type of birthmark your child has by examining it. ... To examine a birthmark, your dermatologist may use an instrument called a Wood’s lamp. This device lets a dermatologist see parts of the skin that cannot

What kids should know about what causes a sunburn

Any time your skin is not protected by sunscreen or clothes and gets too much sun, it can burn or tan. But why do some people get a sunburn and others get a suntan? ... You have something called melanin in your skin. It's the stuff that gives your skin

For your skin care routine

5 ways to use petroleum jelly for skin care A common, inexpensive product found in most people’s medicine cabinets, petroleum jelly, can have multiple skin care uses for the entire family. ... 10 skin care secrets for healthier-looking skin These general skin care tips from dermatologists can benefit just about

What kids should know about what gives hair its color

Like skin, hair can be different colors ... Hair can be blond, brown, black,  or red…or something in between – like strawberry blond – which is kind of blond and red – or auburn – which is red and brown. ... Like your skin, its color comes from something called

Wrinkles and other signs of sun-damaged skin can be treated

Spending time outdoors without protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can add years to your looks. Fortunately, there are ways to erase some of this damage. ... Woman before and after treatment for sun-damaged skin ... A) Before treatment ... B) Three months after laser resurfacing

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 of

Suzanne’s personal story

Ironically, I am an oncology RN with a long history of multiple basal and squamous skin cancers. I currently am temporarily out on disability from my UCLA floor RN job due to a skin graft on my finger. This is the third skin graft on my left hand, and I

Toni’s personal story

I watched that light brown spot on my leg for months and month—maybe even a couple years.  Skin Cancer crossed my mind and I did some research.  I found lots of pictures of melanoma and compared them to my leg. I thought, "I'm fine because it looks nothing like those

Margie’s personal story

After having my son in 2005 I noticed a light freckle forming on my forehead. I kept a close eye for the next couple years and noticed it changed from a freckle to a mole. I was starting to get nervous as it was growing darker and the shape seemed

When your child needs strong medicine to control eczema

Severe eczema ... When a child has severe eczema, strong medicine may be necessary to get it under control. ... When your child needs strong medicine to control eczema ... Most parents can control a child’s eczema with: ... Baths Moisturizer (eczema friendly) Medicine applied to the skin Trigger management

Beth’s personal story

James Veltrop and daughter ... My husband, James V. Veltrop, Jr. passed after a two year battle with malignant melanoma. He had fair skin, light brown hair, and blue eyes. He loved our children so very much. He fought until the very end. ... He grew up in New Mexico,

Moles: Overview

What are moles? ... Also called nevi Moles are common. Almost every adult has a few of them. Adults who have light skin often have more moles. They may have 10 to 40 moles on their skin. This is normal. ... Most moles appear on the skin during childhood and

Shirley's personal story

I had a spot on my right leg. It was light brown and it started to grow, so I went to a dermatologist to have it taken off. ... It took about a week for the test to come back. I got the call that no one wants to hear:

Gabeiel’s personal story

I'm Caucasian with light olive skin. I'd had about 10 moles removed over the last five years. All turned out benign. I'm diligent about going to the dermatologist and wearing sunscreen. But since I moved to LA four years ago, I didn't wear sunscreen all over my body all the

Laser hair removal: Overview

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 separates fact from fiction. ... Laser hair removal for

What kids should know about hair

Everybody's hair is different ... Look around and you'll notice that everybody's hair is different because there are so many combinations of hair types, colors, and styles. ... Did you know that your whole body is covered with hair? Well, almost your whole body. Your lips, the palms of your

What increases your risk of getting melanoma?

More people are developing melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer, than ever before. Do you know what increases your risk of getting this sometimes deadly skin cancer? You can find out by taking this quiz. ... What increases your risk of getting melanoma? ... Using tanning beds and sunlamps increases your

Head lice: Diagnosis and treatment

How to treat head lice ... Watch this video for dermatologists' tips to check for and treat lice. ... Check for and treat head lice like a pro with these dermatologists' tips. ... Diagnosing head lice at home ... If you are concerned that someone has head lice, you can

Jenelle’s personal story

Fair-skinned, light-haired and freckled—I should have been a lot more cautious about the sun. Soaking up the sun simply made me happy. I would lay out by the pool in the summer and travel long distances for warmth in the spring and fall to escape the Chicago chills. I would

Artificial nails: Dermatologists' tips for reducing nail damage

Hiding damaged nails might worsen problems ... Covering up brittle, soft, or damaged nails can worsen existing nail problems. ... Artificial nails can lengthen short nails, making your fingers look long and slender. They can also be hard on your nails. ... To get acrylic nails (a type of artificial

Red rash around your mouth could be perioral dermatitis

What exactly is perioral dermatitis? ... If you have a rash around your mouth, you may have ... perioral dermatitis . ... This rash often looks like small, red, acne-like breakouts in people with light-colored skin and skin-colored breakouts in people who have skin of color. ... Perioral dermatitis ...

Actinic keratosis: Self-care

Having just one actinic keratosis (AK) means that your skin has been badly damaged by ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, tanning beds, or both. Once skin becomes this badly damaged, you have a greater risk of developing: ... More actinic keratoses (AKs) ... Skin cancer ... The right self-care

Actinic keratosis: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of actinic keratosis? ... An actinic keratosis (AK) develops when skin has been badly damaged by ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or indoor tanning. ... Signs of actinic keratosis ... The brown spots on this man’s face may look like age spots, but

Psoriasis treatment: Methotrexate

Methotrexate is a strong medicine. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it to treat adults with severe, disabling psoriasis that cannot be controlled with medicine applied to the skin or light treatments. Methotrexate works by suppressing the overactive immune system that causes psoriasis. ... Why do dermatologists prescribe

Eczema: Bleach bath therapy

Bleach baths ... How to use bleach baths to help manage eczema flares. ... If your child’s dermatologist recommends bleach baths, follow these important steps for giving a bleach bath: ... Use regular strength – 6 percent – bleach for the bath . Do not use concentrated bleach. ... Use

Research sheds light on parents’ views of indoor tanning

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Fathers, tanners more likely to have favorable attitudes toward children’s tanning bed use While everyone who climbs into an indoor tanning bed faces an increased risk of skin cancer, this risk is especially pronounced for young people: Using indoor tanning beds before age 35

How to treat psoriasis at age 65 and beyond

If you have treated your psoriasis the same way for years, see a dermatologist to find out whether it’s time to adjust your treatment. ... Psoriasis is a chronic condition, which means you may treat it for life. As your body changes with age, though, you may need to treat

Granuloma annulare: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose granuloma annulare? ... If you may have granuloma annulare annulare, your dermatologist will exam your skin and ask some questions. ... Be sure to tell your dermatologist if you: ... Have injured your skin recently ... Feel any pain or itch ... Take any medications ...

Scleroderma: Diagnosis and treatment

How is scleroderma diagnosed? ... If you have scleroderma, it can take time to get the diagnosis. Scleroderma is rare, and the signs and symptoms are similar to many other diseases. ... Doctors who most commonly diagnose scleroderma are dermatologists and rheumatologists. Dermatologists have expertise in diagnosing diseases that affect

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: Diagnosis and treatment

How is cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) diagnosed? ... It can take time to diagnose cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). This cancer is rare. If you have early CTCL, it can be difficult to find because: ... CTCL often looks like a common skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis. ... A

What options are available when melanoma spreads to the brain?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. When it spreads to an internal organ, such as the brain, a patient has advanced or metastatic (met-ah-stat-ic) cancer. This is stage IV, the most serious stage. ... Research breakthroughs are helping patients with

Vitiligo: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose vitiligo? ... If your dermatologist suspects that you have vitiligo, your dermatologist will: ... Review your medical history, and may ask specific questions, such as whether anyone in your family has vitiligo ... Perform a physical exam, looking carefully at the affected skin ... You also

Scars: Diagnosis and treatment

Why should a dermatologist diagnose what type of scar you have? ... While it may seem obvious that you have a scar, it’s important to have a dermatologist examine it before it’s treated. ... Scars are complex. To treat you safely and effectively, it’s important for the person treating you

Skin cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Squamous cell carcinoma is highly treatable when found early ... Found early, a dermatologist can often treat squamous cell carcinoma of

Skin cancer types: Basal cell carcinoma diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... If you find a spot on your skin that you think could be a skin cancer, an accurate diagnosis and treatment

Rosacea treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose and treat rosacea? No medical test can tell whether you have rosacea. This explains how dermatologists diagnose and treat it. ... Rosacea treatment: Acne-like breakouts Is rosacea causing acne-like breakouts? See what an effective treatment plan may include. ... Rosacea treatment: Eye problems One benefit of

What kids should know about eczema

A skin doctor can help ... If your eczema is so itchy that it's keeping you up at night or painful, your parents might take you to see a skin doctor called a dermatologist. ... Sometimes, even if you're really good about putting on your thick cream or ointment, you

Psoriasis: Diagnosis and treatment

Wondering if you have psoriasis? A board-certified dermatologist can tell you. Dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases that affect the skin, hair, and nails.  ... If you have psoriasis, your dermatologist can create a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. This type of treatment plan has many benefits.

Reducing skin-related side effects of targeted cancer therapies

NEW YORK (July 25, 2019) — When board-certified dermatologists help prepare patients for treatment, outcomes improve While a new wave of drugs used in common cancer therapies are helping patients fight cancer, they also produce side effects that can affect patients’ hair, skin and nails. These side effects can greatly

Skin: Eczema and itchy skin (ages 8 - 10)

Good Skin Knowledge lesson plan ... Time:  45 min ... Objective ...   Students will be able to: ... Explain the basic cause for eczema ... Identify what a "trigger" is ... Learn that eczema is a common condition ... Learn at least one way to treat eczema ... Materials

Skin cancer types: Merkel cell carcinoma causes

Who gets Merkel cell carcinoma? ... Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is rare, which makes it harder to study. For this reason, scientists are still not entirely sure what causes it. They have learned a lot, however, by looking at cancer records. ... It’s through cancer records that they discovered the

Study: Alcohol consumption increases rosacea risk in women

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (April 20, 2017) — Research connects white wine, liquor to higher risk of rosacea ... Women who are concerned about the health of their skin may want to think twice the next time they reach for a chardonnay or a Cosmo. ... According to ... new research published

Stasis dermatitis: Treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... A dermatologist is often the doctor who diagnoses and treats stasis

Study indicates isotretinoin is not an independent risk factor for depression

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — A board-certified dermatologist can help acne patients determine the best treatment option for them Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans annually, and it can have negative effects on patients’ mental health, including reduced self-confidence, anxiety

Acne: Diagnosis and treatment

How to apply topical acne medication ... Today, there are many effective treatments for acne. To get the greatest benefit from topical acne medications, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. ... Do you continue to break out despite having tried several acne treatments? Are you convinced that nothing’s going to

Acne Scars: Diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Galderma Laboratories, L.P. Safe and effective treatment for acne scars begins with a consultation. During the consultation, a dermatologist will examine your skin, playing close attention to your

Sarcoidosis and your skin: Diagnosis and treatment

When sarcoidosis develops on the skin, it’s often an early sign of the disease. As such, a dermatologist is often the first doctor to notice signs of sarcoidosis. ... Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis can come and go ... Keeping track of your symptoms can help your doctors find sarcoidosis.

Lichen planus: Diagnosis and treament

How do dermatologists diagnose lichen planus? ... A dermatologist often can tell whether you have lichen planus by looking at your skin, nails, and mouth. To make sure that you have lichen planus, a dermatologist may remove a bit of skin. This skin will be examined under a microscope to

Skin cancer types: Merkel cell carcinoma diagnosis & treatment

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare cancer that requires specialized knowledge and equipment to find it. For this reason, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that you ask whether your doctor: ... Has experience diagnosing MCC ... Will work with a ... dermatopathologist to diagnose you ... If

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Overview

Living with hidradenitis suppurativa ... What hidradenitis suppurativa can feel like: A deep, painful lump can develop in your armpit for many reasons, including a little-known condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. ... What is hidradenitis suppurativa? ... Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a little-known disease that causes deep and painful lumps under

Tattoo removal: Lasers outshine other methods

Tattoo removal: Tips for recovery ... Tattoos used to be considered permanent, but thanks to advances in laser technology, today’s lasers can get rid of tattoos more safely and effectively, including removing tattoo ink with fewer treatments and treating ink colors that were once difficult to remove. ... For the

Rosacea treatment: How to treat the redness

If you have rosacea, you’ll likely have redness on your face at some point. The redness may show up as flushing that lasts a little longer each time. Without treatment for rosacea, this redness can become permanent. Another cause of permanent redness is visible blood vessels on the face. ...

Can anything relieve severe atopic dermatitis?

If you're living with severe atopic dermatitis (AD), relief is possible. With help from a board-certified dermatologist, you can get a treatment plan that will help you: ... Follow an effective skin care plan ... Avoid triggers ... Use medication safely ... Find and care for related diseases ... What

10 surprising facts about indoor tanning

Is a tanning bed really safer than the sun? Will indoor tanning help your body make all of the vitamin D it needs? Findings from years of scientific studies have answered these and other burning questions about indoor tanning. ... Here are 10 research-backed facts that may surprise you. ...

Scalp psoriasis: Shampoos, scale softeners, and other treatments

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Amgen and ... Novartis . ... Scalp psoriasis: About 50% of the people who have plaque psoriasis will experience a flare up that causes psoriasis to appear on

Chicago physicians honored for teamwork by American Academy of Dermatology

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 15, 2019) — Dermatologist and sleep neurologist lead multidisciplinary clinic treating patients with eczema The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAD, and sleep neurologist Hrayr Attarian, MD, as  ... Patient Care Heroes  for teaming up to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary care

Kelly’s personal story

After three years of annual visits to my dermatologist, I had a spot show-up on my calf three to four months after the 2009 visit. I attempted to get on a cancellation list numerous times and apparently, got "lost in the shuffle." As soon as the doctor saw the spot,

Hair loss: Diagnosis and treatment

Dermatologist examining a patient with hair loss ... To find out what's causing your hair loss, a dermatologist may use a tool called a dermascope to get a closer look. ... Effective treatment for hair loss begins with finding the cause. To get an accurate diagnosis, it helps to see

Adults with eczema too often suffer in silence

Peter Moffat knows well the everyday struggles of living with atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema. Now he’s using his celebrity status to raise awareness of these struggles so that fewer people suffer in silence. ... Before he was the award-winning writer of the British TV series 

Isotretinoin: Benefits and risks

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Galderma Laboratories, L.P. This medicine treats many patients safely and effectively. However, it is not right for everyone. You should discuss the benefits and risks with your dermatologist.

Kathleen and Bill's personal stories

Kathleen Welsh and Bill Plautz ... My office, Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, hiked up Mount Diablo to raise awareness and funds for skin cancer screenings and prevention in 2015. In 2017, my husband Bill Plautz, an emergency physician, joined me to hike in the mountains of Patagonia to do the

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

10 tips for clearing acne in skin of color

How to treat acne in skin of color ... For people with skin of color, acne is often accompanied by dark spots or patches called hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, there are plenty of things people with skin of color can do at home to help clear their acne, as well as the

Neurodermatitis: Treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... How do dermatologists diagnose neurodermatitis? ... To find out if you

Atopic dermatitis: Overview

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... What is atopic dermatitis ... Learn about the most common form

Skin cancer types: Merkel cell carcinoma self-care

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is called an aggressive cancer because it can: ... Spread quickly ... Return after treatment ... For these reasons, dermatologists recommend the following self-care for everyone who is diagnosed with MCC. ... Keep all follow-up appointments with your doctors. Your doctors will tell you how often

Is your dry scalp something more serious?

From dandruff to fungal infections, your scalp could be in need of some TLC ... A dry, itchy scalp can prove distracting, painful and—when paired with scabbing or flaking—embarrassing. It may be tempting to take matters into your own hands by scratching or attempting to mask the issue with products,

Brittany’s personal story

Like many 17-year-old girls, I was getting ready for my prom. I had the perfect date and when I chose my long, white dress, I convinced myself that a deep, dark tan would be the perfect accessory. ... To get this tan, I started indoor tanning regularly for prom and

Thinning hair and hair loss: Could it be female pattern hair loss?

Without treatment, female pattern hair loss can progress from a widening part to overall thinning. Not every women who has this type of hair loss will develop overall thinning. ... Is your part widening? Have you noticed that your ponytail is thinner these days? You may have female pattern hair

Do you have to treat rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition, which can also affect your eyes. ... Rosacea in his eyes and on his skin: Treatment can alleviate the rosacea on this man’s skin and in his eyes. ... When rosacea develops in your eyes, it’s important to treat it. Otherwise, you could develop

Imiquimod: A treatment for some skin cancers, genital warts

Imiquimod (ih-mih-kwih-mod) is a prescription medicine that you use at home. It comes in a cream that you apply to your skin. Your dermatologist may prescribe imiquimod to treat: ... Actinic keratosis (AK) ... Basal cell carcinoma (the earliest form of this skin cancer) ... Genital warts ... Sun-damaged skin

Epidermolysis bullosa: Overview

What exactly is EB? ... Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a group of rare diseases that cause the skin to blister easily. ... Epidermolysis bullosa causes blisters, which quickly burst and leave slow-healing wounds like the one on this baby’s knee. ... The skin blisters because it’s so fragile. The fragile

5 facts you should know about precancerous skin growths

If your dermatologist tells you that you have a precancerous skin growth, it means one thing. Your skin has been badly damaged by the sun, indoor tanning, or both. The good news is that it’s not too late to do something about this damage and protect your health. ... To

Melanoma treatment

When treating melanoma, doctors strive to remove all the cancer. Because surgery (aka surgical removal) tends to be the most effective way to do this, a patient who has melanoma will often have surgery. If you have an early melanoma, your dermatologist can often perform this surgery during an office

4 infection fighters to avoid if your child has eczema

What to avoid ... If your child has eczema, dermatologists recommend that you avoid the 4 infection fighters on the do-not-use list below. ... When a child has eczema, dermatologists often recommend that parents avoid the treatments on this do-not-use list. ... Do-not-use list ... Antibiotics applied to the skin

Mary’s personal story

I’m "that girl!" The girl who begged her mom to sign a permission slip so she could use the tanning bed at 16. I’m the girl who would proclaim that "tan fat looks better than white fat" as she would hop into the tanning bed before heading out on summer

Eczema: Tips for coping

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Coping with eczema ... Learn tips to reduce your atopic dermatitis

Keratosis pilaris: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose keratosis pilaris? ... To diagnose this condition, your dermatologist will examine your skin, looking closely at the skin that shows signs of keratosis pilaris. ... How do dermatologists treat keratosis pilaris? ... This skin condition is harmless, so you don’t need to treat it. ... If

7 ways to find peace of mind after a melanoma diagnosis

Find peace of mind after diagnosis ... It’s natural to worry after being diagnosed with melanoma. Getting help dealing with worry and other emotions can bring peace of mind. ... After a melanoma diagnosis, feelings of worry, fear, or anxiety can be overwhelming. To find out what can help ease

Psoriatic arthritis: Tips for managing

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Amgen and ... Novartis . ... If you have psoriatic arthritis, you may have trouble using your hands. You may have joint pain and swelling. These tips may

Support Skin Cancer Screenings

The AAD's ... SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative is leading the fight against skin cancer. Your support helps reduce the incidence of skin cancer and save lives by building shade structures, providing free skin cancer screenings, installing sunscreen dispensers at large outdoor areas, and educating the public on the importance of

Megan’s personal story

As a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and climber, I have a passion for telling stories and traveling the world. In 2014, I got hit with a dose of perspective—literally. I fell 50 feet climbing in Yosemite, got hit by a car, and then was diagnosed with skin cancer—all in one month.

Melanoma: Diagnosis and treatment

If you find a spot or growth on your skin that you think could be a melanoma, don’t delay making an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist. When caught early, melanoma is highly treatable. ... See a board-certified dermatologist ... Dermatologists use tools, such as a dermatoscope, to help them

Psoriasis treatment: Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine was first approved to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted organ. When given to organ-transplant recipients who had psoriasis, patients discovered that the medicine also effectively treated their psoriasis. Since that discovery, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved cyclosporine to treat psoriasis in adults who

Lupus and your skin: Diagnosis and treatment

When lupus affects your skin, a dermatologist may be part of your care team. This doctor specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. ... How do dermatologists diagnose lupus on the skin? ... When lupus affects the skin, a dermatologist will examine your skin.

Rosacea treatment: Acnelike breakouts

Before and after treatment for acne-like breakouts of rosacea: After 3 laser treatments (right), this woman has less redness and fewer acne-like breakouts. ... If your rosacea causes breakouts that look like acne, you have some effective treatment options. Here’s what your rosacea treatment plan from a dermatologist may include:

Lupus and your skin: Tips to reduce flares

How to care for your skin if you have lupus ... While nothing can substitute for an effective treatment agreed upon between a patient and their physician, practicing certain health habits may prevent the condition from worsening and lessen the risk of long-term side effects. ... To help care for

What is male-pattern hair loss, and can it be treated?

The most common cause of hair loss in men, male-pattern hair loss can begin early. Sometimes, it starts in your late teens or early twenties. ... Usually, it appears later. By 50 years of age, more than half of white men have a visible sign of male-pattern hair loss like

How to treat eczema in babies

How to treat eczema in babies ... Atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) is a common skin condition in babies. It affects up to 25% of children, and an estimated 60% of people with eczema develop it during their first year of life. While there is no cure, most cases

Atopic dermatitis: Self-care

Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better ... These skin care tips from dermatologists can help reduce eczema flare-ups. ... Most children’s eczema does not have a clear cause, such as an allergy, but most eczema will improve with good skin care. These tips from dermatologists can reduce the

Dermatologist saves South Florida man’s life with early diagnosis of lung cancer

Skin reveals many things ... Dr. Brittany Smirnov receives national Patient Care Hero award Rosemont, Ill. (Oct. 27, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology named board-certified dermatologist Brittany Smirnov, DO, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for her role in diagnosing and treating a patient with stage IV metastatic

Dyshidrotic eczema

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... What is dyshidrotic eczema? ... This type of eczema causes tiny,

Nail fungus: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose nail fungus? ... To find out if a patient has nail fungus, a dermatologist examines your nails and nearby skin. It’s important to check the skin because the fungus can spread. You may already have a skin infection caused by fungus like athlete’s foot. ... To

Frontal fibrosing alopecia: Treatment

Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) can cause permanent hair loss. If you begin treatment early, you may prevent the hair loss from progressing, which can help you keep the hair you have. Dermatologists call this "stabilization." ... Here’s what’s involved in diagnosing and treating FFA. ... How do dermatologists diagnose frontal

Psoriatic arthritis: Diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Amgen and ... Novartis . ... How is psoriatic arthritis diagnosed? ... A single medical test is not available to diagnose psoriatic arthritis. To find out whether you

3 techniques that can strengthen eczema treatment

Soak and smear ... Child soaks in a tub of plain lukewarm water for up to 20 minutes. ... After the child gets out of the tub, you smear your child’s medicine onto the eczema while the skin is still wet. ... You soak and smear as often as directed

How to treat eczema in babies

October is Eczema Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 10, 2019) — Atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) is a common skin condition in babies. It affects up to 25% of children, and an estimated 60% of people with eczema develop it during their first year of life. While there is

Pediatric dermatologist who co-founded camp for children recognized for care

UMass Memorial Health Care physician Karen Wiss makes a big difference in the life of a patient with an extremely rare skin disease ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 18, 2019) — The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a ... Patient Care Hero for her

Leg veins: Why they appear and how dermatologists treat them

Varicose and spider veins: Varicose veins are enlarged veins that often twist and can bulge above the surface of the skin. They may be blue, red, or flesh-colored. Spider veins often look like webs. ... Having spider or varicose veins can affect more than your appearance. These veins can cause

Treatment may differ for melanoma on the head or neck

When melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, develops on the head or neck, it can behave differently than on other parts of the body. As a result, you may: ... Have more aggressive treatment ... Require frequent follow-up appointments ... Why melanoma can behave differently on the head or neck

Medical groups unite in support of science

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 — As the world's leading organizations representing clinicians, laboratory researchers, and physician-scientists committed to improving patient care, we support the March for Science and its nonpartisan call for the appreciation of scientific evidence, education, and investment. Science has no political agenda but gives us the tools

Does eczema put my child at risk for infections?

Does eczema put my child at risk for infections? ... Dermatologist Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, talks about two infections common in children who have eczema. ... (A transcription of the video above.) There are two infections that we see quite a bit in our patients with eczema, and they’re both

Atopic dermatitis treatment: Crisaborole (Eucrisa®) ointment

Crisaborole ointment ... A newer treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD), crisaborole ointment offers an alternative to treating AD with corticosteroids that you apply to the skin, pimecrolimus cream, or tacrolimus ointment. ... Why do dermatologists prescribe this medication to treat atopic dermatitis? ... This is a newer treatment for people

What kids should know about kinds of birthmarks

There are two main types of birthmarks: pigmented birthmarks and vascular birthmarks. ... Pigmented birthmarks ... Pigment is a fancy word for color. These types of birthmarks happen when you have more pigment in one part of your skin. It's like a spot on your skin. The types of pigmented

Melasma: Who gets and causes

Who gets melasma? ... Melasma appears on women’s skin much more often than men’s skin. Just 10% of people who get melasma are men. ... People with darker skin, such as those of Latin/Hispanic, North African, African-American, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, or Mediterranean descent are more likely to get melasma.

Is that eczema or an infection on my child's skin?

Many kids with eczema get frequent skin infections. The very dry skin has cracks that allow bacteria, viruses, and other germs to get inside the body. ... When a child has a skin infection, parents often notice that eczema treatment fails to work. Even when following the child’s treatment plan,

Ellen’s personal story

As a dermatologist and surgeon, I have delivered the diagnosis of skin cancer to thousands of patients—so imagine my shock when I was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma—not once but twice!   ... My first diagnosis was in 2006.  A hard, pink pimple appeared on the side of my nose,

Cosmetic procedures: Are they safe for people 65 and older?

More people 65 and older are having procedures that can make them look younger. ... Do you have your heart set on having a cosmetic procedure but worry that you may be too old to have it safely? Research suggests that your health may actually be more important than your

Before getting cosmetic treatment, ask questions

Cosmetic treatments may look easy. But knowing whether a treatment is safe for you and can deliver the results you want requires in-depth medical knowledge of the skin. Dermatologists have this unique training. ... Without this training, complications become more common. One woman had blisters, swelling, and bruises on her

Slow the signs of aging with sun protection

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2017) — Dermatologist offers advice for spring breakers, staycationers and everyone in between ... As the winter temperatures begin to thaw, many may be dreaming of a sun-drenched spring and summer, and some may be hoping to show off a tan. While these individuals may believe

Mandy’s personal story

I’m not a very limber person. I can’t see what happens on my back on a daily basis. It rarely sees the sun, and I’m often surprised that I have a tattoo back there, and it’s been there for about 13 years. So when my spouse told me a few

Skin dictionary

A - C ... Acne (ak-nee) Another word for pimples, or bumps that you get mostly on your face.  Most acne happens when your skin makes too much oil. The oil mixes with dead skin cells and germs called bacteria to plug up the little holes in your skin called

Fillers giving patients better, longer-lasting results

Dermal fillers have been popular for years. People like that these injections can diminish facial lines and plump up sagging skin on their face (and hands). Fillers are also convenient. You can get these injections in a dermatologist’s office, and most fillers have virtually no downtime. Add to this the

Psoriasis: Causes

Psoriasis is common. About 2% of people living in the United States have this condition. ... 1 ... Most people who get psoriasis have white skin, but the condition develops in people of all races. Findings from studies indicate that psoriasis may be more common in skin of color than

Pityriasis rosea: Signs and symptoms

Rash of pityriasis rosea ... The first sign of pityriasis rosea is often one large patch on the skin, which is followed smaller patches or bumps. ... If you develop pityriasis rosea, you may experience the following in this order: ... Feel ill for 1 or 2 days ... Develop

How to use bleach baths to help manage eczema flares

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 9, 2018) — Although hot water and bubble baths may sound relaxing to many, for those with atopic dermatitis, this can have the opposite effect, causing dry, scaly, red patches to develop on the skin. Affecting nearly 28 million Americans, atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema,

Keratosis pilaris: Who gets and causes

Who gets keratosis pilaris? ... People of all ages and races have this common skin condition. For most people, it begins at one of the following times: ... Before 2 years of age ... During the teenage years ... Because keratosis pilaris usually begins early in life, children and teenagers

Sunscreen facts and FAQs

Sunscreen Resource Center ... Looking for information on sunscreen? Visit the Academy's Sunscreen Resource Center. ... Learn more Seeking shade, wearing protective clothing — including a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses with UV protection — and using sunscreen are all important behaviors to reduce your

Adults with eczema should watch for eye problems

Eye problems can be a fact of life for anyone living with  ... atopic dermatitis  (AD), the most common type of eczema. AD can develop on your eyelids and around your eyes, causing itchy skin and red, swollen eyes. ... If your eyes have felt this way for some time,

Could my child have rosacea?

Few children and teens develop rosacea, but it’s worth considering if your child frequently has any of the following: ... Red, irritated eyes ... Styes or pinkeye (especially if your child received treatment) ... Red, swollen eyelids that may itch and can look greasy or crusty ... Long-lasting flushing on

Tattooed skin: Skin care

How to care for tattooed skin ... More and more patients are asking their dermatologists for skin care tips that will keep a tattoo looking its best. Here are some tips from dermatologists for keeping tattooed skin healthy and vibrant. ... More and more patients are asking their dermatologists for

Dyshidrotic eczema: Self0care

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Moisturizer plays a key role in helping your skin heal ...

Dry skin: Overview

What is dry skin : When skin loses too much water, it becomes dry. ... Contagious : No ... Relief for dry skin ... To relieve extremely dry skin, apply a cream or ointment throughout the day. Creams and ointments tend to be more effective than lotion. ... Self-care often

Tattoos: 7 unexpected skin reactions and what to do about them

Even if you get inked by a licensed tattoo artist and follow the aftercare, your skin can react in weird and unexpected ways. Some reactions happen immediately. Others take weeks or years to appear. If you’re having a reaction, here’s what may be happening and what you can do. ...

Can you prevent a peanut allergy when a child has eczema?

Research shows it’s possible. You can prevent a child with eczema from developing a peanut allergy, but you’ll want to proceed carefully.  ... A peanut allergy can be serious — even life-threatening — if a child has the most common type of eczema, which is atopic dermatitis (AD). For years,

Just diagnosed with rosacea? 8 things you should know

If you’re diagnosed with rosacea, there’s a lot you can do to relieve your discomfort and prevent flare-ups. ... Were you recently diagnosed with rosacea? If so, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are 8 tips that dermatologist give their patients with rosacea to help them control

Triggers could be causing your rosacea flare-ups

Hair spray on the face triggers rosacea in some people. Knowing your triggers and making some simple changes can dramatically reduce flare-ups. ... Rosacea makes the skin extremely sensitive. Because the skin is so sensitive, many things can cause rosacea to flare. Time spent in the sun can lead to

Ichthyosis vulgaris: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose ichthyosis vulgaris? ... A dermatologist can often diagnose ichthyosis vulgaris by looking at a patient’s skin. ... To make this diagnosis, your dermatologist will also ask a few questions. Before your appointment, it can be helpful to make sure you have answers to the following questions:

Telemedicine: How to prepare for your appointment

How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment ... Consumer demand for virtual health care has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to telemedicine, patients with new concerns and those with chronic conditions can have an appointment with a board-certified physician from the comfort and safety of their homes. ... To

Is any acne treatment safe to use during pregnancy?

So many things change during pregnancy, and your acne treatment may need to be one of them. Here’s what you should know about using acne treatment while you’re pregnant. ... Acne medication never to take during pregnancy ... If you’re pregnant, immediately stop taking these medications and do not use

Pemphigus: 10 tips for managing

Partner with your dermatologist ... If you are unsure how to take care of your blisters and sores, ask your dermatologist. ... Pemphigus can be a serious disease that changes your life. The following can help you manage life with pemphigus. ... Try NOT to injure your skin. If you

How to treat sunburn

How to treat sunburn ... Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. Follow these dermatologists' tips to help relieve the

Lupus and your skin: Who gets and causes

Who gets lupus? ... People of all ages and races get lupus. Women are more likely to get some types of lupus. The following explains who is most likely to get the different types of lupus. ... Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE): This type of lupus can affect many organs, including

Psoriatic arthritis: Overview

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Amgen and ... Novartis . ... A guide for patients: Psoriatic arthritis ... Dermatologist David M. Pariser, MD, FAAD, explains why it is so important for people who

Bed bugs: Who gets and causes

Who gets bed bugs? ... Anyone can get bed bugs. An infestation can happen even if your home is spotless. Getting bed bugs has nothing to do with good hygiene and housekeeping. ... How do you get bed bugs? ... People get bed bugs when they bring bed bugs home

How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 6, 2021) — Consumer demand for virtual health care has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to telemedicine, patients with new concerns and those with chronic conditions can have an appointment with a board-certified physician from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Practice management licensing opportunities

Navigating the health care environment can be tricky and difficult to understand. We've designed our practice management content to provide practical, easy-to-understand tools and guidance to help in a variety of areas, including coding and reimbursement, and MIPS. ... Derm Coding Consult (DCC) For more than a decade,  ... Derm

Psoriasis: Tips for managing

While medication can reduce (or clear) psoriasis, anything that irritates your skin can cause psoriasis to flare — even when you use medication. That’s why dermatologists help their patients manage psoriasis with skin care and tips for finding and avoiding triggers.  ... Taking good care of your skin can alleviate

What kids should know about treating sunburns

Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. The first thing you should do is get out of the sun –

Lupus and your skin: Signs and symptoms

What’s the difference between cutaneous lupus and systemic lupus erythematous (SLE)? ... Each is a different type of lupus. Cutaneous lupus affects the skin. SLE can affect the skin and other parts of your body, including the joints, lungs, and kidneys. ... A person can have cutaneous lupus without having

Psoriasis treatment: Coal tar

Prescribing coal tar: Dermatologists have been prescribing coal tar for more than 100 years to treat psoriasis. ... You’ll find many psoriasis treatments that contain coal tar. Some you can buy without a prescription. Treatments that contain coal tar include solutions that you add to a bath, foams, shampoos, and

As virtual heath care visits soar amid the coronavirus outbreak, dermatologists share tips to help patients manage their appointment

Dermatology is one of the few medical specialties that has been at the forefront of telemedicine ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 16, 2020) — As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the country, ... telemedicine visits — which allow patients to have an appointment with their doctor from the comfort

Atopic dermatitis: Treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Treatments for atopic dermatitis ... Treatment can relieve your symptoms and

American Academy of Dermatology releases guidelines for melanoma treatment

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2018) — New areas addressed include genetic testing for hereditary risk and considerations for pregnant patients More than 1 million Americans are living with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and one person dies of the disease every hour. Fortunately, melanoma is highly treatable when

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Who gets and causes

What causes hidradenitis suppurativa? ... In the United States, young women who are African American or biracial are most likely to get hidradenitis suppurativa. ... The cause of this disease is still a bit of a mystery. Scientists continue to study hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) so that they can better understand

Can sunlight kill the coronavirus?

Here’s what we know. Lying in the sun or a tanning bed can lead to age spots, precancerous skin growths, and skin cancer. There’s no compelling evidence that the sun or tanning beds can kill the coronavirus in people. This is what the science shows. ... UVC rays can slow

Tinea versicolor: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs of tinea versicolor? ... The first sign of tinea versicolor is often spots on the skin. These spots may: ... Be lighter (or darker) than your surrounding skin; the color of the spots can be white, pink, salmon, red, tan, or brown ... Appear anywhere on

How to prevent and treat frostbite

How to prevent and treat frostbite ... When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite occurs when the skin – and sometimes the tissue beneath the skin – freezes due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Depending on how long and

Scalp psoriasis: Diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Amgen and ... Novartis . ... How do dermatologists diagnose scalp psoriasis? ... To diagnose scalp psoriasis, a dermatologist looks at the scalp.  ... Sometimes a dermatologist also

Stella’s personal story

I was diagnosed by a dermatologist with basal cell carcinoma. It first appeared as a dark pink "blemish" about the size of a pencil eraser. I kept thinking it would go away, but it didn't. At my office visit, the doctor removed the sore and also "zapped" several other "blemishes"

American Academy of Dermatology issues new guidelines for treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 10, 2018) — Board-certified dermatologists can provide proper treatment for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, ... 1,2 ... and nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, affecting more than 3 million

Keloids: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose keloids? ... A dermatologist can usually diagnose a keloid by looking at it. ... If a keloid looks like a worrisome skin growth, a dermatologist may perform a skin biopsy. This involves removing a small section so that it can studied under a microscope. A dermatologist

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Practice Safe Sun

Practice Safe Sun ... As you head outdoors for warmer weather and fresh air, the AAD encourages you to ... #PracticeSafeSun . Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and unprotected UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. ... To protect your skin

Nail fungus: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs of nail fungus? ... If you get nail fungus, you’re likely to see one or more of the following changes to your nails: ... Part of a nail turns white, yellow, brown, or another color. At first, you may just see a spot of discoloration at

6 rosacea skin care tips dermatologists give their patients

Even if you’re already treating your rosacea, the right skin care can make a noticeable difference.  ... A rosacea friendly skin care routine can: ... Help your skin feel more comfortable ... Improve the results you see from treatment ... Boost your skin’s overall health ... Reduce rosacea flare-ups ...

Stretch marks: Why they appear and how to get rid of them

What exactly is a stretch mark? ... Stretch marks fade with time; however, treatment may make them less noticeable more quickly. ... A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our

Irene’s personal story

In January 2010, I watched the segment from the "Doctor Oz" show called "Prevent Skin Cancer" with dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi. I saw two malignant mole photos that looked like one of my moles. That segment convinced me to call and make an appointment with my dermatologist for a skin

Skin, hair, and nail FAQs for kids

What makes birthmarks? Will mine go away? ... Nobody really knows what makes birthmarks or why some kids have small birthmarks and others have bigger ones. They just seem to happen. Some birthmarks do fade or seem to go away as you get older. This depends, though, on what kind

Itchy scalp? How to find head lice early

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2019) — Ahead of the new school year, dermatologists encourage parents to be on the lookout for these pesky critters Head lice affect about six to 12 million children, ages three to 12, each year in the United States. Although head lice are not known to

Itchy scalp? How to find head lice early

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2019) —  Ahead of the new school year, dermatologists encourage parents to be on the lookout for these pesky critters Head lice affect about six to 12 million children, ages three to 12, each year in the United States. Although head lice are not known to

How can I keep my child's eczema under control?

The following checklist offers dermatologists’ tips that can help you reduce eczema flares. Before long, you’ll find that you know exactly what to do to reduce flares. ... Use eczema friendly skin care and medicine ... ▢ ... Bathe your child as recommended by your child’s dermatologist. ... ▢ ...

Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better

Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better ... These skin care tips from dermatologists can help reduce eczema flare-ups. ... While most children’s eczema does not have a clear cause, such as an allergy, most eczema will improve with good skin care. These tips from dermatologists can reduce the

Head lice: Signs and symptoms

How to find head lice early ... Head lice affects about 6 to 12 million children, ages 3 to 12, each year in the U.S. To spot the signs of head lice early and help prevent an infestation from spreading, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. ... What are the

Nummular eczema: Diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... If you have itchy, raised spots or patches on your skin,

Pustular psoriasis: Treatment options

If you develop pustular psoriasis, you may be referred to a board-certified dermatologist for treatment. ... If you have pustular (pus-choo-lar) psoriasis, pus-filled bumps called pustules (pus-choo-ules) form. ... A variety of psoriasis medications are used to treat the pustules. A board-certified dermatologist will create a treatment plan with the

What kids should know about skin

Is your epidermis showing? Don't worry, it should be. Your epidermis is the top part of your skin, and your skin is your body's largest and fastest-growing organ. Skin is your body's coat. It protects you. It helps you stay warm when it's cold, and cool when it's hot. Your

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

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma? ... With this type of cancer, what you see on the skin (signs) and what you feel (symptoms) tend to vary with: ... The type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) ... How far the cancer has spread (stage) ... Itch:

Becky’s personal story

I tried multiple times to start my story. I want to explain about Amy, but nothing seems to come close to properly explaining the vibrant force that was my big sister. ... She was bright and shiny. She was a mother-hen, hard-headed, stubborn, the consummate oldest sibling. She was bossy

Rosacea treatment: Thickening skin

Before and after extensive surgery to treat thickened skin on the nose. ... If you’re diagnosed with rosacea, pay close attention to your skin. If you notice firm, rounded bumps or thickening of the skin on your face, it’s time to see a dermatologist. These changes are most common on

Should you stop treating psoriasis with a biologic during the coronavirus pandemic?

Biologic medications during coronavirus pandemic ... Biologic medications work on your immune system, so you may wonder if you should continue to use yours during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what dermatologists recommend. ... If you’re using a biologic to treat psoriasis, you may wonder if it’s increasing your risk of

Nail fungus: Overview

What is nail fungus? ... It’s easy to get a fungal nail infection. If you have a fungal infection on your foot, the fungus can spread to one or more of your nails. This is quite common. ... You can also catch a fungal nail infection in a warm, moist

Dyshidrotic eczema: Diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... If you frequently get blisters, making an appointment to see a

What kids should know about about how the sun and tanning can cause skin cancer

People get cancer when some cells in the body are damaged and start growing way too fast. These growing cells make spots or bumps called tumors. Nobody knows why some people get cancer and others don't. Lots of different things can cause cancer and sometimes doctors don't know what causes

Plants that can make you itch

For most, knowledge of hazardous plants is limited to the phrase, "leaves of three, leave them be." However, despite widespread awareness of a few common culprits, many casual outdoor enthusiasts may find themselves with an itchy souvenir following an encounter with a flower or shrub. ... While poison ivy is

Diana’s personal story

I have lived in Florida all of my life and like many spent too much time in the sun tanning, playing tennis, and not wearing sunscreen. All through high school and college, it was my goal to get as dark as possible. Later in my life when my work schedule

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. With so much misinformation available about these options, it

Is vitiligo a medical condition?

Vitiligo causes the skin to lose its natural color. Because this affects a person’s appearance, many people consider vitiligo a "cosmetic problem." Cosmetic means the problem only affects the way a person looks. ... But vitiligo is more than a "cosmetic problem." It is a medical condition. People get vitiligo

Hair care: Introduction (ages 8 - 10)

Good Skin Knowledge lesson plan ... Time:  45 min ... Objective ... Students will be able to: ... Understand the specific functions and purposes of hair and nails ... Identify and understand the word "follicle" ... Materials ... Crayons (make sure you have multiple grey, yellow, black, and brown crayons)

Can aspirin reduce your risk of getting skin cancer?

Could an aspirin a day keep skin cancer away? While a few studies have reached this conclusion, dermatologists caution that the decision to take this medication is best made by you and your doctor. Here’s why. ... Aspirin has possible side effects ... Taking an aspirin every once and while

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,

Melanoma can look different in children

Melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, is rare in children. Between 300 and 400 cases are diagnosed in the United States each year ... 1 ... . Because it is so rare, many childhood melanomas are found in the later stages when treatment becomes more involved. ... Melanoma can look

Keloids: How to prevent these raised scars

If you have (or had) a keloid, you have a higher risk of getting another one. You also have a higher risk if one (or more) of your parents, siblings, or children has (had) a keloid. ... The good news is that there are things you can do to reduce

10 reasons your scalp itches and how to get relief

When your scalp itches, it can be difficult to think about anything else. You may feel that the itch will never stop, but relief is possible. Getting rid of the itch begins with finding out why your scalp itches. Here are 10 reasons for an itchy scalp along with dermatologists’

Herpes simplex: Signs and symptoms

Many people who get the virus that causes herpes never see or feel anything. If signs (what you see) or symptoms (what you feel) occur, a person may experience: ... Tingling, itching, or burning. Before the blisters appear, the skin may tingle, itch, or burn for a day or so.

Phoenix dermatologist and oncologist honored for providing collaborative care to patient with rare cancer

American Academy of Dermatology recognizes Drs. Lindsay Ackerman and Craig Reeder with national ... "Patient Care Hero" awards ... ROSEMONT, Ill (March 26, 2020) — The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Lindsay Ackerman, MD, FAAD, and hematologist/oncologist Craig Reeder, MD, as ... Patient Care Heroes for their

10 reasons your skin itches uncontrollably and how to get relief

When your skin itches, you may have a rash; however, you can have intensely itchy skin and see nothing on your skin. ... Mosquito bites, chickenpox, and poison ivy aren’t the only reasons for itchy skin. See what else may be causing your itch and what can bring relief. ...

Prevent skin cancer

Skin cancer prevention ... Follow these tips to protect your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure and reduce your risk of skin cancer. ... Follow these tips to protect your skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce your risk of skin cancer: ... Seek shade when

Your best defense vs. another melanoma

If you’ve been treated for melanoma, you may never get another melanoma. Many people don’t. But it’s important to know that you have a greater risk of getting another one. Anyone who has had melanoma has this risk. ... Melanoma can also come back after treatment. The risk of melanoma

Can anything prevent my child from getting eczema

As the number of children who develop atopic dermatitis (AD) grows, so do the studies looking for a way to prevent it. So far, no one thing guarantees your child won’t develop AD, the most common type of eczema. Making some lifestyle changes, however, may reduce your child’s risk. ...

How to treat dandruff

How to treat dandruff ... Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. The most effective way to treat and control dandruff is to use dandruff shampoo and scalp treatments. Follow these tips from dermatologists to get the best results.

Genital warts: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose genital warts? ... People often feel embarrassed by growths in their genital area and do not see a doctor. But seeing a dermatologist can provide peace of mind because you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ... A dermatologist can diagnose genital warts by examining

Indoor tanning fact sheet

Indoor tanning use  ... 35% of American adults, 59% of college students and 17% of teens have reported using a tanning bed in their lifetime. ... 1 ... Though the numbers have been decreasing in recent years, approximately 7.8 million adults in the US still engage in indoor tanning. ...

People with skin of color face unique dermatologic concerns

CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) — Board-certified dermatologists can provide treatment to improve patients’ quality of life Although skin disease can affect anyone, it may not affect everyone in the same way — and this is especially true for patients with skin of color. ... "Skin conditions are color blind, occurring

Molluscum contagiosum: Who gets and causes

Common in kids ... The people most likely to get molluscum contagiosum are healthy children who are 1 to 10 years old. ... What causes molluscum contagiosum? ... A virus called molluscum contagiosum causes this skin infection. ... How do people get the virus? ... People catch molluscum contagiosum when

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Dermatologists debunk common misconceptions about laser hair removal

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 26, 2018) — AAD warns consumers that laser hair removal can be dangerous in inexperienced hands When performed by a doctor, laser hair removal is a safe, effective and permanent solution for removing unwanted face and body hair. This clinically tested, FDA-approved treatment has been around

Contact dermatitis: Causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... What causes contact dermatitis? ... There are two main types of

COVID Arm: No reason to skip 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 arm

What to wear to protect your skin from the sun

What to wear to protect your skin from the sun ... Seeking shade, applying sunscreen, and wearing sun-protective clothing go a long way in protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. ... Dermatologists recommend dressing to protect yourself from the sun by wearing these clothes and accessories. ...

Rosacea treatment: Eye problems

Swollen eyelids, bloodshot eyes, or a feeling that you have something in your eyes could mean that you have rosacea in your eyes. ... People who have rosacea are often unaware that it can also develop in their eyes. As a result, symptoms, such as irritated or dry eyes, are

Acne: Self-Care

10 skin care habits that can help clear acne ... Are you faithfully treating your acne but still seeing new breakouts? Your skin care routine could be to blame. Here are 10 skin care habits that dermatologists recommend to help you get the best results from your acne treatment: ...

Should I add anything to the bath of a child who has eczema?

How to make a bath comfortable ... Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist, talks about things you may already have at home that can treat a skin infection or make a bath more comfortable. ... (A transcript of the video above) Should I add anything to the bath of a

Rosacea: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose rosacea? ... A treatment plan for rosacea generally includes avoiding triggers, using gentle skin care products, and treating the rosacea. ... If your dermatologist suspects you have rosacea, you won’t need medical tests. No medical test can tell whether you have rosacea. ... To diagnose rosacea,

How can I treat genital psoriasis?

Genital psoriasis can be treated successfully: You apply most treatments for genital psoriasis directly to the psoriasis. ... If you have psoriasis on or around your genitals, you have genital psoriasis. Many people who have psoriasis will have a flare in this area. Even children get genital psoriasis. As embarrassing as

How to decode sunscreen labels

What to look for in a sunscreen ... Did you know that today’s sunscreens can help prevent sunburns, skin cancer, and premature skin aging, like wrinkles and age spots? Yet with so many sunscreens available, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which sunscreen offers the best protection for

Does treating psoriasis reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke?

If you’re wondering whether to treat psoriasis, you may now have two more good reasons: Reducing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. ... Treating psoriasis may help more than your skin. Treatment may also reduce your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. It may even

Is your sports equipment causing your acne?

When equipment such a shot put frequently rubs against your skin, acne can flare. ... Some sports equipment and clothing provide an ideal environment for acne to thrive. This is so common that there’s a medical term for this type of acne. It’s called  ... acne mechanica . ... You

Melanoma during pregnancy: What it means for you and your baby

So many changes happen to your body during pregnancy that it can be easy to dismiss a growing mole. You shouldn’t. Melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, can begin during pregnancy. ... Being pregnant doesn’t seem to increase the risk. It’s just that this skin cancer develops during a woman’s child-bearing

They fight fires, she fights cancer

Margaret Snyder, MD shares the story of how she got involved screening firefighters with her colleague Christine Kannler, MD Dr. Kannler's story ... Christine Kannler, MD, of Northeast Dermatology Associates, P.C. ... A dermatologist in Massachusetts is blazing a trail to screen firefighters for skin cancer through the AAD’s Skin

Chris Klug's personal story

Chris Klug is educating organ transplant patients about increased risk of skin cancer ... Learn why professional snowboarder Chris Klug is educating organ transplant recipients about their increased risk of skin cancer. ... Organ donation is a life-saving gift to people with serious medical conditions. After surgery, organ transplant recipients

How to remove a tick and prevent future bites

How to remove a tick ... Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that live in heavily-wooded or grassy areas. If you walk through these areas, they can attach to your skin and feed on your blood. Although most ticks do not carry disease, some can cause serious illness. To prevent infection,

Moles: Who gets and types

Who gets moles? ... Nearly every adult has a few moles. Most adults have a type of mole called a ... common mole , which is harmless. ... There are other types of moles. Below you'll see types of moles that can increase a person’s risk of getting melanoma, the

Krissa’s personal story

Last year, August 2011, my boyfriend told me that one of what I thought to be my "cute freckles," seemed a bit abnormal and that I should have my doctor look at it next time I go in for a visit. Only so he'd get off my back about it,

Types of skin cancer

Skin cancer ... What is skin cancer? ... It’s an abnormal growth of skin cells, which is usually caused by the sun’s harmful rays. ... Caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. ... Is it contagious? No ... The type of skin cancer a person gets is determined by where

Eczema treatment: Coal tar preparations

Use as recommended ... Used for more than 100 years to treat eczema, coal tar is occasionally recommended to treat a child. If it’s recommended, be sure you know these facts, which include where to never apply it. ... Why do dermatologists recommend coal tar for eczema? ... Occasionally, a

How to safely exfoliate at home

How to exfoliate at home ... If you choose to exfoliate, it’s important to do so safely so that it does not damage your skin. To safely exfoliate your skin at home, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. ... Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the

Pityriasis rosea: Diagnosis and treatment

What if you're pregnant? ... If you are pregnant or could be pregnant, tell your dermatologist. ... Pityriasis rosea causes a rash that will clear on its own, so it’s usually nothing to worry about. Still, it’s important to get diagnosed. It’s possible that the rash could be something other

Diabetes: 12 warning signs that appear on your skin

Diabetes can affect many parts of your body, including your skin. When diabetes affects the skin, it’s often a sign that your blood sugar (glucose) levels are too high. This could mean that: ... You have undiagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes ... Your treatment for diabetes needs to be adjusted ...

Melanoma fact sheet

Q. What is melanoma? A. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells. Melanomas may appear on the skin suddenly without warning but also can develop within an existing mole. The overall incidence of melanoma continues to rise. In fact, melanoma

Two new psoriasis guidelines address comorbidities, biologic treatment

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 13, 2019) — American Academy of Dermatology, National Psoriasis Foundation collaborate on guidelines of care The symptoms of psoriasis are visible on the skin, but the effects of the condition extend beyond what meets the eye. The disease is associated with several other physical and mental conditions,

Telemedicine helps Missouri dermatologist detect melanoma

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Kari Lyn Martin with national "Patient Care Hero" award ... Rosemont, Ill. (JUNE 2, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has named board-certified dermatologist Kari Lyn Martin, MD, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for using telemedicine to diagnose and remove a

Dermatologists can learn new tricks from old dogs

NEW YORK (July 27, 2017) — Collaboration with veterinarians and scientists could benefit human patients ... Skin disorders like atopic dermatitis and ringworm can affect every member of the family — including Fido. Fortunately for both people and pooches, the persistent itch and other troublesome symptoms of these skin

Microneedling: experienced hands can improve the face

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Treatment from a trained doctor provides better results than at-home devices When it comes to microneedling, not all treatments are created equal. At-home devices won’t provide the same effects as an in-office treatment from a board-certified dermatologist. ... "Microneedling that delivers significant, long-lasting

Pemphigus: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of pemphigus? ... When someone develops pemphigus, it can develop slowly, causing blisters in the same area for years. ... Signs and symptoms can also show up quickly. Blisters can appear suddenly and spread. Widespread pemphigus can be life threatening. It can turn an

Birthmarks: Signs and symptoms

Pictures of different birthmarks ... If you’ve already read " ... What exactly is a birthmark? ," you already know birthmarks come in many shapes and sizes. Here you’ll see what the different types of birthmarks can look like. ... Strawberry hemangioma ... Medical name: Superficial infantile hemangioma ... What

Preventing and treating occupationally induced dermatologic conditions during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in occupationally induced skin conditions in health care workers associated with increased hand washing, repeated exposure to sterilizing agents and increased use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators, face masks and gloves. The purpose of this document is to facilitate identification, appropriate treatment

To detect skin cancer early, be alert for any suspicious spots

NEW YORK (July 27, 2017) — Although melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, it’s not the only form of skin cancer that can be deadly. Squamous cell carcinoma, a type of nonmelanoma skin cancer, is not only potentially fatal, but also more common than melanoma — in fact,

How to remove a tick and prevent future bites

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Sept. 19, 2017) — As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public’s risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus and alpha-gal syndrome—a mysterious red

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 allergens, and increased exposure to sunlight — that

Rosacea: Signs and symptoms

Rosacea causes more than a red face. There are many signs (what you can see) and symptoms (what a person feels) of rosacea.  ... Because rosacea has so many signs and symptoms, scientists created 4 subtypes of rosacea. Some people have more than one rosacea subtype at the same time.

Psoriasis treatment: A retinoid you apply to the skin

A retinoid is a synthetic form of vitamin A. There are different types used to treat the skin. The retinoid applied to the skin to treat psoriasis is called tazarotene (tah-zare-oh-teen). ... Why dermatologists prescribe tazarotene to treat psoriasis ... When applied to the skin, tazarotene can: ... Slow rapidly

7 reasons to treat acne early

If your teen or pre-teen has acne, you may decide to let the acne run its course. The most-effective strategy, however, may be to treat acne when it first appears. ... Here are 7 science-backed reasons why early treatment appears to be your best option. ... Treating acne early may

Nummular eczema: Self-care

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Self-care can help clear your skin and prevent flare-ups ... If

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

Skin cancer types: Merkel cell carcinoma signs & symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of Merkel cell carcinoma? ... Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare skin cancer that often looks harmless. People can mistake it for a: ... Insect bite ... Sore ... Cyst ... Stye ... Pimple ... Merkel cell carcinoma can look like a sore

Dry skin: Who gets and causes

Dry skin comes with aging ... By 60 years of age nearly everyone has dry skin. If you also take certain medication, undergo cancer treatment, or receive dialysis, you can develop excessively dry skin. ... What causes excessively dry skin? ... When skin loses water too quickly, it becomes dry.

Skin cancer types: Basal cell carcinoma self-care

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Once you’ve had basal cell carcinoma (BCC), you have a higher risk of developing another skin cancer, including melanoma, the most

Pityriasis rosea: Overview

What is pityriasis rosea? ... This condition causes a rash that will clear on its own. The first sign of this rash is often a large oval patch on the skin, which is followed by many smaller patches or tiny bumps. ... Contagious : While more than one person in

Sarcoidosis and your skin: Tips for managing

If you have sarcoidosis on your skin, it’s likely that’s one of the first places it will appear. Because this disease can afflict other organs, such as your lungs, eyes, or liver, dermatologists offer the following advice to their patients who have sarcoidosis on the skin: ... Keep all appointments

What to wear to protect your skin from the sun

Ahead of the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists urge the public to #PracticeSafeSun as they head outdoors ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 30, 2020) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more

Nummular eczema: Symptoms

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Where does nummular eczema develop on the body? ... This type

People with skin of color can get rosacea

Rosacea is a common condition that affects the skin on the face and sometimes the eyes. It often begins with a tendency to flush or blush easily. With time, that warm feeling on the face tends to last longer and may eventually become constant. ... Studies show that when people

Neurodermatitis: Symptoms

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Neurodermatitis is a common type of eczema. If you have neurodermatitis,

Can blood pressure medication increase your skin cancer risk?

Link between blood pressure medication and risk of skin cancer ... A few studies have found a link between taking some blood pressure medications and an increased risk of developing skin cancer. ... News that taking blood pressure medication may increase your risk of developing skin cancer can be concerning

Hidradenitis suppurativa: How to cope when depression hits

If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline ... Free, confidential, and available 24/7, this ... hotline connects you to someone who understands what you’re feeling and knows how to help. ... Everyone feels sad or blue at some point in their life. If feelings of sadness,

What your skin can tell you about your overall health

From general fatigue to possible Parkinson's disease, skin, hair, and nail conditions can be symptoms of a range of ailments ... Though skin is on the outside of your body, it can be a surprisingly clear window to what’s happening on the inside. ... "You can tell a lot about

Stasis dermatitis: Self-care

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... 12 healthy habits that help prevent worsening stasis dermatitis ... If

Non-invasive fat removal: What can you expect?

Small bulge of belly fat: Non-invasive fat removal treats stubborn fat that remains despite diet and exercise. ... If you have an area of fat that diet and exercise won’t budge, you may want to consider non-invasive fat removal. Without making an incision, a dermatologist can permanently remove a pocket

Act your age when it comes to skin care

Dermatologists share tips for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s — SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2016) — People experience many changes as they age, and that includes changes in their skin. The body’s largest organ evolves over time, so it’s important for one’s skin care routine to evolve with

Skin conditions by the numbers

Acne ... Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. ... 1 ... Acne usually begins in puberty and affects many adolescents and young adults. ... Approximately 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at

12 summer skin problems you can prevent

How to prevent and treat common summer rashes ... Summer means spending more time outdoors. However, the increased exposure to things like sunlight, insects, and poisonous plants can cause some itchy and painful rashes. ... Fortunately, there a few simple steps people can take to avoid unwanted rashes, which can

Psoriasis treatment: Biologics

Biologics are newer, stronger medicines. A biologic can target, or quiet, only the part of the immune system that is overactive because of psoriasis. This means that biologics have less risk of causing problems with the liver, kidneys, and other organs than do other strong psoriasis medicines. ... Why do

Epidermolysis bullosa: Tips dermatologists give parents

Dermatologists are committed to improving the quality of life for children who have EB and their parents. One way they do this is by giving parents information to help them care for their child. ... These tips include the following: ... Try to reduce blisters from diapers and clothes with

Is platelet-rich plasma the secret to younger-looking skin?

Some patients see less sagging and fewer wrinkles after a vampire facial, but this treatment cannot make your face look the way it did years ago. ... Also known as the "vampire facial," platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has received so much attention that it may seem as if we’ve finally found

New American Academy of Dermatology survey finds one-third of Americans fail basic quiz on skin cancer and sun exposure

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, dermatologists share how the public can #PracticeSafeSun to reduce their risk of skin cancer ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 27, 2021) — In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that one-third of Americans lack a basic

New research focuses on a growing pandemic problem — “zoom dysmorphia”

A board-certified dermatologist explains how the shift to remote work and socializing increased negative self-perceptions. ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 23, 2021) — During the pandemic, there was a shift to remote work, and demand for video conferencing increased. Zoom estimates daily meeting participants grew from approximately 10 million in December 2019

New research highlights importance of melanoma prevention, early detection

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2017) — On average, one person dies of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. Because this disease can affect anyone, everyone should take steps to reduce their risk and catch melanoma in its earliest stages, when it’s most treatable. ... New research presented

Study shows increasing incidence of rare skin cancer

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Merkel cell carcinoma especially prevalent in older population Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer, affecting only a few thousand people each year, compared to tens of thousands with melanoma. But while it may not be as common as other skin

Artificial intelligence shows promise for skin cancer detection

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — While technology needs further development, it could be a useful tool to support dermatologists’ diagnoses The same technology that suggests friends for you to tag in photos on social media could provide an exciting new tool to help dermatologists diagnose skin cancer. While artificial intelligence

10 hair-care habits that can damage your hair

How to style hair without damage ... How you style your hair can cause hair to look brittle, frizzy and lackluster, or even fall out. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help style your hair without causing damage. ... In our quest for beautiful hair, we often do things that

How to stop damaging your hair

Hair breakage can leave a person with frizzy, unhealthy looking hair. ... In our quest for beautiful hair, we often do things that damage our hair. Damaged hair is fragile, so it tends to break. Hair breakage can leave us with frizzy, unhealthy-looking hair. If we continue to damage our

Cold sores: Signs and symptoms

Not everyone who catches the virus that causes cold sores has signs or symptoms. If you do, your signs and symptoms will depend on whether you: ... Just caught the virus (newly infected) ... Have had the virus for some time ... The following explains what signs and symptoms develop,

Healthy sun habits (8 - 10)

Time:  45 min ... Objective ... Students will be able to: ... Explain at least two ways to protect themselves from the sun ... Learn the importance of daily sun protection ... Materials ... Sun Crossword Puzzle  Pencils ... PDF download of lesson plan Assessment ... At the end of

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 quickly. ... You may

Scleroderma: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs of scleroderma? ... Scleroderma has many signs and symptoms. The following images let you see some of the ways it can affect your skin. ... Hard, thickening, or tight skin ... This trait is what gives scleroderma its name. Some people develop 1 or 2 patches

Face-mask skin problems: DIY treatment

Skin problems can develop beneath your mask ... Common problems include acne breakouts, excessive dryness, and irritated skin. ... If you find that wearing a face mask is causing a skin problem like a rash, acne, or other irritation, you may be able to treat it yourself. To help, we’ve

Melanoma strikes men harder

Researchers have found yet another way that men and women differ. Melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer, affects the sexes differently. ... Men are more likely to die of melanoma than women. This is true at any age. White adolescent males and young adult men are about twice as likely to

Ringworm: Signs and symptoms

Is it ringworm? ... What do athlete’s foot, jock itch, and barber’s itch all have in common? They are all cases of ringworm. However, despite its name, ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus, not a worm. It is very common, and your risk increases in hot, humid

Skin health introduction (ages 8 - 10)

Good Skin Knowledge lesson plan ...  Time:  45 min ... Objective ... Students will be able to: ... Understand and identify the term "epidermis" ... Learn the different functions of the skin ... Learn how to take care of skin ... Materials ... Skin Functions handout Taking Care of Your

Natural treatments for skin cancer not as safe as you think

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 cancer remedies, you’ll often see claims that these products can cure you. The following patient experiences, pulled from medical

Psoriasis treatment: “Off-label” medicines that work throughout the body

Severe psoriasis: On the bottom of the feet, psoriasis can be disabling, and sometimes FDA-approved psoriasis medicines fail to work. ... Dermatologists sometimes prescribe a medicine that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved to treat psoriasis. ... This practice (prescribing a medicine for an unapproved use)

Healthy diet and other lifestyle changes that can improve psoriasis

Making healthy choices: Taking good care of your health can reduce psoriasis flares. ... Everyone can benefit from healthy habits like exercising and not smoking. If you have psoriasis, healthy habits have some extra benefits. ... Quitting smoking ... Researchers have found that smokers who have psoriasis and quit smoking

What should I eat if I have psoriasis?

When it comes to treating psoriasis, no one treatment plan works for everyone. Now research suggests that this may also apply to what you eat. Here’s what dermatologists discovered about three different diets. ... Dermatologists recommend following a healthy, well-balanced diet ... For some patients who have psoriasis, adding another

12 nail changes a dermatologist should examine

Have you noticed a change to any of your nails lately? A change in color, texture, or shape can be harmless, but it can also be a sign of disease. If you notice any of the following changes to a fingernail or toenail, it’s time to see a board-certified dermatologist.

Can a woman treat psoriasis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Psoriasis can change during pregnancy: Many women find they have less psoriasis during pregnancy. Psoriasis may also stay the same or worsen. ... Yes, it’s possible to treat psoriasis while pregnant or breastfeeding. A woman must avoid some treatments because they can harm her baby. Others can be prescribed. ...

I have acne! Is it okay to wear makeup?

If you want to wear makeup while using acne medication, apply the acne medication first. ... Yes, you can wear makeup, but you’ll want to choose it carefully. Some cosmetics can cause acne. When this happens, you develop a type of acne called  ... acne cosmetica . Even women who

Atopic dermatitis: Symptoms

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Diagnosing atopic dermatitis ... Learn how visiting a dermatologist can help

Leprosy still occurs in the United States: Are you at risk?

In recent years, a few people in the United States have been diagnosed with leprosy, a disease that many believe no longer exists. While the very word "leprosy" evokes fear in people around the world, there’s no need to panic. ... In the United States, leprosy is no longer an

Types of psoriasis: Can you have more than one?

You can have one type of psoriasis for years and later develop a second type of psoriasis. ... Psoriasis is a disease that can show up in various ways. Some types of psoriasis develop on the skin. One type of psoriasis affects the nails, and another type involves the joints.

Contact dermatitis: Treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology , ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... By gathering the right information and studying it, dermatologists have found

Pemphigus: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose pemphigus? ... Dermatologists are the experts in skin disease, so they are often asked by other doctors to examine a patient who could have pemphigus. Many different skin diseases cause blistering, and an accurate diagnosis is so important. ... If a dermatologist suspects you may have

Epidermolysis bullosa: Signs and symptoms

With most types of epidermolysis bullosa (EB), signs are usually noticeable at birth or soon afterward. If a child has mild EB, however, the signs may appear when the child starts to crawl or walk. ... Regardless of when EB begins, you will notice: ... Blisters that rupture, causing a

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Diagnosis and treatment

A dermatologist is often the doctor who diagnoses a patient with hidradenitis suppurativa ... Getting an accurate diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan can prevent HS from worsening. ... Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can look like another skin condition, such as worsening acne, boils, or herpes. Dermatologists have the training needed

Caring for your skin in menopause

How to care for your skin during menopause ... Menopause, which officially begins one year after a woman’s last period, can bring with it some noticeable changes to the skin and hair. However, with the right care, you can lessen these effects. ... To care for your skin during menopause,

Epidermolysis bullosa: Diagnosis and treatment

If your child has EB, you’ll often see signs of this disease, such as blistering or missing skin, when your child is born. The following explains how to get an accurate diagnosis, what treatment may involve, and the prognosis for a child born with EB. ... How is epidermolysis bullosa

Skin cancer fact sheet

Incidence rates ... Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. ... 1-2 ... Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. ... 3 ... It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer

Sunscreen FAQs

The American Academy of Dermatology offers a wealth of information on sunscreen and sun safety. Find answers about SPF, sun exposure, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun. ... Download all the FAQs listed below .​  (PDF download) ... Who needs sunscreen? ... Everyone. Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer

How to prevent rosacea flare-ups

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness to form across the nose and cheeks. In addition to seeing a board-certified dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment, patients can help control their condition and prevent it from getting worse by identifying and avoiding the things that cause their rosacea

10 ways to get relief from chronic hives

Hives are itchy welts on the skin. They can be caused by: ... An allergic reaction ... A physical trigger, such as cold, water, or pressure ... A medical condition, such as an infection or autoimmune disease ... These welts, also called wheals, may be red, pink, white, or skin-colored.

Molluscum contagiosum: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment might not be needed ... If your child has a healthy immune system, the molluscum bumps will eventually clear on their own, so your dermatologist may not recommend treatment. ... If you or your child could have molluscum contagiosum, seeing a dermatologist has benefits. First, you’ll find out whether

Many ways to firm sagging skin

It’s possible to tighten your skin without a facelift. ... Do you find yourself gently pulling back skin on your face when you look in the mirror and wishing it would stay there? Does the jiggle in your upper arms bother you? ... A surgical lift, such as a facelift

Hair loss: Who gets and causes

What causes hair loss? ... Hair loss has many causes. What’s causing your hair loss can determine whether your hair: ... Falls out gradually or abruptly ... Thins ... Can regrow on its own ... Requires treatment to regrow ... Needs immediate care to prevent permanent hair loss ... Causes

Adopt-a-Shade

Each year, the AAD’s  ... Shade Structure Grant Program  receives hundreds of applications from very qualified schools and community non-profits seeking shade over their outdoor areas, but there are a limited number of grants available. Now, you can help extend the reach of this important program while increasing your visibility

Itchy rash could be contact dermatitis

So many things that touch our skin can irritate it or cause an allergic reaction, leading to an itchy and sometimes painful rash. When this happens, you have contact dermatitis. ... If you can find and avoid the cause, you can get rid of this rash. Easy as that sounds,