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Category: Medical Dermatology

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Men Need Skincare Too, Here’s Why

It’s no secret that women need to take care of their skin. But what about men? Believe it or not, men need to care for their skin just as much as women do! There is very little difference between male and female skin. For both sexes, skin is one of the largest organs in your… read more

Hands with vitiligo on them

Vitiligo: causes, treatments, and coping strategies

Many people have had the experience of finding a white spot on their skin. For most, this is nothing to worry about. However, these white spots can be much more dramatic for people with vitiligo and cover large areas of their skin resulting in patchy, discolored areas. For many people with vitiligo, the condition is… read more

Man with alopecia

FDA Drug Approval Offers Hope for Alopecia Areata Hair loss

Alopecia areata is a condition where people lose their hair in patches and it can be frustrating and embarrassing for those who are affected. The FDA’s approval of baricitinib is an important step forward for alopecia areata patients and offers an effective therapy for this hair loss condition. In June 2022, the FDA ended the… read more

Women receiving a facial

DiamondGlow: The Secret to Glowing, Gorgeous Skin

Diamond Glow facials are becoming increasingly popular because they leave your skin looking radiant and beautiful and can also help improve overall skin health. So if you’re looking for a healthy glow-up, put this high-tech facial at the Skin and Cancer Institute on your list. The entire process takes only about 30 minutes with no… read more

Father and son grilling

Sun Safety Tips for Labor Day and Beyond

Sun safety is important all year, even as you head into the fall months. With Labor Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to brush up on your sun safety knowledge and ensure you’re taking steps to protect yourself from harmful UV rays this Labor Day weekend and beyond! Overall, the best… read more

a provider looking at a person's toenails

The Complete Guide to Nail Fungus

Ah, summertime. The sun, the sand, the…nail fungus? Unfortunately, warmer weather and more time spent in public places put you at greater risk for contracting nail fungus. Nail fungus abounds in areas like hotel rooms, the perimeter of swimming pools, locker rooms, and public showers. Nail fungus is a common condition that you want to… read more

woman looking at the mole on her shoulder

Keep a Close Watch on your Moles, Here’s Why…

For anyone who’s ever had a mole, you know they can be pesky little things. Whether they’re constantly getting caught on clothing or just plain look unsightly, moles can be more than just a nuisance, they can be dangerous. That’s right, they can become cancerous. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, often begins… read more

person's knees with psoriasis

Tips and Tricks to Cope with Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes the formation of scaly, red patches on the skin. It affects millions of people around the world and can often be difficult to treat. August is Psoriasis Action Month—a time to raise awareness about this often misunderstood disease that affects about two percent of the population, including… read more

older patient showing nurse a mark on her face

The Skin and Cancer Institute Expands: What this Means for Patients.

The Skin and Cancer Institute is excited to announce that several new offices have joined our network of life-saving medical and surgical dermatology services, with half a dozen more on the way this summer. Some of these new offices are located in relatively rural areas of Arizona, Nevada, and California, making our dermatology services more… read more

woman scratching her red back

7 Most Common Skin Rashes: What They Look Like and How to Treat Them

Itchy, red, painful rashes are nobody’s idea of fun. And if you’ve ever had one, you know they can be pretty tricky to get rid of. To make things worse, there are tons of different kinds of rashes, each with its unique symptoms. So how do you know which kind you have? And more importantly,… read more

Man receiving acne scar treatment

Get Rid of Acne Scars with Microneedling

If you’ve ever struggled with acne, you know that the scars it can leave behind can be just as frustrating as the breakouts themselves. Throughout history, people have searched for a solution to fade acne scars, relying on home remedies with limited results. But today, advances in cosmetic dermatology provide hope for people suffering from… read more

Think You Have a Lipoma Bump? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you feel a bump on your skin but aren’t sure what it is? You may have a lipoma. Lipomas are benign tumors that form from fatty cells. While they are not dangerous, they can be unsightly and sometimes cause pain. If you think you have a lipoma, here’s what you need to know. What… read more

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