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Vitiligo

Vitiligo Vitiligo is caused by a combination of autoimmune, genetic and environmental factors. Vitiligo is the loss of skin color following the destruction or loss of skin melanocytes which produce melanin (pigment). The onset of vitiligo is often before age 20....

Wound Care 101

Wound Care 101 For every wound or ulcer, there are a few standards of care that must be followed closely to ensure proper and timely healing: Maintain a moist wound environment. Contrary to popular belief, it is not helpful to let a wound “dry out”. Keep an ointment...

Sun Protection

Sun Protection Sun Protection is important to prevent the short and long-term damaging effects of sunlight. Sunscreens should be used in conjunction with protective clothing for optimal sun protection. Long-term overexposure can cause wrinkles, freckles, age spots,...

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Skin cancer occurs in three main forms: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. Of the more than one million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year, approximately 80% will be basal cell carcinoma (BCC), 16% will be...

Rosacea

Rosacea Rosacea is a common condition characterized by flushing and redness in the central face. As rosacea progresses, other symptoms may develop such as permanent redness, red bumps (some with pus), red gritty eyes, burning and stinging, small blood vessels visible...

Psoriasis

Psoriasis Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disease, which can also affect the joints in some individuals. The prevalence of psoriasis in Western populations is estimated to be around 2-3%. It affects both sexes equally and occurs at all ages. Psoriasis can be...