Beyond Skin Deep – Coping With Vitiligo

 June is Vitiligo Awareness Month.  Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin condition that can take an emotional toll on those with the disease. Clinically, vitiligo presents as patches of skin that lose their pigment and turn bright white.  It can negatively affect self esteem and can be hard to disguise, especially if it spreads over large… Read more »

The Doctor is In.

APDerm is excited to announce that we are now open 5 days per week. We take your safety very seriously. We remain at or above all of the state and federal safety guidelines for coronavirus. Our dedicated team of medical professionals is ready to provide care, and we have appointment times available. We encourage you… Read more »

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY: WHEN SHOULD I START BRINGING MY CHILD TO THE DERMATOLOGIST?

Pediatric dermatology is a field of dermatology that treats children from birth through adolescence. They treat conditions such as birthmarks, acne, eczema or warts. They also diagnose and treat disorders affecting the hair and nails. They can provide medical and surgical treatment for a variety of disorders. What Happens During a First Visit with a Pediatric… Read more »

COMMON CAUSES OF ITCHY SKIN

Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is an irritating feeling that makes the patient want to scratch themselves. While it is often accompanied by a rash, redness or blisters, the skin can sometimes look normal. Itchy skin has multiple causes, and some of them, like liver disease, can be surprisingly serious. To get relief, the… Read more »

FOODS TO AVOID IF YOU HAVE PSORIASIS

While scientific research has not definitively linked what you eat to psoriasis flare-ups, many sufferers report that cutting out certain foods and drinks can relieve painful symptoms. Psoriasis is a skin condition that impacts millions of people. It can cause cells to build up on the skin’s surface. These extra cells can make skin itchy and… Read more »

MINIMIZING ECZEMA FLARE-UPS AS WEATHER CHANGES

The word eczema describes any of several conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. While there are several types, they nearly all cause an itchy rash. Eczema can occur anywhere, but it most commonly affects the face, wrists, hands, feet or back of the knees. Some people have “flare ups” during which the eczema… Read more »

PROTECT YOUR SKIN WITH ELTAMD UV PRODUCTS

Just about every woman is looking for solutions to eradicate skin concerns like fine lines and signs of aging. While there are plenty of methods one can use to get rid of skin concerns that they already have, the absolute best way to beat wrinkles is by preventing them from forming in the first place.… Read more »

BENEFITS OF USING MEDICAL-GRADE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Medical-grade skin care products, also known as cosmeceuticals, contain active ingredients that have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on skin. These kinds of products are sold in our dermatology office. They are often categorized as a blend between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, providing both aesthetic and medicinal benefits. It is a good idea to… Read more »

ECZEMA VS PSORIASIS – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

When it comes to skin conditions, “rash” is a kind of catch-all term that is used to describe itchy outbreaks. While rashes can potentially represent a myriad of dermal ailments, two of the most common are eczema and psoriasis. Both complaints can cause itching, redness, discomfort and embarrassment due to their appearances – but they… Read more »