• A dermatologist's top tips for a healthy beard

    A dermatologist's top tips for a healthy beard How to care for facial hair Healthy-looking facial hair starts with healthy skin. With the right skin care, it’s possible to prevent problems like dandruff, ingrown hair, acne, and itch. To keep your facial hair healthy, follow these tips from

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  • Isotretinoin: Treatment for severe acne

    Isotretinoin: Overview Acne can decrease self-confidence and may cause you to avoid social situations. Isotretinoin (eye-soh-tret-in-OH-in) is a prescription medication for severe acne. This type of acne causes deep, painful cysts and nodules, which can be the size of a pencil eraser or larger. As

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  • Back acne: How to see clearer skin

    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

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  • 9 things to try when acne won’t clear

    9 things to try when acne won’t clear Popping a pimple often worsens acne. Do you feel you’ve tried just about everything to get rid of your acne but still see blemishes? Don’t despair. To see clearer skin, you probably just need to make some changes. The following tips from dermatologists can

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  • Laser hair removal

    9 things to try when acne won’t clear 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

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  • Sarcoidosis and your skin: Who gets and causes

    Sarcoidosis and your skin: Who gets and causes Who gets sarcoidosis? People around the world get this disease. Studies indicate that sarcoidosis is most common in: Women Adults (rare in children) Scandinavians In the United States, African American women tend to develop sarcoidosis more often

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  • How to care for your baby's skin, hair, and nails

    How to care for your baby's skin, hair, and nails How to care for your baby's skin, hair, and nails These five tips from dermatologists can make caring for your baby’s delicate skin, hair, and nails easier and less intimidating. Bringing home a new baby is a time of joy and excitement.

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  • I've been diagnosed with melanoma. Now what?

    I've been diagnosed with melanoma. Now what? Learning that you have melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, can make it difficult to hear anything else your doctor says. After leaving the office, you may wonder what happens next. While what happens next varies with each patient, there is a process

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  • Basal Cell Carcinoma: diagnosis and treatment

    Skin cancer types: Basal cell carcinoma diagnosis and treatment If you find a spot on your skin that you think could be a skin cancer, an accurate diagnosis and treatment are essential. The following explains how dermatologists diagnose and treat the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma

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  • Actinic Keratosis: Diagnosis and treatment

    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 AK,

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  • What can get rid of age spots?

    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

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  • Prurigo Nodularis

    Prurigo nodularis: Overview Prurigo nodularis What is prurigo nodularis?This is a skin disease that usually begins with intensely itchy skin. Scratching and rubbing the itchy skin cause hard, itchy bumps to appear on the skin. Is it contagious? No Prurigo nodularis on a patient’s leg This

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  • How to care for your skin in your 60s and 70s

    How to care for your skin in your 60s and 70s During our 60s and 70s, skin can feel dry and irritated. This happens for many reasons, including that skin is thinner and loses water more easily. Medications and medical conditions can also play a role. There is good news. The right skin care can improve

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  • Bullous Pemphigoid

    Bullous pemphigoid: Overview Bullous pemphigoid What is bullous pemphigoid? This is a rare autoimmune disease that can cause large blisters on the skin. Blisters can develop on other areas like inside the mouth, but this is rare. Is it contagious? No. Bullous pemphigoid is a chronic disease,

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  • Hives

    Hives: Overview Hives What are hives?This is a skin reaction that causes bumps, raised patches, or both to suddenly appear on the skin. The bumps and raised patches are often itchy and may look swollen. The medical name for hives is urticaria. Are hives contagious?No, you cannot get hives by

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  • 7 ways to remove unwanted hair

    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.

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