A Patients’ Guide to Skin Cancer by Dr. Michael Pelster, MD, FAAD

Skin cancer is the most common human cancer.  It is thought to be more common than all other cancer types combined.  The majority of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, sun burns, and/or tanning bed exposure, typically years prior to the development of the cancer.  However, skin cancer can develop in any site, including …

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What is Acne

  Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. Although it is thought of as a bane of adolescence, adults commonly present with this frustrating condition to the dermatology office. Hormonal changes during adolescence that stimulate oil production tend to trigger acne in the teen years but some of these hormonal changes can linger …

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How to Get the Best Results from Your Retinoid

Tretinoin, RetinA, and Tazorac are a few topical retinoids you may have heard of to help with skin care needs such as acne or wrinkles.  Many dermatologists consider retinoids as a must-have in your skincare regimen, however, those outside the field are likely unaware of how they work or how to use them.  Time and …

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Get Radiant Skin With Clear and Brilliant Laser System

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body? Your skin is a vital component of your image and luckily, there are numerous ways you can improve it to look younger and more beautiful. For example, the Clear + Brilliant Laser System is specially designed to enhance the appearance of your …

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National Psoriasis Month

Psoriasis is a skin disease that affects more than 7 million people from the United States. August has been declared the National Psoriasis Month in an attempt to raise awareness about this disease and to educate Americans on how to cope with this illness more effectively. What is Psoriasis? According to the Mayo Clinic, psoriasis …

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Botox.

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S., but there are still common misconceptions and confusion around how Botox really works. We’re here to help clear things up and answer your questions. I talked to our Patient Care Coordinator, Mai Nguyen, to learn more about Botox and common questions she hears …

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New to SkinMedica®? Here Are 4 Products We Always Recommend.

Having great skin is not just about having good genetics –how you treat your skin on a daily basis has a huge impact on what you see in the mirror! Caring for your skin is personal and everyone’s skin should be treated differently. Of course, with so many products to choose from, it’s difficult to …

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The Liquid Facelift – What is Sculptra?

With so many injectables to choose from, Sculptra stands out. What is Collagen? Collagen is a term we have all heard or know about. You probably have some sort of collagen boosting cream or supplement at home right now! To understand collagen from a medical perspective, it is an insoluble protein that makes up our …

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Eskata – A New Way to Treat Wisdom Spots

A breakthrough in medicine — Eskata is the new FDA approved treatment for raised seborrheic keratoses that uses a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide. What are Seborrheic Keratoses? Seborrheic keratoses (SKs) are raised growths that are non-cancerous. They look like irregular, waxy moles or warts. Some common names for them are wisdom spots or barnacles. …

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