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    Your Guide to Skin Rashes

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    A skin rash is an area of the skin that is inflamed. Skin rashes have a multitude of possible causes. For an accurate diagnosis of your skin rash, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. Based on a review of your medical history, a description of your symptoms, and an examination, your skin care doctor may diagnose you with one of the following types of skin rashes.

    Contact Dermatitis

    Contact dermatitis is a common dermatological condition. It refers to a skin rash that develops after contact with a certain substance. There are two types of contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin rash caused by exposure to an allergen. Some common types of allergens include soap, detergent, makeup, and poison ivy. Irritant contact dermatitis is similar to allergic contact dermatitis. Although the skin becomes inflamed, it isn’t caused by an allergic reaction. Some common symptoms of either type of contact dermatitis include mild redness, small red bumps, blisters, and swelling.

    Chronic Skin Rashes

    If you suffer from a chronic skin rash, you may have a dermatologic condition such as psoriasis or lupus. These are autoimmune disorders that occur when the immune system suffers an abnormal response. With psoriasis, you’ll likely notice red areas that feature silvery scales. These areas of inflamed skin are called plaques. Dermatologists may prescribe medication to control psoriasis. Lupus, another inflammatory condition, is typically characterized by the appearance of a “butterfly” rash on the face. Medications such as corticosteroids and immune suppressants may help.

    Skin Infections

    Sometimes, a skin rash may be caused by a skin infection. A skin infection may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. For example, athlete’s foot is a fungal infection. The treatment for this dermatological condition is aimed at resolving the underlying infection.

    Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery offers comprehensive clinical dermatology services, including the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis, skin infections, and other types of skin rashes. Schedule an appointment today by calling (866) 608-9531. Our dermatological team prides itself on offering personalized skincare treatments.

    Age Spots 101

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    Age spots are areas of discoloration that typically develop on the face, arms, shoulders, and hands. These are the areas of skin that usually suffer the most sun exposure. Individuals who frequently engage in tanning activities are more likely to develop age spots. Although they most often appear in adults who are at least 40 years old, they can sometimes affect younger adults. Age spots range in size and are flat against the skin.

    If you notice areas of discoloration on your skin, it’s a good idea to have a dermatologist examine them for signs of skin cancer. This is particularly important if the spot is growing, has an unusual color, or has an irregularly defined border. Age spots can be corrected by your dermatologist with laser treatments. Laser therapy targets the cells that produce melanin. Most people require a few treatment sessions to resolve the appearance of age spots.

    Restore your youthful appearance by scheduling a laser therapy session at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. If you have any questions about our dermatological services, call (866) 608-9531.

    When Should You Get a Facial?

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    There are many factors that can interfere with your skin’s appearance and health, including the effects of the elements, environmental toxins, stress, and the aging process. Facials offer a solution for a variety of skincare concerns, including acne, dull skin, dry skin, and inflamed skin. To maintain the beautiful appearance of your skin, dermatologists recommend scheduling a facial every four to six weeks. In addition, you may wish to schedule this dermatology treatment during the following times.

    After a Major Accomplishment

    If you’ve been working hard in school this year to raise your GPA, consider scheduling a facial at a dermatology clinic to celebrate your grades. You may also wish to schedule a facial to celebrate your graduation. Many people reward themselves with dermatology treatments after successfully landing a new job or receiving a promotion at work. Regardless of the type of accomplishment you’ve achieved, a facial is the perfect way to celebrate.

    Before a Big Event

    Are you anticipating a wedding or another major event? Prepare yourself with a soothing visit to a dermatology clinic. A facial can help resolve any skincare concerns you might have, and it will restore your youthful appearance by exfoliating dead skin cells and hydrating your skin. Remember to schedule your facial about one to two weeks before your major event, just in case of minor skin irritation.

    During Times of Stress

    Dermatologists often see patients who suffer acne breakouts or similar skin complaints during times of stress. Stress can interfere with your glowing complexion by causing fluctuating hormone levels. Stress may also contribute to temporary neglect of your skincare routine. You can resolve these issues with a visit to the dermatology clinic for a facial. As an added bonus, facials are well-known for inducing relaxation and stress relief.

    Restore your emotional well-being and your youthful appearance with a visit to Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery! Our dermatology team can recommend a facial to suit your unique skincare concerns, in addition to any other services you may require such as chemical peels, waxing, or laser skin treatments. You can call (866) 608-9531 to book an appointment or visit us on the Web to learn more about our practice.

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