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    Understanding How Skin Works

    Last updated 7 months ago

    If you’re like most people, you don’t give your skin much thought - until something goes wrong with it. Although your skin might not always get as much attention as it deserves, it’s hard to overstate its importance. Knowing a little bit about how your skin works may help you better understand how to care for it and the treatments your dermatologist prescribes. Get to know your skin with these facts.

    Skin Overview

    Your skin is literally a protective barrier that shields your bones, muscles, and internal organs of from outside elements. It is packed with white blood cells and helps to stave off bacteria to prevent infections. When bacteria does breach the skin, it triggers your immune system to kick into gear to fight off the invaders. Skin also plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature. When it is cold, the blood vessels in your skin contract to keep the blood warm. When it’s hot, the blood vessels expand, which encourages sweating to help you cool down.

    Skin Structure

    Your skin is made up for three layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. The epidermis is the top layer. It is also the thinnest layer. The epidermis protects against infection and contains the melanin that gives your skin color. It is made up of dead skin cells that are constantly shedding to make room for younger cells. The middle layer - the dermis - contains collagen, which gives your skin tightness. The dermis also contains nerves that alert you to pain, cold, and heat. The hypodermis is the link between skin and the underlying muscles and bones. It also helps to keep you warm.

    Do you want to learn more about how your skin works? Make an appointment with Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. Our dermatologists always take the time to answer patient questions and explain skin conditions and treatments. Discover more about our medical and cosmetic dermatology services by calling (866) 608-9531. 

    What Is Rosacea?

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that appears on the center of the face. It most often strikes women between the ages of 30 and 50 but can happen to men and people outside of those ages. If you have symptoms of rosacea, it’s important to see a dermatologist right away.

    This video explains the symptoms of rosacea and some of the complications that can develop. Including facial redness and bumps, rosacea can cause the nose to thicken and can spread to the eyes. Your dermatologist can offer treatments to control your symptoms.

    If you suspect you have rosacea, make an appointment with Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. We offer a wide range of medical and dermatology services and can help you contain the effects of rosacea. Learn more by calling (866) 608-9531. 

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    Different Types of Skin Rashes

    Last updated 7 months ago

    The appearance of a rash on your skin can be troubling. Since there are many different types of skin rashes, it’s best to be as specific as possible when describing your symptoms to your dermatologist. For example, tell your dermatologist whether the rash developed suddenly or gradually, if it itches, and whether it’s painful.

    As you’ll learn by watching this video, some types of skin rashes include fungal infections, insect bites, psoriasis, and impetigo. This expert recommends applying hydrocortisone cream and seeing a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.

    The dermatological team at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery can develop a treatment plan for your skincare concerns. Call our practice at (866) 608-9531 or explore our services on our website.

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