Dealing with Acne-Prone Skin

Think KISS When Dealing with Acne-Prone Skin  Acne is the most common skin condition in the country, affecting 50 million Americans each year. Although acne generally begins in puberty – at some point between the ages of 12 and 24 approximately 85% of us experience at least minor outbreaks – it can occur at any age. Not surprisingly, acne is …

How to Treat & Heal Sunburn - Northwest Dermatology

How to Treat & Heal Sunburn

Treating and Healing Sunburn – Here’s How   Let’s start with the obvious. The very best way to deal with sunburn is NOT to get it in the first place. Sure, the glow of the sun is warming and comfortable whether basking on a tropical beach, taking a bike ride through the country, or relaxing in the backyard.   But as we’ve …

Skin Moles on a Woman's Back - Northwest Dermatology Group

Overseeing Moles

Managing Skin Moles Is Good for Your Health We’ll start with rule #1. If any mole (blemish, birthmark, lesion, lump, sore, wart, or other skin phenomenon) appears even remotely suspicious – asymmetric, bleeding, growing, itchy, painful, scaly – see the doctor right away. These are possible warning signs of problems ranging from atypical moles to melanoma. Fortunately, most mole-related anomalies …

Facts on Diet & Acne

@northwestderm_covetmedspa TAKE-HOME MESSAGE In order to examine the association between diet and acne, the authors surveyed 2476 Thai adults (681 males; 1795 females) at mean age of 26 years. Significantly more patients with acne believed that diet could aggravate acne, reporting that fried food, chocolate, and dairy products exacerbated their acne. Participants with more severe acne were younger (18–25 years) …

Hormonal Acne - Northwest Dermatology

Hormonal Acne: It’s an Adult Thing

Zits are for kids, right? Not necessarily. Just when you thought you’d gotten beyond pubescent breakouts, acne flares up – again. Among women, the culprit is often referred to as hormonal acne, and it can afflict us in our 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. Defining Hormonal Acne The term hormonal acne is often used to describe adult-onset female acne, and as the name suggests, a strong hormonal component is involved. Generally, flare-ups coincide with the …

Skin Warts - Hands & Feet - Northwest Dermatology

Everything You Need to Know About Warts

Yick. Bleh. Gross. Ugh. That’s the reaction most of us have to skin warts, especially when they appear on our bodies. Generally, we find such abnormal skin growths unsightly, annoying, embarrassing. If you have them, you likely want them gone. What and Why Skin Warts Happen Warts are small, fleshy bumps that can appear anywhere on the human body; they’re most common on hands, feet, …

Skin concerns flaring up this fall - Dr. Emily Levin

Skin concerns flaring up this fall

Author: Dr. Emily Levin, Board-Certified Dermatologist and Co-Owner of Northwest Dermatology Group and Covet Med Spa in Bingham Farms Less sun, cool temps and face masks exacerbating common skin conditions Wearing a mask to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus can cause acne on your face. But you can take steps to alleviate that. Every fall, after summer …

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Reducing Skin Cancer Risk

Preventing Skin Cancer Understanding Skin Cancer Basics Skin cancer, the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells, is the most common type of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancers during their lifetimes, with 3.3 million nonmelanoma cases diagnosed annually. Nearly 98% of cases are basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas. When diagnosed early, these …

What Are the Best Treatments for Warts?

Warts are benign skin growths that form on the body and can develop in different areas. This skin condition is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which infects the top layer of the skin. Once HPV infects the skin, it causes the abnormality known as a wart.  If you’ve ever had a wart, you know how unsightly they can be. And …

Skin Care That Goes Beyond the Bottle

Everyone wants youthful, radiant, glowing skin until they realize nice skin transcends a bottle of expensive serum or moisturizer. When it comes to skincare, the glow starts from within. So, it doesn’t just matter what you put on your body, but what you also put in it.  While others are filling their cabinets with serums, oils, washes, and more, we’ll …