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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

3 Common Insect Bites & When to See a Doctor

Summer brings backyard hangouts, days by the pool, and unfortunately bugs that bite such as mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, and more. Most of the time, these bites are harmless. But on some occasions, they can cause irritation, allergic reactions, or even infections.   While you’re probably not well-versed in bug bite identification, it’s important to know what bit you! In this guide, we’re …

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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunscreen

Most of us are aware of the importance of wearing sunscreen in the summer months to avoid painful, damaging sunburnt skin and lips, but it really should be a year-round preventative habit. You should always wear sunscreen, no matter your age, skin color, or skin tone. Though you can purchase sunscreen in many different forms (creams, lotions, gels, sprays), sunscreen can also be found in anti-aging and make-up products like serums, …