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What to Expect from a Laser Skin Treatment

Laser skin treatments have become a common cosmetic procedure. In general, you can get a laser skin treatment to treat red and brown lesions. This can include redness caused by rosacea, spider veins on the face and legs, redness of the neck and chest, vascular lesions, scars, and brown sun spots on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

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What is a Shingles Treatment and is it Recommended?

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Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once someone has had chickenpox the virus can lay dormant in the body and reactivate as shingles later in life. A shingles treatment is not required, as the rash can clear in a few weeks, however dermatologists strongly recommend a shingles treatment for many reasons.

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7 Common Pediatric Skin Conditions Parents Should Know

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There are many common pediatric skin conditions that pediatric dermatologists are trained to diagnose and manage in infants and children.  This includes eczema, rashes, skin bumps and growths, and skin infections.  There are seven very common pediatric skin conditions for parents to be aware of so that their child can get the proper diagnosis and treatment from board-certified pediatric dermatologists.

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Lichen Planus: Definition and Diagnosis

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Lichen planus is a relatively common disease that affects the skin and/or the inside of the mouth, resulting in distinctive skin or oral lesions. This disease often appears on the wrist; and it can also affect the scalp and nails. It’s important to note that lichen planus itself is not an infectious disease, so it cannot be passed from one person to another by any means. It is also not a type of cancer.

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Molluscum Contagiosum: Symptoms, Causes, and More

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Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin disease caused by a virus. As the name implies, it is a contagious disease which can spread easily from person to person. Usually the only sign of molluscum is pink or flesh-colored bumps that can appear anywhere on the skin. Most people get about 10 to 20 bumps on their skin, but if a person has a weakened immune system, more bumps often appear.

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Microneedling: A Safe and Effective Way to Improve the Texture of the Skin

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What exactly is microneedling, and is it safe? Microneedling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that is used to improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and pore size. It can be used effectively in most body locations including for wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, as well as thin skin of the hands and neck. Overall, it helps to improve the texture of the skin. With an experienced, board-certified dermatologist, microneedling is a safe and effective treatment.

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