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How Does Light Treatment Work for Psoriasis?

People have known for years that natural sunlight helps with psoriasis. The problem is that the full spectrum of UV rays that are present in natural sunbeds and commercial tanning beds may also lead to skin cancer. Narrowband medical light booths and lasers can help to clear psoriasis with minimal increased risk for skin cancer. […]

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Read Dr. Bender’s article on psoriasis that he wrote for Minnesota Physician Magazine’s February 2012 issue

It begins on page 26 and continues onto pages 30 and 31. Read Article

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Now Offering Telemedicine Appointments!

To Our Valued Patients: During this unprecedented time, Dermatology Specialists remains focused on our patient’s safety and well-being. Our Edina clinic will remain open to provide care for patients with emergent needs. We continue to take direction from the CDC and state mandates, implementing additional screening and clinic safety protocols, including measures to address and […]

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Your Essential Guide to Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema, is the most common inflammatory skin disease of man. It affects approximately 20% of children and 10% of adults. In comparison, psoriasis affects 2-3% of the US population. Everyone from newborns to senior citizens can suffer from AD. Infants commonly show the red rash on the […]

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What is Polypodium Leucotomos?

Patients sometimes ask us, “Is there a sunscreen that I can take in a pill form?” So far, nothing beats the topical application of sunscreens/sunblocks as well as sun protective clothing and sun avoidance. However, oral supplementation with various plant extracts are emerging as potential boosters of sun protection. Some of the greatest interest surrounds […]