Category: Ask the Doctors

hannon

How important is sunscreen for rosacea?

Many signs suggest the sun is partially to blame for rosacea: the condition is more common in fair-skinned people, sunlight alone can induce transient flushing, and even skin biopsies of rosacea tend to show increased levels of sun damage. The exact mechanism of this effect is unclear, and most studies suggest a complex interplay between […]

creswell

Help! My Suncreen Burns My Eyes When I Sweat!

I hear every day from patients that they would like to wear sunscreen on their face when they are outside, but it burns their eyes when they sweat. Fortunately, not all sunscreens cause this issue. There are two types of sunscreens – chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens provide great protection from the sun’s harmful UV […]

hannon

Sun Safety Tips

Times have certainly changed. Gone are the days where sun protection was an afterthought, and sunburns mere inconveniences. Up to 50% of Americans who live to age 65 will develop at least one non-melanoma skin cancer. You can decrease your risk of developing precancerous and cancerous lesions going forward while still enjoying the outdoors. Here […]

hannon

How does Botox™ Work for Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating (“hyperhidrosis”) is a chronic condition that can involve many areas of the body and cause significant embarrassment. While there is often no cure, there are multiple treatment options with various pros and cons, including topical medications, pills, and lasers. Injectable neurotoxins are safe and durable treatment alternatives, with specific FDA approval for onabotulinum-A […]

reid

Regular Skin Exams: Who Needs Them?

There are not firm consensus guidelines on how frequently to screen for skin cancer, but in general, every adult should have a baseline exam and individuals with risk factors for melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancers should be screened at least annually. Risk factors include personal medical history or family history of skin cancer, certain physical […]

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