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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 […]


What do Bleach Baths do for Eczema?

I often get amazed and concerned looks from patients when I suggest that they do bleach baths for their eczema, but done correctly they are very safe and can be effective for some types of eczema. Some types of eczema are driven by staph bacteria that live on the skin. Bleach baths work to decrease […]


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 […]

laser hair removal

Say Goodbye to Shaving, Waxing, and Tweezing!

Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses a laser that emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin where it is absorbed by the pigment of the hair follicle. The laser energy is transformed into heat that damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth and leaves the surrounding skin […]


Dr. Creswell Presents at the 28th Annual Practical Pediatrics for Primary Care

Hosted by Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the Practical Pediatrics for Primary Care conference presents practical information to help healthcare professionals stay current on relevant topics and recent advances important to their practices. Dr. Creswell was invited to speak as a pediatric dermatology expert and gave a presentation on atypical nevi and birthmarks. We […]

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