Tag Archives: Ask The Docs

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How Often do Moles Turn into Melanoma?

Cancer in general results from accumulated genetic alterations that lead to uncontrolled cell growth. Nearly 300 gene mutations have been identified in melanoma, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been convincingly implicated in their accrual. To this day, however, there is extensive scientific debate about the biological spectrum between benign moles and truly malignant melanoma, and […]

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Dr. Reid Discusses Microneedling in Mpls St Paul Magazine

In a recent issue of Mpls St Paul magazine, Dr. Reid shared her expertise and experience on one of today’s top trending cosmetic procedures – microneedling. Microneedling causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure […]

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Malignant Melanoma

One American dies from melanoma every hour of every day. While melanoma is not the most common of skin cancers it causes the most deaths…over 9000 people in the US annually. This is especially tragic given the fact that if recognized and treated in the early stages, it is almost always curable. What is Melanoma? […]

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The Most Common Skin Condition in the United States: Acne

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that involves inflammation of the hair follicles and oil glands. It is most commonly seen on the face and trunk as pink papules and pustules in addition to open and closed comedones (blackheads and white heads), and draining cysts. If left untreated, it can result in scarring. In […]

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Curious Skin Disorder Often Misdiagnosed as Ringworm

Granuloma Annulare (GA) is a curious skin eruption that is often misdiagnosed as “ringworm” (fungal infection) due to its circular shape. It is most common in children but any age group may be affected. For unknown reasons women are more commonly affected than men. It occurs as clustered pink to flesh colored bumps that may […]

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