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Understanding vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition that impacts patients at any age, of any gender, and of any ethnic group. This condition is often characterized by the loss of pigmentation of the skin. This pigmentation, known as “melanocytes,” are pigments in the skin that can die off, causing the skin to lose its natural color through the …

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The COVID Chronicles: Reflections of a Dermatologist

Dr. Lillian Soohoo has been caring for patients during the pandemic and took some time to share several COVID-related “Skin-Diseases-of-the-Month.”  It’s been six months since the world came to a halt and those who could, locked themselves in their homes. Along with the new habits we’ve fallen into during COVID, I’ve noticed an interesting trend …

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Moh’s Surgery

If you have something on your skin that you feel may be cancerous, it’s easy to fall down the rabbit-hole of scary internet diagnoses. Warnings about wearing sunscreen and how to avoid skin cancer happen so often that it can be a little scary to find that you actually have what everyone is trying to …

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Adult Acne in Women

Acne can be a problem not only for teens, but also for women well past their twenties, thirties, and even their forties. Many women continue to suffer from recurrent breakouts well into menopause and beyond, causing embarrassment, frustration, and stress in already busy lives. Why? Changes in women’s hormones, specifically a decline in estrogen levels, …

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What is a Skin Barrier?

Our skin does so much for us. It keeps germs, pollutants, UV, and other damaging chemicals from entering our bodies. This function is referred to as skin barrier function. When the skin is healthy and working well, the barrier function keeps moisture in and bad things out. But our skin barrier function can be disturbed …

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