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  1. How Does Melanoma Start?

    How Does Melanoma Start?

    Understanding melanoma can help you to read the warning signs - after all, early detection could save your life. Let’s dive-in to the signs, risks, and types of melanoma. What is Melanoma? Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer because of its ability to spread (metastasize) to local lymph nodes and other organs. It is estimated that melanoma kills, on average...

  2. Do I Have Eczema?

    Do I Have Eczema?

    If you are reading this article, chances are you have already asked yourself, “Do I have eczema?”  Let’s break down what eczema is, risk factors and what to look for. What is Eczema? Eczema is very common, with over 30 million Americans having some type of the condition. According to Dr. Michelle Cihla, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “Eczema is a skin condition that...

  3. Products for Your Skin Type

    Products for Your Skin Type

    Are you dry, oily, combination, normal, or sensitive? The first step in developing a skincare routine and picking the best skincare products is to determine your skin type! According to Christian Millett, a board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “Knowing your skin type will allow you to choose the right cleansers, moisturizers, and other products to keep your skin looking and feeling...

  4. How to Prevent Acne from Mask Use

    How to Prevent Acne from Mask Use

    Isn’t it mind blowing the things we find ourselves googling ever since the beginning of the COVID pandemic? Many of us likely never had to worry about acne and now find ourselves searching acne from mask use, how to prevent mask acne and how to treat mask acne. Crazy, right?! Let’s get straight to the basics: Why does wearing a mask cause acne breakouts...

  5. Skin Cancer Screening: What to Expect

    Skin Cancer Screening: What to Expect

    Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined. Early diagnosis through a skin cancer screening can be the difference between life and death. According to American Cancer Society research, if melanoma (most deadly type of skin cancer) is caught in stage one, the 5 year survival rate is...

  6. Treatments for Cystic Acne

    Treatments for Cystic Acne

    Acne is tough no matter what, but cystic acne takes it to a new level causing pain that is impossible to ignore. Cystic acne is considered to be the most severe type of acne and is characterized by tender, inflammatory nodules that are underneath the skin and never surface like a standard pimple. While less invasive acne can generally be...

  7. How Long Does It Take for Botox to Take Effect?

    How Long Does It Take for Botox to Take Effect?

    Botox is the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment – with over a whopping six million Botox treatments administered every year to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is also used to treat such problems as repetitive neck spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and lazy eye. According to Dr. Saundra Seaman, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “When we meet individuals interested in Botox...

  8. Lip Filler 101

    Lip Filler 101

    Thanks to celebrities like Kylie Jenner, the increase of people wanting to enhance their lips with temporary fillers has skyrocketed over the last few years. Before getting lip fillers, it is important to know the in’s and out’s and potential complications. What are lip fillers? Hyaluronic fillers are the best and most commonly used filler for lips. According Dr. Abigail Donnelly...

  9. Are There Ways to Reverse the Damage of Sun Exposure?

    Are There Ways to Reverse the Damage of Sun Exposure?

    The effects of sun damage accumulate and begin to become more obvious as we mature. Both volume and elasticity decline with age and the overall texture and appearance of the skin become different with excessive sun exposure. These effects are rarely pleasing to the individuals who notice them. As a result, one may wonder if there are any possible ways to...

  10. Always Get Laser Treatments Done By An Experienced Professional

    Always Get Laser Treatments Done By An Experienced Professional

      There are a number of laser treatments that you may wish to undergo in order to help you improve the appearance of your skin. Lasers have become very commonly used in the cosmetic dermatology field because of their immense power to improve the appearance of skin. Laser therapy, including CO2 laser therapy, can be used to remove sun spots...

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