Hair Transplant Surgery: Who Is A Candidate?

A luxurious head of hair is a sign of youth and health. Hair loss can affect anyone and can happen at any age. Many people feel less attractive and embarrassed when the problem becomes noticeable. Those who experience hair loss that causes patchy bald spots often need transplant surgery to achieve the look they desire. Here are some requirements to qualify for this procedure. Hair Still Available  Hair transplant treatment uses the patient's hair to replace the lost strands in the thinning areas. [Read More]

Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatments By Stage

Skin cancer is incredibly common, and melanoma is often caused by exposure to UV rays from the sun or tanning beds. Like any form of cancer, it is serious and can metastasize to other parts of the body. Treatment largely depends on the stage. If you would like to know more, keep reading. Stage 0 Stage 0 melanoma (aka melanoma in situ) is contained within the topmost layer of skin. At this stage, treatment usually involves surgery to remove the melanoma and any tissue in direct contact with the melanoma. [Read More]

Got Rosacea On Your Face? 2 Treatment Options Available

If you have rosacea on your face, you know how painful this can be. It also may affect the way you think about yourself due to the redness, dilated blood vessels, and swelling. Fortunately, there are treatment options available from a dermatologist to help you with this, two of which are listed below.  Topical Medication A dermatologist may first prescribe a topical medication, which generally comes in gel or cream, that you rub on your face once or twice a day. [Read More]

When Should You See a Medical Dermatologist?

Did you know that there are different specialties within the field of dermatology? Some dermatologists specialize in what's known as cosmetic dermatology — treatments aimed primarily at enhancing or changing a person's appearance. Other dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating medical conditions related to the skin, hair, and nails. It's not always easy to determine which type of dermatologist to see. For some conditions, like acne, you really could see either type. [Read More]