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  • How to select a dermatologist

    How to select a dermatologist Tips when seeking care Before making an appointment with a dermatologist, it is important to consider their level of training. Board-certified dermatologists have at least eight years of medical training, if not more. They have proven their expertise by passing difficult

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  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia

    Hair loss types: Frontal fibrosing alopecia overview Frontal fibrosing alopecia What is frontal fibrosing alopecia?The medical name for hair loss is “alopecia.” Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a specific type of hair loss. It destroys the hair follicles (openings out of which hair grows), causing

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  • 9 ways to prevent face mask skin problems

    9 ways to prevent face mask skin problems Wearing a mask can be hard on your skin Gentle skin care can prevent your mask from causing skin problems. Masks play a vital role in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Masks can also be hard on your skin, causing problems that range from acne

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  • Dip powder manicure: 5 tips to keep your nails healthy

    Board-certified dermatologist Chris Adigun, MD, FAAD, recommends durable manicures like the one that you can get from dip powder nails for some of her patients. This hard-as-nails manicure can help a patient stop biting or picking at their nails. You literally cannot bite or pick off this nail color.

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  • Melasma

    Melasma: The forehead is commonplace for melasma to appear. Melasma: Overview Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on

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  • What can make my hands look younger?

    What can make my hands look younger? If age spots, wrinkly skin, or other signs of aging bother you, you can have more youthful-looking hands. Thanks to advances in dermatology, it’s possible to diminish these signs of aging safely and with little or no downtime. Age spots Many adults develop age

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  • How to fade dark spots in skin of color

    How to fade dark spots in skin of color Have you tried treating dark spots on your own without getting the results you want? Do you see new dark spots appear as others fade? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Darks spots and patches rank as one of the most common reasons that people with skin

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  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo: Overview Vitiligo: This skin disease often forms on both sides of the body as shown here on the knees. Vitiligo (vit-uh-lie-go) causes the skin to lose color. Patches of lighter skin appear. Some people develop a few patches. Others lose much more skin color. Vitiligo usually affects the skin,

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