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How to check yourself for skin cancer

How to check yourself for skin cancer Most individuals don’t know that one out of every five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime?  Fortunately, the majority of cases are curable if they are diagnosed and treated early, which makes early detection crucial. What can you do?  First, see your dermatologist annually for a full-body exam.  If you are someone that is at a higher risk, more frequent exams may be recommended.  Monthly self-skin exams at home are just as [...]

The History of Telemedicine

The History of Telemedicine It could be seen as something new, strange, or unfamiliar to a generation of medical professionals; however, telemedicine has been in existence since the 18th century. Some doctors still find this concept strange, which is partly why the adoption of telemedicine technology in recent years has been quite slow (until recently with the COVID-19 situation).The methods of communication and, more specifically, telemedicine, have gradually evolved and improved over time from the initial invention of the electrical telegraph and, later, the [...]


What is telemedicine? In clear terms, telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide education remotely as well as provision of health care services. This also means using said technologies to provide remote clinical services to patients in need of one.The use of medical imaging like x-ray, medical diagnosis & evaluations including specialist consultations via video consultations are all examples of how telemedicine operates.  Telemedicine is sometimes confused for telehealth, while most times, it is used interchangeably because both represent similar services. Telehealth is [...]

7 Ways to Prevent Hand Dermatitis During COVID-19

7 Ways to Prevent Hand Dermatitis During COVID-19 Wash your hands!  However, there can be some issues for people as they correctly follow CDC guidelines. COVID-19 has everyone washing and sanitizing their hands more frequently than usual. The CDC has recommended frequent hand washing and sanitizing to prevent the spread of this virus. The global pandemic has resulted in a shortage of hand soap and hand sanitizer. There are even YouTube and Facebook videos on how to make your own hand sanitizer from [...]

Eczema – 7 Questions and Answers

7 Question & Answers About Eczema Eczema is a common name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. Included under the name eczema are several different types of this condition, such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular dermatitis. Question 1:  How many Americans are affected by eczema? It is estimated that over 30 million Americans have some type of eczema. Question 2:  What are the symptoms of eczema? Individuals with eczema typically [...]


Five reasons everyone needs a Hydrafacial

Five reasons everyone needs a Hydrafacial Number 1 reason you need a Hydrafacial The number one reason that you want a HydraFacial is it going to cleanse your skin. The Hydrafacial Machine uses its amazing patented suction handpiece to whisk away all the build of dirt you have on your skin. During the day, your face is assaulted with dirt, bacteria, pollution, viruses, and other non-mentionable things. This step is essential as we bathe your skin with the amazing solutions the Hydrafacial has [...]

2020-01-21T19:18:30-06:00Blog, Hydrafacial|

Why the Fitzpatrick scale is very important when considering laser treatments

Fitzpatrick scale of skin - Why is it important to know before laser treatment? Many individuals choose to use non-invasive procedures to enhance or correct some part of their body or appearance. According to the ASPS, there were almost 16 million minimally invasive procedures in the US in 2018. The number is increasing every year because the availability of these procedures is growing at an exponential rate, which is great. However, you need to understand the importance of your skin type and how it relates [...]

How much does CoolSculpting cost?

CoolSculpting Cost One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “How much does CoolSculpting cost?”  This is one of the most challenging questions to answer in the written form, but we are going to give it our best effort here in this blog.  Before we dig into the details, you, as an educated consumer, need to understand a couple of different terms.  The first term you need to understand is a “treatment.”  A treatment is anytime one of the applicators (sometimes called a [...]

2020-02-16T18:57:37-06:00Blog, Coolsculpting|

What is eczema?

What is Eczema? Many patients we see have eczema, so it is natural that a lot of patients will have questions about this common skin condition.  So we ask Kelly Fordham, PA-C some of the most frequently asked questions about eczema that she hears. What is Eczema? Eczema is a common name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. Included under the name eczema are several different types of this condition, such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, [...]


CoolSculpting DIY Alternatives

CoolSculpting Alternatives DIY Fat Freezing: How Safe Is It? For most people staying fit and looking great is a top priority. Exercise and a healthy diet are often the best ways to achieve this. However, some fat bulges are stubborn and are resistant to exercise and diet. This is where fat freezing (also known as cryolipolysis) comes in. Cryolipolysis helps to eliminate stubborn fat cells in different areas of the body. The only FDA Approved treatment for cryolipolysis is CoolSculpting. Coolsculpting can only be performed [...]

2023-02-21T10:26:44-06:00Blog, Coolsculpting|
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