What is the treatment for genital warts?

Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They typically appear on or around the genitals, anus, or mouth. Genital warts can be unsightly and uncomfortable, and they can increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments for genital warts.     Genital […]

Can lupus cause hair loss?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause hair loss, among other symptoms. What is interesting about lupus-related hair loss is that the condition causes a variety of different types of hair loss.  In this blog post, we will explore how to identify hair loss secondary to lupus and tips for managing it.   What […]

What is the normal amount of hair loss?

When it comes to hair loss many people wonder what is a normal amount of shedding. Under normal circumstances, hair comes and goes. It’s natural to lose some hair every day, but how much is too much? Understanding what is considered a normal amount of hair loss can help you determine if you should be concerned […]

Are Chemical Peels Safe for Dark Skin?

There are a lot of myths about chemical peels, but one of the biggest is that they aren’t suitable for patients with dark skin. While they carry different risks for patients of color, chemical peels are safe in the right hands. The key is choosing a provider with expertise in all skin tones so she can […]

Cold sore on the lip? What you should know

Cold sore on the lip? Don’t let cold sores ruin your day. Follow this comprehensive guide to learn how to treat them and prevent future outbreaks—whether with or without your dermatologist’s help. Cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes labialis, are a viral infection of the skin, usually on the lips, caused by the herpes simplex […]

What Makes a Board-Certified Dermatologist a Dermatology Specialist?

When seeking treatment for skin, hair, or nail conditions, you always want to visit the most qualified specialist, in this case a dermatology specialist. In the field of dermatology, that means seeing a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Dina Strachan at Aglow Dermatology. However, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which qualifications certain providers have. Terms […]

Is rubbing alcohol good for acne?

Is rubbing alcohol good for acne? It seems logical that it might be.  Rubbing alcohol, also known a isopropyl alcohol, is a skin disinfectant. Bacteria contribute to acne. Rubbing alcohol is drying. Acne occurs more in oily parts of the body.  But your dermatologist does not want you to treat acne with rubbing alcohol…because it […]

How to prepare for a chemical peel in 5 steps

Pretty skin! Chemical peels are a popular and effective way to treat acne, remove wrinkles, clear dark mark and achieve beautiful, glowing skin.  For best results it’s a good idea to have a plan.  Here is how to prepare for a chemical peel:     consider products used Chemical peels exfoliate the skin.  If you […]

What Is a Nonsurgical Eyelid Lift?

A nonsurgical eyelid lift may be a perfect fit for you, especially if the word surgery scares you. Our eyes are one of the first places many of us show our age. From crow’s feet to sagging skin, several factors can make your eyes look older than you would like. Eyelid lifts can promote a […]

What causes pimples on the butt?

We may be used to finding acne on our faces and upper body, but what causes pimples on the butt? Technically acne vulgaris, what we generally refer to as acne, rarely appears on the buttocks. There are some conditions that commonly appear on the behind that can look similar to acne–but are not.     […]

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