Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

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... Acne Birthmarks/Pigmented Skin Boils Cysts Eczema (Dermatitis) Moles (Nevi) Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac Psoriasis Rashes Rosacea Skin Cancers Skin Exams Shingles Spider Veins Warts Wrinkles Vitiligo Melasma Acne Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals...

The Importance Of Regular Skin Exams
... Ultraviolet light therapy (in the case of conditions like vitiligo and psoriasis)...

Acne can affect more than your skin
...“The psychosocial impact of acne, vitiligo, and psoriasis: a review...

Tinea versicolor
...If tinea versicolor causes light spots on the skin, it can be mistaken for vitiligo...

Vitiligo
Vitiligo: Overview Vitiligo: This skin disease often forms on both sides of the body as shown here on the knees...

Should I hide my child’s skin condition with makeup?
... During this study, the researchers discovered that the children with obvious vitiligo felt irritable, worried, and embarrassed...

Alopecia areata
... People with alopecia areata may have a higher risk for: Another autoimmune disease such as thyroid disease or vitiligo (patches of lighter skin appear) Asthma and allergies, mainly atopic dermatitis (more commonly called eczema) and hay fever (nasal allergies) Having relatives who have asthma, allergies, or an autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes   Alopecia areata: Diagnosis and treatment How do dermatologists diagnose alopecia areata...

Skin reactions from targeted therapy deserve attention
...Common skin (and hair) reactions that occur while taking trametinib include: Rashes, including a measles-like eruption on your skin Itchy skin Tender, painful, or burning skin Extremely dry skin Infection around a fingernail or toenail Loss of hair color Ipilimumab (Yervoy®), nivolumab (Opdivo®), or pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) – Patients with advanced melanoma may be prescribed one of these targeted therapies, which can cause the following skin reactions: Rash (skin may itch, blister, or develop sores that bleed) Extremely dry skin Mouth sores Itchy skin Blisters, crusts, or redness on the skin Thick, scaly skin Vitiligo (loss of skin color) Vitiligo on hands: Loss of skin color (vitiligo) while on a targeted therapy usually means treatment is working and you’ll have a good outcome...

Alopecia Areata
... Having one autoimmune disease, though, may increase the risk of developing another one, such as thyroid disease or vitiligo, a condition in which patients lose pigmentation of their skin...

Skin of Color
... SKIN CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE LIGHTENING OF THE SKIN VITILIGO Vitiligo is a condition that causes the skin to lose color...

Vitiligo
Most people who develop vitiligo will have it for the rest of their lives...