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How Precision Dermatology Can Help with Hair Loss

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Treating Hair Loss with Precision Dermatology!

Hair loss, or alopecia, is something that impacts many people, both male and female. Alopecia can cause either partial or full loss of hair, both with and without scarring. Hair loss can cause a lot of stress, especially when it is happening to a female, taking a physiological toll that can seep into all aspects of a person’s life. It can lead to a loss of confidence and self-esteem which has wide-ranging impacts on everyday life.

Fortunately, there are ways of treating hair loss, which is why it is so important to come see your Frisco dermatologist at the first sign of any symptoms. At Precision Dermatology, we start with a physical exam as well as learning about your history, which can help us understand what might be causing this issue. There are many common causes of hair loss, which can range from genetic causes to being induced by stress.

After the physical exam and patient history, we have different combinations of lab tests, as well as a possible biopsy of the scalp, which will help narrow down the specific cause of the hair loss. Once we have the full range of information, we are better able to properly diagnose the cause, which will help us determine correct treatment options that can help in your situation.

Some options include topical medication, prescription medications, or even hair transplantation, with specific options depending on the cause and severity of the condition. Treating hair loss is not something that can be self-diagnosed, but requires the care of a trained, professional dermatologist with experience in skin care and hair loss.

A major reason it is important to see your dermatologist as quickly as possible is that some types of hair loss or reversible, while others are permanent, or can become permanent. The earlier we are able to diagnose and confirm the cause, the better the long-term outlook will be. Our doctors at Precision Dermatology are specially trained to give you the best medical care that you can receive.

If you are looking for hair loss treatment in Frisco, contact Precision Dermatology today. We offer experienced, professional care that puts the needs of our patients first. We know how important skin care is, especially when you are suffering from a condition such as hair loss. Recognizing that all of our patients have different needs and personalities, we treat everyone on an individual basis, working with you for the best long-term health and treatment.

Give us a call or stop by one of our locations to let us help you. Don’t let hair loss take control of your life, but learn your treatment options!


How to keep your skin healthy during Winter

Friday, December 08, 2017


How to Keep Your Skin Healthy During Winter


Skin doctors often warn patients that winter weather is very harsh on the skin. Cold dry air and low humidity, can leave skin feeling chapped and rough due to the loss of essential moisture. Skin can be damaged even more by the effects of dry indoor heat, hot showers and harsh skin cleansers.To reduce chapping, redness, and itching while keeping skin more healthy this season, these tips may help.




Hot showers and baths feel good in the winter, but whenever possible, especially when just washing the face or hands, use lukewarm water to avoid stripping oils from the skin.




It is important to moisturize skin right after you wash. Applying to damp, freshly washed skin helps seal in moisture. Keep a bottle near the shower, bathtub and every sink. Apply liberally every time you wash.




Skin care specialists recommend oil-based rather than water-based products, as they are more likely to help skin retain moisture in the winter and absorb more deeply into skin.There are also natural moisturizers made with natural, hydrating ingredients like lavender, chamomile, jojoba, and more, which help soothe dry, itchy skin.




Get used to wearing gloves and scarves to protect skin from cold winds, rain, and snow. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen. Winter sun rays can be just as damaging as those of the summer sun, according to well known skin care specialists.




Indoor heating systems dry out the air considerably. Installing a humidifier in the home will put moisture back into the air and help prevent skin from drying out.




During colder months, we tend to drink less water. Don’t forget that skin needs to be hydrated just as much in the winter as in the hot summer months.




Dryer areas tend to lose moisture faster than other areas on the body. Apply a deep moisturizing lotion to hands and feet nightly, and wear cotton gloves or socks..




The buildup of dead skin cells can block the absorption of moisture. Exfoliating body washes and masks are also helpful in the winter months. Apply nightly to hands and feet, then apply moisturizer.




Winter skin is more fragile and sensitive. Avoid chemical-laden detergents and irritating fabrics (such as wool) and use moisturizers and mild cleansers designed for sensitive skin. Schedule an appointment with a skin doctor if signs of eczema, psoriasis, or severe allergies are present.




Eating foods high in water content can help hydrate skin from the inside out. Try watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, oranges, kiwi, and watery veggies like celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, etc.




Some cleansers can be extremely drying to the skin. Make sure to choose formulas which are gentle instead. After washing, don’t leave the skin bare for more than 30 seconds, as this can dehydrate it.




Homemade hydrating masks can provide much-needed moisture in the winter months. Use natural moisturizing ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olive and jojoba oils, almond oil, bananas, and aloe. Frisco Dermatologist and Consultant, Precision Dermatology, is Accepting New Patients Protecting skin is only a small part of a healthy skin care regimen. Skin care specialists strongly advise choosing a skin doctor, then scheduling appointments at least yearly. The Frisco Dermatologist clinic, Precision Dermatology, provides comprehensive dermatology cosmetic services for all patients. Schedule an appointment today to find out more about the products and services they recommend to their patients. As Dermatology Consultants, the goal of the physicians at Precision Dermatology is to plan a skin care regimen that will preserve and beautify their patient's skin for an entire lifetime.



When to see a Denton Dermatologist to treat acne

Friday, December 08, 2017


When to see a Dermatologist to treat acne

Most people have experienced some form of acne over the course of their lives, especially as a teen or pre-teen, despite every effort to use good skin care. In addition to the physical aspects, acne can also take a toll on one’s psyche. Untreated acne has many repercussions that are more than skin deep. Acne may cause low self-esteem, anxiety disorders, depression, and thoughts of suicide.

Early acne treatment can keep blemishes under control and reduce the occurrence of future breakouts. Treating acne before it worsens may prevent acne scars and further damage to the skin.

Daily Facial Skin Care

As a general rule of thumb, if skin is oily, wash the face twice a day with a salicylic acid cleanser. If skin dry, use a gentle foaming cleanser.

1. Gently wash your face twice a day.

2. Do spot treatment with 2% salicylic acid after washing your face

3. Apply an oil free or non-comedogenic moisturizer.

If this doesn’t help, it may be time to make an appointment with a skin care specialist who can recommend acne treatment and offer techniques for resolving it in a healthy way. Treating acne by a Denton dermatologist may actually alleviate acne and eliminate negative thoughts and feelings. One visit could with the skin care specialist can actually improve the acne sufferer’s quality of life for years to come.

Causes of Acne

It was once thought that eating foods like french fries, pizza, and chocolate cause acne. Diet is not the cause of acne, but it is known to make the problem worse. The truth is, changing hormones cause acne. Hormones stimulate glands in the skin to make more oil, which can clog pores. Luckily, there are some very good acne treatments available today. There is no need to suffer the embarrassment of acne with modern treatments that are proven to be effective.

Dermatology Consultants, a Dermatologist in Denton, can recommend products which contain ingredients like salicylic acid to help unblock pores. Products with benzoyl peroxide are mild anti-inflammatories and kill or stop bacteria from growing. Avoid picking, scratching or squeezing blemishes as that will make acne worse, and could lead to skin infections that may leave scars.

When to See a Dermatologist

Schedule an appointment with Dermatology Consultants, a Dermatologist in Denton, if a regular skin care regimen does not help acne. Our doctors can prescribe treatments and medication that are often covered by insurance. Our doctors can even use laser and heat treatments to kill bacteria that cause acne, as well as use corticosteroid injections to ease painful acne lesions. For scars from acne, our Denton dermatologist physicians can decrease them with treatments such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, chemical peels,

Some people with darker skin may experience these acne-related problems:

Dark spots. Spots that appear where blemishes have healed usually disappear over time, but it can help speed the process by applying medical grade skin-lightening products. A skin care specialist may also suggest a concealer makeup to cover the spots and make them less apparent.

Keloids. These raised scars are larger than the original blemish and tough to get rid of but it is a good idea to be aggressive in treating acne to prevent these from occurring.

A Word of Advice

Remember, there are no overnight cures for acne. To see real results, a good acne treatment should be prescribed by a dermatologist and used regularly for at least two months. Contact Dermatology Consultants to schedule an appointment to find out how we can help you have brighter, blemish-free skin.



Track the Aging Process of the Skin

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

When first visiting a Skin Doctor, a full body examination will take place to map out moles, freckles, and check for other existing skin conditions such as dermatitis, rosacea, or acne. This is to establish a “baseline” and determine what is considered normal for the patient’s skin. From there, subsequent visits will be a comparison of that baseline.

Our skin changes with age and loses important elements like collagen and elastin. It becomes drier and more sensitive to the elements; moles or broken capillaries may gradually appear. Often, treating conditions like these with medical grade topical creams or lasers will prevent them from getting worse over time. Dermatologists have access to clinically proven ingredients that are effective in reducing, for example, signs of aging, treating rosacea or controlling blemishes.

Knowing the condition of the patient’s skin 5 years ago will help a dermatologist determine if they are aging normally and taking good care of their skin as they grow older. Appropriate preventative measures can be discussed, like the use of medical grade sunscreens. From childhood to retirement, a dermatologist can help customize an up to date skin care regimen that is superior to over the counter products and offers the most optimal results for every skin type.

When to see a Dermatologist

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


For those in the North Dallas, Collin County or Denton area, when a suspicious mole or itchy rash appears, a trip to a nearby dermatologist in Denton,  Carrolton or Frisco is usually in order. But waiting until a crisis arises is not the best plan of action, as scheduling regular dermatologist visits can actually improve the skin’s condition and help prevent these types of problems from escalating. 

Consider the fact that most people are aware of the need to see a General Practitioner regularly, even if they don’t have pre-existing health concerns. Yearly physicals and scheduled checkups-offer a consistent way to track overall health and establish baselines. Baselines help measure improvements or declines in test results for things like blood pressure, cholesterol levels, or weight.

The same is true for dermatology visits and the health of the skin. But, while the skin is the largest organ of the human body, it is also the most often ignored.

Track the Aging Process of the Skin

When first visiting a dermatologist, a full body examination will take place to map out moles, freckles, and check for other existing skin conditions such as dermatitis, rosacea, or acne. This is to establish a “baseline” and determine what is considered normal for the patient’s skin. From there, subsequent visits will be a comparison of that baseline.

Our skin changes with age and loses important elements like collagen and elastin. It becomes drier and more sensitive to the elements; moles or broken capillaries may gradually appear. Often, treating conditions like these with medical grade topical creams or lasers will prevent them from getting worse over time. Dermatologists have access to clinically proven ingredients that are effective in reducing, for example, signs of aging, treating rosacea or controlling blemishes.

Knowing the condition of the patient’s skin 5 years ago will help a dermatologist determine if they are aging normally and taking good care of their skin as they grow older. Appropriate preventative measures can be discussed, like the use of medical grade sunscreens. From childhood to retirement, a dermatologist can help customize an up to date skin care regimen that is superior to over the counter products and offers the most optimal results for every skin type.

Catch Early Warning Signs

Not only do many people have chronic skin conditions like eczema, which can suddenly worsen and become unresponsive to over the counter products, they might not know how to recognize when something is going very wrong with their skin. How would someone notice subtle changes in a mole, indicating potential skin cancer, that is located in the center of their back? Regular visits to the dermatologist will put new or suspicious moles on the “radar” so that any anomalies can be caught early enough to be successfully treated.

Dermatology Consultants 

Dermatology Consultants offers a convenient location for those seeking a dermatologist in DentonCarrollton or Frisco. These three convenient locations provide fast access to a north Dallas dermatologist. Contact us today to set up an appointment, and let us help you learn how to take the best care of your skin - it’s the only skin you’ve got!


Don’t Let A Wart Ruin Your Holidays

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Warts suck. Bottom line.

A wart is a little rough bump on the skin caused by a viral infection. Most of the time they appear on hands and feet. While mostly harmless, a wart should not be taken lightly either. Though they may resolve themselves in months or years, they can be a nuisance on the skin and some of them may be contagious. Apart from that, other people just find them repulsive. If left untreated, they may even spread to new areas of your skin.

Luckily, several treatments exist for removing a wart. Here are some of the few more common ones.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is an acid based (if you haven’t figured that out) solution that can be purchased over the counter at most pharmacies. It’s corrosive so it softens the wart on the skin, causing the infected cells to break from the surface when filed off. Application of the substance is normally done through liquid, gel or a patch. Despite its popularity, it’s a relatively slow treatment which takes a few months to complete and may cause skin irritations.


It means just like it sounds. Cryotherapy is essentially the act of freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen. This creates a blister between the wart and the healthy skin causing it to fall off. Be advised that, just like laser treatment, only a doctor can perform this procedure.

Laser Treatment

Apart from melting and freezing the wart, a doctor may also choose to burn it. A CO2 laser is used to vaporize and dry the infected tissue. The treatment does require local anesthetic on the skin and can be expensive. Sometimes more than one treatment may be required.

Of course, it goes without saying that none of these procedures should be done without consulting first with a dermatologist. For those seeking wart removal in the northern Dallas area, Precision Dermatology has clinics in Carrolton, Denton, and Frisco where an experienced dermatologist can help you rid yourself of a wart infection.

What Are Skin Tags and How To Prevent Them

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

 What Are Skin Tags and How To Prevent Them

Skin tags or, acrochordons are little benign tumors that often form in skin creases. They appear as loose or hanging flaps of skin.  This includes the groin, the neck, eyelids and even on the face. Skin tags are generally painless, harmless and they typically do not grow or change. A skin tag is often the size of a grain of wheat though they have also been recorded to be up to half an inch long! The growth consists of a stem sticking out of the skin attached to a core at its tip.

These growths can be caused by several things, many of those things involving friction between bits of skin. Genetics can also play a role in skin tag development as people are just born to be more likely to have them than others. Senior citizens tend to develop them more frequently than younger generations. Pregnant women are prone to developing them as well as those to take steroids that alter their hormones. Those with poorer health are also more likely to get them.

The solution? Clean, healthy life choices and treating your skin with respect. Firstly, you’re less likely to get them if you maintain a healthy weight and diet. That means watching what you eat and getting ample exercise every day. You sweat less and end up with fewer skin folds. That also means your hormones are more likely to change less which also makes you less prone to them. People with toned muscles rather than fat tend to have less space for them to grow.

You’ll also want to reduce the friction by using friction reducing powder on vulnerable areas. This also means reducing the instances in which you wear tight clothing to void that friction. Give your skin and body room to breathe.

Should you ever do get a skin tag, even after removal, they are prone to grow back, so keep taking care of your skin. As for what to do should you get them, consulting a doctor is always the best thing to do. Dermatology Consultants is the leading group for placing you with a local and trusted dermatologist. For those seeking skin tag removal in Carrolton TX, Precision Dermatology has a branch where a dermatologist can help you both prevent and remove these skin tags.

Always note however that prevention is always better than the cure. Understanding the biology and correct care of your skin through recommended skin care practices is the best bet for preventing skin tags.

Making a Rash Decision

Monday, October 30, 2017

Making a Rash Decision

Let’s talk about rashes. A rash is a change in coloration on the skin which can occur between something subtle or something very difficult to miss. They may also change skin’s texture, making the skin appear or feel flaky, cracked, damaged, or blistered. These blotches can last from five to twenty or more days and can often be symptoms of several different diseases. It can be very to difficult to figure out on your own why you are suffering from a rash without the help of a specialized doctor. They can have several different causes such as several illnesses, allergies or even anxiety.

What do I do now?

The last thing you should do, unless you are trying to look good at a formal event or impress your date, is panic as rashes may eventually disappear. If a rash doesn't clear up within five to twenty days, it would be best to see a dermatologist. Any rash that feels uncomfortable, painful or simply just makes you feel bad should be taken to a doctor.

The right doctor to approach would be a dermatologist. Several dermatology consultants may be located near you. For those looking for rash treatment in Frisco TX, Dermatology Consultants of Frisco has a branch that’s right up your alley. The doctors at Dermatology Consultants of Frisco have dedicated years of their lives to understanding and diagnosing the plethora diseases connected to rashes.

As the causes of rashes are so many, evaluation is extremely difficult if not impossible for a layman. Diagnosis involves knowledge of a thorough history of the patient, their medications, where they’ve been, what they do and more. A doctor will look at the appearance and distribution of the rash on a patient’s body, including where the stronger concentrations are located. They may also use a patch test to figure out what exactly caused the reaction.

As rashes have so many causes, they have many treatments. Common rashes are easily treated by using steroid topical creams or non-steroidal treatments. Your doctor should be able to direct you to a pharmacist and tell you exactly what to look for.

Again, the most important thing to remember would be that when in doubt, consult.

What To Do When Finding A New Mole

Friday, October 27, 2017

What To Do When Finding A New Mole

A mole (or a ‘beauty mark’ as many would prefer to call it) is a mass of melanocytes on a certain part of the skin. In simple terms, a mole is a small dark dot on a person’s body. They can differ in colors, each being browner, darker, lighter and even more reddish than others. Some may also be flat or raised. Most adults have several moles on their body, many people having as many as twenty to thirty of them, sometimes even more. Moles may also get darker and more apparent through sun exposure, skin expansion, and even pregnancy.

As many moles are considered birthmarks, a lot of the time, it is not a common sight to see a mole on your skin that you have not seen before. You try to rub it off to make sure that it is not just a speck of dirt only to find that it is a genuine mole that you’ve never seen in your life.

Though this is not often the case, a new mole might actually be a symptom of melanoma, a type of skin cancer. This can be cured should it be caught early, and through moles, your body may be sending you a helpful signal that may save your life! Should that mole grow, bleed, itch or change, the best course of action would be to see a doctor, a dermatologist to be specific.

A dermatologist should be able to easily provide you with a proper diagnosis. Most likely, it isn’t cancer, but it never hurts to go for a mole checkup whenever a new mole arises! One can never be too safe. Luckily, consulting dermatologists are everywhere! For instance, those seeking mole removal in Carrolton TX, a dermatologist should be able to handle your needs to the best of their ability.

Should the mole have to be removed, the process is similar to how a wart would be removed. The mole itself would be removed with a scalpel, under anesthesia of course, before it is cauterized. Should that happen, remember to take frequent trips to the doctor to make sure the removal was successful!

Keep yourself healthy by being aware of changes in your skin – once a month mole check-ups on your skin is a good rule to live by. If you have a new mole or wanting to have an existing mole looked at, schedule a time with Dermatology Consultants of Frisco with three convenient offices in Denton, Carrolton, and Frisco.

Pediatric Dermatology Consultations

Monday, October 23, 2017

Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology refers to the practice of treating children from infancy through adolescence. Finding a Pediatric Dermatology professional early will ensure the parent that their child has an established baseline for their skin. Preventative and early care will make spotting and treating other conditions easier if they should develop.

Dermatology Care for Infants 

Taking an infant to a Pediatric Dermatology specialist is just as important as his or her first visit to the pediatrician. Babies have extremely delicate skin, so they are susceptible to eczema, dermatitis, diaper rash, cradle cap, and other skin conditions. A doctor well versed in Pediatric Dermatology will also diagnose and treat conditions of the baby’s hair and nails.

If an infant is born with a birthmark, port wine stain, ichthyosis vulgaris, or albinism, it is referred to as a “congenital” condition.  A Pediatric Dermatologist will examine the baby for these anomalies as well, and provide treatment using the most current methods available. Our Pediatric Dermatologists in Plano, Frisco, and Dallas can also diagnose and treat any other skin conditions like:

  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Rashes
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Dry Skin

Adolescent Dermatologic Care

As the child grows, suspicious-looking moles, acne, and other issues of the skin can develop. Children are especially embarrassed by acne, which can leave scarring and potentially become worse over time if not treated.

Acne Treatments offered include:

  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Laser Treatments and Laser surgery
  • Revisions of Scarring

Other conditions such as sunburn, allergies, and skin fungus commonly affect adolescents. Taking a child to a Frisco, Dallas, or Plano Dermatology specialist offers the most up to date treatments and preventive measures, such as sunscreens designed for sensitive skin, that are on the market today.

The First Pediatric Dermatology Visit

The best route is to establish a good relationship with a Pediatric Dermatologist is early in the child’s life. But often, pediatric dermatologists work with other medical professionals, and so patients are referred to them if there is a medical issue that needs attention. The first visit is the time to review the patient’s medical history, find out how long the patient has had an existing condition, and perform a full examination. The dermatologist will check the skin for any potential issues such as warts or skin cancer, and if necessary, order tests for further evaluation.

Tests A Dermatologist Can Provide

Diagnosing a condition might require a skin culture, blood test, skin scraping, excision a tissue biopsy. These tests help identify a fungus, bacteria, or virus that could be causing the condition. Tests are done in such a manner as to reduce discomfort caused by the procedure, and making the patient as comfortable as possible of special importance for a Pediatric Dermatologist.

Dermatology Consultants of Frisco offers the best in Pediatric Dermatology with offices in Frisco, Dallas, and Plano. Paying close attention to the skin early in life will provide the best possible proactive care from infancy to adulthood. For a consultation contact Dermatology Consultants of Frisco today.

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