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5 Common Reasons to See a Dermatologist

Friday, September 07, 2018

 

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in evaluation and management of conditions affecting the skin, hair, nails and the lining within the mouth, nose, and eyelids— mucus membrane. It is highly recommended to visit a dermatologist at least once every year for signs of skin cancer checkup and other skin related diseases, and at least every six months if you have a history of genetic predisposition or that of skin cancer. Below are some of the main reasons why you should make an effort to see a dermatologist for at least once a year:

 

 

 

 

Acne

It is the most common skin condition that dermatologist deals with on a daily basis. It involves skin oil glands and affects three in every four individuals aged 11 to 29. Acne is unpleasant, and inflammatory skin condition, which causes pimples and dark spots on your face, shoulders, neck and on your back. When the pimples heal, they leave scars on your skin that are hard to get rid of. It is advisable to visit a doctor for treatment immediately the pimples start showing up. Depending on the severity and persistence of the condition a dermatologist can diagnose the specific type of acne and formulate a better treatment plan to reduce the visual appearance of acne marking. Commonly known risk factors include genetics, humid and hot climates, menstrual cycles, and stress.

Skin cancer

Visit a dermatologist for professional skin cancer screening since its early detection is crucial for successive treatment. The doctor removes some suspicious tissues on your skin and conducts a test under a microscope to see if there are any cancerous cells. In case of a positive result, the dermatologist puts you under treatment plan and therapy sessions.

Rosacea

Rosacea starts as a facial redness that may resemble a sunburn or unexplained blush on the cheeks, nose, or chin that comes and goes. As time passes by, the color deepens and becomes reddish in appearance. Eventually, visible blood vessels may start appearing. Without adequate treatment, bumps, and pimples may start to develop, worsening over time. In extreme cases, the nose may become swollen, deformed and enlarged. Rosacea is a chronic disease and often becomes a permanent condition if it is not treated early. You are therefore advised to make sure you see a doctor for proper medication, laser therapy, lifestyle changes guidelines and photodynamic therapy, which helps to control it. The doctor may evaluate the stage of your condition and provide a management program that will work best for you. The plan may include a combination of skin care products, triggers to avoid, prescription medications and laser treatments.

Pigmentation

Aged skin and skin exposed to the UVA and UVB rays are often affected by discoloration spots, brown or age spots, which are also known as pigmentation. Many people seek help from a dermatologist to assist them clear-up these unfavorable spots. The doctor may recommend some treatments that include chemical peels, laser therapy, and active skincare

Psoriasis

This is an unpleasant itchy and painful skin disorder that stems from a problem with your immune system. Your skin cells form quickly and build upon the surface of your skin forming 'plagues' in severe cases, they can be thick, red and have silvery scales. Visit a doctor to get recommendations for effective creams or oral medication, injections, which will help in suppressing the over-reactive immune system.

The experts at Dermatology Consultants of Frisco are specially trained to treat skin conditions no matter how severe. We'll also recommend a daily skin care routine to help you achieve a younger, healthier and more vibrant appearance. Contact us today at 972-335-2727 to schedule your consultation.


 

How to Take Care of Your Skin After a Vacation?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you're going on vacation. you might not want to have to think about your skin care in general. However, lots of people will develop skin problems of some kind while they're traveling. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent some of these skin conditions. The Frisco dermatology center will be able to help the patients who develop skin conditions on their vacations. 

Sunburns

You should always take sunburns seriously. A sunburn literally signals DNA damage, even if it doesn't look serious. Your skin might be more damaged if it's blistered or peeling, but red and pink sunburned skin still needs to be treated. If you get a sunburn every couple of years, your chances of developing melanomas will triple.

It's important to wear sunscreen whenever you go outside during the day, even if it doesn't look particularly sunny outside. The sun might be particularly strong in certain areas. You might want to visit organizations like the dermatology center of Frisco after a particularly severe sunburn, giving doctors the chance to monitor this area of permanently damaged skin.

People who wear sunscreen frequently will be able to maintain youthful skin for a longer period of time, since ultraviolet radiation contributes so strongly to the process of skin aging. Wearing sunscreen needs to be part of your normal skin care routine, and this is certainly true when you're on vacation.

Dry Skin

People might be traveling to climates that have low humidity levels. The air on planes is famous for being dry. This can dry out a person's skin. People who are prone to dry skin in the first place might have a lot of issues with this.

Using an effective moisturizer can help to prevent a lot of these issues. Some people will start to experience acne breakouts as a result of their dry skin, which can only introduce additional issues. Using a good moisturizer might help you ward off an acne breakout. However, you might experience acne for other reasons.

Acne

People will get acne for a wide range of different reasons. Some of the food that you might consume on vacation will cause your skin to break out. Your skin might break out if you don't moisturize it well enough while you're on vacation. There is some evidence that there's a connection between acne breakouts and the consumption of alcohol, and people tend to drink more when they're on vacation.

Obviously, you'll still want to enjoy yourself when you're on vacation, and you won't want to limit your diet too much in order to prevent acne breakouts. Moisturizing and cleaning your skin regularly might make a difference in preventing some breakouts. If you're having consistent acne problems after a vacation, the Frisco dermatology center might be able to help you find a solution.

Tired-Looking Skin

Lots of people won't get enough sleep on their vacations. You will also probably have to adjust to different time zones during these vacations. Moisturizing your skin can help to keep it from looking dehydrated and dull. However, resuming your normal sleep cycle can also make a difference in that regard. You can also contact the dermatology center of Frisco in order to get some help with this process.

 

Common Skin Conditions

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Skin is the largest organ in our bodies and our protection against the outside world. Just about everyone encounters issues from time to time with their skin. Thankfully though, many of the more common skin conditions can be addressed through modern dermatology. Below are outlined a few of these conditions, including acne, moles, and rashes, as well as how they are normally treated.

Acne

Acne is probably the most well-known skin condition on earth. Most adolescents go through a phase where facial acne is very common due to high levels of oil production. However, acne in adulthood and in other areas of the body are also fairly common.

Acne causes small pustules, most frequently red pimples filled with pus, to form on the surface of the skin. Other types of acne include papules, caused by hair follicles, as well as nodules and cysts, both of which develop below the surface of the skin.

Acne can be treated with topical cleanser and creams and, if necessary, advanced medication. Prescription medication can help in severe cases and with the treatment of cysts specifically.

Hives

Another common skin condition is hives. Hives are small, itchy bumps that form on the surface of the skin. Generally, hives result from an allergic reaction in the body, but may be a response to stress or sickness. The best way to prevent hives is to avoid all allergens. If an outbreak occurs, it can be treated with antihistamines.

Warts

A very unpleasant but common skin condition faced by many is warts. Warts are a highly contagious skin condition that can affect any part of the skin, but usually show up on the hands and feet. Warts will often disappear naturally, but they can also be treated by a dermatologist. Usually, the use of medicated creams or freezing can clear up warts.

Cold sores

It's not uncommon to develop cold sores, especially when coming down with a case of a full cold. A cold sore is usually a red blister which forms around the mouth. Cold sores can be irritating or painful, but you will likely experience discomfort or itching in the spot of the sore.

Cold sores can last for several weeks and recur over time when associated with the herpes virus. The herpes virus does not currently have an established cure. That said, cold sores can be treated by dermatologists using creams or prescription medicines.

Measles

Those with children know that measles is a very contagious condition. In addition to young children, measles tends to affect pregnant women more than other adults. Measles in not just a skin condition, however. Symptoms include fever, runny eyes and nasal passages, and often coughing. Additionally, measles tends to cause red spots within the mouth and a generalized body rash. Measles can be treated by a doctor but will taper off on its own after one or two weeks.

Skin issues are a fact of life. With the right dermatological care, however, you can regain your perfect skin. Contact Dermatology Center of Frisco for more information or to schedule a consultation today.


Finding a Dermatologist in Dallas

Friday, July 07, 2017


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Finding a Dermatologist in Dallas

The availability of medical spas, dermatologist, face therapists, estheticians, doctors and a plethora of other face and skin related specialists are sometimes overwhelming in Dallas today. At our fingertips, we have access to the top doctors and dermatologists in their fields of study, all promising to promote skin health and clear complexion longevity. Precisions Dermatology in Frisco, Carrollton, and Dallas provides dermatology care to residents of Dallas through five different specialists in dermatology.

When searching for a dermatologist, it can be helpful to be specific with your search and seek those out who specializes in what you are looking for. Cosmetic dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and surgical dermatology can all be practiced and specialized by the dermatologist who is right for you.

What to Look for in a Dermatologist:

  1. Know the types – A general dermatologist will treat rashes, acne, and rosacea, skin exams for questionable moles are typically done by a general dermatologist, along with concerns about thinning hair or eczema. A cosmetic dermatologist will assist in deep scars, wrinkles, injections, lasers, and peels.
  2. Check their bios – All doctors on My Derm Consults have their bio listed on the website, in checking, look for board certification from the American Academy of Dermatology.
  3. Go for a consult – Most doctors charge for a consultation, but often that fee is put toward the cost of a procedure. It is a good sign if you have to wait several weeks for a consultation; the doctor is in demand and their services are sought after.
  4. Listen up – When you meet for the first time, let your dermatologist know your concerns and listen to how they plan on addressing the issues. This will give you a sense of their opinions, aesthetic philosophy and an idea of how aggressive their treatment plans typically are.
  5. Ask the right questions – You want a dermatologist that is consistent in their practice and treatment methods. They should own and not rent their laser machine to showcase the amount of use it receives. Ask if the doctor is always hands-on, that is a huge plus and what you want!
Finding a dermatologist in Dallas is made easy when you know the things to look for and know what specialty you are looking for. The difference in cosmetic and general dermatology will allow you to hone in on the practices and treatments you should seek for your complexion and skin care issues.    

How Quickly Can a Dermatologist Clear Your Skin

Friday, July 07, 2017

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How Quickly Can A Dermatologist Clear Your Skin

Your face is typically the first impression and a major recognition marker for everyone you meet. Having a complexion that is clear, confident and blemish free is unfortunately not a guarantee for everyone. With the help of dermatologists and products that treat and prevent blemishes and dark spots, we are able to successfully create clear complexions in a reasonable amount of time. 

Understanding the root cause of your pore problems is a major component in allowing dermatologists to diagnose and ultimately treat your complexion woes. As certain treatments and methods of care can differentiate between causes, a correct diagnosis is beneficial in treating a flawed complexion. Dermatologists are able to determine a cause for breakouts, dark spots, imperfections and more by learning your history, medications, and routines to piece together your best course of action. Submitting yourself to a course of treatment allows your complexion to rid itself of toxins and treat itself from the inside and outside out. This process allows for noticeable results that progress daily.

A dermatologist uses methods in clinic combined with take home methods to increase the longevity of your cleared complexion. Developing habits at home in sync with your dermatologist’s office visits allows the highest chance of a perfectly cleared complexion. Your cleared complexion relies heavily on the take home methods a dermatologist will recommend as treatment. In office visits are great opportunities for your dermatologist to administer injections or treatments that require professional mechanisms. Dermatology Consults of Frisco specializes in treatments of the complexion such as;

In searching for a dermatologist, or treatment option for your chronic bad skin, you may find yourself searching for a ‘quick fix’. The temptation for a quick fix is heightened by our desire to look our best all the time, and the belief that a quick fix is always going to work. Although a quick fix seems tempting and the best option for guaranteeing beautiful skin, learning the root cause of your pore problems will increase the longevity of your beautiful skin. Dermatologists look beyond your face to target the specific hormones that create collisions in your complexion. This is why determining the root cause of your skin issues is the most important factor in your treatment plan timeline.

In Frisco, dermatologists play a major role in the overall health and care of all skin types. When asking your dermatologist how quickly you can expect to clear your complexion, be prepared to create a timeline that includes in office visits and at home treatments. 


Are you breaking out with acne?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States and affects 40 to 50 million Americans.  An estimated 85% of people will have acne at some point in their lives.  So what’s the cause of this highly prevalent problem?   There are 3 main factors: comedones + infection + inflammation.

Let me explain. Our face, chest, and back are covered in small hair follicles with attached oil-producing glands. Excess oil and dirt can build up and clog these hair follicle openings (or pores), forming little plugs called “comedones” which are commonly referred to as blackheads and whiteheads.  These comedones trap bacteria in the base of the hair follicles, leading to an infection.  This triggers immune cells to gather around the hair follicle to try to fight the infection and in the process creates inflammation, forming pus-filled pimples and deep painful cysts.  Squeezing a pimple can rupture the follicle, which leads to even more inflammation.  Some young women have acne that’s further driven by a 4th factor: hormones.  Clues to this include acne that flares badly with periods and acne predominantly located along the chin and jawline.

So what can you do to keep acne at bay?  Some simple steps include washing your face at least twice a day, using only “oil free” or “non-comedogenic” cosmetic products, and especially resisting the urge to pick at your skin, which can not only worsen inflammation but can lead to scarring.   Using over-the-counter products containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can be helpful in clearing up mild acne.  However, for acne that becomes moderate to severe, it might be time to seek the expert help of a dermatologist.  He or she can examine your skin and prescribe medications specifically tailored to your needs that target all the causes of acne.  Comedones can be reduced and prevented by topical retinoids such as tretinoin, adapalene, or tazarotene.  Infection can be prevented with topical antibiotics such as clindamycin, erythromycin, dapsone, and benzoyl peroxideDeep inflammatory acne may require taking pills like doxycycline, and large inflamed cysts can be rapidly improved (before they cause a scar) with injections of steroid medication.  For women with hormonally-driven acne, we can often help with medicines like birth control pills and/or spironolactone.

What about people who have severe or treatment-resistant acne?  It might be time to consider isotretinoin, also known as Accutane.  This medicine is definitely a commitment: it has to be taken for several months and requires careful monitoring.  However, when it’s used properly and safely, it can be extremely effective at treating even the most severe acne.  For more information and personalized help, please call our office.

Jennifer Dharamsi, M.D.

Dr. Dharamsi is a board-certified dermatologist who received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and served as Chief Resident of dermatology at UT Southwestern before joining Precision Dermatology and Dermatology Consultants of Frisco.  The practice specializes in the treatment of acne, skin cancers, and all other skin care needs and can be reached at 904.312.6767 (Denton) or 972.335.2727 (Frisco).    

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