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How to minimize sunburns and ultraviolet exposure

We wanted to provide you with some helpful guidelines to minimize sunburns and ultraviolet exposure to you and your family during the summer season. While most skin cancers are curable when detected and treated early, prevention is optimal. Be good to your skin this summer by following these tips: Avoid the midday sun between the Continue Reading

Signs & Symptoms of Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer because melanomas have a tendency to spread quickly to other parts of the body. Melanoma begins when pigment cells in the skin become more abnormal and start to divide without control or order. These abnormal cells can invade and destroy the normal cells around them. The Continue Reading

How to cure that poison ivy itch

If you’ve been outdoors and are experiencing skin irritation, here’s how to tell if it’s poison ivy:• Itching• Redness• Blisters• Streaking Rashes usually take 4-7 days to develop after exposure to poison ivy and may last 1-2 weeks, although some rashes last up to 5 weeks. Our dermatology clinic treats many poison ivy patients in Continue Reading

Sunscreen is your best friend during the summer

This is the time of year that our dermatology clinic sees a fair amount of patients suffering from severe sunburns. We even get calls from sunburned tourists who are visiting Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. Our advice for avoiding a nasty sunburn Continue Reading

Acne tips for teen girls and boys

As we all know, teenage acne can put a real damper on things. Following are some tips and guidelines from our dermatologists, to help get through those trying times. • Cleanse your skin twice a day. Avoid scrubbing hard with a washcloth as this can worsen the condition by irritating the skin. Remove any sweat, Continue Reading

For a younger, revitalized look, Botox is one answer

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world today, with over 4 million treatments done last year because of its ability to make a person look refreshed, revitalized, and younger. This non-invasive therapy works wonderfully if your goal is a younger, more relaxed appearance. Our dermatologists perform this procedure frequently for Continue Reading

Identifying eczema and how to handle it

Identifying eczema and how to handle it Eczema is an itchy rash with inflamed skin. Its symptoms can range in severity from mild itching and redness to severe blistering and cracked skin. According to our dermatologists, there are many types of eczema that may be categorized by the following: Eczema is an itchy rash with Continue Reading