What Are Birthmarks and What Causes Them?

Birthmarks are spots, blemishes or marks on the skin that are present at birth or that appear shortly thereafter. In most cases, the marks are harmless and eventually fade. Some birthmarks are present and remain nonthreatening throughout a person’s lifetime, but there...

Are Cysts Dangerous?

There are a number of different types of cysts that can affect the surface of the skin or the area just beneath the skin’s surface. A cyst is basically a sac-like structure that may be solid, semi-solid or filled with liquid. Whether or not a cyst may be...

How to Prevent and Remove Acne Scars

Most people experience some level of acne at some time in their lives. If you are dealing with acne, one of your main concerns is probably avoiding scarring. Read on to discover how to prevent and remove acne scars. Prevention Tips Preventing acne scars is easier than...

How to Handle Your Psoriasis Flare Ups

Psoriasis is a medical condition that results in chronically flaking or red patches of skin. It comes about due to skin cells growing too quickly and can be an embarrassing condition to live with. Normal skin cells grow at around every four weeks and flake off, but...

Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments That Improve Aging Skin

As we get other, the signs of aging on the skin–particularly on the face, neck and hands–become more and more prominent. Age spots, sun spots and pesky wrinkles can be found on the face, hands and legs. There are hundreds of over the counter products that...