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The Importance of Dermatology

The skin is the human body’s largest organ, so if that isn’t enough to make you want to take good care of it, what will? Dermatology focuses on studying, researching, diagnosing, and managing the health of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.  Why is Dermatology Important? Dermatology can help individuals to overcome acne, examine skin […]

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What to Expect During an Acne Extraction

We all have struggled with acne at one point in our lives. Most people want to pop a stubborn pimple in the moment, but by doing so, you could end up causing more damage to your skin. Acne extractions can be very beneficial for unclogging your pores when performed correctly. What is Acne Extraction? Acne […]

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Why You Still Need to Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

You may think that sunscreen is only necessary in the summer when you are laying by the pool soaking up the sun’s rays. It is actually a year-round necessity that should be incorporated into your routine each time you plan to go outside. Here’s why: UV Rays Penetrate Clouds Up to 80% of the sun’s […]

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Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

Cold winter weather can cause your skin to become dry, itchy, and irritated. The cold outdoors can make your skin feel raw and the indoor heat robs your skin of the moisture it needs. Even taking a hot shower to warm up dries out your skin, stripping it of its natural oils. Here are some […]

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Treating Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells that results in scaling on the skin’s surface. The scaling is typically whitish-silver and develops in thick, red patches. Inflammation and redness around the scales is common.  What is Psoriasis? Skin cells grow deep in the skin and rise to the […]

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Explaining Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a chronic disorder that causes areas of the skin to lose color, turning it a milky-white color. When a person has vitiligo, the cells that are responsible for their skin color, called melanocytes, are destroyed and cease to produce skin pigment. The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown. Many researchers believe that it […]

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What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins through the injection of a solution directly into the vein. The solution causes the vein to scar, forcing the blood the reroute. The collapsed vein is then reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. Treated veins may fade within a few weeks, […]

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Why You Should Never Pop Your Pimples

Have you ever spotted a pimple that is just screaming to be popped? It’s time to learn to resist those urges. Popping your pimples is just a recipe for disaster. Here’s why: Never Pop Your Own Pimples First off, you are preventing your body from healing. Acne is your body’s response to blocked pores and […]

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Tanning Beds & UV Rays Increase Risk of Skin Cancer

There is no such thing as a safe or healthy tan. Tanning, whether indoors or outdoors, increases your risk of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. While basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are highly curable, they can be disfiguring and costly to treat. Melanoma is more dangerous and can cause death. Exposure […]

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Sun Damage and Prevention

The simplest way to avoid sun damage is to stay out of the sun. Other protective measures include using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding sunlight when the UV rays are strongest in the middle of the day. Dangers of Sun Exposure Sun exposure can cause skin texture changes including a dry, wrinkled, discolored, leathery […]

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Say Goodbye to Veins With Vbeam Perfecta

How Does V-Beam Work? V-Beam is a pulsed dye laser that safely and effectively treats discolorations including rosacea, surface and visible capillaries, and vascular abnormalities. These can include poikiloderma, sun spots, age spots, freckles, port wine stains, and facial/leg veins. The pulse dye lasers (PDL) deliver intense but gentle bursts of light into targeted areas. […]

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I’m Not Ready For A Face Lift, What Are My Options?

Have the stresses of daily life taken a toll on the appearance of your face? You may think about how much happier you would be if you could just tighten that skin, lose those wrinkles, or zap that fat right away. A facelift can do exactly that! However, not everyone is ready to go under […]

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How to Defeat Crow’s Feet

What are Crow’s Feet? Crow’s feet are wrinkles etched in the corner of the eye. Crow’s feet can appear deeper or more pronounced on the skin. The skin around our eyes are 40% thinner than the rest of our face, making it a lot more delicate and prone to aging. These fine lines called “crow’s […]

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Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss, also called alopecia, can occur in both men and women. It can be caused by genetics, age or a change in medication and hormones. It occurs when the cycle of hair growth is disrupted or when a hair follicle is destroyed and replaced by scar tissue. There are about 80 million men and […]

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Prepare Your Skin For Summer’s Harsh Heat With a HydraFacial

We’re all excited for summer and to get out in the warm weather, but are you aware of the effects the harsh heat can have on your skin? The heat, UV rays and even the air conditioning can have an impact on your skin. The heat can drain the moisture out of your body, leaving […]

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5 Ways To Keep Your Skin Healthy This Summer

We understand that your skin goes through a lot throughout your day to day basis. Picking up these 5 healthy tips will help keep your skin clear this Summer. 1. Wash your face twice daily Over and under washing your skin can both be issues for your skin. Over washing can irritate your skin and […]

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Subtypes of Rosacea

Over 16 million Americans are currently living with rosacea, and the cause is still unknown. Rosacea is found on the face of middle aged men and women, and can occur because of genetics, or problems with the nervous system, blood vessels, or the immune system. The most common, and noticeable symptom is small red bumps […]

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Why You Should Never Pop Your Pimples

Looking in a mirror and seeing a pimple can be so frustrating. All you want to do is pop it, and all of your problems will be solved. Many people believe they can just pop the pimple and it’s over, but it can actually lead to many other problems. A pimple occurs when the pore […]

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What Is Phototherapy?

Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, has been used for years to treat all kinds of skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema. This treatment is good for everyone at any age, even children and women who are pregnant. These treatments can be done at your doctor’s office or at home with a phototherapy […]

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Myths About Tattoo Removal

Whether you are regretting your tattoo decision or it just doesn’t look as good as it once did, you don’t have to live with it any longer. Premier Dermatology offers laser tattoo removal with an Enlighten laser device to remove tattoos faster and more effectively. Laser tattoo removal has been around for awhile, and there […]

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