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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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Difference Between Moles Vs. Warts

Moles and warts are irritating. They can be confusing and most people do not know the difference. The good news is that they do not cause a risk to your health. They are simply annoying and make you uncomfortable. If you want to know what the issue is before you schedule a spot removal, here […]

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Which Restylane Treatment is Right For Me?

Restylane is a type of dermal filler that is used to add volume and fullness back in to the skin. It uses hyaluronic acid to lift, tighten, and smooth the skin, getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Here at Premier Dermatology, we have three types that we offer: Restylane, Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk. […]

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Preparing For Laser Tattoo Removal

Whether you’re covering up an ex-lovers name or the mistakes from a college dare, laser tattoo removal can help fix your tattoo mishaps and have you feeling confident in your new ink-free skin. How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work? During the laser tattoo removal procedure, pulses of laser light at different wavelengths will be used […]

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How to Check Your Moles for Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Moles are benign pigmented spots or patches of skin. If you are exposed to large amounts of sunlight or prone to skin cancer, you should be constantly monitoring your moles for any changes on your skin. Today we’re going to be discussing the best […]

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