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All posts by Windsor Dermatology

Understanding Mohs Surgery

What It Is and How It Benefits Patients

Skin cancers are incredibly common, with an estimated 5.4 million cases per year according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. This makes effective treatment for this kind of cancer very important. Luckily, Mohs surgery has a long record of success, and its effectiveness has increased over time. Many studies put the success rate of this procedure around 99 percent. In a study from 2010, only three local recurrences of SCCs occurred out of 260 incidents. That’s only a 1.2 percent recurrence rate, making it the most effective approach to squamous cell skin cancers.

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New Year, New You

Get Started on Your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is upon us, which means many people are planning out their path to renewal by setting resolutions. According to one recent poll, seven of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions are directly related to physical health and improved body image.

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6 Tips for Treating Your Dry Skin this Winter

Americans spend roughly $2,000 a year, on skin care products. And while sunscreen is a major focus during summer months, our skin needs just as much protection and pampering during the winter. Cold winter air holds less moisture, causing skin to become drier as temperatures drop. Heated indoor air adds to the problem, leaving you with skin that feels tight and dry. Winter sports enthusiasts have the added effect of wind that dries and chaps skin and lips.

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Your Winter Skin Care Routine

Dry winter air dries out your skin. Not only is there less humidity, but your body also reacts by constricting blood vessels in an attempt to hold in heat, which means there is less circulation to outer skin layers. This combination of cold-weather effects leaves many people battling dull, dry skin and the flaking and cracking that comes with it.

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Is Sunscreen Still Important in the Winter?

Don’t let cooler temperatures lull you into a false sense of security and become complacent in your personal-care routines. While it may appear logical to decrease your use of sunblock in the winter when the sun seems to be less of a concern, the reality is that sun-related skin damage can occur any time of year. No matter what the weather is like, it’s important to understand the risks of going without a protective SPF moisturizer when you are spending time outdoors, so you can take the proper preventative measures to keep your skin safe and yourself healthy.

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What Are the Different Types of Eczema?

If you deal with bouts of itchy skin and inflammation that comes from eczema, you know how important proactively treating it can be. To properly treat your skin, though, you need to know what kind of eczema you are dealing with and what is likely to bring it on. There are seven major types of this condition, each with its own unique causes. All of them can be treated with the same palliative care, but managing breakouts and minimizing the length of episodes will require special attention to the type you are diagnosed with. Here are some basic facts to help you understand your type.

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How to Prep Your Skin for Winter Weather

Winter may bring some wonderful things like holiday parties, traditions or gathering together with loved ones. However, winter also brings drier, colder wind that can strip your skin of its moisture. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, you could end up with cracked or flaky patches. Here are some winter skin care tips to help you weather the seasonal changes.

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Molluscum Contagiosum: Is it as Scary as it Sounds?

Noticing something unfamiliar on your skin can be worrisome and unnerving. Noticing an unfamiliar rash on your child can be a downright terrifying experience.

A skin infection often leads to a battery of questions: Is it contagious? Is it chronic? Is it dangerous? All of these are logical questions for parents to ask. Our intent with this blog is to help you better understand one common, yet misunderstood, skin condition that impacts millions of children (and adults) every year: Molluscum Contagiosum.

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Is Too Much Caffeine Bad For Your Skin?

It’s Fall and that means it’s pumpkin spice latte season! It can be tempting to indulge as much as you’d like since these special seasonal beverages are only available for a short time, but you also need to be careful. Recent studies have shown demonstratively that over-consuming caffeine can have pronounced aging effects on your skin. Before you order up that second coffee, make sure you understand the choices you are making and their effects on your skin care.

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