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Hair Loss: What are my Treatment Options?

There are many cosmetic issues that come up in people’s appearances throughout life. One of the most devastating can be hair loss for both men and women. Some estimates report that as much as 85 percent of men will have substantially thinning hair by the time they reach the age of 50. Although balding used to be a fact of life for many people, the truth is now you can control whether or not you lose most or all your hair. The professionals at Windsor Dermatology have many techniques for keeping hair where it belongs.

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7 Common Myths About Psoriasis

One of the most common skin conditions in the United States is psoriasis. Some estimates indicate as many as 7.5 million people suffer from inflamed and darkly red patches of skin. Despite its prevalence, there are numerous myths that persist about the disorder. To understand how serious this condition is, it is vital to know the facts and debunk some of the most common myths about Psoriasis.

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Fountain of Youthful Skin

Treatments for Resolving the Effects of Aging Skin

Aging is a part of the human condition and no matter how healthy we try to be to keep our appearance youthful and fresh, time stops for no one. The good news is that there are many things you can do to both prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging while combatting the ones you already have.

If you’re bothered by the increasing appearance of smile lines, crow’s feet or dark spots, talk to a dermatologist to find out your options. There are a wide range of services that can help you freshen up your complexion. Read on to find out what steps you can take to beautify your skin and up your confidence.

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Leave your Allergies Behind

Managing Your Fall Allergy Symptoms

Seasonal allergic reactions can lead to a whole mess of symptoms. Most people are aware of the usual suspects: runny nose, sneezing and throat dryness. However, when fall allergens affect your skin, it can lead to further discomfort. You may even feel self-conscious if your reactions are severe. Whether it’s a routine annoyance or a new problem, you can combat your symptoms this year by understanding the causes and learning some prevention strategies.

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Feel Better in your Skin

Tips for Clearing up your Acne

One of the biggest dermatological issues people have to contend with is acne. Although this problem is most often associated with teenagers, people can develop it at any point in their lives. Whether you are going back to school or want to feel more confident on dates, here are some tips to help you attain better-looking skin on your own.

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What Problem Areas Can CoolSculpting Solve?

Many people find that regardless of how much time they spend dieting and working out at the gym, they still can’t’ seem to lose stubborn fat. If you relate to this common scenario, don’t give up just yet. There is a surprisingly effective, non-invasive treatment option that can eliminate unwanted fat from targeted areas of your body without the need for invasive surgery. CoolSculpting® works by freezing away unwanted fat without a single surgical incision. Unlike liposuction and other surgical options, freezing fat does not require any recovery downtime, so you can get back to your busy life immediately after treatment.

CoolSculpting® is more than freezing fat. It’s the solution to those problem areas that you’ve been searching for. Here are 5 of the most sought-after problem areas that you can resolve through a simple session.

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What you Need to Know About Hyperhidrosis

Sweating is embarrassing and uncomfortable, but did you know it can also be dangerous to your health? Some people are more likely than others to sweat excessively, especially when exercising or under stress. Excessive sweating is referred to as hyperhidrosis, polyhidrosis or sudorrhea. This disorder can occur in individuals who are completely healthy in all other ways. Here’s what you need to know about the condition, how to tell if you have it, and when to seek treatment.

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5 Reasons You Need a Skin Cancer Screening

After a summer of fun and spending hours in the sun, it’s time to consider a visit to your dermatologist for a skin check. Whether you wore sunscreen or not, melanomas of the skin can develop anywhere on the body and become very dangerous if not detected early. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.

At Windsor Dermatology, we’re encouraging everyone to schedule a skin cancer screening and here’s why:

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Smart Skin Care for Expecting Mothers

What to Expect When Expecting

When you’re pregnant for the first time, you expect your body to change. You may not be prepared, however, for the dramatic impact having a baby can have on your skin. From acne to stretch marks, here’s what you need to know about common pregnancy-related complexion issues and safe ways to resolve your symptoms and retain soft, healthy skin.

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Clinical Trials: Am I a Good Candidate?

What is a Clinical Trial?

Dermatological clinical trials are performed to test the safety and efficacy of new prescription products, treatments and devices used to treat various skin conditions. These trials are closely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies to ensure the safety and reliability of the products being tested.

Since 1990, Windsor Dermatology has been proud to participate in high-quality clinical trials with leading-edge pharmaceutical companies to improve the health of current and future patients. In fact, our experienced team participated in trials for currently FDA-approved drugs such as Enbrel, Humira, Stelara, Otezla, Cosentyx and SILIQ. These clinical trials were all managed through our cutting-edge Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey.

If you’re interested in participating in a dermatological clinical trial, we hope that the following information will help you in your decision journey.

Benefits and Risks of Participating in Clinical Trials

The benefits of participating in a dermatology clinical trial almost always outweigh the cons.

Clinical trials offer new, novel treatments for disease states. If you have a medical issue that existing procedures or products are unable to treat, clinical trial participation may help you find a solution that didn’t exist previously. Additionally, clinical trial treatments are provided to participants at no cost, which is one of the greatest benefits to patients. In some cases, patients are even compensated for their time and travel expenses.

From a safety standpoint, a clinical trial will not be held until the product, device or method has been thoroughly tested to ensure utmost safety and efficacy beforehand. In fact, trials are generally the last stage before a new product or treatment is tested in humans. Plus, trial participants are closely monitored throughout the duration of the study, and are subject to routine blood draws, x-rays and other medical assessments by specially trained staff members.

Benefits aside, it is important to note that there are risks associated with clinical trials, the biggest of which is arguably the risk of adverse reactions. That said, any clinical trial candidate who exhibits signs or symptoms of injury or illness will be treated immediately — and every available measure will be taken to restore the candidate’s health.

In addition, clinical trials often involve a significant time commitment, as the overall goal is to develop a safe and effective treatment option for a certain health condition. If you do not have time to spare, a trial may not be right for you.

Eligibility Requirements for Clinical Trials

Not everyone is a good candidate for a dermatology clinical trial. Typically, research centers like to enroll participants who have a severe skin condition that has proven to be difficult, if not impossible, to treat in the past.

If you have a skin condition and are eager to experience relief, you may qualify to participate in an upcoming dermatological clinical trial. At Windsor Dermatology, we are almost always looking to recruit adult and pediatric clinical trial participants who suffer from:

How to Participate in a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are not for everyone, but they can be a great option for those who feel as if they are out of options. If you want to know whether or not you are a good candidate for a dermatologic clinical trial, contact us or browse our active clinical trials today!

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