Understanding Facial Mole Removal

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Facial moles can be frustrating—and at times, uncomfortable. Due to their prominent physical location, it is common for our patients to want to remove them. For individuals who hope to remove their facial moles, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons, it is important to seek out an experienced, board-certified dermatologist…

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How Long After Laser Tattoo Removal Will My Tattoo Fade?

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Laser tattoo removal is a specialized procedure that utilizes quick pulsing energy to target tattoo pigments and triggers the skin to release these pigments. Upon release, the skin naturally reabsorbs these pigments and disposes of them. Because the treatment targets the pigments and not surrounding skin, it can produce astounding…

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What is Microneedling?

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With skin being the body’s largest organ, it makes sense that we should all seek to care for it and strive to retain a youthful, glowing appearance. As we become older, however, our skin can naturally begin to lose its elasticity, develop fine lines and show some signs of damage…

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What is the Difference Between Plaque Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis?

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Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that manifests as a chronic skin condition. Psoriasis can lead to the development of plaques, which are patches of scaly, red or white skin. Many individuals with psoriasis are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, which is a condition with similar causes that results in joint…

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Is RF Microneedling Safe?

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Radiofrequency is a term commonly associated with revolutionary technology, but less commonly associated with skincare. For those seeking a minimally invasive procedure that produces improved collagen production as it tightens skin and contours the face, neck and body, radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a proven treatment that works to minimize imperfections…

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What is Body Contouring?

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Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is an excellent treatment option for patients who are unable to lose bothersome pockets of fat after implementing an exercise and healthy eating plan. Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting offers numerous body contouring treatment options for various needs and parts of the body. …

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When Should You See a Doctor About Eczema?

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Eczema is a chronic skin condition that impacts more than 31 million Americans and can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema symptoms can range from mild to severe and it is important to understand how these symptoms present in order to determine the best time to see a doctor. It…

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Rash vs. Eczema: What’s the Difference?

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Discerning whether a skin flare-up is a rash or eczema can be tricky. Eczema and rashes are commonly confused, and for good reason—they look and feel similar. If you are experiencing a red, scaly, itchy or uncomfortable patch of skin and are trying to determine what it is and how…

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Does a Humidifier Help with Eczema?

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If you are one of the more than 31 million Americans affected by eczema, you may be in a position where you would be willing to try most anything to find relief. These itchy, uncomfortable red patches often worsen in dry climates or winter months, leaving behind dry, scaly skin…

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How Long Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Take to Heal?

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Laser skin resurfacing with CO2 lasers is frequently recognized as the gold standard for treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars or other skin blemishes, as well as firming skin and balancing tone. Oftentimes, however, these ablative techniques can lead to considerable downtime depending on how the laser settings are configured.…

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