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August 2019 Deals & Specials

August 2019 Deals & Specials

Buy One Get, One Free Eskata The first FDA-approved topical treatment for raised seborrheic keratoses. You will most likely need 2 applicators to successfully treat 10 "spots". Call for your appointment with one of our dermatology providers now! This special runs...

Azalea Prep Party + Specials for 2019

Azalea Prep Party + Specials for 2019

It's the week of our AZALEA PREP PARTY + SPECIALS! These specials are good this Wednesday - Friday from March 6 - 8, 2019. Take advantage of: 20% off all Juvederm, Radiesse, Voluma, Vobella, Botox, Perfect & Gylcolic Peels, Products. First 6 patients to purchase a...

What Are Hives and Should You Be Concerned?

What Are Hives and Should You Be Concerned?

Hives can be a vexing condition. They can show up in the morning and be gone the same day. Or they can move from one place on your skin to another. What are they and what can be done about it? Hives are red, itchy weals that are elevated from the surrounding skin and...

Know These Key Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

Know These Key Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

Hives can be a vexing condition. They can show up in the morning and be gone the same day. Or they can move from one place on your skin to another. What are they and what can be done about it? Hives are red, itchy weals that are elevated from the surrounding skin and...

Know These Key Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

Know These Key Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

When it comes to skin cancer, the primary risk factor for both melanoma and non-melanoma cancers is exposure to ultraviolet light. This includes both tanning bed and sunlight. The more exposure to UV, the higher the risk of developing skin cancer. Childhood sunburns...

Dr. Ed Ricciardelli on Patient Safety

Dr. Ed Ricciardelli on Patient Safety

Skin cancer diagnoses are more common than you might think. An estimated 4.3 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the U.S. each year resulting in more than 3,000 deaths. Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer with more...

How Often Should I See My Dermatologist?

How Often Should I See My Dermatologist?

Spring has arrived. Each spring I see an increased number of teens with acne. Acne is a multi-factor disease process and can be chronic in nature. If you have been suffering from acne and not seen improvement with over the counter products, it might be time to make an...

What is Mohs Surgery and Why Would I Need It?

What is Mohs Surgery and Why Would I Need It?

Most people will visit their dentist twice a year for a teeth cleaning. Visits to your dermatologist should be a normal part of your routine health and wellness similar to this bi-annual teeth cleaning. Most people living in sunny climates start to see changes in...

When Should I See the Dermatologist Right Away?

When Should I See the Dermatologist Right Away?

A diagnosis of skin cancer can be frightening. It is important to know your options. Not all treatments for skin cancer are the same. Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery is a process that will remove all the cancer, minimize the risk of recurrence, and leave the...

Stay Sun Safe With These Protective Care Tips

Stay Sun Safe With These Protective Care Tips

As a doctor, I see many patients every day. A common concern I hear from patients is whether they came in too soon or waited too long for treatment. So let's talk about it. I recommend that you make an appointment in these cases: Call if you notice a suspicious...

Skin Care University: Warts 101

Skin Care University: Warts 101

Spring has arrived. Each spring I see an increased number of teens with acne. Acne is a multi-factor disease process and can be chronic in nature. If you have been suffering from acne and not seen improvement with over the counter products, it might be time to make an...

Skin Care University: Moles 101

Skin Care University: Moles 101

You may be familiar with the phrase that somebody is loved “warts and all” but have you ever stopped and wondered what warts are? Sure, we know they’re skin growths. But are they contagious? And how are they different from moles? Let’s find out. What are warts? Warts...