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The Maskne Epidemic: What’s Really Causing the Acne Around Your Mouth? 1

The Maskne Epidemic: What’s Really Causing the Acne Around Your Mouth?

2020-08-31

Wearing a mask has become a temporary component of our societal norm. Although masks are vital for preventing the spread of COVID-19, they’re not always friendly for our complexion.  But chances are, your pimples are popping (up) around your pout for more reasons than constant mask wear. What Causes Acne Around My Mouth? Your skin …

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The Anti-Acne Diet - What the Latest Research Shows 3

The Anti-Acne Diet – What the Latest Research Shows

2020-08-30

Many myths and have surfaced throughout the years when it comes to eating for clear skin.  “You must avoid fatty foods.” “No dairy. No exceptions.” “Steer clear of sugar.” However, there has been an ongoing debate as these beliefs surface in the medical world. And while it’s true that some claims are simply fads, recent …

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Collagen Stimulating Dermal Filler for Thinning Skin 5

Collagen Stimulating Dermal Filler for Thinning Skin

2020-07-31

Most of our patients here at Galt Dermatology are familiar with the dermal fillers and Botox injectables our board-certified physicians use to treat fine lines and wrinkles.  However, there is one collagen stimulating dermal filler that stands out from the rest. Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved treatment to restore volume to thinning, wrinkled skin. Our physicians recommend Sculptra to patients who …

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Rough, Dry Skin? How to Care for Over Washed Hands 7

Rough, Dry Skin? How to Care for Over Washed Hands

2020-07-21

Frequent hand washing is a protective action we all must take to flatten the curve of COVID-19.  And while it is undoubtedly essential as part of daily hygiene, constant hand washing can quickly lead to cracked, rough, and sore hands. On the bright side, protective measures can be taken to help protect your hands from …

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma - Deadlier than Melanoma 13

Merkel Cell Carcinoma – Deadlier than Melanoma

2020-07-19

You may have heard about the three most common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. A lesser-known form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma has been steadily increasing in number over the last few decades. Since the 1990s, the number of diagnosed cases has increased by 5% to …

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Top 6 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Red And Common Rosacea Misdiagnosis 15

Top 6 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Red And Common Rosacea Misdiagnosis

2020-07-19

Have you ever noticed splotches of redness on your cheeks and the center of your face? This may be visible after intense exercise, or after certain meals. You may even notice significant redness after consuming alcohol.  A 2018 study by Dr. Jacob Thyssen and colleagues at the University of Copenhagen found that 415 million people worldwide currently …

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Lemons And Limes

Summer Sun And Margarita Rashes

2020-07-08

Summer is upon us, and people are out celebrating the loosening of the quarantine restrictions. Before you reach out for your favorite margarita mix, take a moment to learn about the summer margarita rash. Phytophotodermatitis is a skin rash that occurs after exposure to plant-based chemical compounds that become activated in sunlight. This rash is …

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Is Your Skin Ready for Summer? Dermatologist’s Summer Skincare Tips 17

Is Your Skin Ready for Summer? Dermatologist’s Summer Skincare Tips

2020-07-05

Despite our recent shelter-in-place, summer is here, and it’s best if your skin’s prepared. As temperatures rise, so does concern for the health of your skin. Luckily, Dr. Miguel Villacorta knows just what you need to stay safe while enjoying the sun. Fun fact: Our dermatologists spend just as much time in the sun as …

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Skincare, Uncomplicated. The Ideal Skincare Routine for All Skin Types

2020-06-27

Over recent years, skin care products and suggested routines have become a complex and misunderstood topic. Galt Dermatology has helped thousands of patients to understand their personal skin care needs and which products are best suited for them. Often, patients new to our office visit with a great deal of frustration, overwhelm, and often—skin reactions …

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