Archive for the ‘Medical Dermatology’ Category

Now Recruiting: Acne

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Now Recruiting! Acne, as many of us are all too familiar with, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition.  In fact, it’s one of the most common skin conditions in the US affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. What is causing the acne? There are many contributing factors that can cause acne, or make it […]

Melanoma Awareness Month: Get smart

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May is melanoma awareness month.  Do you do your yearly skin checks?  If not, we’re here to give you some stats and facts about why coming in for skin checks and being familiar with what to look for in your moles is so important. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and skin cancer is […]

Hair Loss Trial: Now Recruiting

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Hair loss, also know as alopecia, is a plaguing skin condition that a number of people deal with on a daily basis.  At any one time, about 90% of the hair on a person’s scalp is growing. Each follicle has its own life cycle that can be influenced by age, disease, and a wide variety […]

Melasma: What you need to know

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For starters, let’s talk about what exactly this pesky skin condition known as Melasma is. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of […]

Currently Recruiting: Eczema Study!

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Dealing with a lot of stress during the holidays? Sometime stress can trigger a skin disease known as eczema. The word eczema comes from the Greek word that means to effervesce, bubble, or boil over. Another term for eczema is Atopic Dermatitis and over 30 million Americans may be affected by it today. Eczema often […]

Ultherapy: New Protocol Research Study

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Lift, tone, and tighten without surgery! Sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t, it’s Ultherapy! Ulthera has the first an only FDA clearance to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and above the brow noninvasively.  It is also cleared to treat the chest area for improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. […]

WDC Welcomes a new PA

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WCD is so pleased to be adding a new Physician Assistant to our practice.  Kelly Britt, PA-C will be joining us and taking patients beginning on August 3rd. Kelly was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She attended the Physician Assistant Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and received her Masters in […]

Acne: the who, what, and how

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Acne is a skin condition that affects a number of men, women, boys, and girls ranging anywhere from ages 12 and beyond.  The term acne stands for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and occasionally the upper arms. It is […]

Actinic Keratosis: What you need to know about Precancers

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There are a number of names for this skin condition; Actinic Keratosis, Solar Keratosis, Precancerous lesions, and AK’s. Let’s start with the basics….what exactly is an Actinic keratosis? AK’s are typically described as a small, usually red rough spot occurring on skin that has been chronically exposed to the sun. There is often, but not […]

Dealing with Acne?

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Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting approximately 40 to 50 million Americans annually. Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and occasionally the upper arms. While it is something that mostly […]