Archive for the ‘Skin Problems and Advice’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Azalea Festival Prep Time!

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It’s that long-awaited time of year again where we bring out the hoop skirts, corsets, and wide-brimmed straw hats for one of Wilmington’s biggest celebrations…. the Azalea Festival!  Along with the traditional attire comes the street fair, concerts, and of course the well-known Garden Party.  WDC wants to make sure you’re well prepared to look […]

Battling Winter Skin Conditions

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As the weather continues to be cold and harsh through the winter months and we are turning the heat up in our homes and offices, many of us are experiencing dry, itchy winter skin. The reason that we get so dry is because moisture diffuses from our skin cells (which are composed primarily of water) […]

Top 5 Tips for Staying Moisturized this Winter

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Even though the weather hasn’t been consistently cold so far this winter, we all struggle with staying moisturized in the brisker winter air and dryness created by our central heating systems.  While some of these tips may seem obvious, like moisturize, we’re here to share with you our top products picks and tips on how […]

Lytera Skin Brightening Complex

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Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is the perfect solution to revealing a more radiant you! This one-of-a-kind novel skincare product minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots in as little as four weeks of use.  One of the top reason we love this product at WDC is that it is a paraben-free product, differing from […]

Fraxel® Dual: The gold standard of laser treatments

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Looking for the perfect after-summer solution for dull and sun damaged skin? Well look no further. Our Fraxel® Dual laser treatment features two capabilities built into one, enabling us to treat age spots, sun spots, and those fine lines and wrinkles in just one treatment, making it one of our top picks for Fall procedures. […]

Treating facial veins and pigmented lesions with the Vbeam laser

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Have you ever wanted to get rid of your red facial veins? How about the redness of your face and neck caused by sun damage? In this week’s post, we explain the treatment for these conditions and much more. About Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser The Vbeam laser is considered by physicians world-wide as the “Gold […]

Striving for Stricter Restrictions on Indoor Tanning

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The FDA has finally strengthened restrictions on indoor tanning devices.   After years of fighting for stricter regulations on indoor tanning, the American Academy of Dermatology and it’s physician members are pleased that the US food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized stricter regulations on indoor tanning devices, a move that will ultimately save lives.  The […]