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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin Cancer – May 1st marks the beginning of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign aimed at bringing skin cancer prevention and detection to center stage.  Dr. Beata Rydzik of Portland’s Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery discusses the importance of these efforts, emphasizing the need for regular skin cancer screenings. Importance of Preventative Skin Cancer Screenings Early detection…

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Why is My Acne Getting Worse?

You’ve tried everything, it seems, from scrubbing your face with every acne product you can find to changing your diet – yet, you are having more breakouts than ever before. If so, our dermatologists can help you determine why your acne is getting worse. Acne is a common problem among teenagers and adults. In fact, acne is the most common…

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Things to Look for When Choosing a Dermatologist

There are more than 12,000 dermatologists in the United States according to the America Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Most are highly skilled and qualified to diagnose and treat skin problems, of course, but choosing a dermatologist can be confusing. After all, everyone has specific needs when it comes to their skin. Knowing that to look for when finding a…

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What Causes Eczema to Flare Up?

Researchers are still working to determine the underlying causes of eczema, but most dermatologists believe that a combination of genetics and triggers cause flare-ups. For some people with eczema, the triggers are easy to identify – they develop symptoms almost immediately after touching an irritating substance. For other people, the cause of flare-ups can be harder to determine. Common Eczema Flare…

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Choosing The Right Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers can do wonders to restore lost volume, soften creases, smooth lines, and enhance facial contours. In fact, dermal fillers are exceptional for almost anyone who wants to improve the overall youthful-looking and healthy appearance of their skin. However, dermal fillers are not a one-size-fits-all solution for facial rejuvenation – to get the best aesthetic results possible, you need…

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Dermatologist Nighttime Skin Care Routine: 7 Easy Steps

Do you ever wonder what skin care routines dermatologists use themselves to maintain healthy skin? Board-certified dermatologists are experts when it comes to the skin and its functions. They are authorities on the body’s largest organ, and have a deep understanding of the wide variety of jobs that skin performs. Skin provides a protective barrier against infections and chemicals, for…

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Amping Up Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

Your skin is under constant attack from sun exposure, pollutants, stress, and other toxins just waiting to cause premature signs of aging. While your anti-aging skincare routine is a powerful weapon against these attacks, you may need to take a more assertive approach to skincare. Fortunately, you can supercharge your anti-aging skincare routine to get the healthiest, most youthful-looking skin…

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