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Rejuvenate Your Skin Without Surgery

Rejuvenate Your Skin Without Surgery

After age 20, your body produces one percent less collagen every year and your elastin drops. Those two proteins provide the skin’s structural support and elasticity. Their decline opens the door for wrinkles, creases, lines, sagging, and other signs of aging. At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we can help your skin fight the signs of aging to…

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Don’t Let Stubborn Acne Frustrate You Any Longer

Don’t Let Stubborn Acne Frustrate You Any Longer

At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we understand how much acne can impact a person both physically and emotionally.  Our providers treat all types of acne every day and our treatment recommendations are personalized based on the type and severity of the specific type of acne. What is Acne? Acne is a condition of the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are…

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Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, an annual SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign initiated by the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Bernard Gasch, a board-certified dermatologist at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery Portland, Oregon discusses the importance of prevention and early detection. “An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. …

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Eczema Awareness Month

Eczema Awareness Month

October is eczema awareness month and those of us at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery want to share some facts about eczema. Eczema is the name of a skin condition that causes the skin to become inflamed, itchy, and irritated. There are various types of eczema, but the most common is atopic dermatitis. Who gets eczema? Eczema is…

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Understanding Psoriasis: Causes and Treatment Options

Understanding Psoriasis:  Causes and Treatment Options

The National Psoriasis Foundation sponsors Psoriasis Awareness Month every August. This month-long initiative aims to not only raise awareness of psoriasis, but also educate the public, as well as dispel the misinformation, myths, and stigmas surrounding the disease. The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery’s Dr. Bernard Gasch takes a moment to discuss this widespread and sometimes debilitating skin condition.…

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The Mask of Pregnancy — Melasma

The Mask of Pregnancy — Melasma

Melasma is a common skin problem characterized by brown to grey-brown patches on the face and occasionally the forearms. The condition is far more common in women and melasma often accompanies pregnancy or other hormonal changes. As a result, it is often referred to as “the mask of pregnancy.”   Who gets melasma? Melasma is mostly an issue for women,…

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Dealing with the Frustration of Teenage Acne

Dealing with the Frustration of Teenage Acne

Acne. Just say the word and watch your teenager run from the room. Dealing with acne is bad, but sometimes the harsh over-the-counter products that people use to deal with it are almost harsher.  At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we are acne experts. Our treatments depend on the type and severity of lesions, along with the patient’s…

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