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Psoriasis Now Affects Over 7 Million Americans

Psoriasis Now Affects Over 7 Million Americans

Psoriasis – a chronic skin condition, characterized by red scaly plaques, which may have cracked itchy skin.  Portland dermatologist and honorary medical chair for the Oregon National Psoriasis foundation, Dr. Beata Rydzik states, “Patients are usually surprised when they find out just how many Americans are living with psoriasis, according to some of the most recent figures, the condition now…

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Skin Aging Influenced By Physiological & Lifestyle Factors

Skin Aging Influenced By Physiological & Lifestyle Factors

Skin Aging –  While we often think of skin aging as an inevitable part of growing older, Dr. Bernard Gasch shares how our environment and lifestyle choices could be the “make it or break it” when it comes to maintaining a fresh, youthful appearance.   Pointing out the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic factors, Dr. Gasch explains what contributes to skin…

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More Patients Exploring Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins

More Patients Exploring Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins

Sclerotherapy – There are few skin conditions more common – or bothersome – than spider veins.  Estimated to affect up to half of all women, the condition is characterized by areas of thin red, blue and purple veins.  Once considered an inevitable part of the aging process, today’s patients are choosing to do something about it.  Dr. Bernard Gasch, reports…

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October is Eczema Awareness Month

October is Eczema Awareness Month

Eczema – The Itchy Skin Rash Have you or a family member been diagnosed with eczema or atopic dermatitis?  Do you have dry, red, and itchy patches on your skin?  If so, you may have eczema. According to the National Eczema Association about 31.6 million people in the United States may have eczema, including children.  Eczema is a term used to…

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Walk to Cure Psoriasis

Walk to Cure Psoriasis

Walk to Cure Psoriasis Dr. Beata Rydzik is proud to be the Honorary Medical Chair for the 2012 Walk to Cure Psoriasis in Portland, OR. This is a volunteer position to help support the National Psoriasis Foundation achieve its important mission to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Join Dr. Rydzik’s team (Center for Derm Laser) for the…

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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in Cosmetic & Medical Dermatology. I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, aesthetically-pleasing results and patient…

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