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Understanding Eczema

Dr. Bernard Gasch, an expert dermatologist at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Portland, Oregon, reports that Eczema Awareness Month is fast-approaching. With Eczema Awareness Month set to begin on October 1, Dr. Gasch takes a minute to discuss this condition, which can often be uncomfortable as well as debilitating. “Eczema is a chronic skin condition, which flares…

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Psoriasis – Your Treatment Options

Dr. Bernard Gasch, an esteemed dermatologist at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Portland, Oregon, reminds the public that Psoriasis Awareness Month is around the corner. 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,…

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Today’s Top Solutions for Managing Melasma

For countless individuals, melasma is a daily reality.  Characterized by areas of skin discoloration – particularly on the face – melasma can take its toll not only on a patient’s appearance, but also their self-esteem.    Emphasizing the condition’s far-reaching effects, Portland Dermatologist, Dr. Beata Rydzik, explains how patients can fight back in the battle against skin discoloration. “Melasma is a…

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Adult Acne: Causes And Treatment

Acne is a very common skin problem that affects almost 75 percent of individuals between the ages 10 to 30. Although the condition is most prevalent among teens and young adults, it is by no means restricted to them alone. In fact, you can have acne even if you are in your 50s and to exacerbate the problem, the same…

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Skin Cancer Prevention Tips For Spring

As the cold winter weather leaves us, many people enjoy spending more time outside in the sun. Getting outdoors is a great way to stay healthy, but skin needs protection from UV rays. Each time skin is exposed to the sun without protection the risk of skin cancer and premature aging increases. Fortunately, skin can be protected and a few…

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The Significance of April as Rosacea Awareness Month

Dr. Bernard Gasch, who specializes in innovative medical and cosmetic skin treatments at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Portland, Oregon, announces that April 1 marks the beginning of Rosacea Awareness Month.  Dr. Gasch, who suffers from rosacea himself, takes a moment to draw attention to this extremely common and frustrating condition. “While rosacea is believed to affect…

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Effective Options For Brown Spot Removal

Brown spots, also known as age spots or livor spots, are a common skin condition. These spots tend to develop as part of the aging process, and usually occur in patients in their 40s or older. Typically, brown spots develop as a result of prolonged sun exposure over the course of several years or decades. They are most likely to…

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Hair Loss in Women: Causes and Treatment Options

While hair loss is typically considered a problem exclusive to men, many women also deal with hair loss and thinning. In fact, the American Hair Loss Association estimates that women account for 40 percent of Americans who suffer from hair loss.  Women dealing with the loss of their hair may experience balding, patchy spots, or thinned hair. Hair loss to…

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CoolSculpting®: Freeze Away Fat Without Surgery

CoolSculpting® is a cutting-edge fat removal procedure designed to help patients who have areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, without the need for surgery or injections. This method, which is effective and FDA-approved, works by using cooling technology to freeze fat cells in a targeted area, which are then broken down by the body in a…

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Photodynamic Therapy: Treatment For Acne and Actinic Keratosis

Most adults know that skin problems don’t disappear once your teenage years are over. Certain conditions such as acne can persist well into adulthood, while other skin issues develop with age. Fortunately, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that effectively controls a number of skin conditions, including actinic keratosis and moderate adult acne. Photodynamic Therapy For Actinic Keratosis Actinic keratosis…

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Sclerotherapy: Effective Treatment for Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy — For those people dealing with the unwanted appearance of spider veins on their legs, confidence and self-esteem can be a daily struggle. Spider veins are enlarged blood vessels which appear red or blue through skin. Dr. Bernard Gasch explains how the cosmetic dermatology procedure known as sclerotherapy can effectively treat these unattractive veins on legs. “Spider veins are…

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Now Accepting: CareCredit Healthcare Credit Card

CareCredit Healthcare Credit Card for Cosmetic Procedures We accept CareCredit, the healthcare credit card designed specifically to help finance your health and beauty needs.  CareCredit can help you move forward with getting the procedures you’ve always dreamed of with special financing on purchases of $200 or more.  CareCredit is the credit card exclusively designed for healthcare services like cosmetic dermatology.…

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