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. “Each year, over…Read the full article

More Patients Exploring Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy for Treating Acne

Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy – When teens and adults are struggling with symptoms of acne, they will often assume that oral medications, including antibiotics and even Isotretinoin (Accutane) are their only effective treatment options.  For those patients who are reluctant to take systemic medications for various reasons, including fear of side effects or medication allergies, new acne treatment options…Read the full article

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…Read the full article

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…Read the full article


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…Read the full article

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