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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. “Each year, over 3.5 million skin cancer cases…

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April is Rosacea Awareness Month

Rosacea – 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…

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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 exist.  Dr. Bernard Gasch discusses the…

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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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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

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 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 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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