Skin Health

Your skin performs many more functions than just outward appearance. The skin protects our bodies from bacteria and environmental dangers. Because our skin covers our body, we want to take preventive measures such as facials, microdermabrasion and general daily care.

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By Winston Rajendram, MD
Whether you’re taking a dip in the neighborhood pool or catching waves at the beach, practicing healthy swimming habits can keep you and your whole family safe this summer.

By Mathew Loesch, DO, PhD
In the United States, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. The best way to detect and treat skin cancer early is by scheduling an annual skin examination with your dermatologist. Dermatologist Dr. Mathew Loesch shares tips on how to prepare for a skin exam, what to expect during your appointment and next steps.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Reena Varade, MD
When checking your skin for melanoma, perhaps you think of the dark mole on your back or the asymmetrical freckle on your chest. By assessing suspicious spots on your skin, you’re taking the first step to melanoma prevention. Whether you’re using the Ugly Duckling method or the ABC’s technique, it is important that you and your dermatologist perform a thorough skin examination, including places that might not normally come to mind.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Skin Health

By Alix Charles, MD, FAAD
The average person sheds between 50 -100 hairs per day. As you age, it is normal to experience gradual thinning and breakage of hair. In most cases, medical treatment is not necessary, but if you experience significant hair loss and have not been diagnosed with androgenic alopecia, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Topics and Subtopics: Autoimmune Diseases & Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Primary Care
A large emphasis is placed on what we eat; however, water is the most important thing you consume each day. Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining good health, which can be challenging, especially during warmer weather or with increased activity levels.

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
No-chip manicures have swiftly risen to fame, offering women the long-lasting polish they’ve always wanted – a manicure that dries quickly and can last at least two to three weeks. What’s not to love? But what are the health implications for this trendy technique?
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Reena Varade, MD
Flip the cards to reveal fun facts and explanations to 6 common skin questions answered by board certified DMG Dermatologist Dr. Reena Varade.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Ainah Tan, MD, FAAD
Afraid to ask your doctor about a skin spot? We've answered questions about some common skin spots!
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Dr. Berggren
Everyday life can seem like a balancing act. The demands that come from our family and work often make putting our own health last on our priority list. As a practicing, board-certified dermatologist for over a decade, my job is to educate my patients on skin cancer prevention, as well as diagnose and treat skin conditions. So imagine my surprise, when in April of this year, my husband spotted an unfamiliar mole on the crease behind my knee.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Skin Health

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