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How Birth Control Pills Can Help Acne

How Birth Control Pills Can Help Acne Lauren Fanta If you are a woman and notice acne breakouts (especially along your jawline, chin and neck) that worsen during your monthly cycle, you are not alone. Oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, can influence hormones and prevent acne—in addition to preventing pregnancy. Oral contraceptives have…

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Intralesional Kenalog Injections

Intralesional Kenalog Injections Lauren Fanta Tried and true, intralesional Kenalog injections have played an important role in the world of dermatology since their introduction in 1961. Intralesional Kenalog injections, or ILK injections, help reduce and suppress inflammation to an area of skin through the injection of steroid, through a fine needle. Kenalog, or triamcinolone acetonide,…

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Excision of a Melanoma

Excision of a Melanoma In recent years, skin cancer has become increasingly prominent–far outnumbering all other types of skin cancers combined. One specific type of skin cancer is called melanoma which affects the pigment-producing cells in the skin. Melanoma can present in various ways, e.g. atypical moles. Although melanoma cancer accounts for only about 1%…

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The Facts About Keloids

From the tiniest paper cut to a surgical incision, we know that the possibility of scarring exists. Like other scars, keloids occur after the skin is damaged; unlike other scars, however, they continue to grow, sometimes becoming more expansive, raised, and dark in color. The following information can help you determine if a visit to…

Acne on girl's forehead

Dermatology and Your Children

Children Dermatologist Anything that makes children “different” from other kids – such as eczema, warts, acne, or moles – can also make them miserable. Fortunately, Derick Dermatology is staffed with practitioners who specialize in pediatric dermatology and love nothing more than helping kids heal so that they can feel good about themselves. Common Pediatric Concerns…

Amanda LaReau, M.D.

Amanda LaReau, MD

Since September of 2014, Derick Dermatology has been delighted to count Dr. Amanda LaReau among our highly skilled practitioners. At the distinguished Stanford University, Dr. LaReau received a B.A. in Human Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She then attended Yale University School of Medicine where she fell in love with dermatology: “In college and…