How does laser tattoo removal work?

By: Jessica Meyer How the Tattoo Removal Works: The laser is called Q-Switch. The energy given off by each pulse of the Q-Switched laser targets pigment and heats up the ink (this happens in nanoseconds) and allows it to fragment. Because these fragments are digested by your body’s lymphatic system, healthy patients will have the…

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Retinoid Do’s and Don’ts

By: Jessica Meyer All hail the retinoid! There are several versions of this Vitamin A derivative that work to improve a multitude of skin conditions, including moderate to severe acne, wrinkles, and sun damage. You may have heard of Atralin, Retin-A, Tretinoin, Kinerase, Epiduo, just to name a few.  They all work to stimulate collagen…

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What is a Mid-Level Provider

By: Jessica Meyer You may know them as your nurse practitioner or physician assistant, but they are all encompassed under the term “mid-level provider”, or someone who is licensed to diagnose and treat patients under the doctor. How are our mid-levels qualified to treat you? This is a question that we are asked all the…

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Technology at Derick Dermatology

By: Jessica Meyer Derick Dermatology’s mission is to do what is best for the patient, seek constant improvement and growth, provide outstanding service, and to take pride in our work. One of the most important things separating Derick Dermatology from everyone else is that we have one of the most technologically advanced practices in the…

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Basic Skincare for Every Age

You’re probably aware that the outside elements are damaging to your body’s largest organ. You’ve tried your best to stay out of tanning beds, wear a hat or cover-up, and at least wear makeup with SPF in it. Even with all of these precautions the signs of aging are there. Aging is going to happen,…

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