Funny photo of dog in the sun with sunscreen

July is National UV Safety Month

By: Laura Hunnewell A recent email from a friend prompted me to write about this topic. After spending many of her teen and young adult years in the sun, she felt the need to see a dermatologist. Much to her surprise, she received the news that she has Basal Cell Carcinoma. She sent me the following…

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Tattoo Removal from Knuckles

Tattoo Removal Getting More Popular

By: Jessica Meyer With my laser tattoo removal process started, I’ve noticed the huge rise in popularity of laser tattoo removal. In the media especially, tattoo removal by all methods is being talked about more and more. Dr. Amy Derick has been interviewed regarding tattoo removal more this year than all previous years combined. Some…

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Lipodystrophy

A Life-Changing Diagnosis

By: Jessica Meyer Dr. Amy Derick saw Christine, a 17 year-old girl, originally for acne. When she came in, Dr. Derick noticed that her face looked unusually thin, especially for someone so young. Christine didn’t have any known medical history that would explain the thinning face. The patient came back after her face had gotten…

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