Skin Problems on Legs

Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis

By: Jessica Meyer Patients often come in with symptoms that could fit two different diagnoses. Environmental irritants or a possible genetic skin condition could cause dry, itchy, flaky, red, or scaly skin. These two different conditions with very similar symptoms are eczema and psoriasis. Eczema (or atopic dermatitis) is typically a reaction from irritants or…

Aspirin

Aspirin Aiding in Melanoma Prevention

We already know some of the amazing health benefits aspirin provides, like aiding in heart attack and stroke prevention, reduction of colorectal cancer risk, along with treating pain, headaches, and fevers. Aspirin use has also been correlated with reduction of risk in prostate, breast, bladder, ovarian, prostate, and esophageal cancer. A new, and notably large,…

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How does laser tattoo removal work?

How the Tattoo Removal Works By: Jessica Meyer 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…

Vitamin A Retinol

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…

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…

3D camera

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…

Family Smiling Dermatology

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,…

Skin Products

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

SPF The reason we choose the specific SPF products that we have at our practice is for one magic ingredient: zinc oxide. When it comes to the chemical SPF vs. physical SPF battle, physical is always better. This is because it contains zinc oxide, something OTC chemical SPF usually doesn’t offer. This ingredient is what…