Melasma Skin Condition Guide

Melasma is a common skin condition which appears as brown to gray-brown patches on the face, usually the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip. It can appear on other parts of the body which are exposed to sun frequently or for long periods of time, such as the forearms Read more

Spider Vein Treatment & Prevention Guide

Spider veins, visible on the skin’s surface, can be unsightly, causing self-consciousness and sometimes embarrassment. They can be especially annoying in warm weather – time for wearing short skirts, swimsuits and shorts. They are often likened to varicose veins, although they are different in important ways. Spider veins may sometimes be slightly palpable, but they Read more

Rosacea Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention Guide

Rosacea is a common, chronic, disorder of facial skin that causes redness in the face, often with small, red, puss-filled papules, characterized by flares and remissions. It begins after age 30, as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead, which waxes and wanes. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, Read more

Hair Loss (alopecia) in Women

Introduction to Hair Loss (alopecia) in Women Women constitute 40 percent of hair loss sufferers in the United States. It can be devastating to a woman’s self-image and her emotional well-being. Society accepts hair loss in men, but rejects hair loss in women. Even much of the medical establishment ignores the demoralizing condition in women. Read more

Most Common Skin Conditions

We all try so hard to obtain the perfect skin, but sometimes it can be hard to do so, especially when we have some pre-existing skin conditions that prevent us from having flawless skin. If you are someone who suffers from a certain skin condition, you know how hard it can be to get the Read more

Why Remove Port Wine Stains and Birthmarks?

Port wine stains are harmless, congenital vascular anomalies affecting about three out of every 1000 newborns. Also referred to as a birthmark, port wine stains differ slightly from less florid skin discolorations because they are deep red or purplish in color and resemble severely inflamed patches of skin. Vascular anomalies producing a port wine stain Read more

Removing Moles at Home? Read This First!

Removing Moles by Yourself Can Be Dangerous Before you use that “guaranteed” mole remover cream or decide to perform surgery on yourself by cutting off that offending mole with a razor blade—take a few minutes to read about the health and cosmetic consequences of using so-called removal creams or cutting instruments on that bothersome mole. Read more

Stretch Mark Removal

Stretch Mark Removal Techniques That Work Pregnancy or sudden and extreme weight gain may tear the dermis (the layer of skin just below the epidermis) and create elongated, silvery-pink scars called striae. Also known as stretch marks, these scars emerge when the skin is rapidly stretched, such as what occurs during the last few months Read more

Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Patient Questions about Cosmetic Dermatology

What are the Top 10 Most FAQ’s about Cosmetic Dermatology by Patients at Mayoral Dermatology in Coral Gables? Patients ask our staff hundreds of different questions about skin conditions, cosmetic dermatology procedures and what to expect from a specific kind of procedure. However, out of these many inquiries, some questions are asked more often than others. Read more

Skin Conditions Guide to Health Disorders and Diseases

Pay Attention to your Skin!: A Guide to What Your Skin Is Trying to Tell You About Your Health Unless we are burning with fever, suffering from uncontrollable vomiting and can’t manage to lift our head from the pillow, most of us don’t pay close attention to adverse medical conditions that may be affecting our Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Guide

According to recent statistics regarding medical conditions specific to women, one in eight women over the age of 30 will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Just a few decades ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer meant a significantly shortened life span for the woman receiving such a dire diagnosis. Today, however, Read more

Healthy Skin and The Psychology of Looking Attractive

Everybody wants to look their best when greeting the world. That is why we spend so much time on our hair, our faces, choosing clean, stylish clothing over dirty, old clothing and even the whiteness of our teeth. But why do we put so much emphasis on appearances? Why do we want perfect faces framed Read more

Dermatologists Urge Everyone to Take Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Seriously

Concerned that too many people are not taking a diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer seriously enough, dermatologists strongly urge people who have received such a diagnosis to seek substantiated information regarding these types of skin cancers instead of relying on misinformation and misconceptions about non-melanoma skin cancer. Commonly diagnosed non-melanoma skin cancers include squamous cell Read more

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Moles Checked Regularly

Although a small mole dotting the corner of a woman’s mouth is often referred to as a “beauty mark”, moles are sometimes anything but attractive, especially when change from being harmlessly pretty to dangerously ugly. Rare is it to find anyone who doesn’t have at least one mole on their body somewhere and unfortunately, it Read more

Warts Begone

Warts are unsightly little nuisances that frequently appear and disappear at random, only to appear again when we least expect it in a more obvious place on the body. Harmless but definitely unattractive, warts develop when the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus sneaks its way into tiny cuts in the skin. The virus frequently infects the Read more

Help for Psoriasis Sufferers – Ultraviolet B Phototherapy

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can make life uncomfortable and isolating for individuals who must experience the constant itching, burning and soreness of psoriasis plaques. Scaly, bright red psoriasis lesions form on the skin when abnormal skin cell proliferation, caused by the immune system attacking the body in error, creates these thickly layered, Read more

Skin Cancer Treatments Most Performed Procedure in 2012

The American Society for Dermatological Surgery reports that in 2012, more skin cancer treatments were performed than any other treatment related to skin disorders. Nearly three million procedures were implemented on melanomas and precancerous skin lesions, with phototherapy and laser light treatments being the second most performed skin procedure. Soft tissue fillers and neurotoxin injections Read more

Protect Your Skin from the Dangers of Ultraviolet Radiation

The Centers for Disease Control released a recent report asserting that one out of every five individuals living in the U.S. will, at some point in their lives, be diagnosed with skin cancer. Considering the many options we have to use with which to protect ourselves against damaging ultraviolet rays, why is this statistic so Read more

Treating Psoriasis – UV Therapy or Topical Ointments?

Psoriasis is an incurable skin condition that presents rapidly spreading “plaques” over all areas of the body. These plaques consist of thick layers of silvery-white dead skin cells that itch, bleed and turn bright red when severely inflamed. Considered an immune-mediated skin disease with a definite genetic component, psoriasis can negatively affect an individual’s quality Read more

Rosacea Do’s and Don’ts

Rosacea – a big problem if you have it. Here is a video from the AAD to help you with some of the do’s and don’ts in managing your touchy skin. Topical Care for Rosacea Cleansers for Rosacea Go MILD! Your Rosacea already spells sensitive so you want to be sure your cleanser isn’t adding Read more