• Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

    When you see the letters “FAAD” after your dermatologist’s name, it stands for: Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) The letters FAAD tells you that you’re seeing a dermatologist, a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating the skin, hair, and nails, who: Has

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  • Retinoid or Retinol

    Tips for when to use these skin care powerhouses Retinoids and retinol can be found in products stocked up and down most skin care aisles, but do you really understand the difference and how to use each? Retinoids are not a fad While it may seem like the latest must-have ingredient of the moment, a type

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  • How your workout can affect your skin

    Working out affects skin in good and not-so-good ways. Here is how to protect it while getting fit. Working out regularly can help maintain your weight, boost your overall mood and self-esteem, motivate you to eat healthier, and do wonders for your skin. However, not taking the right precautions while

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  • Is your Dry Scalp Something More Serious

    From dandruff to fungal infections, your scalp could be in need of some TLC A dry, itchy scalp can prove distracting, painful and—when paired with scabbing or flaking—embarrassing. It may be tempting to take matters into your own hands by scratching or attempting to mask the issue with products,

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  • How to check your nails for melanoma

    When checking the body for signs of skin cancer, many people may only think to check their skin. However, it’s important to check the nails, too. Although rare, skin cancer, including melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — can develop under and around the fingernails and toenails. While

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  • How to get prior authorization for medical care

    Have you ever tried to make an appointment to get a medical test, arrange for a treatment, or fill a prescription from your dermatologist only to find out that you need prior authorization? When some patients hear these two words, they don’t know what to do next. The following explains what you need

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