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Acne

What is Acne? Acne is a chronic disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne causes clogged pores which lead to comedones (“whiteheads and blackheads”), pimples, cysts, and, sometimes, scarring. Acne may occur on the face, chest, upper back, shoulders as well as the neck. Causes of Acne Acne affects men and women in […]

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actinic-keratosis

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis Causes Actinic keratosis are rough scaly bumps that appear in sun exposed areas (scalp, face, chest, arms, hands and legs) that result from chronic sun exposure. Typically actinic keratosis appear red or pink and tend to feel tender or itch. Sun damage that causes actinic keratosis can accumulate from constant exposure while outside […]

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Allergy Testing

Allergic contact dermatitis is a common skin condition in which patients have become sensitized to a particular allergen or chemical in their environment and suffer from a persistent itchy rash, usually localized to the area in which the patient is exposed to the allergen. It can be extremely difficult to isolate the problem, since in […]

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brown-spots

Brown Spots/Age Spots

What are age spots? Age spots, also known as liver spots and solar lentigines, are flat tan, brown or black spots. They widely vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms, which are areas of the skin that are most exposed to the sun. Age spots are very common in […]

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Patient with Eczema rash

Eczema

What is eczema? Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is a chronic skin condition that involves irritated and itchy patches of skin. The exact cause of eczema is not known, but it is common in childhood but may not manifest until later years. If a child gets eczema during this time, dry and scaly patches […]

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hair-loss

Hair Loss

Causes of Hair Loss Hair loss can be an emotionally difficult condition for both men and women. There are many causes of hair loss. Most commonly it can be genetic, age-related hair loss. Both men and women tend to lose hair thickness and amount of hair as they age. Inherited or “pattern baldness” affects many […]

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melasma

Melasma

Melasma is light to dark brown, irregular, patchy pigmentation of the face. It is slow to develop and most commonly affects women with darker skin types. Causes of Melasma Genetic Predisposition Pregnancy Birth Control Pills Hormone Pills Progesterone Hormone Replacement Therapy Melasma Treatment Melasma can be an extremely frustrating disorder to treat. Treatment begins with […]

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Moles

What is a mole? A mole is a growth on the skin that is usually brown or black. Most commonly, moles appear in early childhood and during the first 20 years of a person’s life. However, some moles might not appear until later in life. By the time you reach adulthood, it is normal to […]

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psoriasis

Psoriasis

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear in any location. It can be itchy, burn and sting. Psoriasis is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes […]

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a common condition that usually starts with a faint blush or redness on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin that comes and goes. Over time, the redness becomes more visible and more persistent. Acne-like pimples also can develop. Rosacea Affects Everyone Adult patients, both men and women, typically of European descent. There is […]

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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with more new cases occurring than combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer each year. Every year, more than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer, and many of these cases could be prevented by protecting the skin from excessive sun […]

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Warts

What is a wart? Warts are a common skin infection caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) that most often occurs in children and young adults. Medical conditions such as eczema and immunosuppression may increase the risk for infection.
 
Who gets warts?
Warts are most commonly transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. Contact with fomites (objects or materials that are likely […]

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Yearly Skin Exam

A skin exam performed by a dermatology certified provider is often more detailed due to the rigorous training to become certified in Dermatology. Biltmore Dermatology is specifically educated to care for and treat conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. And given that there are more than 3,000 known diseases that come under the […]

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