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March 18, 2019

We all know someone who looks far younger than their actual age.  For some, this is due to good genetics or meticulous sun protection.  For most of us however, looking our best requires a conscious effort to maintain the appearance of our skin.  A proper daily skin car...

December 10, 2018

We all remember our adolescence and the horror of looking in the mirror at a large new pimple on our nose right before some major event. Acne is so common in adolescence as to almost be considered a normal “rite of passage.” It is also far more common in adulthood than...

September 25, 2018

What to believe about Vitamin D

      Medicine has a long history of embracing dietary or supplement cure-alls or panaceas. Vitamin D is the latest of these. The use of and testing for vitamin D has been wholeheartedly embraced by the lay and medical communities over th...

August 27, 2018

I am often asked “what SPF (sun protection factor) sunscreen should I be wearing?”  

The simple answer is that, after getting Americans to wear sunscreen over the last thirty or more years, we are now relying too much on its sun protection abilities. Sunscreen is truly...

July 19, 2018

Over the past month many patients have asked questions about Lyme Disease and tick bites.  Here are a few facts about Lyme Disease recognition and prevention.

Lyme disease is an infection that is transmitted from infected deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis).  Many people who...

July 16, 2018

Purpura is preventable. Start now!

I often see patients, generally in their sixties and older, with purple bruises and skin tears on their arms or shins.  Most of these patients blame this issue on thin skin, blood thinners or aspirin- however, the reality is quite diff...

April 18, 2018

Now that spring is officially upon us, it is time to start thinking about sun protection. No matter if you are heading out for an afternoon run, watching a baseball game, or playing round of golf, I recommend you be prepared with the right sunscreen to avoid a spring s...

April 15, 2018

Welcome to Dermatology PA's first ever newsletter!

You are receiving this as you have been a patient in my office at Dermatology PA in Edina or becasue you subscibed to this newsletter from our website. Please don’t panic as this will not be a weekly or even a monthly a...

February 21, 2018

Spring break is just around the corner which means many eager Minnesotans will be heading out to warm weather destinations!  Now is a great time to stock up on some sun protective clothing so you will be ready for vacation. Sun protective clothing means rash guard shir...

January 10, 2018

Treating Dry Skin over the Winter Months:

One of the most common complaints in dermatology is dry skin, especially during the winter. There are several factors that contribute to dry skin including decreased humidity in the air, taking hot showers/baths, using drying so...

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