How Ringworm is Ruled Out

Ringworm is a fungal infection that occurs when parasites known as dermatophytes attack the keratin tissue of the skin or nails. Ringworm is easily spread by contact with soil, objects, animals, or people infected with the parasite. Types of Ringworm: The medical term used to identify the infection varies based on the part of the …

The Importance of Hydrated Skin

Everyone knows, or should know, the benefits of staying properly hydrated: keeping energy up, losing weight, improving brain function and more. But do you know that getting enough water can be vital to healthy-looking skin? The Skin Dangers of Being Dehydrated When you don’t drink water, your body becomes dehydrated and that is reflected in …

Hand Rejuvenation Treatment at OC Skin Institute

While people who want to reduce the signs of aging often focus on improving the face and neck, there’s another part of you that people see all the time — your hands. Hands can show age just as clearly as the face does. Individuals can develop age spots and wrinkles, especially if regularly exposed to …

How To Get Rid of Enlarged Pores and Blackheads

Blackheads and enlarged pores are problematic for many individuals and patients seen at OC Skin Institute. These skin conditions can often be removed with certain cosmetic treatments, but knowing what causes them in the first place can make it easier to prevent them from occurring. Causes of Blackheads and Enlarged Pores When oil glands produce …

Skin Tag Removal

What are Skin Tags? Skin tags or acrochordon, are growths of benign skin cells that are typically found on the face and neck. Skin tags are oval or round in appearance and slightly hang off of the skin. They tend to form in areas where the skin has creases, although they can pop up on …

What Causes Alopecia?

Testosterone and Androgenetic Alopecia in Men and Women The growth of hair as well as its loss is perplexing. Testosterone, which is a hormone in men and women, can be the cause of hair loss. In women, when the production of the female hormone estrogen decreases with age there may not be enough estrogen to …

Understanding Herpes and Treatment Options – Learn from a Dermatologist

Herpes, which is brought on by sun exposure, typically appears in the central part of the face, around the mouth and nose. It should be treated immediately in order to stop the progression, and treatment should be coupled with lifestyle changes. Some dermatologists have weighed in on the subject. How is herpes treated? It is …

Understanding Dermatologist Treatment Options for Genital Warts

Genital or venereal warts are bumps that appear either singly or in clusters on the genital areas. They can develop on the vagina, cervix, and penis or rectum area. They look very similar in appearance to other warts that appear on various parts of the body. However, genital warts are caused by a virus known …

How can I treat senile warts effectively?

What Are Seborrhoeic Warts? Seborrhoeic warts are also known as senile warts. They are typically oval-shaped and look like crusty spots. They are usually a black or dark brown color. The size of a seborrhoeic wart can range from one centimeter to several centimeters. These warts typically develop around the age of 40. The cause …

Who Can Treat My Athlete’s Foot?

What Is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s foot is a condition that affects around 15 to 20 percent of the population. It is caused by a fungal infection. Scaling of the skin, itchiness and blisters are some of the symptoms of athlete’s foot. This condition can be both emotionally and physically-damaging. The good news is that there …