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Preventing Sun Damage in the Winter

Sun damage can cause numerous adverse effects, from serious medical concerns like skin cancer to cosmetic issues like sunspots and fine lines. At the Greater Miami Skin & Laser Center, our providers preach the importance of sun protection above all else. Whether you live in year-round sunny Miami or a colder climate, it’s essential to …

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How psoriasis can be managed with the assistance of a dermatologist

Psoriasis is a skin condition that can be difficult to manage. If you are looking for assistance in managing your psoriasis, then you should consider consulting with a dermatologist. A dermatologist can provide you with the treatment options and advice that you need to keep your psoriasis under control. At Greater Miami Skin and Laser …

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Does vitiligo get worse with age?

Patients who have developed vitiligo often work with a dermatologist to control and maintain the condition. Vitiligo is a condition that can impact the pigmentation of the skin. It can affect patients of any age, gender, and ethnicity. While it is not harmful to a patient and does not have any significant health concerns, it …

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What Causes Hormonal Acne?

Hormones are one of many components that contribute to acne but trying the following steps can help you put the brakes on blemishes. How Do I Get Rid of Hormonal Acne? Hormonal breakouts typically affect the jawline and chin and can be caused by factors like: Your period Menopause Polycystic ovarian syndrome Increased androgen levels …

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Can Sunspots Be Removed?

Years of sun exposure can cause the appearance of sunspots. Sunspots are flat brown spots that usually appear on the face, arms, shoulders, and hands. Can Sunspots Go Away? Sunspots won’t go away on their own. They occur due to years of sun exposure that cause melanocytes, or pigmented skin cells, to multiply. There are …

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Sun Safety for Children

Children love being outside. However, their skin needs protection from the effects of the sun even more than adults. What SPF Should a Child Use? You should use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on your child, and it should be labeled as providing broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection. Apply a generous …

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Will My Port Wine Stain Go Away?

Port wine stains are birthmarks that can appear on different parts of the body, including the face, legs or arms. Are Port Wine Stains Dangerous? Port wine stains are not dangerous. These stains are a cosmetic issue that can cause people to feel self-conscious about their appearance, especially if they are in a highly visible …

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How Does Vitiligo Develop?

What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment. It can affect the skin on any part of your body as well as the inside of your mouth, in your hair, on your scalp, in your eyelashes, or your eyebrows. People of any skin tone can …

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Is My Mole Cancerous?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., and the earlier it’s detected in a suspicious mole or other spot, the more easily it can be treated. What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It’s most often caused by UV (ultraviolet) radiation that comes from …

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