Pityrias Rubra Pilaris (PRP)

Pityrias Rubra Pilaris (PRP) – The expert dermatologists at DermSurgery Associates are familiar with the challenges of treating Pityrias Rubra Pilaris (PRP). PRP refers to a group of chronic disorders characterized by reddish orange, scaling plaques and keratotic follicular papules. Symptoms may include itching, flaking, swelling and thickening of the… Read More


What is Onychomycosis? Onychomycosis or nail fungus can affect both the fingernails and toenails. However, it is most common in the toenails. This is a fungus usually caused by non-dermatophyte molds or yeast (candida). Other fungus can include T. rubrum (Trichophyton rubrum) which is the most common caused by these
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Double Chin

What causes a Double Chin? There are a few factors which contribute to a double chin. Most commonly, it is hereditary genetics. Other people simply naturally store their excess fat in the chin area. Age, diet, weight gain, posture and health issues can also contribute to it. Having a double
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Leg Veins

What causes Leg Veins?
Leg veins or varicose veins are a more common condition than some realize. Actually, women are more susceptible to developing varicose veins than men also. Types of varicose veins include spider veins and bulging veins. The spider veins look more like “spider webbing” on the legs
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Enlarged Blood Vessels

What causes Enlarged Blood Vessels? Enlarged blood vessels can occur from many contributing factors. Most commonly it is from heredity however, standing or sitting for long periods of time, obesity, hormonal replacement therapy, sun damage and even auto immune diseases can contribute. There are many types of enlarged blood vessels.
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Oily Skin

What causes Oily Skin? Oily skin tends to be a nuisance more than anything but can lead to acne if not taken care of properly. Oily skin usually occurs due to coarse pores, overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands, diet, hormones/hormonal changes, cosmetics used, humidity/hot weather and vitamin B12
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What causes Warts? When a human papillomavirus (HPV) infects the top layer of the skin, the result is a wart. If you cut or damage your skin in some way, you may become more susceptible to warts. These viruses are contagious and can spread by contact with the wart or
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What causes Wrinkles? Another common name for wrinkles are also “rhytides” which is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Wrinkles or rhytides can occur on any part of the body but are most commonly noticed first on the facial areas. For example, fine lines around the mouth and
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What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo (also called Leukoderma) is actually a chronic skin condition with which there is no cure. It can affect any age, gender, or ethnicity at any time. It is, however, more common to occur before a person is in there 20’s and will get worse over… Read More

Vascular Lesions

What causes Vascular Lesions? Vascular lesions can result from an abundant amount of large vessels forming underneath the skin. Vascular lesions can be many different sizes and forms. Forms can include a large birthmark called a port wine stain, capillaries that have broken, cherry angiomas and hemangiomas. These can also
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