Dermatology Physicians of CT Blog

Should I apply skincare products in a specific order?

  Q: Should I apply skincare products in a specific order? 🤔 A: The answer is yes! The order you apply skincare products can impact the effectiveness of the products. Here’s a simple routine to follow… Wash your face. Apply any medicated or treatment products. Apply moisturizer and/or sunscreen. Apply makeup, if desired. Using skincare […]

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September is Alopecia Awareness Month

  September is Alopecia Awareness Month, making it a great time to learn about this condition affecting some 6.8 million Americans. Here are a few fast facts… Alopecia is a medical term meaning baldness or hair loss. Some people experience hair loss as a natural part of aging, often due to genetics. Others experience hair […]

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How is Psoriasis treated?

Several treatment options are available for people living with psoriasis. These include… • Topical treatments (creams, ointments, shampoos, etc.) • Phototherapy (also called light therapy) • Xtrac laser • Systemic medications and biologic drugs Here at Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut, we use all available treatment modalities to individualize a treatment plan that is right for […]

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What To Look For In Sunscreen

Now that the temperatures are getting warmer and the days are longer, we have to remember to wear our sunscreen when enjoying time outside. There are 3 important things to look for when choosing your sunscreen! 1. Broad Spectrum – this means that it protects your skin from ultraviolet A (UVA) rays and ultraviolet B […]

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Did you know that August is Psoriasis Awareness Month?

Psoriasis is a condition that develops when the body makes skin cells too quickly, causing them to pile up and form visible patches or spots on the skin. These red, raised, dry patches can have itching and stinging sensations, yet many individuals with psoriasis report having no skin discomfort. Click here to read more about […]

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The ABCDEs of Melanoma

We can’t tell you how important it is to teach you about the ABCDEs of detecting skin cancer. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, however, early detection can help treat skin cancers effectively. Follow the ABCDEs for a self examination. ASYMMETRY — one half unlike the other BORDER — irregular, scalloped or poorly […]

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Same day Appointments

To meet your dermatological needs, we offer same-day appointments which are available in many of our locations. You may conveniently schedule an appointment by calling our offices, sending a secure text message via Klara, or by using our contact form. For more information on how this can help your skin, schedule an appointment on our […]

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Happy National Womens Physicians Day

On National Women Physicians Day celebrating the first female medical doctor in the U.S., Elizabeth Blackwell, we just wanted to acknowledge our amazing team of female physicians who work tirelessly to treat our patients with expert care and compassion. 💜 For more information on how this can help your skin, schedule an appointment on our […]

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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum is a common viral skin infection that easily spreads among children through skin-to-skin contact and also can be contracted by sharing clothing and towels. Molluscum poses no risk to a child’s overall health but due to its viral nature, this condition will persist until the immune systems develops antibodies against it. In some patients, […]

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Onychomycosis also known as toenail and fingernail fungus

Onychomycosis is the medical term for nail fungus. Toenail and fingernail fungus are both prone to infection. Signs of infection can include: Thicker than usual nails Spreading discoloration at the top of the nail  Ragged nail edges Distorted nail shape Slight order from affected nails There are different treatment options available to treat nail fungus. […]

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