Dermatology Physicians of CT Blog

SAVING OUR SKINS

Nurse practitioner’s skills range from spotting cancer to making ‘rash’ decisions BY OLIVIA ABEL PHOTO AUTUMN DRISCOLL As a member of the team at Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut in Hamden since 2017, she helps patients find relief from eczema, psoriasis and acne, among other common conditions. “But sometimes we are challenged with out-of-the-ordinary things—for example, […]

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75% of people skip this skin-care step and derms say it’s the most important one

Welcome to ‘Dear Derm,’ our brand-new series in which dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD shares serious skin-care realness. In each episode, she’ll answer your most burning beauty questions and give you all the tools you need to take your glow game to the next level.  If you put on sunscreen every day, congratulations. You are among […]

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Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut Launches Complimentary Sunscreen Stations at Waterford Beach Park

New London, CT: Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut has partnered with the Waterford Parks & Recreation department to launch a complimentary sunscreen station at Waterford Beach Park. Beach goers will be able to help themselves to Raw Elements sunscreen, courtesy of Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut. Raw Elements is a broad-spectrum, non-nano zinc oxide, reef-safe sunscreen that […]

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Treatment of Teenage Acne: Myth vs. Fact

What Causes Acne Acne is a very common and well understood condition, affecting up to 85 percent of teenagers. Yet, this age group may be reluctant to seek out treatment or disclose how bothersome it may actually be. Acne is a highly visible condition, and when left untreated it can lead to permanent scarring. Acne […]

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Erasing Age Spots: New Topical Treatment for Seborrheic Keratoses

By Marissa Carignan, PA-C. Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs), often referred to as “age spots” or “barnacles”, are some of the most common skin lesions diagnosed by dermatologists on a daily basis. They can range in color from white to black but are typically tan/brown. Seborrheic Keratoses may be flat but often have a raised and rough […]

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When is Too Early to Start Cosmetic Procedures?

“Is it too early?” is a question I am commonly asked when someone is considering having a procedure to enhance their appearance, such as starting to use a neuromodulator like Botox or having a filler injection or a laser treatment.   My feeling is that there is rarely a time that is “too-early”.  One of my […]

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Winter Blues: Has Dry Skin Got You Down?

Winter has arrived here in Connecticut, entering with real gusto this year, with sub-zero temperatures and plenty of snow! Here at Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut, we enjoy winter activities with our families like sledding and skiing, but we also recognize that winter can bring with it some challenges. In addition to messy roads and frozen […]

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Promising Melanoma Drug Receives Further FDA Approval

Melanoma is the scourge of skin diseases and by far the deadliest type of skin cancer. Although melanoma is rare overall – it accounts for fewer than one percent of all skin cancer cases – this disease is responsible for the great majority of skin cancer deaths. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about 90,000 […]

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4 Skin Conditions Worsened by Holiday Stress

The winter holidays are supposed to be a joyous time, an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family and celebrate the better aspects of humanity like goodwill, joy, and generosity. Unfortunately, for many people, the holidays also come with a huge helping of stress. Financial strains, family arguments, long-distance travel, and party planning can all […]

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Skin Cancer Prevention: Sunscreen Fall & Winter

The leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. This is a great time of year to get out and enjoy! Most people associate sun protection with a summer’s day at the beach, but it is equally important in Fall and Winter! The sun’s harmful UV rays are just as strong and damaging on cool and […]

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