How Dermatologic Surgery Can Improve Your Skin Condition

Imagine you have scheduled your annual skin check.  During the course of your visit, your dermatologist identifies a suspicious lesion and recommends performing a skin biopsy.  The following week, your skin doctor calls you to explain that the biopsy revealed a lesion that will need to be completely excised.  While alarmed at the news, you…

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What is Scar Revision Surgery?

What is Scar Revision Surgery

Scars are usually a stinging reminder of an injury sustained in the past. If you wish to remove a scar, you might choose over-the-counter medications, but they usually provide dismal results. A surgical process is often necessary, and dermatologists often refer to this type of procedure as scar revision surgery. There are two significant types…

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What to Expect with Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer

Surgical Dermatologist Specialists

Finding out you have skin cancer can feel overwhelming. With so many different treatments and dermatologist specialists to choose from, it’s hard to know which option is right for you. Depending on the size, complexity, and location of the cancer, Mohs surgery may offer you the best, most cost-effective treatment.   Mohs surgery, or Micrographic…

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Light Therapy, Lasers, and Your Skin

When you think of “light” and “skin,” you probably jump to the negative effects of the sun on your skin. While sunlight does have dangerous UV rays that damage skin, other types of light can actually help your skin – even reversing some of the effects of sun exposure. Laser treatments and phototherapy are offered…

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Keep Scalp Care Top of Mind this Winter

As magical as the winter season can be, it’s not always comfortable – outdoors or inside. Cold temperatures, biting winds, and the constantly running heater can lead to less-than-ideal conditions for your skin. Dry skin, chapped lips, and an irritated, flaky scalp are common winter skin ailments. Here are some tips from our dermatology specialists…

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Do I Really Need a Skin Care Doctor?

Everyone knows the importance of regular checkups with your general physician and dentist. When most people hear the term “skin care,” however, they think of moisturizers, sunscreen, and other products. As your skin is your body’s largest organ, it’s important to think beyond a bottle of lotion and see a skin specialist with any concerns.…

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The Relationship Between Your Food and Your Skin

Food And Dermatology

Healthy skin goes far beyond what you put on it. You should also pay careful attention to what you put into it through the food and drink choices you make! At Associated Skin Care, our Minnesota dermatology experts know that what you eat can have a significant impact on your skin. Here are some tips…

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No Sun? No Excuse Not to Use Sunscreen!

With summer in the rear view mirror, the days are growing shorter and cloudier. The overcast, cool weather may make it seem like it’s less imperative to wear sunscreen – but even in fall and winter, sunscreen is a must! Many people tend to think that if they can’t see the sun, they aren’t at…

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Tips for Living with Sensitive Skin

Between irritation, dryness, discomfort, and a never-ending search for a “holy grail” product, dealing with sensitive skin can seem like nightmare. Thankfully, following the right routine and using the right skincare products can keep your skin healthy and comfortable! Following these tips from our dermatology clinic can help you achieve your best skin. 1. Always…

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