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How to Prevent a Rosacea Flareup Feb 20th, 2020

Millions of people throughout the United States suffer from a chronic skin condition that makes them appear to be blushing. But few people blush at everything — unless they suffer from rosacea. If you’re one of these men or women, you know that the red blotches spread to affect your...

HOW DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY CAN IMPROVE YOUR SKIN CONDITION Aug 21st, 2018

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...

WHAT IS SCAR REVISION SURGERY? Jul 20th, 2018

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....

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH MOHS SURGERY FOR SKIN CANCER May 22nd, 2018

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....

HOW TO CREATE YOUR IDEAL SKIN CARE ROUTINE: OUR DERMATOLOGISTS’ TIPS Apr 19th, 2018

With countless lifestyle bloggers, YouTube beauty gurus, and articles about the latest “miracle product” (which almost always turns out to be an elaborate advertisement), it can be very difficult to know where to look for the skin care routine that’s right for you. There’s even debate over how many steps...

LIGHT THERAPY, LASERS, AND YOUR SKIN Mar 26th, 2018

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...

KEEP SCALP CARE TOP OF MIND THIS WINTER Feb 24th, 2018

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...

DO I REALLY NEED A SKIN CARE DOCTOR? Jan 9th, 2018

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...

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR FOOD AND YOUR SKIN Dec 21st, 2017

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...

NO SUN? NO EXCUSE NOT TO USE SUNSCREEN! Dec 5th, 2017

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...

TIPS FOR LIVING WITH SENSITIVE SKIN Oct 23rd, 2017

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...

SWITCHING YOUR SKINCARE WITH THE SEASONS Sep 15th, 2017

As August comes to a close and the weather starts to get cooler, many people anticipate the changing of the seasons. Sweaters are brought out of boxes, fall decorations are dusted off, and gardening supplies are traded out for rakes and snow shovels. As you prepare for fall, don’t forget...