Dermatologists CAN Help Guys with Breakouts

For a long time, our western culture has given men the wrong message about acne and breakouts: acne scars are “just a guy thing” and men have to just deal with breakouts. The good news is that in 2018 there are a number of promising, simple new options to help men with acne and breakouts, and either oily skin or combination skin. As a practicing dermatologist since 1993, I’m happy to point out that we doctors now have so many more options to help people to avoid scars, courtesy of medical research: Therapies may involve a combination of oral antibiotics such as doxycycline and minocycline, with prescription topical (meaning “on top of the skin”) agents, like Tretinoin Cream, or benzoyl perox

Attending to the Health of Your Joints

In order to be in optimal shape for both exercise and fitness, it’s helpful to have healthy joints. We at Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates, a two-physician practice at 8143 Walnut Grove Road, in Cordova, TN, dedicated to just that: helping people maintain healthy skin and healthy joints to promote an active lifestyle. Our Board-certied Rheumatologist is Dr. Cathy Chapman, who completed her training in arthritis at Strong Memorial Hospital, at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York, in 1991. Rheumatology itself is the study of conditions of the connective tissues of the body – focusing particularly upon the joints – but also covering the tendons and ligaments. It’s essent

Keeping Your Youthful Look: GLYCOSHEA

Dermatologists have new tools to help people to look more young and resilient. The general recommendation is to limit exposure to the sun, use a board-spectrum sunscreen (blocking both UVA rays and UVB rays) rated SPF 30 or higher, and avoid tanning beds. In recent years, we also have a growing number of both prescription and over-the-counter creams, including retinoids (Vitamin A compounds) and Alpha-Hydroxy compounds, including Glycolic Acid Compounds, which join the ranks of Botox injections, use of injectable fillers and lasers, chemical peels, and face lifts in giving people a younger look. A simple option to gain a more youthful look is to use a retinoid cream, which is Vitamin A-conta

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