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Acne Treatment at Pine Belt Dermatology - Biloxi, Mississippi Dec 9th, 2019

Acne woes! Most of us have been there at some point in our lives. Some of us grow out of it, some of us deal with it into adulthood. Acne is a common skin condition that affects up to 50 million American adolescents and adults. It can present as inflammatory...

Mohs Case - Recurring Basal Cell Carcinoma In Young Patient Dec 9th, 2019

A 27-year-old male presented to our office for the treatment of a recurrent infiltrative basal cell carcinoma of his left forehead (Figure 1).  According to the patient, surgery had been attempted twice previously.  Neither attempt yielded clear margins and the tumor recurred.  As noted in previous blogs, this type of...

Mohs Case - Squamous Cell Carcinoma Nov 6th, 2019

An 89-year-old male patient, presented to our office for the evaluation of a rapidly growing lesion on his left temple area.  A squamous cell carcinoma had been removed from the same area one month prior.  A biopsy of the lesion demonstrated a very aggressive moderately to poorly differentiated squamous cell...

Mohs Surgery Case - Micronodular Basal Cell On The Nose Oct 3rd, 2019

A 72 year-old male patient, presented to our office for the evaluation of a non-healing lesion on his nose.  The patient stated that the lesion had been present for approximately 8 months.  He thought that it was just a pimple that would not go away.  If there is a lesion...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery - Basal Cell Carcinoma On The Temple Sep 23rd, 2019

A 61 year-old male patient, presented to our office for the evaluation of an infiltrative basal cell carcinoma of the left temple.  This lesion had been surgically removed by his previous physician twice prior with recurrence following each excision.    He consulted our office to discuss treatment utilizing the Mohs surgical...

The Mohs Micrographic Surgery Process Sep 17th, 2019

Skin cancer is common. In fact, over the past 30 years more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. A fact that not many people are aware of. The three main types of skin cancer that are diagnosed each year in the United States are: Basal Cell...

Warts and Treatment at Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center Sep 5th, 2019

Here we will discuss warts, the different types, and how me and my colleagues treat them! Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is contagious, so it is easy to get this virus. It is for this reason that warts are so common! Many people get a wart...

Psoriasis & Your Diet – How What You Eat Can Help You Manage Your Psoriasis Aug 22nd, 2019

At Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center we see a ton of psoriasis in south Mississippi. Psoriasis is an extremely complex disease that is very difficult to manage on your own. For patients with moderate to severe psoriasis there are not very many over-the-counter options to help you keep...

Mohs Surgery Case - Basal Cell Carcinoma on Eyelid & Discussion on Eye Tumors Aug 1st, 2019

A 79 year-old male patient, presented to our office for the evaluation of a small growth on his upper eyelid (Figure 1).  He stated that the spot had been present for approximately 1-2 years, but was unsure about the timeline.  A biopsy of the lesion demonstrated a basal cell carcinoma. ...

Health Break - If You Want to Live Longer, 4400 Steps a Day May Be All You Need Jul 30th, 2019

Many health gurus, websites and people in general have been trained to believe that you need to take 10,000 steps a day to achieve certain health goals.  Interestingly, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine suggests that 4400 steps a day may...

The Sunscreen Dilemma - A Dermatologist's Perspective Jul 30th, 2019

Before we delve into the current problems surrounding sunscreen, I want to begin by saying that I believe in the importance of sunscreen.  I use sunscreen when I go outside (admittedly not always as often as I should), I use sunscreen on my two-year-old son, and my pregnant wife uses...

Micronodular Basal Cell Carcinoma - Mohs Case by Dr. David B. Roy, FAOCD, FAAD Jul 8th, 2019

Primary basal cell carcinomas are classified as superficial, nodular, micronodular, and morpheic/infiltrative. Anatomical and histological characteristics of the basal cell carcinomas subtypes vary with each classification. This month’s Mohs Case presentation is a micronodular basal cell carcinoma. Micronodular basal cell carcinoma may be more difficult to eradicate and prone to...

Squamous Cell Carcinomas on Forehead - Mohs Case Jun 21st, 2019

An 81 year-old male patient, presented to our office for treatment of two large squamous cell carcinomas of his forehead.  He and his son stated that the lesions had been frozen several times over the last 6 months and that no improvement had been noted.  Two stages of Mohs micrographic...

Mohs Case For May: Excision on the Scalp May 2nd, 2019

A 72 year-old female patient, presented to our office for treatment of a recurrent infiltrative basal cell carcinoma of her forehead.  According to the patient, surgery had been attempted twice previously.  Neither attempt yielded clear margins and the tumor recurred.  As noted in previous blogs, this type of basal cell...

Scabies – The Infuriating & Insatiable Itch Apr 25th, 2019

Maybe you have heard of someone you know getting scabies, or maybe you have even had them yourself. If so, then you are probably well aware of just how miserable of a condition it is to deal with. Scabies is caused by a tiny mite that has infested humans for...

April Mohs Case Presentation - Cystic Basal Cell Carcinoma Apr 3rd, 2019

A 61 year-old female patient presented to our Pine Belt Dermatology complaining of a sore lesion on her nose (Figure 1).  She stated that the spot had been tender and bleeding for several months and that it had been diagnosed as a cyst and treated with antibiotics.  Despite treatment, the...

March Mohs Case Presentation - Infiltrative Basal Cell On The Nose Feb 27th, 2019

A 75 year-old male patient, on warfarin (blood thinner) therapy, presented to our office for a non-healing sore on his nose (Figure 1).  According to the patient, the lesion had been treated with liquid nitrogen at least twice in the past 12 months.  A biopsy demonstrated an infiltrative basal cell...

Facts on Shingles & When To See A Dermatologist at Pine Belt Dermatology Feb 6th, 2019

Do you know what the disease is? Maybe you have heard of it before, maybe not, but it is a viral disease that comes from chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles. After the chickenpox clears, the virus stays inside the body. If the virus reactivates (wakes up),...

Mohs Case Before & After - Infiltrative Basal Cell Carcinoma Feb 4th, 2019

A 77 year-old male patient presented to our clinic complaining of a sore lesion on his left ear (Figure 1).  He stated that the spot had been tender and bleeding for several months and that it had been frozen with liquid nitrogen four times in the last two years, with...

Strata Pen – Microneedling At Pine Belt Dermatology Jan 28th, 2019

Strata Pen is a minimally invasive micro-needling device used for skin rejuvenation. Also, Strata Pen is the micro-needling device used at Pine Belt Dermatology for a myriad of skin issues, such as acne scars, pigmentation issues, fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, loose skin, and brown spots. Micro needling is a...

Hand Rashes: Causes, Tips, Prevention, & Treatment Jan 11th, 2019

  Hand rashes are very common. Our hands touch so many things that can cause a rash. A hand rash can also occur because of something going on inside of your body. Some rashes will appear almost immediately and others will develop over time. While rashes on the hands are...

Seborrheic Dermatitis & Why You Should Choose Pine Belt Dermatology Dec 7th, 2018

What is seborrheic dermatitis? Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common skin disease that causes a rash. When this rash appears the skin tends to have three main characteristics: Reddish color Swollen and greasy appearance White and/or yellowish crusty scale on the surface Sometimes, more than one of the rashes listed...

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment At Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center Nov 8th, 2018

  Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin, and it can occur anywhere on the skin. When it forms on the scalp it is called “scalp psoriasis”. Regardless of where psoriasis forms, the cause is the same. Psoriasis develops when a person’s immune system has faulty signals that...

Dysport – An Alternative to Botox Oct 22nd, 2018

 Many have heard about Botox but not everyone is familiar with Dysport and how it can be used to achieve the look you’re seeking. Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means...

Acne Inversa (Hidradenitis Suppurativa) Treatment at Pine Belt Dermatology Oct 18th, 2018

Acne inversa is a chronic, painful, and inflammatory skin disease that affects a young and active population. The disease involves painful, deep abscesses and chronic, draining sinus tracts. Acne inversa is also called hidradenitis suppurativa, or “HS for short, and it can often be misdiagnosed by doctors who are not...

What Is Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma & What Do You Need To Know About It? Sep 25th, 2018

One of the most common forms of “T-cell lymphoma” is cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, which is a general term for lymphomas that affect the skin. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (or CTCL) can also involve the blood, lymph nodes, and other internal organs. However, most patients who have CTCL will only exhibit skin...

Skin Discoloration – Vitiligo Sep 18th, 2018

   Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) die or stop producing melanin — the pigment that gives your skin, hair and eyes color. The involved patches of skin become lighter or white. We all know that Michael Jackson had vitiligo, but did you know that he was not the only...

Skin Cancer In Patients Of Color Sep 12th, 2018

  There is a wide spread myth that only fair skinned individuals are at risk for developing skin cancer, and this a very dangerous misconception. Skin of all colors, including brown and black toned skin, can develop skin cancer. By “skin of color” we are referring to everyone of African,...

Things That Bite In The Night – Bed Bugs & When to See A Dermatologist Aug 22nd, 2018

Bedbugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood. They hide in dark places close to where humans sleep and usually crawl out to feed while people are fast asleep. They are extremely irritating and relatively common. In 2011 there was a survey conducted that examined the number of people...

Syphilis: A Dermatologist's Perspective Aug 2nd, 2018

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection characterized by episodes of active disease (primary, secondary and tertiary) with latent periods in between. Syphilis is contagious and transmitted in three ways: (1) intimate contact with an infectious lesion (most common) (2) blood transfusion (3) during delivery of a baby he/she may...

Genital Herpes Treatment In South Mississippi Jul 27th, 2018

     Genital herpes is a topic that not many people want to discuss openly because of the nature of the disease and the stigmas that are associated with it. What many people do not know is that genital herpes is more common than the public would think. What this means...

Poison Ivy & Treatments In The Hattiesburg-Laurel Area Jul 17th, 2018

     Southern Mississippi is an outdoorsman’s paradise. During the summer time we do everything from fishing, hiking, camping, to building forts in the woods with our kids. We are blessed to have such exposure to nature and the great outdoors. Anyone who has lived in Mississippi long enough has had...

Juvederm Fillers & Injections At Pine Belt Dermatology Jul 12th, 2018

     Dermal fillers are a group of non-toxic substances that are injected under the skin at various depths to smooth out fine lines, deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and acne scars, volumize and define lips, contour the chin and nose, or plump up sunken cheeks or temples for a full, lifted...

Reclaim Youthful Skin With Restylane Fillers At Pine Belt Dermatology Jul 3rd, 2018

    Juvederm is one of the more popular filler brands out there but another filler brand that has begun to peak the interest of many patients is that of Restylane fillers. Restylane has been around since being FDA approved in 2003. Restylane fillers are non-surgical, FDA-approved, fillers used to instantly...

Contact Dermatitis in Hattiesburg and Laurel, MS Jul 3rd, 2018

You may not be familiar with the term, but I promise that either you or someone you know in the Hattiesburg-Laurel area has had personal experience with this condition.  It is one of the many unique forms of “eczema” that cause a red and itchy rash.  In the world of...

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Can Occur Together - Quick Facts About Psoriatic Arthritis Jun 7th, 2018

    I’ve spent a great deal of my years of practice studying and treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I have posted a few blogs on here before about different psoriasis topics, and so for the sake of brevity I have listed some quick facts regarding psoriatic arthritis for those who...

Common Skin Growths – A Dermatologist’s Perspective Jun 6th, 2018

    Our skin serves as our body’s first line of defense against the external environment and because of this it comes into contact with, and is exposed to, all sorts of elements that can cause growths of all shapes, sizes, and behaviors to develop. Not only are there many growths...

Know the Facts About Hidradenitis Suppurativa (a.k.a “HS”) May 17th, 2018

    Hidradenitis suppurativa, sometimes called acne inversa, affects millions of people worldwide, and up to 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with moderate to severe cases each year. HS is a very complex disease that can often go undiagnosed for log periods of time, even years. This seems...

Fungal Infections of the Skin in Hattiesburg, Mississippi Apr 18th, 2018

   Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center specializes in all things skin, hair, and nails and that includes fungal infections exhibited in the above listed areas. Fungal infections, also called tinea, of the skin or nails is more common than most people realize. This blog will be a brief...

Acne Treatment Available In The Pine Belt Mar 20th, 2018

   If you are a tween, teenager, or adult struggling with acne I have great news for you; 1) you are not alone in your struggle, and 2) there is an expert available near you that can provide treatment. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States....

Collegiate Athletes Should Be Encouraged To Protect Their Skin Feb 21st, 2018

    We are extremely fortunate to have a strong collegiate athlete presence in our area. From Hattiesburg to Laurel, Mississippi there are 8 college campuses within our vicinity, which is why we have so many student athletes in our area. University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University, Jones County Junior...

Melanoma in Children – Pediatric & Adolescent Cases Feb 19th, 2018

  There was a study published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that conducted a clinical study on 52 cases of melanoma in children. While it is true that the majority of melanoma cases occur in middle-age and senior patients, it is not a widely known...

Rashes In The Pine Belt – When to See A Dermatologist Jan 26th, 2018

   If you have seen one type of rash, well, you’ve seen just that – one type of rash. Rashes originate from a variety of sources, mimic different conditions, and vary in severity. And here in the Hattiesburg and Laurel, Mississippi areas there are a plethora of things that could...

Ask The Dermatologist - What Are Patch Tests? Jan 16th, 2018

Patch Testing is how a dermatologist is aided in making the diagnosis of Acute or Chronic Contact Dermatitis that has no obvious clinical cause. Before we discuss Patch Testing we must discuss the allergens that are associated with the rashes we see on a patient’s skin. Many times we see "Rashes"...

Rosacea, Eczema, and Psoriasis – Skin Conditions That Worsen in The Winter Jan 3rd, 2018

Dermatologists are loud and proud in the summer time down here. Our messages typically involve reminding you to wear sunblock and limit your UV exposure, seeking our counsel for excessive sweat glands, or visiting us for cosmetic procedures before starting your summer vacation. However, we have experienced some severely cold...

Perfect Derma Peel - The Newest Addition To Our Chemical Peel Selection Nov 2nd, 2017

Get amazing results with The Perfect Derma Peel. It is the perfect treatment for sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation including melasma. You will see a difference with just one treatment. The Perfect Derma Peel is a safe and effective, non-invasive chemical peel and delivers an easy...

General Dermatology in the Greater Hattiesburg Area Nov 1st, 2017

  Start an Online Appointment With PBD   At Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center we offer a comprehensive list of services to the cities of Hattiesburg, Petal, Collins, and Ellisville, Mississippi. These services include cosmetic dermatology, surgical dermatology, and general dermatology. Cosmetic dermatology deals with aesthetics and appearance beyond that...

Rosacea: What You Need To Know About That Redness & Flushing On Your Face Oct 19th, 2017

    Start An Online Consultation With PBD Rosacea is a rather common skin disease that impacts millions of people worldwide. Famous faces that have rosacea include Bill Clinton and Princess Diana. What begins as an appearance to blush or flush more easily than other people can slowly spread beyond just the...

The New XTRAC Laser – When You Live Clear You Live Free Sep 6th, 2017

    Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center now offers the XTRAC excimer laser at our Hattiesburg location. XTRAC is FDA approved for a variety of diseases including psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and cutaneous lymphoma. We at Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center are most excited about the opportunity...

Psoriasis Under Control Jul 28th, 2017

Click Here to Conduct An Online VisitQuick Facts about Psoriasis:Psoriasis most often develops in individuals aged 15-35 years old.It is estimated that somewhere between $51 billion and $63 billion a year is spent on treatments associated with psoriasis.23%-35% of people who have psoriasis are not receiving treatment.52% of people with...

Kybella - The Non-Surgical Solution To Double Chins Jul 21st, 2017

    Have you ever wanted to remove the double chin (submental fullness) appearance in photos with photo editing tools? Have you considered how to improve your profile without going under the knife with plastic surgery? Do you eat healthy and exercise but still have fat under your chin? If you...

Online Dermatology Visits by Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center Jul 11th, 2017

Click Here To Start Your Online Visit Today  Overview:   Technology in the healthcare industry is constantly changing, and as reluctant as some practices may be in accepting it, every day it becomes more ingrained in our day to day operations within healthcare. Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center has always...

The Long & Short About Nails - Nail Health Jul 5th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Nails in good condition can be very attractive. They also reflect an individual’s personal habits both good and bad. Aside from their cosmetic appeal, nails serve many important functions. They help us pick up and manipulate objects and support the tissues of the...

What You Should Know Regarding Sunscreen Jun 29th, 2017

   I remember when it took a certain amount of determination and time to gather information and complete research on a given topic. Most of that research was done in the library. That time spent, and the determination needed, was a sort of fail-safe mechanism that made you want to...

What You Need To Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma Jun 16th, 2017

   Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!   Can you guess the most frequently occurring form of ALL cancers? If you guessed basal cell carcinoma (BCC), then you’re correct! Each year in the United States more than 4 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed. Even more startling...

Dr. Roy's Take On Merkel Cell Carcinoma May 30th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now! Most of us are familiar with the more common skin cancers – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.  One that you may not be aware of is Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC).  The first report of this cancer was in 1972. ...

Facts About Wrinkles May 26th, 2017

    Does your skin not look as young as it once did? If not, know that you are not alone in your struggle. Some individuals have beautiful skin and are able to fight off age longer than others, but eventually we all are decorated with saggy skin and age lines....

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month May 25th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!   With May coming to an end we wanted to discuss all of the various skin cancers and prevention methods that are out there. May is not only the month of celebration for Memorial Day, but also is a month dedicated to the...

miraDry - A New Service Brought to the Pine Belt Area May 23rd, 2017

Overview   This blog post is an attempt to educate patients, and people that venture across our website, on the benefits of a new service that Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer now offers. The new product is called miraDry and it is for both debilitating excessive sweat and permanent hair...

Spider/Varicose Veins - Now You see Them, Now You Don't May 16th, 2017

   For patients bothered by the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins,Dermatologists offer several treatments options. The most widely used is sclerotherapy and laser treatments. Before selecting the treatment optionbest for each patient, a dermatologist  considers many factors including thevein type, location of the vein or veins, and the...

Say Goodbye to Spider Veins May 16th, 2017

  Did you know that there are reasons, other than cosmetic, to get rid of the spider veins that have appeared on your legs? These are rather common. In fact, over half of all people over the age of 50 are affected by “spider veins”. The spider veins can often...

Discussion on Psoriasis: Part 2 May 8th, 2017

What are the types of Psoriasis? PLAQUE PSORIASISAbout 80% of people living with psoriasis have plaque psoriasis. This type causes patches of raised, reddish skin covered by silvery white scale. Patches frequently form on the elbows, knees and lower back but can occur anywhere on the skin. SCALP PSORIASISIdentical in appearance to...

Squamous Cell Carcinoma - When should you worry? May 1st, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!    Today we are discussing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) because it is a topic that I am very passionate about and one that I feel causes a fair bit of confusion.  SCC is the second most common form of skin cancer and, in...

The Needle is the New Knife Apr 25th, 2017

   Are you wanting to prevent an aging face but not ready to go under the knife? If so, then the use of neuromodulators and injectable fillers may be the answer. They are used to treat and prevent facial wrinkles. The distinction between neuromodulators and dermal fillers can sometimes become...

Dermatology & Wound Care Apr 14th, 2017

    One of the services available at most dermatology clinics, and most certainly available at Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, that many people may not be aware of is that of wound care. For most people dermatology is associated with moles, skin cancer, warts, rashes, and non-surgical cosmetic...

Discussion on Psoriasis: Part 1 Apr 10th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Many people who have psoriasis will have this medical condition for like. It is possible to see clearer skin by learning about psoriasis and seeing a dermatologist for the newest treatments available. What causes psoriasis?Research shows that the person’s immune system...

The Many Forms of Atopic Dermatitis & A Treatment Plan For It Apr 5th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Atopic dermatitis (AD) is more commonly known by another name – Eczema.  While AD is a form of eczema, eczema has come to describe other conditions that are distinct from AD.  Thus we will use the term atopic dermatitis within this article in...

Cosmeceutical Facts & Your Skin Apr 4th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Cosmetics are used to color and adorn the body in a stylish fashion while cosmeceuticals are non-prescription products which are intended to improve your skins appearance from a functional standpoint. These product categories are not regulated, thus the actual skin care benefits must...

CareCredit- A different way to finance your health Mar 31st, 2017

    Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center accepts all insurances. However, there are times that an insurance company may not cover as much as a patient needs, or  times when a patient is purchasing our cosmetic services (most of which are not covered by insurances). Regardless of the reason,...

Vitamin D & Your Skin - A Dermatologist's Perspective Mar 27th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D Our bodies need Vitamin D to build strong, healthy bones. Vitamin D helps the body absorb the calcium that our bodies require.Without Vitamin D, bone disease can develop. A child can get rickets, which causes soft, deformed bones . Adults...

Eye Circles Mar 27th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Dark circles under the eyes are a common problem, but their cause may not be so simple.  Before choosing a treatment option, it is important to establish what may be the foundation of the discoloration.  In many cases, the reason may be due...

Taming the Wolf Mar 15th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Lupus is an extremely tricky disease to diagnose because it can often times be confused with a myriad of other conditions. In fact, when it was first discovered in the thirteenth century, the lesions on the face of patients resembled that of patients...

"C" is for Chemical Peel Mar 14th, 2017

     If I were to mention anti-aging services, what would be the first thing that came to mind? Most people think of Botox, fillers, or laser treatments when they hear a provider mention cosmetic dermatology services. These are some of the more popular therapies, but there is another option available...

Infantile Hemangiomas and Therapies Offered at PBD Mar 7th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!There are two major types of vascular abnormalities that occur in newborns – vascular tumors and vascular malformations.  What distinguishes these abnormalities is their ability to proliferate and grow.  While vascular tumors do proliferate, either for a limited period of time or forever,...

Skin Conditions That Can Indicate Diabetes Mar 2nd, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Overview: You can discover a lot about a person's health based on the health of their skin. There are many ways in which medical conditions can be recognized by the behavior of skin. For example, a yellowish tint to the skin or eyes (jaundice)...

Got Ink? Feb 21st, 2017

Thinking About Getting a Tattoo or Need a Tattoo Removal? From 2010 to 2015, the tattoo industry grew exponentially. In 2015 the Federal Drug Administration estimated that nearly 45 million Americans had at least one tattoo. An expansion in the variety of tattoo services that are offered by artists (i.e. invisible...

Psoriasis May Differ in Darker Skin Feb 20th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Psoriasis Among African-American patients:              In January there was an article in The Dermatology Times that discussed observations in psoriasis behaviors in patients with darker skin. Pine Belt Dermatology feels that this is an important subject that the public should be aware of. The...

Excessive Sweat? We've Got You Covered Feb 16th, 2017

                  What Can Be Done About Debilitating Excessive Sweating Before with deal with the issue of debilitating sweating we must know about this condition is called medically.Excess sweating is called hyperhidrosis. It is defined as excessive sweating beyond what is normally required to maintain consistent body temperature.Although hyperhidrosis can occur in...

Warts Aren't Just For Witches Feb 7th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Condylomata acuminata:            One of the more contagious skin conditions is that of genital warts. These warts appear in the genital area and can be a single wart or a cluster of warts. These warts are the byproducts of the human papillomavirus. All warts...

Actinic Keratosis Feb 6th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!What is Actinic Keratosis?This condition is extremely common. It is estimated that somewhere around 58 million Americans currently have actinic keratosis. This condition is the result of a chemical reaction that takes place when your skin is exposed to sunlight. In normally functioning...

Granuloma Annulare Feb 2nd, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!We have had a question about granuloma annulare and what treatment options are available. Granuloma annulare (GA) is a benign skin condition that can be associated with diabetes and thyroid disease.  Despite these associations, up to 85% of people with GA have no identifiable...

ABCDEF's of Changing Moles & Melanoma Feb 1st, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Before you read this article about Skin Cancer consider the following facts:* Skin Cancer is the most common cancer of all cancers seen today.* More than 3.5 million non-melanoma skin cancers in more than 2 million are            diagnosed in the United States annually.Current...

Is That Patch of Dry Skin The "Winter Itch" or Eczema? Feb 1st, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!What is eczema?Eczema is a chronic recurring skin disorder that results in dry, easily irritated, itchy skin. There is no definitive cure for eczema.What are the characteristics of dry skin?When your skin is dry, it is not because it lacks oil, but because...

Dr. Duff's Take on Rosacea Jan 29th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Rosacea:14 million Americans are affected (Estimated 1 in 20 Americans)Usually in adults: 30-50 years of ageMore common in fair skinned individualsUsually involves central face (cheeks, nose, forehead and chin)Symptoms include:Redness or flushingPapules or pustules (acne)Burning, stingingThickening of the skin (especially the nose)Red, dry,...

Acne Treatment Post-Accutane Jan 29th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Dear Readers, We have had several questions regarding isotretinoin, better known by its old trade name, Accutane.  I will tackle two of these questions today.  The first question is, “Why is Accutane not working after 6 months?” The answer to this question is not often...

"B" is for Botox Jan 27th, 2017

What is Botox?               Is a younger look what is important to you? Do you want a fast treatment that does not require very much down time? Fillers like Juvederm or Restylane are an option, but if you’re looking for a treatment that is fast and does not directly affect your...

Indoor Tanning & The Darker Facts Associated With It Jan 26th, 2017

Start An Online Dermatology Visit With PBD Now!Why do we care?   Dermatologists are constantly concerned about the degree of radiation our younger populations are receiving, and we are worried that they may not know all of the facts regarding this dangerous practice. This blog post is the result of this...