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Acne is a Medical Issue, not just a Cosmetic One!

by Dr. Hicks-Graham Acne is the most common medical issue that we seen in our office. Most people have had acne at one point or another during their life, whether during the teen years or adulthood. Contrary to popular belief, it usually has nothing to do with cleanliness; instead it is due the combination of bacteria deep in the hair follicle, inflammation and oil production. These factors may result in painful red nodules, cysts, whiteheads, blackheads, red papules or pustules….

Tips for Dry Skin

Is the winter weather plaguing you with dry skin? Minor changes in your skin care routine may be all you need to combat dry skin.  Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham of Downtown Dermatology shares her best dry skin tips with you! Dry Skin Tips: Keep showers and baths short. Preferably, less than 5 minutes with warm water – not hot! Hot water may feel good, especially if your skin is itchy and dry, but it makes the skin dry out faster than cooler…