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National Healthy Skin Month

By Dr. John Browning, M.D., is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Dermatology, and Pediatric Dermatology. Did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month?  I'm not sure how November earned this distinction but I suspect it has to do with a change in the season as well as some needed penance following a long summer and fall of too much sun! So how can you develop healthy skin? Fir...
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Introducing miraDry, the only non-invasive, FDA cleared procedure that safely STOPS sweat by permanently eliminating sweat and odor glands.

I am excited to introduce miraDry, a NEW revolutionary technology, which I now offer to my patients. miraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA cleared procedure that safely STOPS sweat by permanently eliminating sweat and odor glands. Embrace every moment of life to the fullest – without the fear or embarrassment of underarm issues getting in the way. Whether you’re in that important business meeting ...
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Sports Injuries

As sports get off to a big start with the spring weather, take caution to avoid skin injuries that can keep you or your child out of the game. Here are some great suggestions from the American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.pwrnewmedia.com/2015/aad/annual_meeting/downloads/Adams_Sports_FINAL_on_LH.pdf
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Psoriasis

As winter continues those with psoriasis are likely experiencing a flare. Psoriasis tends to worsen during the cool, dark days of winter. This is due to several causes, including dry air, low vitamin D levels, and stress, just to name a few. A couple of helpful hints: use a mild non-alkaline soap that won't dry out your skin; apply moisturizing cream daily; use topical steroids appropriately;...
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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a great option for treating precancerous skin lesions called actinic keratosis. This review of prior research, published on August 27th in JAMA Dermatology, found that people who underwent PDT were 14 percent more likely to have the lesion completely cleared three months later than those who had the freezing treatment known as cryotherapy: http://consumer.health...
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Melasma

Have you ever wondered why you might have brown spots on your face? It could be a condition called melasma, which usually affects women and people with darker skin types more commonly. It is important to avoid the sun and use appropriate skin care products when you have this condition. You can read more about it here and check out this latest video on melasma from the American Academy...
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Measles making a comeback?

Did you know that measles is on the rise? We are experiencing some of the highest number of measles cases in the United States since the advent of the measles vaccine. This is because of a large number of individuals opting out of the vaccine for religious or philosophical reasons. Unfortunately even some vaccinated individuals are contracting the disease due to low seroconversion or im...
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Chikungunya Fever?

Traveling to the Caribbean this summer? Watch out for Chikungunya Fever, which is spreading throughout the Caribbean. This tropical disease is characterized by fever, rash, nausea, and joint aches. It is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito so it is important to use effective insect repellants and long sleeves/pants as well as mosquito netting. http://www.latimes.com/world/...
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