Living with Plaque Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition in which the life cycle of the cells is sped up. Typically, skin cells grow, then die and slough off over a few weeks. With psoriasis, this process takes only days, and the dead skin cells build up on the surface of the skin in raised patches. 80-90% of people …

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Medical Dermatology in San Antonio, TX

Living with Alopecia Areata

I first encountered Alopecia Areata nearly six years ago. Brushing my hair one morning, a significant chunk fell out onto the counter and I panicked. My fear was quickly followed by frantic hours spent looking in the mirror and covering my thinning patches. This patterned continued over the next few weeks, until more than 50% …

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Medical Dermatology in San Antonio, TX

3 Reasons to participate in a clinical trial

“Why should I consider a research study?” This is a question we hear a lot during patient visits. Patients tend to show interest in research studies but are also very skeptical of the benefits and risks a clinical trial may offer. As part of the Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialists group, I’ve heard lots of …

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Psoriasis Treatment in San Antonio, TX

Psoriasis: Not Just Skin Deep

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month! Let’s break the silence by talking about its facts, and complications. Psoriasis is a condition that affects the skin (most often on the knees, elbows, and scalp) of about 7.5 million Americans. However, it is not a disease we talk about very often. As part of Psoriasis Awareness month, we …

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