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Why Does My Skin Purge?

In our clinic we get asked about skin purging and if our products will give people more acne.  The answer to this is two fold.  First off, some people especially if they have non inflamed acne purging will most likely...



Skin Picking: Addiction or Compulsion and How to Stop

The desire for perfect, blemish-free skin is one everyone in our modern society strives for. You see pictures of splendidly perfect skin everywhere on Instagram, Facebook, magazines. But what’s that, you say? More acne? Scabs? Dry skin? It sees like...



Rashy Red Bumps, Dry Scaly Skin? Could be Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral Dermatitis is a skin condition that look like a combination of acne and rosacea. It usually starts with a bumpy rash or dryness around the mouth area and may spread to the rest of the face and neck. In...



Red Bumps, Chicken Skin…. You May Have Keratosis Pilaris.

When it comes to your skin, you want solid, timely advice. There’s so much out there, how do you start?   You’ve done great by starting your journey here reading this blog!   Keratosis Pilaris affects 30-50% of the world’s...



Signs of a Staph Infection and What to Do.

A Staph infection can be tricky to spot because it can look similar to acne. The difference lies in that Staph quickly becomes incredibly inflamed and there isn’t an obvious border where one lesion ends and another begins.   It’s...



Oily Skin, Red Cheeks, Whiteheads And Constant Flushing. You May Have Rosacea

Ever notice how sometimes your cheeks flare up bright red when you’re blushing or eating spicy food? Or maybe nothing even happened and your cheeks are still rosy as a ripe tomato. Maybe it’s really humid and your skin has...



What is Folliculitis And How Can I Treat It?

Folliculitis is a skin condition where hair follicles become inflamed and infected. It occurs most frequently in places that are shaved such as the beard area and legs. It can also appear on arms, back, and buttocks. Looking very similar...



What You Should Look For In An Acne Solution

One of the biggest complaints that we hear when clients come into our acne clinic are their bad experiences with past acne treatments.  Anything from a doctor pushing too hard for them to get on antibiotics or Accutane, or even...



A Look At Accutane’s Side Effects

Whether or not to take Accutane (or Isotretinoin) is no small decision, as it has some serious side effects that come along with taking it. Although countless personal and medical trials have been done on it since its release in...



Do You Really Need Medication to Manage Your Acne?

  The experience most people have with acne is this; calling a dermatologist and scheduling an appointment, at that appointment, the doctor spends 5-10 minutes looking at your skin and then suggests you take some sort of antibiotic, contraceptive, or...