Dermatology Consultants Blog

Is Higher SPF Better?
Is Higher SPF Better?
11/28/2018
While the difference between sun blockage in SPF 50 and SPF 100 sunscreen is only 1%, that 1% really does matter! Our expert dermatologists at Dermatology Consultants are committed to sharing important sunscreen and skin care knowledge like this with you. Keep reading to learn more sunscreen facts that you need to know!
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How to Prevent/Treat Fine Lines & Wrinkles
How to Prevent/Treat Fine Lines & Wrinkles
11/16/2018
As woefully unfortunate as it may be, aging is a non-optional process for us all. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can definitely feel like a major blow to your levels of self-confidence. Thankfully, how quickly our skin visibly ages is something we still have some control over. The team of experts at Dermatology Consultants in Lynchburg, VA knows a variety of ways to reduce the appearance of aging skin.
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Age Spots
Age Spots
04/30/2018
At Dermatology Consultants, we believe everyone deserves to feel great about the skin they're in. As a leading dermatology practice serving patients in Lynchburg, Forest, and the surrounding communities, we're proud to offer an array of general dermatology and cosmetic dermatology services, as well as Mohs surgery and comprehensive care for skin cancer. The process of aging means plenty of changes in the skin. For many people this includes the formation of small patches of brown, discolored skin on the face, hands, chest, or back. These are called age spots – and if they’re a problem for you, Dermatology Consultants can help.
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Hair Loss
Hair Loss
04/13/2018
Hair loss is one of the most common problems that we experience with aging – but at Dermatology Consultants, we can help. We offer a wide range of dermatology treatments to patients throughout the greater Lynchburg and Forest, VA area. If you're experiencing hair loss, we can create a treatment plan to slow or reverse the problem. Whether you're experiencing male pattern baldness, female hair loss, or any other form of hair loss, our dermatologists are committed to helping you reclaim a full, healthy head of hair.
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Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
03/09/2018
At Dermatology Consultants, we're proud to offer comprehensive dermatological treatment to patients of all ages throughout the Lynchburg, VA and Forest, VA area. While we often focus on treating skin diseases or improving the look and feel of our patients' skin, there are a number of other skin problems we can address through dermatology—including poison ivy. Here's everything you need to know to prevent, manage, and treat poison ivy!
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Tinea Versicolor
Tinea Versicolor
01/06/2018
At Dermatology Consultants, we truly believe that everyone deserves to love the skin they're in; and we proudly provide a wide variety of dermatology treatments to patients throughout the Lynchburg and Forest, VA area to help achieve that. Our dermatologists treat a large range of skin conditions and infections, ranging from minor and cosmetic dermatology issues to more serious conditions.
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Vitiligo
11/16/2017
Vitiligo is a disorder characterized by blotches of lost skin color. These blotches appear when pigment cells (melanocytes) in your skin, mucous membranes, and retina are destroyed.
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Beautiful Legs Year Round
09/22/2017
Don't let spider veins affect your life and confidence. If you’re ready to do away with those unsightly spider veins, Dermatology Consultants can help with Sclerotherapy treatment.
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Stop Summer Eczema Flare-Ups
08/16/2017
The Lynchburg summers are a welcome, warm time for outdoor adventures and poolside play. But if you’re one of the 30 million Americans suffering from eczema, the warm weather of summer may also bring days of severe itching, burning, and blistering skin. If you have eczema, don’t spend your summer suffering; your local Lynchburg cosmetic dermatologist can help ease the discomfort of this common skin condition.
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Identifying and Treating Shingles
08/01/2017
If you had chickenpox as a child, the experience probably didn’t leave you with any fond memories. The good news is that the experience is in the past, as chicken pox is not a recurring contagion. The bad news, however, is that hosting the chicken pox virus at any point puts you at risk for getting the Shingles infection in adulthood.
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The Pitfalls of Flip-flop Season: A Conversation about Athlete’s Foot Awareness
07/20/2017
Summer is in full swing, meaning our toes and feet are finally free from the tight constraints of closed toed shoes. Strappy sandals and flip-flops are the perfect way to air out your toes and show off your feet during this time of year. Unfortunately, as you let your toes wriggle free at the local pool, beach, or even the locker room, you are putting yourself at risk for Athlete's Foot.
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Intense Pulsed Light for Younger, Clearer, & More Vibrant Skin
06/27/2017
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can be a fantastic skin treatment option for people interested in improving the appearance of their skin. This non-invasive treatment works gently, safely, and effectively to treat a wide range of skin conditions and irregularities, resulting in skin that’s more youthful looking and vibrant.
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Acne & Acne Treatments
05/26/2017
It’s our role to both identify and treat any of your skin-related conditions. We’re capable of treating a wide range of common skin conditions, including acne, the most prevalent skin problem.
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How to Create Your Daily Skincare Routine
04/22/2017
Typically when a person’s skin looks great, they feel great. So when our skin isn’t doing so well it’s safe to assume that we don’t feel tiptop either.
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Top 10 Foods for a Beautiful Face
03/18/2017
Everyone ages, but not everyone ages gracefully. What determines whether you retain your youthful vibrant glow, are the choices you make on a daily basis.
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Skin Cancer Prevention & Treatment
02/21/2017
Just because you can’t stay indoors all the time doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do to help prevent skin cancers from forming, or treat the ones that already exist. Here are a few tips for how to keep skin cancer at bay and best treat skin cancer if it has already developed.
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A Very In-Depth Look at Varicose Veins
01/30/2017
Two women walk into a dermatologist office. One would like to see what treatments are available to reduce the look of the large veins in her legs, which prevent her from wearing skirts in the summer. Another has horrible, shooting leg pain that makes it difficult to drive, sit comfortably, or stand for long periods of time. Both women, in fact, face the same issue: varicose veins.
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What’s The Difference Between Melanoma And Age Spots?
09/07/2016
With age comes change, especially when it comes to your skin. Aside from wrinkles, an unpopular skin change is that of age spots, also referred to as sun spots or liver spots. Age spots can result from long-term sun exposure and actually have nothing to do with your liver. It is not uncommon for these age spots to be confused with melanoma as they sometimes have a similar appearance.
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Sun Protection Tips for Summer
06/23/2016
Summer is just around the corner, and while that means a lot of good times by the water and fun under the sun, it also means a serious threat to your skin: danger from sun damage. Thankfully, there's plenty you can do to protect your skin and keep yourself safe from the sun.
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