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Why Wintertime Sun Protection Matters Nov 2nd, 2021

We don’t get much severe winter weather in Texas, but last February proved that anything is possible. No matter what kind of weather comes our way this year, it’s important to remember that your skin needs just as much protection from the sun in winter as it does in the...

How Do I Know If I Have Rosacea? Oct 6th, 2021

What’s your complexion? If you say ruddy, rosy, or red, you may be dealing with more than a skin tone category — you may have rosacea, a skin condition that can make you look flushed all the time. The best way to know for sure is to consult an experienced...

Common Skin Problems That Respond Well to Chemical Peels Sep 1st, 2021

At every age and stage of your life, your skin goes through changes, responding to the environment, hormones, diet, and genetics. As you get older, the effects of these changes accumulate, and this is made worse by your skin’s inability to regenerate itself as effectively as in your younger years. ...

Am I at Risk for Hair Loss? Aug 5th, 2021

Hair loss can be traumatic and occurs in both men and women. Although some are able to embrace baldness, most feel a huge loss of self-esteem and there’s no shortage of scam treatments out there taking advantage of those losing their locks.  So much so, that the the hair loss...

I'm Embarrassed About My Warts Jul 6th, 2021

Flat and rough, clustered, polka-dotted, or cauliflower-like, warts come in many shapes and sizes. But despite their variety, they all stem from the same cause — infection by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Children, because their immune systems are underdeveloped, tend to be particularly susceptible to warts and about one-third of...

Is That Mole Cause for Concern? Jun 21st, 2021

Moles are an extremely common type of skin growth. In fact, most people have anywhere from 10 to 40 moles on their body.  While the great majority of moles are completely harmless, sometimes a mole can turn bad, resulting in melanoma. Due to this, it is important to know the...

3 Popular Facial Areas for Botox® May 23rd, 2021

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 4.5 million people chose Botox® to smooth out their facial wrinkles in 2019 alone. That makes Botox the top-ranking procedure in its category — again. Several factors contribute to the ongoing popularity of this minimally invasive treatment, including the long-lasting results,...

6 Tips for Preventing a Psoriasis Flare-Up Apr 19th, 2021

Knowing that psoriasis is a common skin condition that affects more than 8 million Americans and about 125 million people around the world isn't much comfort when you’re dealing with constant symptoms or a flare-up.  The classic signs of red patches, flaking and silvery scales, burning, tenderness, thickening, and cracking...

What Is Rosacea? Mar 14th, 2021

The tendency to blush easily may be a reflection of your sweet personality, or it may be a sign of rosacea, a common skin condition that causes your face to flush. Although some people have naturally ruddy complexions, rosacea is a skin condition that goes beyond a matter of skin...

Why Do I Still Have Acne as an Adult? Feb 22nd, 2021

When you passed through puberty, you thought you were done with growing pains, new hair growth, and other awkward rites of passage, but here you are decades later still battling with acne.  At Lakeview Dermatology in Lake Worth, Texas, Dr. Matthew Mittelbronn understands the frustration of acne at any age...

Wintertime Tips for Healthy Skin Dec 31st, 2020

Here in Lake Worth, Texas, warmer temperatures and high humidity are the norm most of the year. As a result, our skin is used to this toasty, moist environment. So, when winter arrives, it can wreak havoc. The weather turns cooler, and the humidity significantly decreases, meaning less moisture in...

Everything You Need to Know About Skin Cancer Dec 13th, 2020

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70. Fortunately, skin cancer is usually highly treatable when caught early.  You can increase your chances of catching skin cancer in its earliest stages and getting the...

Managing Your Eczema in the Winter Nov 16th, 2020

Even in Texas where the sun shines on us most of the year, the winter months can turn dry and chilly, which causes even people with healthy skin to reach for the nearest lotion bottle. But if you have eczema, the seasonal change can send your skin into a tailspin...

A Look at the Different Kinds of Acne Oct 16th, 2020

A pimple’s a pimple, right? Not exactly. Acne comes in several forms, from mild to serious. But they all start with one common problem: clogged pores. Whether yours are blocked because of excess dead skin cells, bacteria, too much oil, or a complication of fluctuating hormones, you’re among 17 million...

Treatment Options for Warts Sep 21st, 2020

Most people only think of a virus as a pathogen that causes colds, flu, and other illnesses. But it’s also the underlying cause of warts.  In fact, all warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which has more than 150 strains. A few of those strains show up as...

Living With Psoriasis (And What to Do About It) Aug 11th, 2020

Known for causing patchy, red, itchy, and scaly skin, psoriasis can be a challenge to live with. Constant scratching, embarrassing patches of scales, and facing the stares and quizzical looks from friends and strangers alike can take a toll on you. Throughout the United States, there are about 7.5 million...

Why You Should Have an Annual Skin Screening Jul 20th, 2020

When you think of cancer, you may automatically think about a disease that attacks you from the inside out. But skin cancer is actually the most common type of cancer. In fact, one in five Americans will suffer from it.  Not all types are deadly, though. Basal cell and squamous...

Common Types of Skin Diseases Mar 12th, 2020

Your skin performs vital functions you may not even be aware of. It protects you from dirt, debris, bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms. It helps protect you from the harmful radiation from the sun, it helps regulate your body temperature and serves critical functions of sensation. If you have...

What Are Actinic Keratoses? Feb 27th, 2020

Actinic Keratosis (AKs), also called solar keratoses, are abnormal skin areas that are ‘pre-cancerous’ in nature.  They usually appear as small rough, red, scaly bumps or patches of skin commonly found on the face, scalp, upper trunk, arms, and hands. Individuals develop these scaly lesions due to excessive exposure to ultraviolet...

Regarding Skin Cysts and What To Do About Them? Feb 11th, 2020

If you happen to feel a lump on or beneath your skin, you may have a cyst. These abnormal growths vary in size and shape, and can be due to multiple causes, but quite commonly they develop from the skin. It is important to note that most skin cysts are not dangerous....

Wintertime Skin Tips Jan 30th, 2020

Now that we are solidly into the winter months, it is well about time to offer you some insights and my thoughts on winter and your skin. In our area of the country, warmer temperatures and high humidity are the norms and our skin becomes used to this warm, moist...

Benefits of An Annual Skin Checkup for Cancer Jan 23rd, 2020

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they turn 70?  That said however, while skin cancer is a very common type of cancer, fortunately it is most often a very treatable condition, especially when diagnosed early. With frequent self-examinations at home and...

Understanding Acne (Let’s Talk A Little About Acne) Nov 14th, 2019

One of the most common dermatologic issues people face on a regular basis is acne. It is not only an irritation to deal with, more importantly, but it can also interfere with important events in your life that you want to look your best for. And while the most common age group to...

What Can Be Done to Fight Alopecia? Nov 8th, 2019

The medical word for hair loss is alopecia.  Alopecia is a general term, and, despite incorrect usage of the word by many media outlets, is not a specific diagnosis per-se. There are multitudes of causes for hair loss and it can occur anywhere on the body where hair grows.  Some types of alopecia...

An Overview Of Psoriasis Sep 24th, 2019

Having a solid immune system is great. But an overactive immune system can trigger all sorts of unwanted changes in the body, including psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that is an autoimmune condition, which is when a person’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells. In this case, psoriasis speeds...

Psoriasis: Causes and Treatments Aug 29th, 2019

As the largest organ in your body, your skin has a number of very important functions, including acting as a barrier to protect from infection, helping regulate temperature, and shielding you from the cellular damage caused by the Sun’s ultraviolet rays.  Despite this, it is not uncommon to see instances...

How Is Psoriasis Diagnosed? Aug 22nd, 2019

If you suffer from the chronic condition known as psoriasis, you understand how difficult it is to deal with. Flare-ups of this disorder include flaking, redness, inflammation, itching, soreness, of the skin and thick, white, silvery, or red patches forming on the skin. However, psoriasis is not as easy to...

What Causes Acne and How to Treat It Jul 24th, 2019

Nearly everyone has experienced some form of acne at some point in their lives. The condition is often referred to as acne vulgaris or “common acne” because it affects so many people. Although acne mainly affects people during puberty, about 30 percent of people continue to suffer its effects through adulthood....

What Causes Skin Cancer? Jul 10th, 2019

Many people spend most of their time indoors during the cold winter months every year – and when summer comes – they spend hours on end outdoors, enjoying their favorite activities, and often trying to get a ‘perfect tan’. But that perfect tan or ‘healthy glow’ is not generally so...

Discussing Warts Jun 13th, 2019

Warts are skin growths that usually appear either alone or in clusters on the hands, feet, arms, legs, face, and other places on the body. Caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and transmitted via touch, they are typically benign and may occasionally disappear of their own accord. If a wart...

What Causes Cysts? May 24th, 2019

There are hundreds of different types of cysts that can appear in the human body. A cyst is a closed pocket that contains fluid or other semi-solid substances. Cysts are typically benign, and they can be mistaken for a tumor or abscess by those who are not experienced in evaluating them. Most...

Medical vs. Cosmetic Dermatology Apr 25th, 2019

A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the skin. Dermatologists also treat diseases involving the hair, lips, nails, and even the mouth. Many people see dermatologists on a regular basis for a wide variety of health reasons: skin cancer, acne, rashes, warts, cysts, boils, eczema, and rosacea. People also see a...

Common Skin Diseases and What to Look For Apr 11th, 2019

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it is susceptible to many diseases and conditions. It can also offer warning signs for some very serious underlying illnesses in the body. A dermatologist knows how to diagnose and treat infections and other skin problems, but they also can alert...

Welcome To Our Blog Feb 11th, 2019

Lakeview Dermatology welcomes you to our blog and invites you to browse around for the latest news in dermatology and more.   Thank you for visiting our blog and we look forward to connecting with you. Lakeview Dermatology is excited to bring you the latest information about research and advancements...