Symptoms Common symptoms for all types of eczema: dry, scaly skin redness itching, which may be intense personal history of allergies sensitivity to allergens, such as dust mites, pollen, animal dander, and molds food allergies, including cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, and soy history of asthma or hay fever… Read More

Skin Cancer

Types of skin cancer Melanoma Basal Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Carcinoma Actinic Keratosis Melanoma is a malignancy of the melanocyte, usually darkly pigmented. This is the most dangerous form of skin cancer due to its ability to metastasize and spread to lymph… Read More


Rosacea subtypes Subtype one (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea) – flushing and persistent redness of the central third of the face, typically with visible telangiectasias Subtype two (papulopustular rosacea) – persistent redness of the central third of the face accompanied by papules and pustules Subtype three (phymatous rosacea) – thickening of the skin,… Read More


UV-induced hypopigmentation This type of hypopigmentation is typically intermingled with hyperpigmentation. There are no available treatments to re-pigment the white lesions, but the reduction of the surrounding hyperpigmentation will usually make the hypopigmentation appear less noticeable. Post-traumatic hypopigmentation Burns, cuts, and other trauma to the skin can result in melanotoxicity… Read More

Combination skin

Combination skin can be caused by genetics and puberty, when oil glands increase their production of sebum. Many times a variety of products that address dryness as well as oiliness are needed to treat combination skin. Read More

Normal skin

Normal skin has a good balance of moisture, small pores and an even tone. Daily care and professional treatment plans should be designed to maintain skin health by protecting the skin from environmental stressors that could result in premature aging, discoloration and dehydration. Read More

Oily skin

Your skin’s production of oil can be affected by many factors, with many of these being caused by hormones. A few common experiences can trigger hormonal changes that lead to an increase in sebum production such as: puberty, pregnancy, menstruation and stress. Oily skin is prone to blackheads and other… Read More

Dry skin

Dry skin can be genetically determined or can be a natural consequence of the aging process, as sebum production slows down. Read More

Impaired Barrier Function

Impaired Barrier Function from Environmental Stressors Impaired Barrier Function from Inappropriate Product Use Impaired Barrier Function from PPE   Common Causes and Characteristics overuse of aggressive products, and use of products with excessive perfumes and preservatives harsh climate removal of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), the… Read More