Medical Review By: Camila Yepes, PA-C Cold sores, aka fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) — not by colds or fevers. But like colds, they are very contagious. You can spread HSV at any point from the first warning tingle up until the cold sore scab has completely disappeared. It’s even
Medical Review By: Denise Guevara, DO If your face is still as smooth as a baby’s bottom, you probably aren’t thinking about wrinkles. Unfortunately, everyone gets them eventually, partly because as the body ages, it produces less collagen and elastin, proteins that keep the skin firm and elastic. But if you act now, you
Medical Review By: Juan Giachino, Jr., MD Getting older? One of the first signs of aging is the dreaded “turkey neck.” It’s no coincidence that author Nora Ephron titled her book about aging “I Feel Bad About My Neck.” This area is delicate because neck skin is especially thin. It can start to sag,
If you’re tired of seeing fine lines, acne scars, sun spots, or dark patches every time you look in the mirror, you may be considering getting a chemical peel. In this procedure, a mixture of acids is applied to the skin to slough off the top layers and reveal the smoother, more even-toned skin beneath.
Medical Review By: Shawna Sopher, LME Whether you shop for skin care products at your dermatologist’s office, a high-end beauty store or your local pharmacy, you’ve probably noticed that nearly every brand now offers a chemical peel you can do yourself at home. The promises seem almost too good to be true: Just apply as
Updated May 19, 2020 The number of people developing skin cancer has been increasing for decades, to the point that skin cancer is now the most common cancer in the United States. Every day, more than 95,000 people are diagnosed with the disease, and one in five people will develop it in their lifetime. Most
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Florida-based Water’s Edge Dermatology announced today that Dr. Chris Cromwell has joined its growing plastic surgery team. A skilled and highly experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Cromwell shares the mission of Water’s Edge to help patients look and feel their best. He is seeing patients in the St. Lucie West
With kids out of school, it’s time for fun, sun and a lot of activities. It’s also time to schedule a summer skin check and stock up on sunscreen! At Water’s Edge Dermatology, we are experts in spotting and treating all kinds of pediatric skin, hair and nail conditions, which is why we are encouraging
We’ve been getting a ton of interest in a cosmetic treatment we offer called HydraFacial MD. As word spreads about this rejuvenating procedure, our patients want to know more. What’s a hydrafacial? How does HydraFacial MD work? How will it benefit your skin? Is HydraFacial MD really any better than other facials? You’ve been asking,
Are your legs ready for an active summer? If you have issues with the veins in your legs, you might not be as ready as you think. Vein issues can be cosmetic, such as spider veins, or an indication of something more serious, which includes varicose veins, leg ulcers, painful swollen veins or blood clots.