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We are approaching May which is Melanoma Awareness Month!

Posted on 28. Apr, 2016 by .

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Abrams dermatology will be out there at Cars and Coffee sponsored by Suncoast Motorsports on Saturday May 14th from 8-10am. We will be giving away samples of Elta MD sunscreen and other goodies. If you do nothing else for your skin throughout your life time applying a great sunscreen such as Elta MD will help […]

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Getting the red out safely and effectively, Spider Veins and Blood Vessels

Posted on 04. Nov, 2015 by .

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Laser therapy began in the early 1960’s with the Ruby laser.  The ruby laser was a “new way” to treat vascular lesions with its focus on absorption of hemoglobin in a non specific fashion.  The down side to this laser was destruction of tissue which in turn caused higher rates of scarring which led to […]

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Growth Factors: The process by which Regenica was formulated

Posted on 13. Aug, 2015 by .

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Growth factors are the “New Wave “of topical treatments utilized in stimulating more youthful appearing cells within our skin. Here at Abrams Dermatology we have multiple modalities to achieve a more youthful appearance. Regenica replenishing crème is one of those newer generation topicals. Regenica was developed using the latest scientific method of human stem cell […]

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The Single best way to treat “Brown Spots”

Posted on 11. Aug, 2015 by .

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The answer is that there is NO “single best way”.  One and done is not logical in dermatology.  The brown spots, or liver spots; formal name Lentigo or Lentigines forms over time.  Our skin being our largest organ has a defense against damage. Melanin is our skins natural sun defense and Melanogenesis is the process […]

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Get a “head of Lice!”

Posted on 16. Apr, 2015 by .

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These flat wingless insects take up residence in hair, there are three species of these pesky little creatures.  They can be found on our scalp, body and even in our private areas!   They are highly contagious with direct contact with an infected person.  They do not live on NON-living things or animals. Lice feed frequently, […]

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The “Root Cause” of Female pattern hair loss.

Posted on 04. Mar, 2015 by .

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Female pattern hair loss is a genetically linked form of hair loss.  It can be passed on by either parent.  The process of hair loss is gradual, usually after menopause but can begin as early as puberty.  Approximately 40% of women exhibit signs of hair loss by the time they are in the 5th decade […]

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A wolf in sheep’s clothing!

Posted on 05. Sep, 2014 by .

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That is what you are getting when purchasing certain products online because of better pricing. Medical grade products are just that… medical grade.  These products are sold within medical practices for a reason.  Don’t be fooled by websites that offer “Lowest price ever” deals.  Searching the web for a deal, may well get you a […]

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Nail Fungus – Onychomycosis

Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by .

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Onychomycosis  fancy name for nail fungus.  Nails can be brittle and thickened causing the nail to appear distorted. The nail (usually the toe) will either appear yellow or chalky white depending on the dematophyte involved. The affected nail or nails will over time become loosened and/or separate from the nail bed. The people most at […]

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Molluscum Contagiosum is very common in children though it can be seen in adults as well

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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Molluscum contagiosum is the name of a virus.  This virus is Poxvirus. Molluscum Contagiosum is very common in children though it can be seen in adults as well. Molluscum presents as small pink to flesh color, dome-shaped bumps with a dimple in the center. The bumps are quite small 2 to 5 mm in size; […]

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How to avoid Genital Warts

Posted on 26. Jul, 2013 by .

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Genital warts also known as Condylomata acuminata or venereal warts are caused by the human papillomavirus or (HPV) there are more than 100 types of human papilloma viruses out there, different ones infecting different body locations. HPV 6 and 11 most common culprit.  The lesions are typically flesh-colored or hyperpigmented (dark) bumps or plaques in […]

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