Should I Change My Skin Care Routine by Season?

While every season doesn’t require a major shift in your skincare routine, it is best to adjust your skincare routine during seasons of major weather pattern changes. By this, we mean late spring and late fall. The biggest thing that happens during these times is the level of moisture in the air. It plays a large role in the type […] Read More >

Pediatric Melanoma

Melanoma is a highly malignant skin cancer that spreads rapidly and widely. While it primarily occurs in adults, an average of 300 children are diagnosed with pediatric melanoma in the United States every year. According to Dr. Sapna Patel Vaghani, a board-certified pediatric dermatologist with Premier Dermatology, “While melanoma is the least common type of skin cancer in adults, skin […] Read More >

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is becoming a popular treatment to help combat a variety of skin issues including acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks and even encourage hair growth. According Dr. Abigail Donnelly, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology in Carmel, Indiana, “Microneedling involves the insertion of very fine, short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation. […] Read More >

How to Treat a Cold Sore

Cold sores are a common skin condition caused by a virus called the human herpesvirus (HHV). According to the American Academy of Dermatology more than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores. These sores are small blisters that typically form on the lip or around the mouth and are highly contagious. According to […] Read More >

Managing Melasma

Melasma is a form of skin pigmentation that is characterized by patches of brown, tan, or blue-gray skin discoloration. It’s most often seen in women in the middle of their reproductive years. Melasma is typically found in three different areas of the face: the jawline, the central part of the face, and the cheekbones. Many people will notice melasma on […] Read More >

4 Facts about Indoor Tanning

The wish for a sun kissed glow year-round has led to an ever-popular demand for tanning beds. Unfortunately many tanning bed users fall for the tanning myths and are not aware of the severe, long-term effects that result from extensive use. Tanning Beds are not safer than the sun. Research has shown that just one indoor tanning session can increase […] Read More >

How to Prevent & Relieve Itchy Skin

There are many reasons for itchy skin. In winter, the common cause is dry skin, but it can also be a result of a skin condition like eczema, psoriasis or ringworm, or as a result of contact dermatitis. To help prevent and relieve itchy skin, Dr. Erik Alexander, board-certified dermatologist at Forefront Dermatology, suggests the following simple prevention and relief […] Read More >

Frostbite Facts

Stay safe this winter by learning the important facts about Frostbite. Knowledge is the first step in protecting yourself. What is Frostbite? Frostbite is an injury to the skin caused by exposure to cold temperatures that results in loss of feeling and color in the affected areas. Common Affected Areas According to Dr. Erik Alexander, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, […] Read More >

5 Must-have Skin Care Products 2019

Natural beauty starts with a glowing complexion. When skin is healthy the pores are small, breakouts are minimal and tone is even. Sticking to a skin care routine while utilizing the right products will help your skin become more radiant and youthful. According to Dr. Erik Alexander, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “Most skin care products are very much dependent […] Read More >

5 Skin Care Resolutions for 2019

The New Year is a symbolization of a fresh start and endless possibilities. It is also the time of the year when many of us make resolutions. Setting skin care resolutions is a great way to better your skin health for the long term. Here are the top 5 skin care resolutions to easily improve your skin health in 2019: […] Read More >