Forefront Dermatology Expands Presence in Kentucky

Forefront Dermatology is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. C. Douglas Hensley and his staff to its expanding dermatology group practice in Kentucky. Dr. C. Douglas Hensley has been practicing medical dermatology for over 30 years  and is excited to continue providing the communities of Middletown and Frankfort, Kentucky with the expert care they deserve. With the addition of these two clinics,  Forefront […] Read More >

What are Blackheads?

Have you ever noticed black marks on your face and wondered what they are and how to take care of them? Those marks are known as blackheads. What are blackheads? According to Dr. Giacomo Maggiolino, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “Blackheads are bumps found on the skin that appear when a hair follicle becomes clogged with oil and debris. They […] Read More >

Skin Care Rules While Traveling

Cold weather, holiday foods, stress, Christmas cookies – there are plenty of factors that contribute to skin breakouts this time of the year. Another sabotage? Travel. From traveling in planes, trains and automobiles, to staying in hotels and interrupting your skin care regimen, your skin is going to take the brunt of the change. Here are board-certified dermatologist Dr. Giacomo […] Read More >

How Tattoo Removal Works

If you’re reading this, you’re probably in the tattoo regret phase, or maybe you just want to fade your tattoo for a cover up. Laser therapy has become the “gold standard” because it is most effective, and if performed by a trained specialist, will result in little to no side effects. Before you go out and have the procedure, it […] Read More >

Stretch Marks 101

We get them, we hate them and we constantly think why me? A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches, or shrinks, too quickly. According to Dr. J. Mark Jackson, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin in your skin to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks […] Read More >

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?

Platelet-rich Plasma treatments, also known as PRP therapy is a treatment for hair loss that requires your own blood for treatment. Blood is made up of two main components, white and red blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors. These growth factors signal skin cells to function and can treat a range of health concerns includes including […] Read More >

5 Myths about Psoriasis

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month – a public health and awareness campaign sponsored by the National Psoriasis Foundation for educating the public, raising awareness and dispelling myths about the disease. Dr. Kent Walker, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, walks through the top 5 myths about psoriasis and the truth behind them: Myth: Psoriasis is a contagious disease Fact: Psoriasis is […] Read More >

How to Identify and Treat Summer Skin Rashes

Nothing ruins summer plans like itchy bumps and painful rashes – but they don’t have to! Learning how to identify a rash will help to know how to properly treat them and reduce discomfort quickly. Before you start self-diagnosing it is important to remember while summer rashes usually clear up with an over-the-counter cream, rashes that include fever, headache, shortness […] Read More >

5 Skin Care Tips for Gardeners

One of America’s most popular pastimes has the potential to be quite hard on our bodies — gardening. According to Dr. Kent Walker, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “all that digging, raking, planting and trimming in the outdoor elements can take its toll on your skin and especially hands. If you aren’t careful gardening can lead to dry skin, sunburn […] Read More >

Why See a Board-Certified Dermatologist?

While many health care providers offer dermatologic care and cosmetic procedures, they do not specialize in treating conditions of the skin, hair and nails like a dermatologist does. What is a dermatologist? A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail disorders. They have the ability to diagnose and treat thousands of […] Read More >