Skincare Tips

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Six tips to get the most out of your dermatology visit!

October 28, 2020

At Clear Dermatology, our goal is to make sure you have the most comprehensive visit with our team. Please review the six tips below and let us know if you have any questions. Gather your medical information and visit our online patient portal to enter these details directly into your electronic medical record.  This portal…

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Smoking and Your Skin: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

September 9, 2020

Tobacco contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including 250 toxins and carcinogens.  Nicotine, the main ingredient in tobacco, is absorbed at 1mg per cigarette.  After inhalation, nicotine enters the brain after 10-20 seconds, causing the neurostimulatory effects that maintain addiction.  Smoking for 6-8 hours a day leads to persistently elevated nicotine levels due to the slow…

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Sunscreen in Winter?

October 31, 2019

When it comes to skin cancer, prevention is ALWAYS the best treatment! Learn more below about why the risks of skin cancer don’t go away during the winter months and the importance of wearing sunscreen year-round with these frequently asked questions. Q: I donʼt get sun in winter, so why do I need to wear…

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Can I get a sunburn on a cloudy day?

March 7, 2019

What is the buzz about UVA these days? We now understand that UVA (in addition to UVB) contributes to skin cancer development.  On a summer day, UVA accounts for >95% of the UV light reaching the earth’s surface, while UVB accounts for just 4%.  The ozone layer and atmosphere block essentially all UVC light emitted…

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