What are Seborrheic Keratoses? Seborrheic keratoses are formed when normal cells build up on top of each other, creating rough bumps that appear to be pasted onto the skin. They are often flesh-colored or have a darker pigment. They typically occur on the back and chest but are also found on the scalp, face, arms,
What are Skin Tags? Have you ever noticed a soft, fleshy mole on your skin? It almost looks like a long mole that you can wiggle around. It might be a skin tag. Many people get skin tags. There can be a genetic link, so you might have inherited them from Mom or Dad. Skin tags more
Mohs Surgery FAQs The most common types of skin cancer treated with Mohs surgery are: Basal cell carcinoma Squamous cell carcinoma These are the two most common types of skin cancer in America. Other more rare types of skin cancer are also often treated with Mohs surgery. Some early, superficial types of melanoma are treated
How to Manage Rising Generic Prescription Drug Prices With the rising costs of prescriptions and generic alternatives, the burden of figuring out how to afford necessary medications has been shifted onto the patient. Generic formulas are no longer as cheap as they once were making it more difficult for patients to pay for and receive
What is Sebaceous Hyperplasia? Small, yellowish, or white greasy bumps often found on the forehead and cheeks of middle-aged or older patients are called sebaceous hyperplasia. Though they are often mistaken for pimples and cannot be popped. Sebaceous hyperplasia is caused by enlarged oil glands on the face. Each bump usually has a tiny indent in the
What is Keratosis Pilaris? Have you ever thought that the sides of your arms feel rough or like “chicken skin”? It may be keratosis pilaris. You might think at first that they are “goosebumps,” but then the roughness does not go away even when you are warm. This is a common condition known as keratosis pilaris. Keratosis pilaris is a
Tips to Keep Your Rosacea Under Control (even in the Texas Summer!) If you’re one of the 16 million Americans who suffer from rosacea, chances are the Texas summer can present challenges for your skin. Rosacea is a chronic condition in which patients experience a variety of symptoms ranging from transient flushing to acne-like bumps
Outdoor exercise is great, but it’s not always easy on your skin. From road rash to extreme sun protection, we understand the needs of Austin’s serious and passionate athletes. Austin, Texas Athlete Care From Barton Springs and Deep Eddy to Lady Bird trail and the greenbelt, Austin is an amazing city for outdoor activity. Dr.
What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide care across a distance. This includes using the Internet, cell phones, SMS messaging and even satellites to allow physicians and patients to communicate medical information. This technology has been available for over a decade now, but as it has gotten better and better, telemedicine
How to Determine if You Should Get a Shingles Vaccine As dermatologists, we are often asked by patients, “Should I get the shingles vaccine?” The answer to that question is “yes” for many people, but an explanation is in order. What causes shingles and who is at risk? Shingles is caused by the same virus
Friends You Don’t Want to Bring Home from School – Lice, Scabies, & Ringworm School is back in session! The backpacks are dusted off, and all of the fall activities are underway. With all of the fun back to school activities can come some unwelcome guests affecting the skin, such as ringworm, scabies, and lice.
Community Spotlight on We Are Austin Watch Dr. Evans and Dr. Peña-Robichaux talk to We Are Austin about some of the ways Evans Dermatology gives back to our community. Note: you may have to watch the ad twice before the video plays, so hang in there! Click here to view the video. About U.S. Dermatology Partners Brodie
Sunless Tanner Road Test Although we know the Austin summer sun’s rays are especially strong, we also know it’s tempting to want that summer skin glow. Instead of baking yourself in the sun, absorbing harmful UV rays, this summer why not try a sunless tanner instead? Because we know not all sunless tanners are created
What to Expect During a Full Skin Exam It is not uncommon for early skin cancer to be dismissed as a stubborn acne bump or even go unnoticed because obvious symptoms are often absent. When left untreated, skin cancers will keep growing and can lead to disfigurement or loss of function. In some cases, skin
Skincare Tips for Caregivers Our society increasingly relies on family and friends as caregivers for those who can no longer care for themselves. If you’re doing the hard work of a part- or full-time caregiver, these tips may help you care for your loved one’s skin as part of their overall health. Skin plays a