Blog Archive

Signs That Your Skin Condition Is Eczema Oct 3rd, 2022

A rash is your body’s way of letting you know something is irritating it, but figuring out what’s causing the itching and redness can be tricky.  At Easton Dermatology Associates, our team of skin experts specialize in getting to the bottom of rashes. “Eczema” is an umbrella term that encompasses several of the most common...

I'm an Adult and I Still Have Acne Sep 1st, 2022

Adolescent acne was anguishing, but you soldiered through it, believing there was light at the end of the tunnel. You trusted that someday, you would leave your teen years and pimply skin behind you.  Yet, here you are, a full-fledged adult with full-fledged acne. What can be done? We’re glad...

Triggers and Treatments for Psoriasis Aug 8th, 2022

Psoriasis flare-ups are never convenient, and they seem to pop at the worst times. Knowing your personal psoriasis triggers can make your condition a little more predictable, so outbreaks don’t catch you off guard. You may even be able to prevent flare-ups by avoiding conditions that aggravate psoriasis. Here, our team at Easton Dermatology...

When Is a Rash a Reason to Worry? Jul 1st, 2022

Itchy, bumpy, red, burning, swollen, raised, patchy — whatever word you use to describe your skin condition, you have a rash. This is your skin’s way of telling you that something has irritated it, or it’s allergic to something.  Rashes can pop up anywhere on your body as a reaction to...

All About Vitiligo: Causes and Treatment Options Jun 1st, 2022

Michael Jackson may be the most famous person to have suffered from vitiligo, but nearly 4 million other people in the United States and about 100 million around the world struggle with the white spots and progressively fading skin of this distressing disease. They also face the stigma of having an unfamiliar condition...

The Sun and Your Skin: A Closer Look at This Love-Hate Relationship May 1st, 2022

You can’t watch TV or scroll through social media without being warned about the dangers of sun exposure and the critical need to slather on sunscreen. Although those warnings are accurate, there’s more to the story. The sun sustains life, provides warmth, and creates light — not only are those...

Actinic Keratosis: Risk Factors and Diagnosis Apr 7th, 2022

If you feel a small area of scaly or crusty skin, don’t assume it’s ordinary dry skin. Actinic keratosis (AK) may be the precursor to cancer. Up to 10% of AKs develop into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second-most common type of skin cancer in America, and about 60% of...

The Link Between Healthy Skin and a Healthy Diet Mar 3rd, 2022

National Nutrition Month® reminds us that the old adage, “You are what you eat,” is true — everything you ingest either helps or harms your health. And that goes for your skin health, too.  At Easton Dermatology Associates, we make sure our patients understand the link between a proper diet...

Are Wrinkles Hereditary? Feb 1st, 2022

If you’ve ever judged someone’s age at first glance, you probably took into account the amount of wrinkles on their face. But there are other factors that dictate if and when your skin wrinkles. Easton Dermatology, our team of experts explain where wrinkles come from and how to treat them...

I'm Embarrassed About My Acne Jan 5th, 2022

What do you do when you have an acne breakout? Cover it with makeup? Hide behind your COVID mask? Avoid social situations?   We have a better solution.    Our team of acne experts at Easton Dermatology Associates in Salisbury and Easton, Maryland, understand how frustrating ongoing acne can be...

Effective Treatments for Melasma Dec 1st, 2021

We all dream of flawless, even-toned skin, and quickly cover up even the smallest imperfections whenever possible. But if you have melasma, the imperfections are anything but small — they sprawl across your face in hard-to-hide brown and gray patches that give your skin a mottled, blotchy appearance. At Easton...

Diabetes and Skin Care Nov 1st, 2021

If you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t produce insulin, doesn’t produce enough of it, or doesn’t process it well. You need insulin to change food into energy, so when it's absent or malfunctioning, your whole body suffers, including your skin. At Easton Dermatology Associates in Easton and Salisbury, Maryland,...

When to Consider a Skin Cancer Screening Oct 1st, 2021

Anyone can get skin cancer. It strikes indiscriminately regardless of your age, sex, or race. But if we catch it early, we can usually cure it. That’s where skin cancer screenings come in and where our team at Easton Dermatology Associates excels. Although many of our patients understand that skin...

4 Ways to Care for Chronically Dry Skin Sep 1st, 2021

With our hot and muggy summers and our cold, dry winters, living in Maryland can take a toll on your skin. Itchy, flaky, ashy-looking skin usually isn’t a serious medical problem, but it can be incredibly uncomfortable and embarrassing.  If your medicine cabinet looks like a graveyard of bottles, tubes,...

Living with Psoriasis Aug 10th, 2021

Scaly, itchy, painful skin are classic signs of psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 3% of the American population. It comes in five main types: Plaque psoriasis: raised red skin lesions Inverse psoriasis: smooth, red patches in the groin, armpits, and under breasts Guttate psoriasis: thick, water-drop lesions...

Why You Should Include Dermatology as Part of Your Cancer Treatment Jul 27th, 2021

Last year, almost 2 million Americans received the news that they had some type of cancer. Fortunately, many of them will survive thanks to advances in technology and research. But that doesn’t mean they’ll make it through unscathed. Life-saving treatments like chemotherapy and radiation take their toll and have lasting...

Protecting Your Skin from The Summer Sun Jun 14th, 2021

Every spring offers us the chance to thaw out from the chilly winter weather and to start making plans for summer activities. Whether you are biking, hiking, or walking, the warmer seasons offer limitless things to do outdoors. But while we’ve all been indoors for many months, our skin is...

The ABCDEs of Melanoma and How to Check Your Skin for Skin Cancer May 4th, 2021

By the end of this year, about 207,400 people will get melanoma skin cancer and more than 7,000 of them will die from it, according to the Skin Cancer Organization. Although the number of new melanoma cases has been steadily increasing over the past few decades, the number of melanoma-related...

Nutrition and Your Skin Health Mar 11th, 2021

It’s easy to see how a poor diet can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, but most people never make the connection between nutrition and skin health. The truth is that a poor diet can alter the structure of your skin and compromise its ability to protect you and...

Is Your COVID Face Mask Giving You Acne? Try Our Breakout Solutions Feb 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a lot of changes we never imagined, including a direct link to acne breakouts. That’s because the masks we all wear to keep ourselves and others safe create a humid environment where acne-causing bacteria thrive. Even people who had only mild acne or none at...

How Blue Light Therapy Treats Sun-Damaged Skin Jan 4th, 2021

Years of exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays damages your skin, but you may not see the signs for years. When you do, you’ll notice small patches of darker skin that sometimes have a rough or scaly texture. Most people call these sun spots, but in the medical...

How to Care for Your Skin During the Winter Dec 1st, 2020

During the summer when our skin is exposed, we tend to pay more attention to its needs. We can see the dry skin and immediately apply lotion, or we notice the redness and quickly slather on more sunscreen. When the seasons change, we pull out our sweaters, parkas, and scarves,...

The Best Ways to Keep Your Skin Glowing and Healthy Nov 1st, 2020

Sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, National Healthy Skin Month reminds us of the hard work our skin does every day and that proper care is essential to its job. Despite our best efforts, our skin faces unique challenges thanks to genetics, hormones, the environment, and lifestyle choices. From...

Are You Suffering from Dry, Itchy, Inflamed Skin? It Might Be Eczema Oct 1st, 2020

About 16.5 million people suffer from the itchy, dry, sometimes painful effects of atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema. If you’re one of them, don’t despair; there are plenty of ways to avoid the things that trigger your eczema flare-ups and treat them when they do occur. Here at Easton...

How Can I Get Rid of Sunspots? Sep 13th, 2020

Your skin has a love-hate relationship with the sun. Sunspots are a tell-tale sign that there’s trouble in paradise and a blemish on your overall aesthetic. When a little too much time in the sun has you looking more blotchy than bronzed, it’s time to invest in the treatment only...

4 Common Myths About Psoriasis Aug 6th, 2020

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that affects about 7.5 million Americans of all ages, races, and genders. If you’re one of them, you may have experienced judgmental glances from others, and you may even avoid social outings when you have a psoriasis flare-up.  Most people simply don’t understand psoriasis,...

Why You May Want Botox AND Fillers Jul 30th, 2020

When it comes to handling the lines and wrinkles cropping up on your face, you have a myriad of options. But if topical creams aren’t getting the job done and surgical procedures are something you’d rather not pursue,, you’re likely checking into Botox® and dermal fillers, joining 10 million other...

Summertime Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer Jun 12th, 2020

In the summertime,  most of us relish the time we spend outdoors in the beautiful weather. Enjoying sun-filled summer days provides you with vitamin D, a key contributor to your mental healths well being, but if you aren’t careful, it also increases your chances of developing skin cancer. By taking...

Here Are 5 Foods That May Be Triggering Your Rosacea May 26th, 2020

Coming down with rosacea can be physically uncomfortable and negatively impact your self-esteem. Although having this common form of adult acne is no picnic, rosacea is, fortunately, a manageable condition if you are willing to make lifestyle changes and seek treatment from a dermatologist. Our specialized team of board-certified dermatologists...

When Should I Seek Medical Advice on a Rash? Apr 1st, 2020

When most of us get a rash, we think of it as annoying, but easy to treat with conservative home care. Though this is the case for some rashes, others need care from a dermatologist and can even be dangerous without professional medical treatment. Our skilled team at Easton Dermatology...

Acne Scars: Learn Why They Show Up and The Difference in Each Type Mar 1st, 2020

It’s one thing to experience acne during puberty and even early adulthood. But when those years of acne breakouts follow you as you get older by way of acne scars, well, that just doesn’t seem fair. Shouldn’t we all have the opportunity for clear, smooth skin?  Yes, we should, and...

Here's How to Best Care for Dry Skin During Colder Months Feb 3rd, 2020

Most of us experience the same problem during the colder months: Our skin gets drier and loses moisture more quickly. In some instances, however, skin can become very dry during the wintertime, leading to cracked, bleeding, or itchy skin. This is known as xeroderma, which is the medical term for...

Why It’s Best to Start Laser Hair Removal in the Winter Jan 1st, 2020

If you’re tired of shaving and waxing, you aren’t alone. Many men and women wish they could stop the regular ritual of hair removal. But there is an alternative: laser hair removal. It’s more affordable than you might expect, and it can have permanent results. Most people who have the...

Look for These 5 Common Signs of Vitiligo Dec 1st, 2019

Are you among the nearly 2% of the worldwide population with vitiligo? If so, you may have embraced your multi-colored skin as having its own unique beauty. However, if you would prefer that the differences in skin tone were less visible, you can ask for laser treatment to help encourage...

How Blue Light Therapy Can Help Treat Your Actinic Keratosis Nov 1st, 2019

In response to the increase in skin cancer worldwide, new treatment options are in high demand. One of the most promising therapies to emerge in recent years is photodynamic, or blue light therapy. At Easton Dermatology in Easton and Salisbury, Maryland, we use blue light therapy to treat actinic keratosis,...

You Shouldn't Feel Embarrassed About Hair Loss. We Can Help! Oct 1st, 2019

Everyone loses hair. In general, losing 50-100 hairs a day is a normal part of your hair growth cycle. If you lose more hair than that, or if you have noticeable bald spots or thin hair, you might be suffering from hair loss. Hair loss can have significant psychological impacts...

Why You Should Never Let Toenail Fungus Go Untreated Sep 1st, 2019

Have you retired those adorable strappy sandals, even though they’re the perfect complement to your summery outfits? They definitely won’t work with what’s going on with your toenails — so you’ve had to opt for a closed-toe option. Toenail fungus is definitely not a good look.  There are plenty of...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Aug 1st, 2019

As we live our lives, our skin takes on our character. The spots, scars, and stretch marks we find as we age are a testament of a life well-lived. Stretch marks show we’ve experienced growth or carried pregnancy, and scars are remembrances of events in our lives. While reminiscing is...

Incorporating Botox® and Fillers Into Your Wellness Routine Jul 1st, 2019

When you hear about fillers and Botox® injections, you may think that these are just for cosmetic purposes. However, injectables can be quite beneficial for your wellness routine and, they’ll help to maintain your overall happiness and health. Here at Easton Dermatology, we understand how important your whole-body wellness is,...

Living With Psoriasis (And What to Do About It) Jun 1st, 2019

Psoriasis is a fairly common condition characterized by itchy scales or irritating red patches that form when your skin cells grow rapidly and build up on the surface of your skin. Over 8 million Americans, and 125 million people worldwide, suffer from psoriasis. Living with psoriasis If you have psoriasis,...

5 Important Ways to Protect Your Family Against Skin Cancer May 1st, 2019

Even though we know that the sun’s harmful rays can lead to skin cancer, many of us spend a lot of time outdoors without giving sunscreen a second thought. With over five million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, we at Easton Dermatology Associates, with...

How to Prevent a Rosacea Flare-up Apr 1st, 2019

Rosacea affects 16 million Americans. In most cases, this chronic skin condition starts as patches of facial redness in the middle of your face before spreading to your chin and forehead. You can also have rosacea on your ears, chest, or back. Common rosacea symptoms include: Swollen red bumps or...

Start Laser Hair Removal Treatment Now and Be Razor-Free by Summer Mar 1st, 2019

If you feel like you’re stuck in the endless struggle against unwanted body hair, you aren’t alone. When you consider the amount of time a person spends shaving, trimming, waxing, or plucking, it’s not surprising that laser hair removal treatments are growing in popularity. At Easton Dermatology Associates in Easton,...

6 Causes of Adult Acne and How to Get Rid of It Feb 11th, 2019

It doesn’t matter that acne is quite common when it happens to you, particularly when your teen years are far behind. The fact is, acne affects people of all ages, even though it’s not known why it seems to choose some rather than others. It can be persistent, and an...