Author: Dr. Rodney

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Does eating chocolate cause acne? Will scalp massages prevent baldness? Here we debunk the some of the most common skincare myths.   Skincare Myth #1: Rubbing alcohol kills acne. Alcohol is a common ingredient in many skin care products because it dries quickly....

What Traditional Microneedling and RF Microneedling Have in Common   It is easier to understand how traditional and radiofrequency (RF) microneedling differ if you first understand how they are alike. First, both treatments are non-invasive. A device with tiny fine needles is...

Do Gel Manicures Increase the Risk of Skin Cancer? Gel manicures quickly became the new nail care sensation. Finally, a polish that doesn’t chip or become dull; that masks imperfections, such as ridges, indentations or pitting; that dries quickly and actually...

Types of Warts- Warts are very common non-cancer skin growths, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV increases cell growth on the skin's surface leading to raised, firm bumps. Although you often see warts on your hands and feet, they...

Bakuchiol is a gentle, plant-based new option to retinol, the long-time gold standard ingredient in skincare products. Before we jump on the bakuchiol bandwagon, we need to know exactly what bakuchiol is, and what it does. More than anything, we...

Why Do I Have Oily Skin?   Your skin is oily because the sebaceous glands are producing too much sebum. Sebaceous glands are attached to hair follicles all over your body (except on the palms and soles). And it’s a good thing:...

What is Pattern Baldness?   Pattern baldness, otherwise known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common reason for hair loss.The cause of pattern baldness is a combination of genetics and the activity of androgens, the hormones responsible for regulating hair growth. Can...

What is telogen effluvium? Telogen effluvium is a common cause of temporary hair loss. This excessive shedding of resting (i.e. telogen) hairs usually occurs after some shock to the body. The resting hairs are club shaped at the root. People of all age groups...

What is dissecting cellulitis of the scalp? Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp is a condition where pus-filled lumps develop on the scalp. It results in scarring and permanent hair loss. This condition most often occurs seen in people of African descent....

What is alopecia areata? Alopecia areata is an emotionally disturbing, but not physically serious illness that presents with the sudden appearance of round bald spots on the scalp, eyebrows, beard, or any hairy area of the body. Patients are usually initially...

What is CCCA? Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a form of hair loss, commonly seen in women, and sometimes men, of African descent. This is one of the top reasons why African- Americans seek dermatologic evaluation. What causes CCCA? The exact cause...

Skin lumps caused by cysts and lipomas can ruin the appearance of your skin and wreck your confidence, but getting treatment at Eternal Dermatology can help. Cyst removal or lipoma removal is performed by a quick, in-office excision procedure. What are...

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