- 1 Overview of Ruff
- 2 Support
- 3 What Is an Annual Skin Examination?
- 4 What Are Hives?
- 5 What Are Moles?
- 6 What Is Laser Rosacea Therapy?
- 7 What Are Skin Tags?
- 8 What Are Shingles?
- 9 What Is Acanthosis Nigricans?
- 10 How green are you?
- 11 What Is IPL Photo Rejuvenation?
- 12 What Is a Fungal Infection?
- 13 What Is Acne?
- 14 What Is Melanoma?
- 15 What Is Rosacea?
- 16 PROBLEM WITH THIS WEBPAGE?
- 17 What Is Lipoma?
- 18 What Are Cold Sores?
- 19 What Is Laser Vein Reduction?
- 20 What Are Warts?
- 21 What Is Actinic Keratosis?
- 22 What Is Melasma?
- 23 What Is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
- 24 What Is Dandruff?
- 25 What Is Sun Damage?
- 26 What Are Skin Cysts?
- 27 What Is Athlete’s Foot?
- 28 What Is Eczema?
- 29 What Is Pediatric Dermatology?
- 30 Which bird song is that?
- 31 The Winner Takes It All…or Does He?
- 32 What Are Keloids?
- 33 What Is Basal Cell Carcinoma?
- 34 What Is Skin Cancer?
- 35 What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?
- 36 What Are Laser Treatments?
- 37 What Is Cryotherapy?
- 38 What Are Varicose Veins?
- 39 What Is a Nail Fungal Infection?
- 40 What Is Dermatitis?
- 41 What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?
- 42 What Is Psoriasis?
- 43 What Is Alopecia Areata?
- 44 What Is Keratosis Pilaris?
- 45 What Is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?
- 46 What Is Ringworm?
- 47 What Is Seborrheic Keratosis?
- 48 What Is Vitiligo?
- 49 History of Ruff
Overview of Ruff
What Is an Annual Skin Examination?
Annual Skin Examinations are yearly scheduled skin exams with a dermatologist.Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.? In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.Sun damage to the skin is cumulative over a person’s lifetime, so the average risk of skin cancer also increases as our life expectancy gets longer.
What Are Hives?
If you’re dealing with the itchy, inflamed, painful skin condition called hives, it may be time to call U.S.Dermatology Partners for help.Hives can be very uncomfortable, but recognizing the warning signs and taking appropriate actions to care for your skin can be important to quickly relieve these symptoms and get back to feeling your best.Keep reading to learn more about what causes hives and how your dermatologist can treat this condition.
What Are Moles?
Atypical moles, also known as dysplastic nevi, are unusual-looking benign (noncancerous) moles.
What Is Laser Rosacea Therapy?
Laser rosacea therapy is a way to treat a rosacea complexion.One of the most common and effective treatments is the pulsed dye laser (PDL), which targets visible blood vessels and can reduce redness and flushing by destroying the lining of the inflamed blood vessels.
What Are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are small, soft skin growths that can occur anywhere on the body but are most common on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds and under the breasts.They are harmless but they can be annoying, particularly if they are in an area where they are rubbed on by clothing.They may be flesh-colored, pink or may darken.
What Are Shingles?
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash that occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox reactivates.
What Is Acanthosis Nigricans?
Acanthosis Nigricans is a condition that causes the skin to become discolored in the creases and folds of your body.This dark colored skin sometimes becomes thickened and often shows up in the armpits, groin and the folds of the neck.
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What Is IPL Photo Rejuvenation?
We all want to look our very best and an IPL photo rejuvenation treatment, also called a photofacial treatment, can help many people reclaim smooth, youthful skin with even tone and pigmentation.In short, you’ll be photo-ready.When it comes to aesthetic treatment like IPL, it’s always best to partner with a knowledgeable dermatologist who can ensure you achieve the results you’re after while limiting potential damage to your skin.You can learn more about this cosmetic treatment option on this page and by contacting the U.S.Dermatology Partners location nearest your home.
What Is a Fungal Infection?
A fungal infection is an inflammatory condition that is caused by fungus.Fungal infections can appear in many parts of the body and include athlete’s foot, yeast infections, skin and nail infections and more.
What Is Acne?
Acne is a dermatological condition caused by inflammation and mild infection in clogged pores.If not properly treated, acne can cause emotional distress, low self-esteem, and depression.In severe cases, it can even lead to permanent scarring.
What Is Melanoma?
Melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers, only accounts for about 4 percent of all skin cancer cases, but causes about 79 percent of skin cancer deaths.
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a fairly common skin condition that causes redness in your face.In some cases, it may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps.Typically these signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while.
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What Is Lipoma?
A lipoma is a common, non-cancerous, soft tissue growth just below the skin made up of fat cells.Though most lipomas are not a cause for concern, if the growth becomes too large, it may become painful.
What Are Cold Sores?
Cold sores, which are also called fever blisters, are groups of blisters that appear on the lip and around the mouth.The blisters may break open and leak a clear fluid and then scab over.They may take up to two weeks to heal.They are caused by the herpes (HSV) virus.
What Is Laser Vein Reduction?
Laser vein reduction uses light focused on a specific area to break up broken blood vessels.This allows them to be absorbed back into the body.It is most often used for eliminating spider veins.
What Are Warts?
Warts are benign, non-cancerous growths that appear on the skin as the result of a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV.They are contagious and are spread by contact – either with the wart or something that touched the wart.Cut or damaged skin is more vulnerable to warts.
What Is Actinic Keratosis?
Actinic Keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is a scaly or crusty lesion on the skin that develops slowly and indicates the presence of sun damage.It is most commonly found on parts of the body frequently exposed to the sun including the bald scalp, face, ears, lips, backs of the hands or forearms, neck, and shoulders.
What Is Melasma?
Melasma is a fairly common skin condition that creates the appearance of brown to gray-brown patches of skin, usually on the face.It can also occur on the neck and forearms and is the result of the body producing too much melanin, that natural substance that colors our hair, skin, and eyes.
What Is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Squamous Cell Carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that make up the outer layer of the skin.Although it is usually not life-threatening, it can be aggressive in some cases.
What Is Dandruff?
Dandruff is a condition of the scalp which causes flaking and itching of the skin.It is more common in people with the skin conditions seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema, and also can be a reaction to hair or skin products.
What Is Sun Damage?
The sun can age and burn your skin, and it can also cause damage on the cellular level, leading to skin cancer.The good news is, the U.S.Dermatology Partners team can help you formulate a plan to prevent sun damage and repair the effects of the sun’s UV rays so that you can go out and enjoy a sunny day.Learn more on this page or contact U.S.Dermatology Partners to schedule an appointment with us.
What Are Skin Cysts?
Cysts are pockets of tissue (sacs) that may become filled with pus, fluids, skin cells, and even air.
What Is Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete’s Foot earned its name because this contagious fungal infection is commonly seen in athletes, who may wear sweaty socks for long periods of activity.It affects the skin on the feet and, left untreated, can spread to toenails and even to your hands.
What Is Eczema?
Eczema, also sometimes referred to as dermatitis, is a common condition characterized by a certain type of inflammation in the skin.There are many different types of eczema and symptoms can range from mild itching and redness to severe blistering and cracked skin.Whether you’re newly diagnosed with eczema or you’ve struggled with this chronic skin condition for years, you know that finding a treatment that works for you isn’t just important – it’s essential.Without proper and effective interventions, people with eczema can experience significant discomfort, itching, and inflammation.
What Is Pediatric Dermatology?
When your child develops a persistent rash or other skin condition, your goal is to find the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible to keep them comfortable and healthy.Pediatric dermatology is designed to meet the special needs of children with such conditions as birthmarks, psoriasis, warts, eczema and other skin disorders.
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The Winner Takes It All…or Does He?
So which strategy wins? From a quick look at a lek, it would seem that independents have the market cornered.But that’s not necessarily the case.Scientists note that the proportions of independents, satellites, and faeders are fairly constant.For that to be the case over the long term, there must be some advantage to the other strategies.Otherwise the independents would take over completely.One possibility might be that the success of satellites and faeders is based on how common they are in the population.This means that when satellites and faeders are relatively numerous, they tend to do worse than when they are rare.In other words, sneaking past independents and cheating only works when it’s an uncommon practice.
What Are Keloids?
Keloids are raised, red scars created by excessive healing of skin wounds, such as burns, cuts and acne.They are the result of an overproduction of collagen as the skin tries to repair itself.Keloids also can occur after piercings, tattoos or surgery and often times are itchy and painful.They can grow for years and sometimes show up three months or longer after the injury occurred.
What Is Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Basal Cell Carcinoma, also known as basalioma or basal cell cancer, is the most common type of skin cancer and carries the least amount of risk, though it still requires attention.If caught and treated early, basal cell carcinomas are not likely to be life-threatening, but they do have the potential to cause disfigurement of the skin tissue.
What Is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year.
What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious skin disease that appears as pink or flesh-colored bumps on the skin.It is caused by skin-to-skin contact as well as from sharing towels, clothing or touching infected surfaces.It can also be acquired through sexual contact.
What Are Laser Treatments?
Laser treatments work by using specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue, which can positively affect pigment, blood vessels, hair follicles and moisture in the skin.The result is improved skin tone and texture, as well as the tightening of loose skin.
What Is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy, or “cryosurgery,” is a simple, non-invasive procedure in which liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and destroy growths on the surface of the skin.This is an effective treatment for precancerous skin lesions (actinic keratoses), as well as other skin conditions such as warts, skin tags and moles.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are bulging, bluish veins that look like cords running under your skin and are typically found in the legs and feet.Swollen and twisted veins are considered superficial varicose veins.Although they are usually harmless, they often are painful and can become disfiguring.If they become inflamed, they will be tender to the touch and may prevent proper circulation.
What Is a Nail Fungal Infection?
A fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails typically looks like white or yellowed nails that may also be thick and brittle.The infection could affect one nail or part of a nail, or it could affect multiple nails.If left untreated, fungal infections can lead to permanent nail damage.
What Is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis, also sometimes referred to as eczema, is a common condition characterized by an itchy rash and inflamed skin.There are many different types of dermatitis and symptoms can range in severity from mild itching and redness to severe blistering and cracked skin.
What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?
Hidradenitis suppurativa is rare skin condition in which small, painful lumps develop under the skin, usually in areas where the skin rubs together (armpits, groin, between the buttocks, under the breasts, etc.) or in areas near hair follicles where many oil and sweat glands are present.Sometimes, the lumps may break open and smell, or they may create tunnels under the skin.
What Is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory condition that causes patches of skin to become red, inflamed, and bumpy.This disease affects more than 8 million people in the U.S.
What Is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia Areata, also known as spot baldness, is a type of hair loss in which your immune system attacks hair follicles.This leads to areas of baldness on the scalp and body.In severe cases, a person with alopecia may even lose the hair of their eyebrows and eyelashes.
What Is Keratosis Pilaris?
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition characterized by small, hard bumps that may make your skin feel like sandpaper.Most often they appear on your upper arms, thighs and buttocks, and sometimes are accompanied by redness or swelling.In some cases they may appear on your face.
What Is Sebaceous Hyperplasia?
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a benign bump on the skin that forms as a result of over-productive oil glands.When oil glands are damaged, they can become enlarged and clogged, leading to this condition.It is primarily a cosmetic concern rather than a medical problem.
What Is Ringworm?
Despite the name, ringworm is not caused by worms; it is a skin infection caused by a fungus.It can be caused by touching another person who has the infection, or by sharing items that the person has been in contact — such as towels, bedding, chairs and clothes.It can also be caught from animals with fungal infections and, rarely, from contact with fungi in the soil.
What Is Seborrheic Keratosis?
Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common noncancerous skin growths found in older adults.It most commonly appears as a brown, black or light tan growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back.Although they are not cancerous, they can look like skin cancer.
What Is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which white patches of skin appear on different areas of the body.This happens when melanocytes, the cells that make pigment in the skin, are destroyed.In addition to the skin, it can affect the mucous membranes of the mouth and nose as well as the eyes.Its cause is not known.