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Shaving Bumps

by Dr. Michael Contreras “Shaving rash” and “razor bumps” are the common names given to pseudofolliculitis barbae, a red, bumpy rash caused by shaving, commonly involving the face and neck of men and skin fold areas and legs of women.   African American males and those with curly hair are most susceptible.  The bumps are caused …

Evaluating Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Treat Psoriasis

by Dr. Stephen Ho Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition that affects >2% of the population.  Commonly, well-defined, red and scaly plaques (thickened skin) are noted on various parts of the body. Conventional medical treatments include prescription topical medications, oral / systemic medications that suppress or modulate the immune response, biologic drugs, and phototherapy.  Unfortunately, …

Experimental Blood Test to Detect Melanoma

by Dr. Stephen Ho Australian researchers have developed a blood test that is capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages.  This diagnostic test detects antibodies in the blood, with significant accuracy, to identify patients with primary melanoma.  Antibodies are very specific proteins made by a person’s immune system to fight off foreign substances such …

Childhood Sunscreen Use May Reduce Risk of Melanoma

by Dr. Samantha Stoler Parents taking their children out to the pool over the Summer now have additional data to encourage their kids’ use of sun protection. A recent study published in the Dermatology Journal of the American Medical Association shows that 18-40 year olds who regularly used sunscreen in childhood had 40% less risk …

Link Between Chronic Aspirin Use and Malignant Melanoma

by Dr. Michael Contreras Daily aspirin use has been associated with increased risk of melanoma as reported by researchers at Northwestern University in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.   This study will require additional clinical research to confirm and elaborate on the reported increased risk of melanoma. The study followed patients without a …

Laser Skin Resurfacing

HALO laser skin resurfacing technology provides patients with significant results and minimal downtime. Laser skin resurfacing for changes associated with sun damage and aging has grown significantly in popularity. The aesthetic market has experienced a surge in this segment due to innovative technologies and their successful outcomes. Lasers deliver energy to the treatment area at …

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Dr. Joel Cohen

Dr. Joel Cohen

As director of AboutSkin Dermatology, the nationally renowned Dr. Cohen oversees the practice.

Dr. Michael Contreras

Dr. Michael Contreras

With AboutSkin Dermatology since 2010, Dr. Contreras provides medical, cosmetic, and surgical services.

Dr. Samantha Stoler

Dr. Samantha Stoler

Dr. Stoler has provided medical and surgical services at AboutSkin Dermatology since 2011.

Dr. Stephen C. Ho

Dr. Stephen Ho

Dr. Ho joined AboutSkin Dermatology in 2012, and provides medical and surgical services.

Dr. Scott Walter

Dr. Scott Walter

With AboutSkin Dermatology since 2017, Dr. Walter provides medical and surgical services.

Dr. Jade Fettig

Dr. Jade Fettig

Dr. Fettig came to AboutSkin in 2019 after completing her Boston University residency.

Dr. Joel Cohen

Dr. Joel Cohen

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As director of AboutSkin Dermatology, the nationally renowned Dr. Cohen oversees the practice.

Dr. Michael Contreras

Dr. Michael Contreras

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With AboutSkin Dermatology since 2010, Dr. Contreras provides medical, cosmetic, and surgical services.

Dr. Samantha Stoler

Dr. Samantha Stoler

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Dr. Stoler has provided medical and surgical services at AboutSkin Dermatology since 2011.

Dr. Stephen C. Ho

Dr. Stephen Ho

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Dr. Ho joined AboutSkin Dermatology in 2012, and provides medical and surgical services.

Dr. Scott Walter

Dr. Scott Walter

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With AboutSkin Dermatology since 2017, Dr. Walter provides medical and surgical services.

Dr. Jade Fettig

Dr. Jade Fettig

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Dr. Fettig came to AboutSkin in 2019 after completing her Boston University residency.

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