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    Don't Miss the 2014 Walk to Cure Psoriasis

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    Don't miss the 2014 Walk to Cure Psoriasis! Join our team today and call Altman Dermatology for more information.

    Sunscreen 101

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Sunscreen is one of the most important elements of a skin care routine and it can protect your skin from dangerous UV rays from the sun. You should find a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 and apply it frequently.

    If you do not wear sunscreen, you are leaving your skin susceptible to UVA and UVB rays that could cause sunburns, premature wrinkles, and might even lead to skin cancer. If you spend a lot of time in the water, buy a water-resistant sunscreen to protect yourself from these rays so you can enjoy time in the sun without damaging your skin.

    Altman Dermatology offers some of the best skin cancer treatment in Illinois. Our dermatology team can help you figure out the best way to protect and care for your skin in your daily life. We will help you choose sunscreen that keeps you safe from the sun and helps reduce your risk for skin cancer and other issues. To learn more about our treatment options or to schedule an appointment, call (847) 725-0817.

    Are Food Allergies and Eczema Linked?

    Last updated 2 months ago

    10-15% of children will have issues with eczema. These children are also more likely to have a true food allergy. Unfortunately, allergy testing might not provide the most accurate results about the allergy.

    If your child suffers from eczema, you should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to get the best treatment. Check out this video to learn more about children and food allergies.

    At Altman Dermatology, we provide skin care treatment for everything from eczema to acne. We are always here to help get to the root of your skin issues so you can enjoy a clearer complexion. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (847) 725-0817.

    Understanding Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Both spider and varicose veins create noticeable red or blue areas on the skin that are unattractive and can be painful. Keep reading to learn more about these veins and how the skin care center can provide treatments for them:

    What Are Varicose and Spider Veins?

    Varicose veins are most commonly found on the legs. They are enlarged veins that might swell enough to spread past the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are usually blue, red, or flesh-colored and might have a twisted or bulging appearance. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they just appear on a smaller scale. They usually look like spider webs or branches and are also commonly found on the legs.

    What Causes these Veins?

    Normal, healthy veins send blood flowing toward the heart. This means that the veins in your legs are supposed to send blood upward. Damaged valves can affect the way the veins flow, however, which might send the blood flowing down where the blood pools in the lower body. The extra blood can increase the size of the veins, which leads to varicose veins. Although this issue can also cause spider veins, they might also be a result of hormonal changes, excessive time in the sun, or certain injuries.

    How Can I Treat these Veins?

    Your dermatologist offers laser treatments that can close the damaged veins to reduce the size and appearance of varicose and spider veins. The doctor can also use an injection called sclerotherapy to get rid of these unattractive and uncomfortable veins.

    If you are dealing with varicose or spider veins, you should schedule an appointment with Altman Dermatology to get the treatment you need. Our dermatology office is here to focus on your skin conditions to help you get a clearer, healthier complexion. From varicose veins to acne treatment, we can offer relief from a variety of skin issues. To learn more about our procedure and products, visit us online or call (847) 725-0817.

    Common Habits that Can Trigger Acne Breakouts

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that a dermatologist treats. If you suffer from frequent breakouts, it could be largely because of your daily routine. Keep reading to learn about some habits that can lead to acne trouble:

    Talking on Your Cell Phone

    Most people have their cell phones near them at all times. From sweat to facial oil, your screen is most likely covered with bodily fluids that could create an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. If you do not regularly clean your phone, you might be increasing your risk for acne every time you make a phone call.

    Applying Hair Products

    You probably need at least one kind of hair product to get your locks just the way you want them. If you spray these products too close to your hairline, though, you might add more oil and chemicals to your skin, which could result in a trail of acne that traces your hairline.

    Washing Your Face Too Many Times a Day

    Most people do not realize that washing their face could actually increase their risk for acne breakouts. If you wash your face too many times, you are taking way necessary oil, which causes the body to produce even more and might lead to breakouts. You should wash your face once in the morning and once at night to get the best results.

    Eating Too Many Processed Foods

    A healthy diet can help clear up your complexion so you can enjoy beautiful, glowing skin. If you eat a diet that is full of sugar and starch, however, it might be increasing your risk for a breakout. Talk to your dermatologist about the best foods for clear skin.
    Altman Dermatology offers some of the best acne treatment services in the Arlington Heights area. We can also help you learn the best ways to care for your skin and provide skin cancer treatment. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (847) 725-0817.

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