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Melasma Causes and Treatments

Melasma Treatments in San Diego

One of the common conditions we see at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic is melasma, or unwanted pigmentation that often develops on the forehead, cheeks, chin and upper lip. This unwanted pigmentation can affect men and women of virtually all ages, but we see it most frequently in women of childbearing age. Although melasma is harmless, it can be frustrating and cause feelings of embarrassment or shame. Luckily, our dermatologists are very knowledgeable about melasma and offer treatments for the condition. Common Melasma Triggers Melasma occurs when pigment-producing cells become hyperactive and produce too much pigment in certain areas of the … Continue reading

The Importance of Regular Skin Exams

Skin Cancer Exam in San Diego

January is a popular time to set important goals for the year, some of which may pertain to your health. The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic encourages you to schedule a full-body skin exam to check for signs of skin cancer. Undergoing skin exams annually allows our dermatologists to identify signs of skin cancer in the early stages, when cancer is most treatable. Read on as we explain more about the importance of regular skin exams. Don’t Skip Your Annual Skin Exam Skin cancer is extremely common — as we have mentioned before, it affects one in five Americans. … Continue reading

The Importance of Wearing Sunscreen to Prevent Skin Cancer

Sunscreen Use Tips in San Diego

One of the best things you can do for the health and appearance of your skin is to protect it from the sun’s harmful rays. As we prepare to welcome the warm, sunny days of summer, the team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic encourages you to practice safe-sun habits when spending time outdoors. These habits help lower the risk of immediate reactions like sunburns and more serious, long-term damage like skin cancer. Skin cancer is a major public health concern. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The deadliest … Continue reading

Hands Dry From Frequent Washing? Try Our 5 Tips

5 Tips to Avoid Dry Skin – Grossmont Dermatology in San Diego

If you’re following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for curbing the spread of COVID-19, you are probably washing your hands and using hand sanitizer more than ever. Lots of handwashing and sanitizing can have an unpleasant side effect: dry, itchy or irritated hands. Your skin has a naturally protective lipid barrier to keep it moisturized. But soaps, hot water and sanitizers break down this barrier, causing moisture to evaporate. As a result, the skin on your hands can become flaky, itchy, scaly or red. Your hands may also feel sensitive after washing. This is no reason to stop … Continue reading


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