Blog Archive

Get the Jump on Melanoma May 4th, 2020

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, making it a great time to educate yourself and your loved ones of the importance of skin cancer screening. Did you know that learning how to do a simple self-exam could save your life? Early Detection of Melanoma is CRITICAL! Early detection is CRITICAL in...

8 Tips to Manage Rosacea & Other Skin Diseases Triggered by Stress Apr 6th, 2020

If we’re honest with ourselves, we all have some level of stress; it’s simply a part of our everyday life during the COVID 19 crisis. No one is immune to this novel coronavirus or to the anxiety it brings. But did you know that stress can affect more than your...

Introducing TeleDerm - Dermatology via Technology Mar 27th, 2020

Using technology to diagnose and treat patients is called telemedicine. Although new to us at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater, telemedicine itself is not new; in fact, it’s not even relatively new. During the 1960’s NASA used telecommunications technology to provide healthcare to astronauts. Telemedicine capabilities exploded with the invention of the...

Solutions for Crepey Skin Mar 2nd, 2020

As we get older, our skin changes. Around 40, many people begin to notice they have “crepey skin” on their neck, chest, and even their hands. What Causes Crepey Skin? Skin on the body is fundamentally different from skin on the face and décolletage. Our face may get wrinkles from...

Don't Sweat It!! Treat Your Hyperhidrosis! Mar 2nd, 2020

Do you have excessive sweating from your hands, feet, head, and/or underarms? You know, the kind that soaks through your clothes or drips from your face. You may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is abnormal sweating, even when you’re not overheated by the environment or exercise....

5 Tips for Managing Dry Winter Skin Feb 3rd, 2020

Are the cold, winter months wreaking havoc on your skin? Dry indoor air and frigid temperatures outside can cause your skin to flake, itch, and crack over the winter. But you don’t have to suffer. Follow these tips to keep your body’s largest organ hydrated and healthy the colder months...

X-out Your Wrinkles with XEOMIN® Jan 29th, 2020

Look in your mirror. Do you notice forehead furrows or frown lines when you’re being expressive? Does your smile accentuate crow’s feet you’re NOT really crazy about? Does your face look angry or worried even when you’re not? You’ve waited long enough … it’s time to do something about it!...

New Year ... New You!! Jan 2nd, 2020

January 1, 2020 dawned as a new day, month, year, and decade … is it time for a new YOU? Time marches on … that’s inevitable. As the reflection in your mirror keeps reminding you. Who is that tired-looking woman with the wrinkles and lines around her eyes and lips,...

The Importance of Annual Skin Exams Dec 8th, 2019

One-in-five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Let that sink in for a moment – One. In. Five! The good news is that when caught in its early stages, skin cancer is highly curable. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends an annual skin exam performed by a dermatologist and...

Get 25% Off Revision Trial Kits in December* Nov 30th, 2019

Give your special someone (or yourself) the gift of beautiful skin this holiday season. Our Revision Trial Kits are 25% off the entire month of December*. Purchase your kit by calling our office at (757) 461-1033.  Not sure which kit is best for your skin? Schedule a consultation with our Master...

Perfect your Pout Nov 4th, 2019

With all the buzz and misinformation surrounding injectables, it can be confusing for someone who simply wants to add a little plump to their pout. We’ve all seen and heard the horror stories of “fillers gone wrong”, but when performed by a professional, knowledgeable healthcare provider, injectable fillers are safe...

October is Eczema Awareness Month Oct 2nd, 2019

Eczema affects around 16.5 million adults in the U.S, with a little less than half reporting moderate to severe symptoms. In addition to the obvious outward appearance and discomfort of the condition, eczema also creates unexpected social, emotional, and financial challenges. What is Eczema? Eczema. By definition, “a chronic, inflammatory...

Voluma 101 Oct 1st, 2019

Every year, people spend millions of dollars on various skincare and beauty products designed to firm and plump the skin. These products always promise drastic, long-lasting results, but rarely do they deliver. Fortunately, a growing number of people have discovered a way to enjoy a more permanent outcome. Introducing Voluma...

Reveal Your Inner Glow with a Revision Skincare Regimen Sep 9th, 2019

Regardless of age or ethnicity, we all want to make the most of the skin we have. Luckily, Revision skincare provides an entire line of professional-grade options for those interested in nonsurgical alternatives that address a variety of skin concerns, from wrinkles to dull skin, and everything in between. Cleanse...

GLOW: Tips for Maintaining Your Skin's Glow from the Inside Out Sep 3rd, 2019

The Fountain of Youth. This legend has captured the minds and imaginations of storytellers and their audiences for centuries. And although it may not actually exist, the concept of being able to slow down the aging process is something most of us have considered. Unfortunately, you might never stumble across...

Eczema or Psorisis: Is there a Difference? Aug 3rd, 2019

“Itchy rash”, “dry skin”, “scaly patches”; these are some of the most common complaints presented to dermatologists daily. And although all of these descriptions cover many diagnoses, the most well-known are eczema and psoriasis. The terms are sometimes used interchangeably by patients, but both the presentation of these conditions and...

Treating Psoriasis with Biologics Aug 3rd, 2019

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic disorder of the skin most notably recognized as thick, silvery patches of inflamed, itchy skin. It can occur anywhere on the body and affects over 7 million people in the United States alone. Although the external aspect of the disease can be life-altering...

Confidence and a Clear Complexion Jul 30th, 2019

Summertime. We plan for it all year, and then in the blink of an eye, a new school year is upon us. For some adolescents and young adults, the beginning of a new school year can come with the added stress of unwanted, stubborn acne.  Living with Acne The frustration...

Show Off Your ”Sun Smarts” Jun 30th, 2019

Often overlooked, our skin is our body’s largest organ. It provides a natural barrier to protect us against infection, injury, sunlight, and heat. Surprisingly, UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Over time, this cumulative sun exposure can lead to long term health problems. Know...

Sun Shields Jun 4th, 2019

-how to dodge damage and stay out of the red- Summertime is upon us. Temperatures are up, school’s out, and so is your skin! Whether you’re packing for a much needed vacay, firing up the grill, or gearing up for the season’s first beach day, take a moment to cover...

Producing a Proud Pout Jun 3rd, 2019

Over time, our skin loses overall elasticity and the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) becomes more fragile. Unfortunately, the lips are no exception. Lip "Liners" The loss of volume, frequent repetitive motion, and facial expressions can all create small, vertical lines surrounding the mouth. These are commonly referred to...

MICRO-EXPRESSIONS May 3rd, 2019

MICRO-EXPRESSIONS How Small Skincare Treatments Make a BIG Difference Regardless of age, both men and women are becoming increasingly curious about the many options available to help keep their skin looking healthy. Both microneedling and microdermabrasion have become very popular for those interested in achieving a natural, healthy glow without...

SKIN IN THE GAME May 2nd, 2019

Detect, Dodge, and Deter Skin Damage The importance of staying healthy is no secret. We all know how critical it is to monitor, regulate, and--if necessary--improve how our bodies work. While the majority of us understand the benefits of preventative care for our heart, lungs, and joints, we sometimes ignore our...

GET SKIN-SPIRED … Mar 29th, 2019

In today’s skincare market, there is a wider selection of dermal fillers than ever before. Now more than ever, both men and women are looking for the happy medium between professional skincare treatments and pricey cosmetic surgeries. Dermal fillers and other injectables can provide substantial improvements for a variety of...

ABCDE Education Mar 1st, 2019

The daylight hours are noticeably shorter, and the stores are advertising their back to school sales.  You have been careful about using your sunscreen, or you at least made an effort, but now there is a spot you don’t remember being there at the beginning at the summer. Is it...