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Dermatologist in Lawrenceville GA
Dermatologist in Lawrenceville GA

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Skin Discoloration
Skin discoloration is a common condition that occurs mostly from sun exposure, and leads the skin to become darkened in certain areas or patches. These areas, usually brown, are a collection of pigment called melanin. Melanin is produced by the skin, and absorbs ultraviolet rays to protect the body from the sun. Increased melanin leads to increased discoloration. Anyone can be affected by skin discoloration, but generally lighter-skinned individuals are at greater risk for discoloration and cancer. Some common forms of skin discoloration include freckles, melasma, and age spots.
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Dysplastic Nevus: More Serious Warning Signs of Melanoma
Dysplastic Nevus

Dysplastic nevi, also known as atypical moles, are unusual benign moles that may resemble melanoma. People who have them are at an increased risk of melanoma. The larger the number of atypical moles, the greater the risk. Individuals with 10 or more of them have 12 times the risk of developing melanoma as members of the general public.
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Does Proper Treatment Control Eczema?
Eczema
Eczema refers to the inflammation or irritation of the epidermis or outer layer of the skin. It is a term broadly applied to a variety of skin conditions that cause skin dryness or recurring skin rashes. Symptoms of eczema are wide-ranging and may include: redness, swelling, itching, crusting, cracking, or bleeding of the skin. Eczema is non-contagious, affects 9-30% of Americans, and is particularly common among infants and young children. Some people outgrow eczema, while others experience symptoms on and off their entire lives. Though there is no known cure for eczema, proper treatment generally controls the disease for the majority of sufferers. Dr. Moody, M.D. explains to his patients suffering from Excema in Lawrenceville Ga on how to avoid getting it.
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Is There a Known Cure For Rosacea?
Rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic, non-contagious, inflammatory skin condition affecting about 14 million Americans, usually between the ages of 30 and 60. It is characterized by a flushing redness of the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead, and may produce small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules. Rosacea appears to affect more fair-skinned people than dark, though it can affect any skin type.
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Differences Between Botox, Juvederm and Restalyne
We hear about fillers all the time. Really, all we need to do is leave the TV to see smiling women jumping around talking about how Botox/Juvederm/Restalyne makes them feel younger and amazing. That’s great. But we have no idea what the difference between any of those products are, because all of those ads are identical. So we called Dr. Derrick Moody, a dermatologist located in Lawrenceville, Georgia for a better rundown.
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Rashes Can Affect Localized Areas Of The Body
Suffering From Rash?
A rash is the term to describe a change in the skin that affects its color, appearance or texture. Rashes may cause the skin to become red, itchy, bumpy, dry, cracked, blistered, or swollen, and may be painful. Rashes can affect localized areas of the body, or may spread throughout the body.
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Hives Appear in Various Shapes and Sizes
Urticaria
Hives, medically referred to as urticaria, are red, itchy, raised areas of the skin that appear in various shapes and sizes. They can appear round, in rings, or as patches on the skin, and can afflict any part of the body. An estimated 5% of people will suffer from hives at some point in their lives. Hives tend to change rapidly and move around the body, disappearing in one area and reappearing in another, sometimes with a few hours. Swelling deeper in the skin that may accompany hives is known as angioedema. Swelling from angioedema usually affects the eyes, lips, genitals, hands and feet, and generally goes away in less than 24 hours.
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Fungi: Fungal Infections Are Caused By Variety Of Conditions
Fungi are single or multi-cellular organisms that cause skin infections. Fungi can be true pathogens, which cause infections in healthy people, or opportunistic pathogens, which cause infections in immune-compromised patients. A common type of fungus is yeast, which is already present in the human body, but when levels increase, can result in infection. Dematophytes are fungal organisms that grow on the human body and infect the top layer of skin as well as nails or hair. There are different types of fungal infections, and each can appear in different areas of the body. Some symptoms include: rash, itchy blisters, cracking of the skin, and skin irritation.
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More Serious Warning Signs of Melanoma
Dysplastic Nevus

Dysplastic nevi, also known as atypical moles, are unusual benign moles that may resemble melanoma. People who have them are at an increased risk of melanoma. The larger the number of atypical moles, the greater the risk. Individuals with 10 or more of them have 12 times the risk of developing melanoma as members of the general public.
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What Causes Excessive Sweating?
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a somewhat rare disorder affecting about 2.8% of Americans. It most often affects the palms, feet and face, causing embarrassment, staining clothing, and complicating social interactions. In some cases, hyperhidrosis can affect a person’s ability to perform simple tasks such as holding a pen, gripping a steering wheel, or shaking hands. It is estimated that over half of sufferers of hyperhidrosis do not seek treatment, in some cases because they do not realize it is available. Fortunately, there is hope. If treated properly, the symptoms of hyperhidrosis can be eliminated entirely for most patients.
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