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Fillers vs. Botox: Which Is Best For You? Sep 16th, 2020

Botox® has repeatedly claimed the spot of the most popular cosmetic treatment in the nation, and it’s still No. 1 today. Over 100 million vials of Botox have been sold in the country since it was approved in 2002.  Dermal fillers are close behind, and their use is surging, too,...

5 Foods That Promote Feminine Health Aug 13th, 2020

Your intake, meaning the food you eat, plays a huge part in your general health and the health of your skin. At Seacoast Dermatology, we specialize in helping women maintain healthy, beautiful, smooth skin. Following are five foods that when eaten regularly help keep you and your skin healthy.  Fish...

5 Tips to Protect Your Skin From Sun This Year Jul 14th, 2020

Whether it’s going to the pool or beach or simply gardening at home, you’re likely to be exposed to the sun more hours of the day during the summer than any other season.  Take a couple of minutes before going outside to protect yourself from those strong ultraviolet rays to...

Signs You Should Ask Your Doctor About a Rash Jun 12th, 2020

Rashes. Almost everyone has had one at one time or another. You know the signs: Your skin may be red and swollen or have small, lumpy bumps in the affected area, and many rashes cause itching. It’s hard to keep yourself from scratching it repeatedly.  A rash is a symptom...

Why Your Skin Has so Many Discolorations as You Age May 13th, 2020

If you’re middle-aged or older, you probably have noticed changes in your skin. You may have some areas of skin that are darker than your normal tone, or you may have scaly patches. The spots are likely on skin that’s been exposed to the elements, such as your face and...

Understanding the ABCDE Rule for Suspicious Lesions Apr 27th, 2020

You’ve heard about the risk of skin cancer and want to avoid it. You know how essential it is to wear sunscreen when you’re outside. But how well do you know your skin? Have you ever really examined the variations on it?  Your skin has one thing in common with...

Introducing Telehealth - easy Phone and Video call visits from your home! Mar 25th, 2020

Our dermatology providers are here to help. We now offer Teledermatology to care for new or existing patients remotely—via a phone or video call. Virtual visits are now covered by most major insurances as if they were in person. Worrisome lesions? Acne? Rash? Medication follow-up? Skin cancer consults and follow-up?...

Dermal Fillers — An Easy Road to a More Youthful Appearance Feb 29th, 2020

In the past year, you may have noticed new fine lines and wrinkles. Aging is a normal process, but you don’t have to look older than you feel. Are your smile lines or the crow’s feet around your eyes looking a little deeper? Perhaps you’ve recently lost weight and your...

How Often Should I See a Dermatologist for Skin Cancer? Feb 3rd, 2020

The sun’s rays are beneficial to your health; when you’re in the sun, your body makes Vitamin D, essential to good health. Sunlight may also increase the hormone serotonin, which can boost your mood.  But sun exposure also has a downside. Sunlight is the major source for skin cancer, which...

Women's Health: Why Women Shouldn't Ignore Soreness, Genital Bumps, or Itches Jan 3rd, 2020

You may find any soreness, bumps, or itches that generate from your genitals are too embarrassing to talk about. But ignoring the signs and symptoms may place your health at risk. At Seacoast Dermatology, we specialize in women’s skin care needs and understand how difficult it can be to discuss...

What to Expect After Mohs Surgery Dec 2nd, 2019

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer than any other cancer. Two of the most common skin cancers are squamous cell cancer and basal cell carcinoma. Fortunately, these cancers are usually curable if detected early.  One of the best ways to treat these cancers is with Mohs surgery. At Seacoast...

How to Tell Whether that Itchy Rash is Eczema or Psoriasis Nov 14th, 2019

When your skin is frequently dry, itchy, or inflamed, you may be diagnosed with a chronic skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis. However, many people with a persistent skin rash fail to seek an accurate medical diagnosis of their symptoms, preferring to treat their symptoms at home instead. Unfortunately,...

How to Skin Check with AAD - Proud to sponsor our local cancer centers Oct 18th, 2019

Have you noticed a new spot on your skin, maybe an irregularly-shaped freckle or mole, that wasn’t there in the past? This could be an early warning sign of skin cancer. Skin cancer can happen to anyone, and it’s estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will succumb to skin cancer...

A Beginner's Guide to Botox®: 4 Tips to Prepare for your First Treatment Sep 1st, 2019

Botox® has lead non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States for over a decade, with nearly 7.5 million Botox treatments provided in 2018 alone. Botox is safe, effective, and FDA approved, giving millions of people a more youthful look and more self-confidence. At Seacoast Dermatology, with locations in Exeter, Portsmouth,...

Learn What Mystery Triggers May Be Causing Your Rosacea Flare-Ups Aug 1st, 2019

A recent study found that nearly 415 million people worldwide suffer from rosacea, with an estimated 16 million of them Americans. This common skin disorder varies in severity, sometimes presenting only a minor nuisance, while others find their faces taken over by redness, visible blood vessels, and bumps. And the...

Summertime Tips to Keep the Sun From Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin Jul 1st, 2019

Summertime comes with a unique set of challenges for your body.  Your acne may get worse, as some skin care treatments aren’t recommended during this time of the year. Plus, you have to find a fine balance between getting enough Vitamin D and avoiding sunburn.  Here are a few tips...

Hormones Can Affect Your Skin (Especially During Pregnancy & Menopause). Here's What You Can Do. Jun 18th, 2019

Two of the most stressful periods in a woman’s life, pregnancy and menopause, can result in a range of hormonal skin disorders. Our compassionate team at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC — James Dinulos, MD; Andrew Werchniak, MD; Maria Petkova, NP-C; Emily Farrell, PA-C; and Darin Franceschini, PA-C — can help you...

5 Strategies to Lower Your Risk of Skin Cancer May 13th, 2019

Winter is a long season, especially here in New England, where it tends to begin before its official start date and linger long past spring’s slated arrival. It’s only natural, then, that you want to get outside as the days grow longer and the breeze gets warmer. After so many...