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What Is Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma? Two Common Types of Skin Cancer Explained Jul 18th, 2022

Melanoma may be the scary guy on the skin cancer block, but he’s not the only resident. Learn what the other types of skin cancer look like. Find out how to prevent them. And know what to expect if you’re diagnosed with one.  It’s likely you’ve heard of melanoma, the...

Acne Fact or Fiction: Our Dermatologist Recommendations for Acne Sufferers Jul 4th, 2022

Acne is a very common skin condition that will affect most people at some point in their lives.  The good news is treatment options are often very effective for acne. At our dermatology offices in Hagerstown and Martinsburg, we see many patients for this common skin disease. And we offer...

10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Dermatologist Jun 20th, 2022

We know choosing a dermatologist can sometimes be a difficult process. Your health is important and you want a physician who is prepared to provide you with the best possible treatment.  Arming yourself with the right questions can help you make the best choice. You’ll be prepared to establish a...

7 Dermatologist Recommendations for Protecting Your Skin From the Sun Jun 6th, 2022

We know you’ve heard it before.  Protecting yourself from the harmful effects of the sun is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Not only does the sun cause premature aging and wrinkling. It also is the leading cause of skin cancers. Melanoma, basal cell carcinomas,...

MOHS Surgery: The Best in Dermatologic Care in Hagerstown, MD and Martinsburg, WV May 23rd, 2022

Finding the best dermatologist in and around Hagerstown, MD or Martinsburg, WV means finding a highly qualified one. Our providers are experts in treating common dermatologic conditions such as eczema, acne, or psoriasis. And they're specialists in treating skin cancer. The gold standard in skin cancer treatment has long been...

How to Control Eczema May 9th, 2022

Do you have irritated, inflamed, and itchy skin? You may be suffering from eczema. It's a condition that is most common in children and babies, but can develop at any age, even if you’ve never had signs of it in the past. Symptoms of eczema include: •Severe itching •Sensitive and/...

Mohs Surgery Explained Sep 24th, 2018

WHAT IS MOHS SURGERY? Mohs surgery was developed by Frederic E. Mohs, MD for the purpose of treating skin cancer and is now considered the best treatment for skin cancer removal for a variety of reasons. It’s a cost-effective treatment because it is a single-visit, outpatient surgery that requires only...

Your Botox Questions Answered Sep 6th, 2018

BOTOX®, which was once thought of as Hollywood’s little secret to turn back the hands of time, has now become a more mainstream way of treating the wrinkles and fine lines that accompany aging. Yet, many people still have questions and misconceptions about the cosmetic injectable.What is BOTOX®? BOTOX® is the trade...

The Signs and Symptoms of Melanoma Sep 4th, 2018

What is one of the best defenses against almost ALL of the most common health problems? Awareness and knowledge about prevention, detection, and treatment. That holds true for one of the most serious forms of skin cancer, melanoma. Although melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, it’s also highly...