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Spider Veins are Spooky

  Spiders and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly or like St. Louis and the Cardinals. It’s because spiders look kind of scary and their movements are unusual. And then there’s the aspect of catching victims in their web and then wrapping them in web to save them for later dining. Well, that’s […]


Spider Veins are Spooky

Spiders and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly or like St. Louis and the Cardinals. It’s because spiders look kind of scary and their movements are unusual. And then there’s the aspect of catching victims in their web and then wrapping them in web to save them for later dining. Well, that’s a […]


E is for Eczema

OK, so that doesn’t make sense — eczema has an X sound to start it — but no matter how you spell or say it, eczema is annoying. If it makes you any more comfortable, you’re in good company; over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. That’s one eleventh of the country! But […]


Summer Is a Good Time to Get a Handle on your Teen’s Acne

Acne. Stop right there! Your teenager just ran out of the room screaming! Yes, that single word, clinically known as acne vulgaris, is way scarier to a teenager than Saw V. Acne can ruin a young person’s life, at least in their minds, or surely cause a crimp in their self-esteem. What causes this scourge […]


The Good and Bad of Sun Exposure

Now that we’ve made to the calm warmth of summer after this weirdest spring of all time, we all like to get out and soak up a little sun. The human body needs sun to create vitamin D, which it does when it receives unprotected sun exposure. The process is pretty slick. During exposure to […]


If They’re Bugging You Don’t Let Your Cysts Persist

Cysts. Do you know what they actually are? People confuse them with warts and moles, but they aren’t the same. Since Dr. Musick is all about the health of your skin, he wants you to know all you to need to know about this common skin issue. What are cysts? Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets […]


The Itch of Dermatitis

Since we’re coming into prime allergy season here in the Midwest, lots of people will be sneezing, wheezing, and otherwise having reactions to various pollens. At least most of these allergy reactions are fleeting — when the tree, grass, or plant your system reacts to finishes putting out its pollen your allergy usually resolves at […]


Put Fat in the Deep Freeze Before Summer

While we may not head to the beach here in landlocked western Illinois, that doesn’t mean we don’t hit Horseshoe Lake or any of the myriad area pools. And we all want to look our best in our swimsuits. But unwanted fat that tends to accumulate in areas such as the lower abdomen, thighs, flanks, […]


Who Wants More Sculpted Muscles?

Most of us had some sort of New Year’s Resolution that involved getting more exercise and eating better. Some of you may even have said you want to get more sculpted muscle tone. But walking, going to Zumba classes, spin classes, running, and other regular forms of exercise can get you in shape, but they […]


Hydrafacial

A Resolution for Hydration and Exfoliation All in One Treatment

What happens when you merge invigorating spa skin therapies with advanced medical technology? You get the HydraFacial MD®, winner of New Beauty’s 2015 Best In-Office Treatment. That award was just the beginning, as the HydraFacial has become all the rage in the four years since its debut. At Musick Dermatology, we have patients come in […]


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