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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 […]


All I Want for Christmas Is No More 11s

This time of year, everyone’s calendar is full of events. Between office parties, having a couple drinks with friends, neighborhood dinners, and family get-togethers, it feels like we’re characters in that children’s book Go, Dog. Go!  We all want to look our best, but those lines and wrinkles on the upper third of the face […]


Laser Hair Removal

Winter’s a Great Time to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

How many of you love the tedium of shaving, plucking, waxing, or applying harsh depilatory creams all in the quest for hair-free underarms, bikini lines, or wherever else? Anyone? Bueller? Then after you get rid of the hair, two weeks later back it comes again. So you get to repeat the exercise…forever. Ugh. But you […]


The P is Silent, the Irritation Isn’t — Psoriasis

If you’ve ever heard of the term gingivitis, it’s probably due to advertising for Listerine mouthwash that may have come right down the road from some agency over in Chicago. The same is true with psoriasis and dandruff shampoo advertising — you’ve probably heard of it, but don’t know anything about it. But if you […]


We Have a Secret — Secret RF Microneedling

Most people who follow the aesthetic industry have now heard of microneedling. This treatment uses microneedles on a handpiece to create hundreds of microscopic punctures across the treatment area. These punctures break down some skin texture issues, but more important, the tiny holes trigger the body to repair the area, building new collagen and elastin. […]


Sherlock Holmes and Contact Dermatitis

Have you ever come in contact with something — maybe it’s a cleaning product, maybe a new cosmetic, maybe a type of metal — and the next thing you know you have a red, inflamed, itchy patch of skin that soon turns scaly? If you have, you’ve had allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), a skin condition […]


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