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How To Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month The Right Way

National Healthy Skin Month is celebrated annually in November. This commemorative month is a great time to reflect on the importance of taking care of our skin.  While it is essential to take care of our skin all year round, National Healthy Skin Month is a reminder to focus on our skin health. This month, […]


The Difference Between Dermatologists and Estheticians

When it comes to skincare, there are a lot of options out there. And with so many options, it can be hard to know which one is the right fit for you. Do you need a dermatologist or an esthetician?  The answer to that question depends on several factors. You can make an informed decision […]


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How To Stand Up To Cancer And Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer

The sun is one of the most powerful forces in the solar system. It gives life to our planet and provides warmth and light. But the sun can also be dangerous. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer. What Makes You at Risk for Skin Cancer?  Most people don’t realize that they […]


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Why You Need Sunscreen All Year Round, Not Just In Summer

You might think you only need to worry about sunscreen in the summer, but the truth is that you need to be just as careful in the winter. In this blog post, we’ll explore why you need to wear sunscreen all year round and how to choose the right sunscreen for your needs. The Dangers […]


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When To Consider Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are a common condition that affects the legs. The main symptom is small red or purple lines that seem to “spider” out from the skin surface. These are often found on the thigh and calf areas, but can also be found behind the knee or ankle. Although they often look like they are […]


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Do You Need Cosmetic or Medical Hair Removal?

Hair removal is a process that many people go through on a regular basis. Whether you’re removing hair from your face, legs, armpits or bikini line, there are a number of different methods you can use to get rid of your unwanted hair. Here at Musick Dermatology, we are experts in all things dermatology. As […]


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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Assessing Your Risks

Skin cancer is the world’s most commonly occurring cancer, with an estimated 1 in 5 Americans developing skin cancer by 70. It is essential to understand the different factors that increase skin cancer risk and the appropriate preventative measures to help lower your risk.  What Is Skin Cancer?  Skin cancer occurs when malignant cells form within the […]


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The Scaling of Psoriasis

Do you have red patches of scaly skin on areas of your body such as your knees, torso, or elbows? Do they come and then go away? Sounds like psoriasis, a skin condition that affects 3% of U.S. adults. Dr. Musick and our team can help you manage your flareups and symptoms of psoriasis. What […]


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Springtime with Tulips, Not Spiders

During our toasty Midwest summers, shorts and skirts are the clothing of choice, not to mention swimsuits. But no one wants to show off their legs when they have little purple and blue squiggly lines coursing about on their skin. Spider veins. Ugh. Now that we’re watching the tulips and daffodils poking through the formerly […]


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The Coolness that is CoolSculpting

When CoolSculpting first came on the scene most people thought it was too good to be true. After all, how could a person get rid of fat in an area with nothing but cooling. No stitches. No recovery. No hassle. But CoolSculpting is the real deal, removing up to one quarter of the fat cells […]


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