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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 […]


The Redness that is Rosacea

Some people say they just have a “ruddy” complexion.  Others assume they must have gotten a little sun without having sunscreen on. Others wonder if it’s that extra drink they had last night. On a humid Illinois July day, it’s even easy to assume you’re just flushed from the heat. Rosacea is a word that […]


Shingles and Shingrix

Shingles on our roof are a good thing, especially during a summer Illinois thunderstorm. But if you’re not a roofer the word “shingles” is one you don’t want to come across. Shingles is a skin disease that can be exceedingly painful. If you had chicken pox when you were little, you can get shingles when […]


Summer 2019 Newsletter

Treatment Spotlight Xeomin – What is it? Xeomin is an injectable neurotoxin, similar to Botox, that is used to treat the lines between the brows and crow’s feet. It can also be used to relax the masseter jaw muscles. 
Xeomin is the only clinically proven anti-wrinkle injection for men and women that is uniquely purified […]


Eskata

Have You Tried Eskata Yet?

If you’re reading Dr. Musick’s blog, you probably have seen a couple previous blogs on his new treatment for seborrheic keratoses. Seb…what? OK, you’re still wearing your hair to cover those brown spots on the side of your forehead and around your ear, aren’t you? Come on, ESKATA is the coolest thing Illinois has seen […]


Medical Services Swansea IL

Don’t Be a Spotted Leopard

Leopards are cool. So are jaguars. So are cheetahs. But these famed big cats all have one thing that us biped types don’t want — spots. Problem is when we have our 50th birthday, complete with the black-frosted birthday cake and obligatory gag gifts of adult diapers, we also often get the gift of…spots. Seborrheic keratoses […]


Eczema Treatment Swansea IL

Parents with Allergies Often Have Kids with Eczema

While there has always been some cloudiness in the minds of most people between what is dermatitis and what is an allergy, studies show there is a relationship. If parents get hay fever or other allergies, it’s more likely their kids will have eczema, and then in their adult years will be more likely to […]


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