Dermatologic Darwin Awards: 2018

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I just got back from the Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting.  It’s an exceedingly large conference that brings thousands of dermatologists from around the world together.  Always learn new things, but its also a conference that is permeated by industry peddling drugs and devices, many of which are complete crap.  So, I’m going to start […]

New Year, New Skin with Halo

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We’re ringing in the new year dermatology style!  Everyone working at Miller Family Dermatology is getting Halo laser fractional resurfacing. Barring the discovery of a wormhole or building a flux capacitor, there isn’t much that we can do about the passage of time.  Time happens-New Years and birthdays remind us of that.  I can’t fix that.  […]

Sciton Halo Laser

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What is the HALO Pro Laser? The HALO Pro is something called a hybrid fractional laser that can be used to restore the skin to a more youthful state and to treat acne scars.  It is the latest development in a technological journey that started in the 1990s with CO2 resurfacing lasers. The idea of resurfacing was […]

Why am I so (*&% itchy?

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Feel like that cat? This is the time of year that we see lots and lots of people coming in with itchy skin. The bottom line is that dry skin itches, and dry skin is hands-down the biggest cause of itching.  So where does this dryness come from and what can you do about it? […]

Do I have bugs under my skin?

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Many people who are itchy experience a crawling sensation and wonder if they have bugs under their skin. While lots of insects like mosquitoes, fleas, spiders, and mites seem to take great delight in biting us, there are very, very few bugs that can actually live under our skin, and even more fortunately, very few […]

Get your base tan for summer!

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With summer just around the corner in Seattle, this is a great time of the year to start thinking about sun protection. Everyone knows that you should go to the tanning parlor and get a good base tan before you go on vacation to someplace sunny, because then you won’t get burned on vacation. And […]

Skin Cancer Myths Every Seattleite Needs to Know

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Ever wonder if you should worry about skin cancer since it rains in Seattle all the time? Have you heard that tanning beds are a safe, effective way to get Vitamin D? Procrastinating about having a funny spot checked out because it can always be cut off at any time anyway? Still using Coppertone SPF8? Common skin cancer myths are dispelled, giving you information that can help save you from getting basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma.

Awesome Skin Care Products for Babies

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There is a bewildering array of skin care products out there for babies. Most of them are junk, some are actually bad for the skin, and many are overpriced. Like any parents, I’m picky about what I put on my kids. But as a Dermatologist, I’m really picky about what goes on their skin.