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What is a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis of skin, hair, and nail conditions. Find out why you’re in good hands when you see a dermatologist.

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How to select a dermatologist

You have choices when it comes to your health care. Here’s how to choose the dermatologist who aligns with your needs.

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What is an FAAD?

When you see the letters FAAD, you know you're seeing a board-certified dermatologist. Find out what this means to your care.


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Diseases and conditions

Want to know what dermatologists tell their patients about managing conditions that affect the skin, hair, or nails? You'll find their expertise and insight here.

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Everyday care

This insight from board-certified dermatologists can help you take the best possible care of your skin, hair, and nails.

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5 unsafe skin care trends to avoid

To help you keep your skin looking its best, the AAD is spotlighting unsafe skin care trends in November. Find out why board-certified dermatologists say these five popular skin care trends are unsafe.

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Your dermatologist knows skin cancer

Andy Jacobs knows the expertise that board-certified dermatologists have in treating skin cancer. Their expertise allowed him to walk his youngest daughter down the aisle. See how Andy pays it forward.

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Psoriasis can affect more than your skin

Psoriasis can increase the risk of developing other medical conditions. Tell your dermatologist if you have any of these signs or symptoms.

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skin healthy magazine

Discover the experts’ top skin cancer prevention tips, along with your guides to keeping skin, hair, and nails looking and feeling good during warmer weather.

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Treating deep, painful pimples: Dermatologist tips

Board-certified dermatologists recommend these tips to care for a deep, painful pimple at home.

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How often do children need to wash their hair?

Do you have a child between 8 and 12 years of age who spends summertime outdoors? Find out how often dermatologists recommend that active kids in this age group wash their hair.

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When to toss makeup and sunscreen

Old makeup and expired sunscreen can irritate your skin or cause a skin infection. To prevent these skin problems, you may need to throw out a product before you empty the container. See what two board-certified dermatologists recommend.

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How to wash your face

The way you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face looking healthy.

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How to test skin care products like a dermatologist

Before you add a skin care product to your routine, dermatologists recommend testing it. Here are the steps to follow.

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How to remove gel nail polish

You can remove gel nail polish at home. Dermatologist Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, FAAD, shares her secret for safely doing this without damaging your nails.

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UV wands can burn your skin, eyes in seconds

FDA testing found that some UV wands used to clean and disinfect give off unsafe levels of UV radiation. Find out how to protect yourself and your family from UV injuries.

Learn more about everyday skin, hair, and nail care

Upgrade your routine with advice from the skin, hair, and nail experts.

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