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The experts in skin, hair, and nails.

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What is a dermatologist?

It takes years of schooling to develop the expertise that only a dermatologist has. 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?

Find out what these letters stand for and why you want to choose an FAAD dermatologist.

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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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Having trouble getting your acne medication?

The AADA is advocating to find a solution to help patients get the isotretinoin they need. You can help us by sharing your story.

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How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment

Thanks to telemedicine, you can have an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist from the comfort and safety of your home.

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Coronavirus Resource Center

During the coronavirus pandemic, the AAD's Coronavirus Resource Center will help you find information about changes in dermatology and how you can continue to care for your skin, hair, and nails.

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skin healthy magazine

Learn dermatologist tips to keep your skin its healthiest during the colder months, and other expert insights on how to look and feel your best.

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How to care for facial hair

Healthy-looking facial hair starts with healthy skin. With the right skin care, it’s possible to prevent problems like dandruff, ingrown hair, acne, and itch.

To keep your facial hair healthy, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists.

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Heal dry, chapped lips this winter

These tips from dermatologists can help you have soft, supple lips year-round.

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Relief from uncontrollably itchy skin

Find out what may be causing the itch and how you can get relief.

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Treating light spots on brown or black skin

Board-certified dermatologist Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, FAAD, explains what to do if you notice light spots on your skin.

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Face mask skin care made simple: Infographic

Common skin problems like acne and dry, irritated skin can develop beneath your face mask. To help you prevent face mask skin problems, we’ve compiled these simple skin care tips from dermatologists.

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Is that dry skin or something else?

Dry skin, brittle nails, and hair that breaks easily are common during winter. If you’re also not feeling yourself, look at this checklist of skin, hair, and nail changes that thyroid disease can cause.

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10 reasons your scalp itches

This dermatologists’ insight can help you figure out why your scalp itches and what can bring relief.

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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