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Articles about Skin Care and how it relates to your skin health, by Belleville Dermatologist, Dermassociates

December 1, 2016
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A Belleville, IL Dermatologist asks: What’s Your Skin Score?

Do you know the best ways to keep your face, neck, chest and hands soft, smooth and unspotted, and which factors are most likely to age your skin before its time? Take our quiz to test your knowledge and review our best strategies for younger-looking skin. by Julie K. Karen, MD Is the way my skin looks mainly determined by how old I am? Yes or No. Can the sun age my skin before its time? Yes or No. I’ve heard that most sun damage occurs before age 18, so can’t I just stop worrying about my skin? Yes or […]
March 6, 2017
Dermatologist in Belleville, Illinois

A Belleville Dermatologist’s Skin Care Basics

Having the best skin possible at any age requires preventative maintenance. Ultraviolet light prematurely ages the skin causing damage to the tissues of the dermis which supports the skin resulting in wrinkles. In these articles, the leading Belleville, IL dermatologist, Dr. Gary Vicik, MD FAAD offers skin tips and information about our dermatologist in Belleville, IL to keep your skin in tip top shape. Blotchy pigmentation or dyschromia occurs from stimulation of pigment cells (melanocytes). Linear redlines cause by sun are enlarged blood vessels near the skin surface. The worst damage comes from chronic radiation to the DNA of skin […]
May 6, 2021
Skin Cancer Treatment, Belleville, IL

Summer Skin Care Tips to Avoid Skin Cancer

After a long winter and overcast spring here in the midwest, the glorious sunshine of summer is a welcome sight. Nothing looks and feels quite like the warmth of sunlight on your skin. Thus, there is often the temptation to reveal our bare skin to the damaging rays of the sun with abandon. As a dermatologist in Belleville, IL we know the temptation to bask in the sun can be difficult to resist. However, by following a few simple rules, you can enjoy the warmth of the summer sun while mitigating the risks that come along with it. Depending upon […]