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  • Tackling the Plantar Wart

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP  Plantar Warts Warts that form on the sole of your feet are called plantar warts. Essentially, they are the same as warts that are found on the hands and knees except this strain forms on the bottom of the feet. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of these growths, and they thrive in warm and moist ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on December 6, 2016
  • Advancements in Permanent Eyebrow Makeup

    Permanent makeup, or microblading, for eyebrows has become an increasingly popular form of cosmetic tattooing—a result of recent advancements in needle technology. It is known by a variety of names such as microstroking, feather touch, eyebrow embroidery, and hair-like strokes. Microblading enhances the appearance of the eyebrows by simulating ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on October 19, 2016
  • Intimate Lightening: Using A Revolutionary Transdermal Delivery System

    Intimate lightening is the process of improving the cosmetic appearance of the skin surrounding the vulva, groin, upper inner thighs, and anal area. As aesthetic procedures—like laser hair removal, Brazilian waxing, and radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation—become increasingly popular, patients discover undesired, excessive pigmentation and uneven ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on October 5, 2016
  • Warning Signs of Melanoma

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Melanoma is the most lethal of all the skin cancers. It is estimated that melanoma kills 10,130 people annually in the United States. Many of these deaths could be easily prevented with proper screening and catching the cancers in their infancy. These skin cancers are highly survivable if found early—before they are ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on October 3, 2016
  • Laser Treatment for Peri-orbital Veins

    Peri-orbital vascular lesions distract from the beauty of a person's eyes. Our genes are to blame for the most part. The presence of red or green vascular lesions under the eyes gives the appearance of dark circles, which makes an individual look tired or older and can affect their self-esteem and self-confidence. Peri-orbital veins become more ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on September 7, 2016
  • Scaly Skin: Home Therapies

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Last month we discussed Seborrheic keratosis (SK)-those rough growths that develop on the skin of people who are becoming more mature. In-office treatments were reviewed, and now this month we will evaluate some home remedies that will help with these irritating growths. The best treatment is alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on September 2, 2016
  • Understanding Scaly Skin

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Over the years, I have seen many people in the office asking about crusty Seborrheic keratosis (SK). These scaly, popular, bumpy growths occur on most people who are middle-aged or older. They are odd looking, with varying colors and configurations. Scale can come off them, and they frequently catch on clothing and ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on August 5, 2016
  • How Do I Get Rid of My Scar?

    A common aesthetic concern among patients is scarring. Surgical scars, acne scars and scarring from burns are among the most frequently treated scars.      It is important that patients understand that genetics, as well as skin type and ethnicity, play a large role in wound healing and scar formation. Also, certain areas of ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 9, 2014
  • The GRASS Regimen

    I couldn't help but notice that a PA colleague of mine had a beautiful display on her medical suite counter.  No frilly flowers or fancy vases.  This was a simple, yet chic, display of a vibrantly modern grass.  Yes, you read correctly. Grass. Not only did this look pretty, it was pure genius. I soon learned from her that ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 26, 2014
  • Transtheoretical Model for Change

    As healthcare providers and patient advocates, we are often faced with convincing our charges that a change is needed. Human nature is to resist change. Most of us settle into familiar routines in our lives and jobs and, no matter how inefficient or unhealthy our routines may be, we are very reluctant to disrupt the flow of our conventions. It is ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on November 19, 2014
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