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Melasma or sun spots: what can I do?

Melasma or sun spots: what can I do?

More commonly known as sun spots, melasma has an asymptomatic and chronic evolution, with the appearance of light brown to darker spots mostly in the face area, and it is intensified through the exposition to solar light, pregnancy, anticonceptive pills and with the use of certain cosmetic products. It affects all races, but it’s more […]

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My skin and the sun.

My skin and the sun.

When we’re outdoors, we know we should protect our skin from the sun and it’s harmful rays. Of course that doesn’t mean you’ll spend your summer in your room when there are so many fun things to do outdoors. Besides, not everything related to the sun is bad. The solar light helps our body with the production of […]

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Jellyfish stings

Jellyfish stings

Jellyfish stings can vary greatly in severity. Most often they result in immediate pain and red, irritated marks on the skin. Some jellyfish stings may cause more whole-body (systemic) illness, and in rare cases, are life-threatening. Most jellyfish stings get better with home treatment, but severe reactions require emergency medical care. Here’s Dr. Lopez’ professional […]

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Aging Skin

Aging Skin

While aging is a natural process, it’s also natural to wish for the skin of your youth. Our dermatology practice offers some medically sound cosmetic procedures that can help slow down the signs of aging and improve the overall health of your skin. The procedures are performed by Dr. Lopez himself in a private medical […]

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Health Tips App

Health Tips App

Dr. Lopez belongs to the American Academy of Dermatologists (AAD). This international organization provides ongoing training for dermatologists to keep their professional skills sharp. It also provides good information about dermatology issues for the general public. Please visit the iTunes store to download a free iPhone app for information at your fingertips. More health tips […]

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Myths about Acne

Myths about Acne

Myths about acne. You think you know everything there is to know about acne? You would be surprised to know that many things people say about acne, what’s it’s cause and how to treat it, are really wrong! Myth #1: Getting tanned improves your skin. Reality: Although a tan could mask temporarily acne, sun causes […]

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Oral herpes

Oral herpes

Cold Sores: how to prevent and how to attenuate! Oral (labial) herpes is a viral infection characterized by vesicles or erosions that appear on lips or mouth angles, it is also known as “cold sores”. It is usually caused by one of the herpes virus (the HSV-1) which in most cases is not sexually transmitted). […]