Blog Articles

How What You Eat Affects Your Skin

You know you should eat healthier whole foods to trim your figure and boost your energy levels. But what if the foods you eat affect your skin, too? Could you really get more glowing, smoother, and healthier skin just by improving your diet?

Mar 13th, 2019
Know the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Did you know that the No. 1 form of cancer in the U.S. is skin cancer? Luckily, most skin cancers have signs and symptoms that help you catch it early and get treatment. As part of Cancer Prevention Month, learn how to stay safe and cancer-free.

Feb 8th, 2019
Mohs Surgery: The Gold Standard in Skin Cancer Treatment

It’s not often that a cancer treatment can boast a 99% success rate, but that’s exactly what Mohs micrographic surgery offers. It’s also vital that you have an expert who’s trained in the procedure — and we have two..

Dec 7th, 2018
Preventing Skin Cancer is a Year-Round Job

While storing your bathing suits and shorts for the winter, you may be tempted to toss out the sunscreen, too. Don’t do it! Winter sun can damage your skin, even if you can’t feel it.

Nov 20th, 2018
How to Care for Aging Skin

There’s no escaping age, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look youthful and vibrant, and feel fantastic in your skin. It starts with a good skin care plan to minimize the signs of aging to restore your skin’s natural radiance.

Sep 26th, 2018

How many times have you seen brown, patchy discoloration on other people’s faces? Maybe you even noticed it on your own face. When did the color change start? Maybe it started after a pregnancy.

Jul 30th, 2018
Skin Tags (Acrochordons)

One of the most common skin growths that people ask about in clinic are skin tags. The medical name for a skin tag is an acrochordon. Skin tags most commonly present as soft, flesh colored growths that favor the neck, armpits, and groin area.

Jul 30th, 2018
Ultherapy – The Latest in Lift

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center and Revive Medical Spa are proud to be providers of Ultherapy! Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck, upper chin, and chest.

Jul 30th, 2018
Tinea corporis (“ringworm”)

A common condition that I diagnose almost every week is tinea. Tinea is the medical term for a fungal (dermatophyte) infection of the skin.

Jul 30th, 2018
Sun Protection for the Family

As the weather begins to warm up, all members of the family both young and old are ready to head out for some fun in the sun. Many of us know that we should use sunscreen before going outside and are able to apply it ourselves, but what about infants and c

Jul 30th, 2018

One of the most common chief complaints that my patients have in the clinic is acne.

Jul 30th, 2018

Many people develop moles over the course of their lives. Some people have 50+, while others have only a few to none at all.

Jul 30th, 2018
Stretch Marks

A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear.

Jul 26th, 2018
Stretch Marks

A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Uh Oh….I have Gum in My Hair!

There is no need to worry if chewing gum gets stuck in your child’s hair (or maybe your own hair). Simply follow these steps from dermatology providers.

Nov 10th, 2017
How to Stop Biting Your Nails

Nail biting typically begins in childhood and can continue through adulthood, and the side effects can be more than cosmetic.

Sep 10th, 2017
Minimizing Your Scars

The human body is quite amazing. It has the incredible ability to heal itself. However, many people worry after an injury about what their scar will look like, especially if it is in a cosmetically sensitive area.

Jul 10th, 2017
Sun Protective Clothing

Do you get tired of having to reapply sunscreen to your arms and hard to reach areas like your back? Have you ever wondered if there are other ways to protect your skin other than sunscreen? Sun protective clothing may be the solution for you!

May 1st, 2017
Differin 0.1% Gel – The New Acne OTC

When people go to the store and look for acne washes and medications it can be overwhelming. There are countless formulations of benzoyl peroxide, salacylic acid, and sulphur. So which ones work? A new over-the-counter (OTC) acne medication has hit the

Apr 3rd, 2017
Molluscum Contagiosum

How many of you have children who have had small pearly bumps on their face, arms, legs, or stomach? They may have gone away on their own or you may have gone to see a medical provider. These are/were most likely molluscum contagiosum.

Mar 13th, 2017
Actinic Keratotoses (Pre-Cancers)

Have you ever been to the dermatology clinic and had “pre-cancers” frozen? Do you know what causes these, why we treat them, or what treatment options are available? I will be answering all of these questions and more in this most recent blog entry.

Jan 23rd, 2017
Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

We are going to take a short break from our provider skin care regimen series to discuss a dermatology condition I get more questions about during the winter.

Nov 28th, 2016
What is my dermatology provider using? Ryan Crowder PA-C

When thinking of blog topics a few days ago, an idea popped into my head. Why don’t I do a series on each of the providers at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center highlighting their own personal skin care regimens.

Aug 15th, 2016
How does CoolSculpting work?

The idea that cold can selectively affect fat led to the innovative cooling process developed by scientists at a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Jul 1st, 2016
Skin Exams

Many of my friends outside of work and people that I talk with are always asking me when they should get a skin exam and what to expect when they come to the clinic.

Jan 25th, 2016
Let's Get Started

Hello! My name is Ryan Crowder and I am a dermatology Physician Assistant.

Jan 1st, 2016