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Accutane Mar 22nd, 2020

Figure 1. Photo showing the chemical structure of Isotretinoin1 Isotretinoin, most popularly known by its brand name Accutane, is a prescription medication approved for severe acne. However, many dermatologists may prescribe isotretinoin for less severe cases of acne due to the scarring and/or psychosocial distress acne may cause. To this...

Maturity Spots Mar 18th, 2020

If you have had a full body skin exam, or even an appointment for something else, you have probably heard Dr. Walls talk about “maturity spots.” Well what are these maturity spots? In the medical world, they are called seborrheic keratoses (SK’s). Seborrheic keratoses are benign (noncancerous) growths that occur...

Proper Hand Washing Mar 17th, 2020

With the recent news of COVID-19, many patients are washing their hands or using hand sanitizers multiple times per day. While it is important to maintain proper hand-hygiene, washing your hands multiple times per day can lead to dry and cracked hands, especially if you suffer from eczema or live...

Full Body Skin Exam Feb 16th, 2020

The skin exam can be scary, especially if you are meeting your doctor for the first time and have never had a skin exam before.  Relax, leave the medicine to the experts, but here are a few things that will help make your skin exam go smoother. At the skin...

Grass To Veggies Feb 11th, 2020

My little big brother, James Lissy started a farm.  Not a huge farm in the country, but a small farm in his backyard, in the suburbs.  He lives in Longmont, Colorado and has completely transformed his backyard into a living garden that he can consume and share with his friends...

Healthy Diet is associated with LESS Wrinkles Feb 7th, 2020

Patients are always asking me how to maintain or acheive a more youthful appearance.  Not everyone is excited to try neurotoxins such as Botox or fillers for the sake of beauty.  So what can I offer them?  What advice do I have?  Well, besides the obvious SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN answer,...