FAQs About Stretch Marks

What is a stretch mark? A stretch mark is a type of scar that appears on skin when it grows or stretches rapidly, causing collagen and elastin in skin to rupture. When skin heals, the red lines that appear are called “stretch marks.” Stretch marks are most likely to appear during times when your body…

Treating Chronic Hives

Do you suffer from hives? Appearing as welts or reddish/pink blotches or bumps on the skin, hives can appear on the skin in many sizes and flare up periodically or last for long periods of time. If your hives occur daily or last longer than six weeks, you may have chronic hives, or ““chronic urticaria.”…

Eczema: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatments 

Eczema: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatments    According to the Cleveland Clinic, Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, affects approximately 15 million Americans each year. So, if you find yourself suffering from chronic, red, itchy skin, you are not alone! But how do you know if you have eczema? What triggers symptoms? When should you see a dermatologist?…