How To Protect Yourself From Ticks and Mosquitos

How To Protect Yourself From TICKS Cover up any exposed skin when it is hot outside, especially when you are venturing into wooded or grassy areas. Wear long sleeves, long pants, socks, shoes, and a hat. Tie long hair up into a ponytail or bun. Use insect repellant on any exposed skin any time that […]


Microdermabrasion

What is Microdermabrasion?   Microdermabrasion provides the ultimate non-invasive exfoliation. It is a quick, relatively painless,  15 minute procedure with no downtime. During the procedure, passes over the face with a diamond tipped wand attached to a vacuum will retexture the skin by exfoliating the top layer and  removing dead skin cells. In addition to the immediate […]


Public Service Announcement for Veterans

Dear Veterans, Veterans Affairs Telehealth Services recently unveiled a new plan which would allow Veterans to schedule medical appointments at the VA medical hospitals directly online.  Once implemented, this should be a time-saver that may make medical care more accessible to the men and women who have bravely served our country. At Abell Dermatology, we […]


Thinning Hair? Losing Hair? Ain’t Got No Hair?

…BUY A WIG! Not long ago, wearing a wig was a bit of a taboo and definitely something you didn’t advertise or talk about openly. Oh, how the times have changed, and quickly! Thanks to celebrities and pop culture, wigs have become a fashion statement and highly desirable accessory.  A-List celebrities such as Beyonce, Wendy […]


Microneedling with CosmoPen

Most people can probably think of a million things they’d rather do than poke their skin with a series of needles, but medical professionals are actually embracing this “microneedling” as a more comfortable way, believe it or not, of collagen induction therapy or CIT.  Such therapy stimulates collagen, a supportive protein in the skin, which “plumps […]


Teledermatology is here! Now offering online visits…

Are you a college student that can’t get home easily?  Do you have trouble getting time off work?  Are you doing well but need refills on a maintenance medication?  Are you on vacation with a rash that has suddenly developed?  Do you dread sitting in your dermatologist’s waiting room? Have no fear… Teledermatology is here!  […]


Does Mole Mapping Save Lives?

The average dermatologist sees up to 10,000 patients per year. It is impossible for any medical provider to accurately remember whether any individual mole is new or has changed. If a mole is changing appearance or is a new lesion, it may be suspicious and require a biopsy to determine if it is a skin […]


Annual Skin Exams Save Lives!

According to a recent study in Germany, annual exams have been shown to lower melanoma death rates by 50% due to early detection of abnormal appearing or changing moles. Annual skin examinations are an important tool for cancer screening and are recommended for all patients. During these screenings, any suspicious growths, moles, or lesions are […]


The Vbeam® Pulse Dye Laser

Port wine stains can be effectively treated with the Vbeam® pulse dye laser by Candela. The Vbeam pulse dye laser has been a gold standard in laser treatment for vascular conditions for over 20 years. Treatment with the Vbeam laser is fast, safe, effective and comfortable. The pulsed dye laser penetrates the skin, targeting the […]


Restylane® Silk

Restylane® Silk is an FDA-approved product designed to smooth lines and wrinkles around the mouth and for subtle lip enhancement. It is intended for patients aged 21 years and older. As people get older, the lips and skin around the mouth may show the following signs of aging: Lip thinning Loss of lip contour Lines […]