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Sunscreens coming under scrutiny by FDA

By Terri RussellPublished: Oct. 6, 2021 at 5:43 PM PDT RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Sunscreens come in lotions and sprays. They are designed to protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But what many people don’t know, there are two kinds of sunscreens. One is physical, one is chemical. “Chemical gets absorbed into the […]

Is SPF 100 more effective? Dermatologists say no

by Andrea EsparzaFriday, July 16th 2021 RENO, Nev. (KRNV) — Sunrays are the strongest during the summer and the best way to protect your skin is by applying sunscreen. However, while walking down the store aisles, customers can be overwhelmed with all the sunblock options. When comparing a sunscreens SPF 50 to 100, it is natural to […]

Why mosquito bites itch

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Mosquitoes are pests that can disrupt a calm moment, a nice walk, or get together. When you get a bite, blame it on the female of the species. “It is usually the female mosquito that are the ones that bite,” says Dermatologist Dr. Cindy Lamerson, with Nevada Center for Dermatology. “What […]

Patients need to help physicians find melanoma

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – When we talk about melanoma, we show pictures of people out in the sun, unprotected. “I had noticed in the last six, like since Covid started, six months-ish, that around my face and neck, it’s gotten a lot worse. So I’m not sure if it has to do with wearing a […]

Adult Acne and Diet

Your browser does not support HTML video. RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Pictures of acne in advertisements, articles and reference books are usually associated with teenagers. But for Rachel Austin it’s a skin problem that’s followed her into adulthood. “And then I was perfectly clear,” says Rachel. “I didn’t have a blackhead for 8 years. Then […]

Dry conditions in Northern Nevada may lead to eczema outbreaks

Your browser does not support HTML video. RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Brenna Scott shows us her recent Eczema breakout. It started a couple of days ago. “I had noticed in the last six, like since Covid started, six months-ish, that around my face and neck, it’s gotten a lot worse. So I’m not sure if […]

New effective treatment for late stage melanoma

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – For years Stephanie Tyler spent her free time out in the sun. Later in life she says she paid for it. Her dermatologist didn’t mince words when she spotted a lesion on Stephanie’s face. “And basically she explained to me it was stage 2 melanoma which was treatable but we needed […]

Maskne: Mask causing acne

  RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Dermatologists, both locally and nationally are reporting more cases of facial breakouts related to wearing a mask. The unofficial name is “maskne” combining mask and acne. “I’m even breaking out,” says Dr. Cindy Lamerson, a Board-Certified Dermatologist in Reno. It is not the look she was going for. But the […]

Adhesive tape helps diagnose melanoma

  RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Skin cancer has some classic warning signs—change of color, irregular borders, change in appearance. But some melanomas, the most dangerous of all skin cancers, aren’t as obvious. Which means patients often have the lesions cut on and then examined. “You are looking at their moles and they may have 10 that […]