Sunscreen works if you work it

     RENO, NV (KOLO)”Every day people should be wearing some sunscreen on their face and trailing it down on their neck as well,” says Dr. Lamerson, a dermatologist with Nevada Center for Dermatology. “A lot of damage occurs on the face and neck,” she says. Granted, sunscreen sales most likely skyrocket in the summertime, […]

Sunscreen safety under investigation

     RENO, NV (KOLO) Even though it doesn’t feel like it just yet, warmer weather is coming. And if you don’t use sunscreen year-round, which you should, it will soon be time to break out the bottle or spray can. Experts have drilled home the sun protection factor (SPF), and how sunscreens should protect […]

Turning back the hands of time

    RENO, NV (KOLO) Pat Butowick isn’t shy about giving her age. “74,” she says. She says she takes good care of herself, exercises, eats right. But she says she notices a change in attitude toward her once someone figures out she’s a septuagenarian. “I think the hands give away you know, your age,” […]

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

    RENO, NV (KOLO) At the Nevada Center for Dermatology, you’ll see staff wearing colorful t-shirts throughout the month of May, Why? May is Melanoma Awareness Month. The tie-dye shirts are in honor of reggae singer Bob Marley, who died from this form of skin cancer. “Poor Bob Marley,” says Dr. Bille Casse, a […]

New treatment offered for Hyperhidrosis patients

    RENO, NV (KOLO) In hot weather you would expect to sweat. But for patients with Hyperhidrosis, it doesn’t matter the weather. Cold or hot, they excessively sweat, from their underarms, feet or hands or all three. “It was very embarrassing,” says Christine Mandeville, a Hyperhidrosis patient. “It would affect what I would do. What […]

Psoriasis medication may help with heart disease

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Paul Gates shows us his hands marked by white scaly skin, and sometimes what looks like paper cuts. It’s psoriasis, where the skin sheds ten times faster than normal. “It gets on the back of my knuckles. And sometimes handing out things, I have had on occasion someone will ask me […]

Doctors offer new eczema treatments

  RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Ask Craig Summerhill what it’s like to have eczema. He knows of no other life. He’s had the skin disorder for 56 years. “At times exasperating, the inflammation is really irritating at times. But you know you learn to live with it. Everyone has his own conditions they have to carry […]

New treatment coming for excessive sweating

  RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – The heat is on. But for patients with hyperhidrosis, it’s not just heat that makes them sweat. It can be under any condition. “I notice it in the winter and the summer. Even when I am cooled and I have goose bumps and I’m still sweating,” says Sarah Bajenski, a hyperhidrosis […]