What is Nail Fungus & How to Know if You Have It

What is Nail Fungus & How to Know if You Have It

Posted in Dermatologist News on Sep 07, 2021

Nail fungus is a relatively common condition that affects an estimated 3-12% of the population. It is more likely to occur in people that are older. Nail fungus begins as a white or yellow spot under the fingernail or toenail. As the nail infection grows, it might cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble.

Guide to Sunscreens

Guide to Sunscreens

Posted in Sun Safety on May 03, 2021

You need to protect yourself from the sun 365 days a year—even on cloudy days! Choosing the right sunscreen can help you protect your skin, reduce the risk of skin cancer, and prevent early skin aging caused by the sun. Here is our guide to selecting the right sunscreen!

Skin Care Tips for Managing Diabetes

Skin Care Tips for Managing Diabetes

Posted in Skin Doctor Tips on Mar 08, 2021

Following these basic skin care tips will help you prevent serious, life-threatening conditions and feel more comfortable!

The Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Skin

The Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Skin

Posted in Skin Doctor Tips on Jan 18, 2021

Drinking enough water is key to maintain our overall health. Since our skin is the largest organ in our body and the cells in our organs are made up of water, we need it to function.

Treating Moderate to Severe Acne

Treating Moderate to Severe Acne

Posted in Acne Treatment on Aug 25, 2020

Is it just a break out or something more? If you’re dealing with blemishes that cover a significant portion of your face or body, you have a lot of redness and inflammation, your blemishes are deep and painful, or you have notable scarring, you may be experiencing severe acne.

How Diet Can Affect Skin Health

How Diet Can Affect Skin Health

Posted in Skin Doctor Tips on Aug 25, 2020

The Greek physician Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine,” and we know good and well that food can be just that. The foods you put into your body have a lot of power, and there is a direct correlation between healthy eating and healthy skin.

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Posted in Psoriasis Treatment on Jul 10, 2020

Did you know that August is Psoriasis Awareness Month? Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, an estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, rendering it the most common autoimmune disease...

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Chris Lowe, Board-Certified Dermatologist

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Chris Lowe, Board-Certified Dermatologist

Posted in Dermatologist News on Jul 01, 2020

Dr. Chris Lowe is a board-certified dermatologist at Galen Dermatology. He’s always enjoyed science and helping others, so medicine was a natural fit for him career wise. Dr. Lowe received his MD from Wake Forest ...

UV Safety Awareness Month

UV Safety Awareness Month

Posted in Skin Doctor Tips on Jun 22, 2020

Summertime is all about fun in the sun, but the team at Galen wants to caution you about sun safety. July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and for good reason.