Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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From rashes, acne, and psoriasis to skin cancers and melanoma, Horvath Dermatology Associates is equipped to handle all your dermatological needs...

Our Staff
...His practice includes all aspects of medical dermatology, including skin cancer, moles, skin checks, rashes, psoriasis, and acne...

Adult Acne: How to Control Blemishes & Breakouts in Your Middle Years
Acne is the most common of all skin disorders, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives...

Battling Teenage Acne
Acne is by far the most common skin complaint among teenagers, affecting nearly all of those between the ages of 12 and 17 at least occasionally, according to the American Academy of Dermatology...

Rosy Complexion? Flushed Cheeks? You May Have Rosacea
...Because rosacea is frequently misdiagnosed and confused with acne, sunburn or eye irritation, a large percentage of people suffering from rosacea fail to seek medical help due to lack of awareness...

Know Your Skin Type
... Oily Skin Types If you have oily skin, you may be more prone to acne due to excessive oil secretions (sebum) on the face...

Diminishing Scars: Professional Cosmetic Treatment for an Improved Appearance
Scars left behind from acne, surgery, chicken pox, burns or other injuries, especially when they appear on your face, can be disfiguring physically and emotionally...

How Can Your Dermatologist Treat Your Acne?
Acne is one of the most common and yet one of the most challenging skin problems people face...

Rejuvenate Your Skin With Microdermabrasion
...Of course, if you’ve spent years basking in the sun to get the perfect tan or you had acne as a teenager that has now left scars, you may be looking for a treatment option that will be able to reduce or even get rid of these issues and improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of your skin...

How to Treat Facial Scarring
... From traumatic injuries to acne, there are a variety of reasons why you may be dealing with facial scars; however, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them for the rest of your life...

Everything You Need to Know about Keratosis Pilaris
... Rough, scaly patches that are sometimes itchy White or red bumps that look like acne Bumps on the arms, legs, cheeks or butt An increase in symptoms during the winter If you’ve said “yes” to any of these symptoms above, then your bumps may be the result of keratosis pilaris...

Dealing With Irregular Skin Pigmentation
... Sun exposure, acne, genetics and hormonal changes can trigger or worsen irregular pigmentation...

Are You Dealing With Acne?
Discover helpful acne-fighting tips and trick to achieve clearer skin...

What is Rosacea?
... Along with redness those with rosacea may also experience: Sensitivity Stinging or burning Hard bumps that look similar to acne Visible blood vessels Thicker skin (in more advanced cases) Rosacea is more common in women than men, as well as those over 30 years old...

Are Fillers Right for You?
...You want to get rid of acne scars...

How Chemical Peels Can Help You
If you’re bothered by fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring or an uneven skin tone, or if you are looking for a simple way to rejuvenate your skin, chemical peels may be a good option for you...

Dealing With Adult Acne
Acne is the most common of all skin disorders, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives...

Acne
Adult acne: The number of adults who have acne is growing...

Acne scars
  Acne scar treatment: This woman's dermatologist treated her acne scars (left) with acne scar surgery and laser therapy...

Acne products: How to avoid allergic reaction
A few people who used a non-prescription acne product have developed a serious allergic reaction...

Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States...

Adult acne
Adult acne: This 25-year-old woman has had acne for years and gets the typical deep, inflamed pimples and cysts common in adult acne...

Isotretinoin: Treatment for severe acne
  Acne can diminish quality of life: Studies show that acne can decrease self-confidence and cause one to avoid social situations...

Rosacea
... Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts...

10 things to try when acne won't clear
  Popping a pimple: While this may seem like the fastest way to get rid of a blemish, popping often worsens acne...

How long can I take an antibiotic to treat my acne?
...   Acne isn’t an infection, but an antibiotic can provide real relief from deep, painful breakouts...

Back acne: How to see clearer skin
      To reduce acne flares on your back, dermatologists recommend wearing sweat-wicking (or loose-fitting cotton) clothes when working out...

7 reasons to treat acne early
  Treating acne early can clear the skin, which may prevent acne scars, worsening acne, or years of living with acne...

Acne can affect more than your skin
Acne can feel so distressing that you just want to hide your face from the world...

Are your hair care products causing breakouts?
...Shampoos, conditioners, and styling products can cause whiteheads and other types of acne in these areas...

Is that acne or rosacea? How to tell them apart
Redness and breakouts on your face could mean that you have acne, but not always...

I have acne! Is it okay to wear makeup?
Need to use acne medication...

Could a moisturizer help clear your acne?
When creating an acne treatment plan, dermatologists sometimes include a moisturizer...

Is that acne on my baby’s face?
Newborn with acne: In newborns, acne often clears on its own without treatment...

Pimple popping: Why a dermatologist should do it
Too often, people worsen their acne by squeezing pimples and other acne blemishes...

Is any acne treatment safe to use during pregnancy?
So many things change during pregnancy, and your acne treatment may need to be one of them...

What can clear severe acne?
If you wake up to find a few large pimples on your otherwise clear face, you may consider that severe acne...

10 skin care habits that can worsen acne
... Are you faithfully treating your acne but still seeing new breakouts...

Should I hide my child’s skin condition with makeup?
...The children with obvious acne scars felt embarrassed...

Ringworm
...) Swollen lymph nodes Raw, open skin Raised soft, spongy skin that weeps fluid A skin problem that looks like acne, folliculitis, or another skin condition Some men feel tired and rundown...

Chemical peels
...Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat some types of acne and conditions that discolor the skin...

Laser hair removal
...Do you get razor bumps or acne-like breakouts when you get rid of unwanted hair...

10 things you should know before having laser scar treatment
...For example, if a patient has deep acne scars, a dermatologist may treat the scars with a laser...

Hidradenitis suppurativa
...   Hidradenitis suppurativa: Overview Also called acne inversa What is hidradenitis suppurativa...

Seborrheic dermatitis
... Acne, rosacea, or psoriasis...

Basal cell carcinoma
... Overexposure or long-term exposure to x-rays, such as patients who received x-ray treatments for acne in the 1940s...

Squamous cell carcinoma
... Overexposure or long-term exposure to x-rays, such as patients who received x-ray treatments for acne in the 1940s...

Skin reactions from targeted therapy deserve attention
... To keep your skin care gentle, dermatologists also recommend that you: Avoid acne products, which can irritate your skin...

Nummular dermatitis
...Isotretinoin, a prescription medicine sometimes used to treat severe acne, seems to increase the risk for this skin problem...

How to Shave
... Men who have acne should take special care while shaving...

Get the most from your skin care products
...From anti-aging serums to acne medications, many adults and teens regularly apply medications or treatments to their skin...

What can treat large facial pores?
... Use retinol If you have oily skin, mild acne, or your skin appears less firm than it once was, pores can look larger...

Caring for your skin in menopause
... Pimples and other types of acne As levels of female hormones drop before and during menopause, some women develop teenage-like acne...

How do I know if I'm using the right sunscreen?
...Studies show that daily use can reduce your risk of: Skin cancer, including melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer Precancerous skin growths that can turn into skin cancer Signs of premature skin aging like age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin Sunburn Melasma Dark spots on your skin that can appear when acne, psoriasis, or another condition clears Step 2: Consider your skin type, skin conditions, and other needs By limiting your sunscreen choices to ones that contain the 3 essentials, you’ll still have quite a few options...

Is your sports equipment causing your acne?
Shot-putter: When equipment frequently rubs against your skin, acne can flare...

Is your workout causing your acne?
Prevent acne: To remove sweat during a workout, use a clean towel and gently pat the sweat from your skin...

6 rosacea skin care tips dermatologists give their patients
...“Proper skin care lays the foundation for successful acne and rosacea treatment...

8 things to know if you’re diagnosed with rosacea
...“The role of skin care in optimizing treatment of acne and rosacea...

Do you have to treat rosacea?
...Some people develop acne-like breakouts...

Lasers and lights: How well do they treat rosacea?
...In a few small studies, lasers were used to treat permanent redness on the face or the redness surrounding acne-like blemishes...

Rosacea treatment for acne-like breakouts
Before and after treatment for acne-like breakouts of rosacea: After 3 laser treatments (right), this woman has less redness and fewer acne-like breakouts...

Rosacea treatment: Thickening skin
... Medicine you take Isotretinoin: Approved to treat severe acne, this medicine may also prevent phyma from worsening...

Scars
... You may see a sunken scar if something causes a lot of inflammation in your skin, such as acne or chickenpox...

Keratosis pilaris
...“Keratosis pilaris and prevalence of acne vulgaris: a cross-sectional study...

Stubborn acne? Hormonal therapy may help
Women who have acne along their jawline and lower face tend to have good results from hormonal therapy for acne...

Is that stubborn acne really acne?
Pimple-like breakouts around the mouth: This may look like acne, but it’s actually a skin condition called perioral dermatitis — not acne...

5 ways to help your teenager survive acne
Having any type of acne (pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, or acne cysts) can feel devastating for a teenager...

Acne
If you have acne, also called acne vulgaris, you’re not alone...

Chemical Peels
... Treat some skin conditions, such as acne and melasma...

Cosmeceuticals and Your Skin
...They also can: Reduce fine lines and wrinkles Diminish dark or light spots Reduce oiliness Unclog pores, treating acne Give skin healthier, more youthful appearance Best time to use: Before bed...

Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris
...In children, they also are common on the cheeks and can be mistaken for acne...

Eczema Treatment: Topical Corticosteroids for Children
... If you notice any of the following on your child’s skin, contact your child’s dermatologist: Bruising Visible blood vessels Stretch marks Breakouts that look like acne Dark spots on the skin Most side effects that develop on the skin will go away when you stop applying the medicine...

Facial Rejuvenation
... Microneedling can: reduce the severity of wrinkles (particularly around the mouth) tighten pores improve the appearance of scars (from acne, surgery, burns, and other trauma) This treatment can be combined with other skin rejuvenation techniques, such as fractionated lasers to enhance results...

Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as acne inversa, is an inflammatory disease that causes bumps to appear on the skin...

Laser Hair Reduction
...Be sure to tell the dermatologist about any medications you are currently taking and if you have: A tendency to scar Ever had a keloid (type of raised scar) Had cold sores or genital herpes Taken isotretinoin (a medicine used to treat severe acne) Some medical conditions such as hormone imbalances and certain medications can affect laser hair removal...

Perioral Dermatitis
... Redness, swelling, and acne-like bumps are common in people with perioral dermatitis...

ROSACEA
...Do you also see acne-like breakouts even though your teen years ended decades ago...

Scars
... • DERMABRASION Dermabrasion can treat minor acne scars, pockmarks (depressed scars from diseases like chickenpox) and some surgical scars...

Skin of Color
... POSTINFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION (PIH) This condition causes dark marks or dark patches on skin and often occurs as your skin heals from acne, eczema, or other rashes or even after a cut, scrape or mosquito bite...

Your Dermatologist and Insurance
...Dermatologists can impact the lives of patients of all ages – an infant with a red birthmark, a child with eczema, a young woman with acne, a middle-age man with hair loss, and a baby boomer with skin cancer – treating their conditions and making them look and feel their best...

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How to Apply Sunscreen How to Style Hair Without Damage Rosacea: Skin Care Do's and Don'ts Skin Cancer Prevention Manicure and Pedicure Safety Psoriasis Skin Care Guide Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better How to Shave Skin Self-Exam: How to Do Face Washing 101 How to Apply Self-Tanner Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin Wrinkle Remedies Tips for Healthy Hair Get the most from your skin care products Tips for Healthy Nails How to remove gum without cutting hair Dry skin relief Coloring and perming tips Eczema Bleach bath therapy Preventing skin conditions in athletes Tips for treating poison ivy How to Treat sunburn Melasma How to care for tattooed skin How to care for pierced ears How to Treat Diaper Rash Skin Care on a Budget Who's Got Your Back...