Dr Koger Answers Questions About Botox

December 4th, 2015 / admin / 0 comments

I am frequently asked questions about Botox. Whether patients are coming in for consultation about their fine lines and wrinkles or whether they are seeing me for another reason, men and women alike are curious if Botox will help them. I thought I would take the time to answer some of the most frequent questions. Why is botulinum toxin treatment so popular? Botulinum toxin injections are a fast, effective way to treat fine lines and wrinkles of the forehead and crow’s feet. The toxin targets the muscle activity that creates the wrinkle. Results are seen usually in 3 to 4 ..

Shingles is a real pain!

August 13th, 2015 / admin / 0 comments

Shingles also known as Herpes Zoster, is caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus. Symptoms of the Shingles Virus One out of every three people may develop shingles within their lifetime. Herpes zoster causes a painful, blistering skin rash. Shingles may begin with a variety of symptoms; fatigue, itching, pain or numbness. The skin is sensitive and painful, often even to light touch or presence of clothing. Finally, the tell-tale red rash with blisters develops. The rash lasts about two to four weeks. Post – Herpetic neuralgia is a complication of Herpes Zoster. Even though the rash may ..

Poison Ivy

June 29th, 2015 / admin / 0 comments

Poison Ivy: Exposure to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac can produce a miserable itchy rash. The rash is red, swollen often clustered in streaks or lines. Severe cases can have hives or blisters. Causes of Poison Ivy What Causes It: The rash is from contact with the oil from a Poison Ivy, Poison Oak or Poison Sumac plant. The oil, urushiol, causes an allergic reaction, contact dermatitis. The oil is colorless to pale yellow and turns black after exposure to the air. The rash can occur after direct contact with the oil or oil that is transferred to ..

Common Skin Conditions: Dermatologic Surgery

July 15th, 2013 / admin / 0 comments

Dermatologic Surgery – We have focused in on providing special surgical procedures such as the removal of skin cancers, moles, and cysts. Many of these skin problems are best treated through in-office surgery, which is relatively painless. May be applied to the site to further reduce discomfort.

Common Skin Conditions: Eczema

July 15th, 2013 / admin / 0 comments

Eczema is a general term that means a rash that is itchy. Eczema can be caused by allergic reactions to something we come into contact with. If there is a family history of allergies, this condition can be inherited. Eczema can be treated very effectively by avoiding certain substances, and by the use of topical and oral medications.

Common Skin Conditions: Acne

July 15th, 2013 / admin / 0 comments

Acne, also known as pimples, although not considered a medically serious problem, can impair one’s appearance and self-image, and in more serious cases cause permanent scarring of the skin. Although many cases for acne are seen in young people, there is a very large number of adults who suffer from acne. There are many different therapies available for the treatment of acne, and these treatments are oriented toward preventing flare-ups and minimizing scarring. Each case of acne is different. We strongly recommend individually tailored therapy.

Common Skin Conditions: Folliculitis

July 15th, 2013 / admin / 0 comments

Folliculitis is a surface inflammation of the hair follicle on the body’s skin. It may occur anywhere on the skin, but it is most commonly distributed on the face, neck, buttocks, and thighs. Folliculitis can also be found in teh beard area, known as barber’s itch or pseudofolliculitis and sometimes on the scalp along the front hairline with small, very itchy rash-like pustules. Folliculitis is caused by many different organisms; the most common causes are bacteria, yeast, fungi, friction from tight clothes or by shaving. Treatment depends on the type of orgaism or injury causing folliculitis. Most cases are mild ..