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Anita Mehta, M.D.

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Xtrac Laser Therapy Brings New Life to Psoriasis, Vitiligo Patients

Posted by Anita Mehta, M.D. on Apr 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

People living with serious skin conditions know that day-to-day routines can sometimes be difficult. Psoriasis can be itchy at best and painful at worst and prevent those dealing with it from doing normal activities to avoid making their outbreak worse. Those who have vitiligo often feel stigmatized and sometimes suffer from mood disorders or depression as a result. The good news is that therapy for these types of skin disorders is available, and patients are seeing extraordinary success with one specific type of treatment: Xtrac laser therapy. 

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Topics: vitiligo, Xtrac laser, psoriasis, dermatology, dermatitis

Having Diabetes Often Means Taking a Closer Look at Your Skin.

Posted by Anita Mehta, M.D. on Dec 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Because diabetes, unmanaged diabetes in particular, causes so many internal problems, health issues that manifest on the outside of the body, especially the skin, are unfortunately commonplace. The side effects of diabetes, such as reduced blood flow and insulin resistance, not to mention the illness itself, can cause multiple skin issues that you need to keep an eye out for. If you’re living with diabetes, it is important, first, to make sure you’re managing the illness as your physician has instructed you, but it’s also critically important that you know what to look for regarding skin complications that could indicate a larger issue.

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Topics: vitiligo, diabetic dermopathy, NLD, scleroderma, digital sclerosis, eruptive xanthomatosis, diabetes skin problems

Hands Off the Cystic Acne! – and Other Helpful Tips

Posted by Anita Mehta, M.D. on Aug 15, 2015 9:51:00 AM

Acne can be tough to deal with at any age. Between diagnosing the problem and finding a skin routine that works for your individual skin type, combatting acne sometimes feels like an uphill battle. This battle can be all the more difficult if you find out you’re dealing with cystic acne. The good news is, cystic acne is not a life sentence. It’s treatable, and if you see a doctor early, it is likely that you won’t see permanent scarring.  

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Topics: acne, cystic acne, pimples, scarring, acne treatment, blemishes

Why the ‘Sunburn Art’ Trend Should Concern You

Posted by Anita Mehta, M.D. on Jul 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The Internet can be a priceless resource. The world can watch together as our space program lands a rover on Mars or passes by Pluto. We can research and learn and crowd source beautiful, thought-provoking things. We can find a sense of community.  

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Topics: skin cancer,, sunburn art, sun damage, skin cancer risk, melanoma, premature aging, sunburn

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