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Diseases & conditions

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Dermatologist examining child’s skin to see if the bumps are molluscum contagiosum or another condition. Molluscum contagiosum: How to safely treat it

Both the CDC and the FDA warn against treating this common childhood condition on your own with non-prescription treatments. See what they recommend.

Dermatologist talking with patient about taking a JAK inhibitor JAK inhibitors: A newer type of medication

JAK inhibitors are helping patients with alopecia areata, eczema/atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and vitiligo. Here’s what you need to know.

Everyday care

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Photo of a person wearing sun-protective clothing Practice Safe Sun

Everyone’s at risk for skin cancer. These dermatologists’ tips tell you how to protect your skin.

Young woman scratching her arm for itchy skin article from American Academy of Dermatology Relieve uncontrollably itchy skin

Find out what may be causing the itch and what can bring relief.

Darker Skin Tones

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Woman of color using skin cream Fade dark spots

Find out why dark spots appear and what can fade them.

Black man reaching to scratch the back of his neck Untreatable razor bumps or acne?

If you have what feels like razor bumps or acne on the back of your neck or scalp, you may have acne keloidalis nuchae. Find out what can help.

Cosmetic treatments

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Laser hair removal image for public cosmetic section to be featured in navigation. Laser hair removal

You can expect permanent results in all but one area. Do you know which one?

Scar treatment with laser Scar treatment

If you want to diminish a noticeable scar, know these 10 things before having laser treatment.

Botox injection image Botox

It can smooth out deep wrinkles and lines, but the results aren’t permanent. Here’s how long botox tends to last.

Public health programs

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Some of the AAD's free skin cancer materials Free materials to help raise skin cancer awareness

Use these professionally produced online infographics, posters, and videos to help others find and prevent skin cancer.

Campers decorate their Styrofoam skin blocks with cotton balls, pipe cleaners, and stickers. Dermatologist-approved lesson plans, activities you can use

Free to everyone, these materials teach young people about common skin conditions, which can prevent misunderstanding and bullying.

Find a dermatologist

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Doctor pressing find on virtual search bar Find a Dermatologist

You can search by location, condition, and procedure to find the dermatologist that’s right for you.

Doctor talking to patient What is a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists care for people of all ages.