Dr. Hartman named Birmingham Magazine’s Best Dermatologist

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Dr. Hartman named Birmingham Magazine's Best Dermatologist

Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama is pleased to announce that our own Dr. Hartman has been named Birmingham Magazine’s Best Dermatologist. To see the list of other winners, click here. Congratulations Dr. Hartman, we are proud of you!

Get the Scoop on Skin Tags and Cysts

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Get the Scoop on Skin Tags and Cysts

Whether they are painful or simply unsightly, growths on the skin can be alarming to find. At Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama, our team of providers is asked daily about whether spots like skin tags and cysts could benefit from cosmetic or medical attention. Here’s what we tell our patients about the make-up of each condition and the treatments that can help. Skin Tags Small soft growths of skin that protrude from the body, skin tags are made up of normal skin tissue and occur most often in people who are overweight or who have a genetic predisposition. At our practice, we see them where friction is common—around the neck,… read more

Understanding Heat Rash

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Understanding Heat Rash

Also known as miliaria, heat rash affects us all in hot, humid weather. This time of year, it is one of the most talked about skin conditions that we see at Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama. So what makes those the little blisters and bumps pop up at the end of a day in the sun? Occluded sweat glands. When our pores get blocked or full, perspiration is trapped under the skin. Instead of evaporating, perspiration causes inflammation and rash. This can happen from wearing tight, non-breathable fabrics in the sun; from sweating profusely; or from applying thick, heavy moisturizers or sunscreens. Friction will make it worse. Adults often find… read more

Cancer Fighting Foods: What to Eat to Protect Your Skin

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Cancer Fighting Foods: What to Eat to Protect Your Skin

Have you ever wondered exactly how and why skin cancer begins? Well, when the sun instigates the formation of free radicals in the skin, it can set off a series of reactions in our cells that cause their development to go awry. As these abnormal cells accumulate in the skin, cancer sets in. At Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama, we know that while protecting yourself from the sun can prevent the formation of free radicals, your diet can make an impact as well. As skilled specialists, we recommend you add the following foods to your regular mealtimes and snacks as a proactive measure to help keep UV-damage at bay. Green… read more

5 Things to Know About Treating Unsightly Veins

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5 Things to Know About Treating Unsightly Veins

One of the more common cosmetic consults that we conduct center on leg veins. The veins in our legs fight against gravity as they work to return blood to the heart. As we age, our veins lose their elasticity. Valves become weak, and we experience a back-flow of blood just beneath the skin. This is how we develop varicose and spider veins. Often a cause of cosmetic concern for our patients at Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama, the increased visibility of veins is something we can address as skilled dermatologists in one of our comfortable offices in Birmingham and Chelsea. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Who Is At Risk. You are… read more

The Surprising Science Behind Stretch Marks

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The Surprising Science Behind Stretch Marks

As our bodies change, the fibers in our skin slowly stretch to adapt. But rapid change—whether it is due to pregnancy, teenage growth spurts, weight gain or even weight loss—can cause the middle layer of the skin to tear, leading to scarring. This is how we develop stretch marks, a common cosmetic concern among our patients at Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama. The appearance of stretch marks can vary from red, pink, purple or silver streaks to indented lines in the skin. While oils to hydrate the skin often promise to reduce your likelihood of developing stretch marks, there is little science behind the claim. Fortunately, treatment options to reduce… read more

Dr. Dyck on ABC 33/40

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Dr. Dyck on ABC 33/40

Skin Wellness’ own Dr. Rayna Dyck appeared on ABC 33/40 after an interview with Cynthia Gould, discussing nail fungus and the risk associated with nail salons. To view the segment, click here.

Chelsea Location Grand Opening

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Chelsea Location Grand Opening

Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama was proud to celebrate the Grand Opening of their Chelsea location on Thursday, April 21, 2016. The event was well attended, and our staff and providers are thankful for the support. “We are excited to have a presence in Chelsea, with the ability to serve the community from this new location,” said Dr. Hartman. As a reminder, this new Skin Wellness Dermatology location will feature a retail area including SWCA’s own specialized skin care line, as well as other brands such as SkinCeuticals, Obagi, Skin Medica, and Elta M.D.  A full range of cosmetic, laser, medical dermatology, and teledermatology will be available to patients, along… read more

On the Move

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Dr. Hartman, Dermatologist Photo - Skin Wellness Center of Alabama

Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama is pleased to announce our own Dr. Corey Hartman’s position on the Board of Directors for Oasis Counseling for Women and Children. He is excited to serve on the Board for the second year in a row. “Oasis Counseling for Women and Children is such a worthwhile organization that I am honored to be a part of,” says Dr. Hartman. For more information on Dr. Hartman’s role, click here For more information on Oasis Counseling for Women and Children, click here

Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama Announces the Chelsea Branch Grand Opening

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Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama proudly announces the grand opening of a new branch in Chelsea on Thursday, April 21st.  Dr. Corey Hartman, Founder and Medical Director of Skin Wellness Dermatology said, “We are proud to be the only full-service dermatology clinic in Chelsea and we are excited to invest in this community.”   The new Skin Wellness Dermatology will feature a retail area including SWCA’s own specialized skin care line, as well as other brands such as SkinCeuticals, Obagi, Skin Medica, and Elta M.D.  A full range of cosmetic, laser, medical dermatology, and teledermatology will be available to patients, along with two days each week for surgical procedures and… read more