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Come to Clinton Township in Michigan, and visit our state of the art Dermatology Center. We research many skin conditions: Acne, Athlete’s Foot, Cold Sores, Eczema, Hair Loss, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Sun Damage and Warts, with the purpose of making lives better. Sign up for our newsletter and watch for a clinical trial that might suit you. Welcome to Skin Care Research.

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Acne Q&A

Is acne caused by what I eat?

The exact cause of acne is unknown but a number of factors contribute to flare ups, including genetics, hormonal changes and stress. Evidence suggests there is a link between diet and acne, especially diets high in carbohydrates and dairy products. Diet should not be used as a sole treatment for acne but low-glycemic index diets, along with other proven acne treatments may help.

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Psoriasis: A newer class of injectable biologics

Treatment for psoriasis and many other inflammatory diseases was revolutionized with the introduction of biologics. But to understand how groundbreaking these types of drugs are for psoriasis, it’s important to look at how the condition was treated in the past.

Before Biologics

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition characterized by red, scaly plaques that typically show up on the knees, elbows and scalp. Psoriasis is characterized by over activity of certain parts of …

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Local boy tells his story about volunteering

Hi! My name is Jake and I want to tell you about being in a clinical trial. But first, let me introduce myself. I'm 10-years-old and in 5th grade. I live in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. I was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia in August 2016 because I was stumbling around a lot. Doctors looked at me more, and we found out that I have FA.

People might think biomarker studies and clinical trials are scary and embarrassing, but it's actually just you and a team of awesome doctors. I've been in four biomarker studies and one clinical trial, and I can tell you firsthand that they're not scary. They are exciting and full of hope and show you that they're getting closer to a cure.

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Research provides hope

(CNN) In his mid 40s, Mike Thomas went bald. Not a "little bald spot in the back" kind of bald or "receding hairline" kind of bald, but almost totally and completely bald. He was diagnosed with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease, and he was devastated.

He looked, by his own description, like a "freak," with his eyebrows and eyelashes completely gone. He could feel it when people looked at him. Some of them quietly asked whether he had cancer.

"I'm in the real estate business, and I'm active in my community, but I started to shy away from people," said Thomas, who asked that his real name not be used in order to protect his privacy.
"It affects every part of your life. I got very depressed, and it was horrible," he said.
Then, this year, Thomas took a little white pill used for arthritis, and within seven months, his hair grew back.

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Do you know:

  • Caucasians and men over 50 years of age are at a higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population.
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.
  • One American dies of melanoma every hour.
  • The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected early before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It is a cancer that starts in the cells that give skin its color. While we don't know exactly how melanomas develop, we do know that there are certain risk factors that increase a person’s probability of developing a melanoma. These risk factors include ...

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Look Younger

Tiffany Cukrowski, D.O.By: Tiffany Cukrowski, D.O.
Midwest Center for Dermatology
Beaumont Hospital in Troy and McLaren Macomb, Clinton Township

We can age gracefully! Men and women are living longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives. We may not feel older but our outward appearance may say otherwise.

”Our patients don’t want to look 20 or 30 again, however they don’t want to look tired. They want their image to reflect how they feel on the inside” says Dr. Tiffany Cukrowski. “Our new Liquid Face Lift can take off five to ten years in a procedure which takes less than 30 minutes with virtually no downtime. “The newest fillers don’t just fill lines, now we sculpt the face with injectables and bring back a more youthful appearance,” Dr. Cukrowski adds. She prides herself on her artful eye when treating her patients.

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Sun Safety

Dr. Heather Kiraly OrkwisBy: Heather Orkwis, DO, FAOCD
Midwest Center for Dermatology
Shelby Twp. & Clinton Twp.

Summer has arrived in Michigan! Along with enjoying the warmer weather and sunny skies, it’s important to be smart about our time in the sun. Skin cancer is currently the most common type of cancer in the United States, affecting more than 2 million Americans annually. Nearly 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. As a preventive measure, all adults should have a skin cancer screening, annually, by a board-certified Dermatologist. Skin cancer screenings are needed more frequently if you have a history of melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell carcinomas.

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