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E is for Eczema

OK, so that doesn’t make sense — eczema has an X sound to start it — but no matter how you spell or say it, eczema is annoying. If it makes you any more comfortable, you’re in good company; over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. But the itching, scaly...

Leave the Double Chin to Jabba the Hut

Just about all of us have some degree of a double chin after we hit out 45th birthday or thereabouts. It’s a combination of our skin and tissue becoming looser and the development of fat cells. But you don’t have to feel like you look like Jabba the Hut. You can stop...

Building Your Eyebrows

Microblading may sound like the latest craze for zipping down the streets of Bend, raising the eyebrows of bystanders. Actually, microblading is only about those eyebrows — it is a form of semi-permanent make-up designed to give the patient fuller, more defined...

Show Unwanted Hair the Door…Permanently

Unwanted hair is like that chickweed in your perennial beds. No matter what you do, it just keeps coming back. You shave, pluck, wax, and use napalm-like creams to remove the stuff but then two or three weeks later there it is again. Instead of this unending hair...

We Love You, Warts and All

Most people have some warts, usually when in their teens or as young adults. And none of them came from picking up a toad. OK. So that’s out of the way. Warts are caused by a virus, more specifically the human papillomavirus (HPV). While warts gave this virus its name...

Keep the Shingles on Your Roof, Not Your Skin

Many people know next to nothing about shingles beyond the type that cover your roof. But if you had chicken pox when you were a kid, you need to be aware of this viral infection that leads to a painful rash. At Deschutes, we offer shingles vaccinations and treatment....

Dealing with Suspicious Lesions

If you’re into crime fiction, you’re all too familiar with suspicious persons or persons of interest. At Deschutes, Dr. Carter is more concerned with suspicious lesions. OK, most lesions don’t fall into the “suspicious” category. It’s not like they’ve been hanging...

How Does Sunscreen Work?

Everyone knows that the sun’s ultraviolet rays and human skin don’t get along. That’s even more so at the 3,623-foot altitude of Bend. With less atmosphere to get in the way, the UV rays are even more intense. Sunscreens are a given today. We know that if we’re going...

Attacking Acne

The school year may be winding down, but the breakouts on the face of your teenager are still going strong. Acne continues to be one of the more misunderstood conditions; people still believe it is caused by eating chocolate, potato chips, greasy foods, and the like....

You Don’t Need to Be Embarrassed by Your Psoriasis

Most people only know of the word “psoriasis” from television, thanks to the large ad budget of Head & Shoulders Shampoo. Forever linked with eczema and seborrhea in those commercials, psoriasis is a term most people have at least heard. But what is it? Psoriasis...

Radiesse Lets Smile Lines Know They Aren’t a Laughing Matter

Aging is like the rants you see from some of these political talk show hosts on TV — ongoing and unrelenting. With every passing year after your reach the age of 20, your collagen production drops by one additional percentage point. Over 20 or 30 years that is a...

It’s No Sweat Ending Your Excessive Sweating

It’s no fun suffering from excessive sweating. No matter the temperature, you’re always having to pay attention to your shirt to see if they’re showing your sweating. It’s embarrassing and can make you avoid social situations. But for our patients in Central Oregon,...

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