Author Archives: Dr. Michael Krathen

Preventing and Detecting Melanoma

Melanoma is an increasingly common skin cancer, most typically developed through ultraviolet (UV) exposure. The best prevention includes reducing exposures to UV radiation and early detection through self-screening or visiting a dermatologist is highly encouraged. Common But Preventable develops through mutations affecting the pigment cell of the skin, known as the melanocyte. Although these mutations …

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What is Isotretinoin?

Isotretinoin Explained Isotretinoin, widely known as the prior branded therapy Accutane®, is an FDA-approved oral therapy for the treatment of refractory severe cystic acne. Off-label use includes acne not responding to other treatments, rosacea, and other inflammatory disorders of the skin (including hidradenitis suppuritiva and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp). Who is eligible to take …

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