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Why Experience Matters When It Comes to Administering Botox Aug 6th, 2019

BOTOX is by far the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. And, it’s held that spot for more than a decade, with the number of people getting injections growing most years since it was approved by the FDA in 2002.  In 2005, 3.8 million BOTOX...

Most Effective Treatment Options for Adult Acne Jul 18th, 2019

If you’re troubled by adult acne, Oswald Mikell, MD, can help. As a double board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mikell has helped numerous men and women improve their complexion at Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry. With convenient locations in Hilton Head, Okatie, and Beaufort, South Carolina, it’s easy to...

What Can You Do to Manage Eczema Jun 18th, 2019

Lotions are great for dry skin caused by cold winters, hot summers, and windy days, but if nothing seems to calm your extremely itchy skin, it may be time to find out if you’re dealing something more than just weather-related dry skin — eczema. If you live in the lowcountry,...

How to Prevent a Rosacea Flare-Up May 15th, 2019

The best way to live with rosacea is to manage your condition and prevent flare-ups. In order to do that, you first need to understand what your triggers are, as rosacea affects everyone differently. At Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry, with offices in Hilton Head, Okatie, and Beaufort, South Carolina,...

Common Dermatologic Conditions That Benefit from Professional Treatment Mar 31st, 2019

If you notice a flaw in your skin, it’s easy to try to ignore it and hope it goes away. When that doesn’t work, do you find yourself reaching for cosmetics or clothing to cover it up? You don’t have to feel self-conscious about your skin imperfections anymore; several common...

Who Should Have an Annual Skin Check and Other Important Skin Cancer Prevention Steps Mar 4th, 2019

It happens every year: More people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Fortunately, when skin cancer is diagnosed early, a board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Oswald Mikell of Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry, with three locations in Hilton Head, Okatie, and Beaufort, South Carolina, can remove...

Mohs Surgery: Why You Want a Dermatologist Who's Experienced in Cosmetic Closure Feb 13th, 2019

Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate available for many types of skin cancer. One of its advantages is its skin-sparing technique that effectively removes the cancer while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible. Compared to other surgical treatments, Mohs surgery often allows for better cosmetic results, faster healing,...

Mohs Surgery: How to Prepare and What to Expect Jan 10th, 2019

A surgical procedure that boasts a 99% success rate is already great news. One that has this type of success rate against cancer is a headliner, which Mohs microsurgery has quietly accomplished over the last 50 years. At Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry, Dr. Oswald L. Mikell and his team...

From Annual Checks to Mohs Surgery to Cosmetic Closure: We're Your Skin Cancer Experts Dec 20th, 2018

Skin cancer is more common in the United States than all other types of cancer combined. That’s a scary statistic, but fortunately, most kinds of skin cancer respond very well to early treatment. When caught and treated quickly, 99% of skin cancers are curable. Because skin cancer is typically treated...

What is Dermatology? Oct 15th, 2018

What is Dermatology?  Dermatology is a medical specialty that focuses on hair, skin, and nails and the diseases that affect each. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects.  What is a Dermatologist?  A dermatologist is a medical doctor who has completed specialty training in the field of dermatology and...