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A Closer Look at the Different Types of Psoriasis

If you’re hiding scaly, rashy, itchy, blistery, red patches of psoriasis because nothing you’ve tried makes it go away, you may be treating the wrong type. There are seven different varieties of this skin condition and different treatments for each.

Oct 3rd, 2021
Why Do I Have Acne When I'm an Adult?

Teens and acne go hand-in-hand, which is why adulthood acne can be especially embarrassing. Find out why many grownups still deal with zits and pimples as well as what you can do about it if you're one of them.

Sep 1st, 2021
Summertime Tips for Eczema

Eczema — an annoying, itchy rash — can strike any time of year. But the Texas summer heat might make your symptoms more severe and more frequent. Here’s how to calm your flare-ups when the weather gets hotter.

Jul 14th, 2021
Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer: What to Expect

Hearing you have skin cancer can be frightening, but fortunately, the treatment is a breeze if it’s Mohs surgery. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.

Jun 14th, 2021
5 Effective Acne Treatments

The bad news is this: There’s no cure for acne. The good news is this: Several treatments can drastically reduce and even eliminate your acne symptoms. Here are the top professional acne busters.

May 18th, 2021
Self-Conscious About Spider Veins? Excel V™ Can Help

Whether you’re the type to spend a great deal of time on your appearance or none at all, spider veins can make anyone feel a bit self-conscious. Fortunately, there’s a way to get rid of them without needles or knives. Here’s what you need to know.

Apr 11th, 2021
How Is Guttate Psoriasis Treated?

Does it look like someone splattered red water droplets all over your body? The small scaly spots may mean you have guttate psoriasis. Find out what it is, how you got it, and how to get rid of it.

Mar 16th, 2021
Laser Therapy for Spider Veins: What to Expect

Shorts season is just around the corner — now’s the time to banish your spider veins. And thanks to our advanced laser therapy, you can. Learn more about what you can expect from this revolutionary treatment.

Feb 10th, 2021
Beyond the Lips: Popular Face Areas for Fillers

Perfectly plump lips are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the youthful results you can get from dermal fillers — they aren’t just for your kisser. Check out the other parts of your face that fillers can rejuvenate.

Jan 8th, 2021
The Importance of Knowing Your Skin Type

Do you know your skin type? Does it even matter? Find out the surprising number of skin types and how knowing more about your skin makes all the difference in how it looks and feels.

Dec 3rd, 2020
When Is a Mole a Cause for Alarm?

Most people have moles here and there, and most of them are completely harmless. But when they aren’t, they can be a serious health warning. Read on to learn how to spot a concerning mole.

Nov 8th, 2020
It's Time for Your Post-Summer Skin Cancer Check

You started the summer season with good intentions of protecting yourself from the sun, but by the end, you realized you weren’t as careful as you’d planned to be. That’s why skin cancer screenings are necessary. Time to get checked.

Oct 7th, 2020
3 Techniques for Clearing Away Summer Damage

You love a good tan, but you know it isn’t healthy. Like most people, you do your best to protect your skin — but then summer came. If you stayed in the sun too long this season, here’s how to reverse the damage before fall.

Sep 9th, 2020
Dealing With Unsightly Warts? We Have the Solution

There’s a reason cartoonists and movie producers put warts on the bad guys — they aren’t pretty. And if you have a wart or two, you get it, but you don’t have to let it typecast you. Find out how to lose your warts and regain your self-esteem.

Aug 18th, 2020
Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

When you’re ready to ditch your razor and get rid of your unwanted hair for good, you can’t beat laser hair removal for a permanent solution. But is it right for you? Find out here.

Jul 28th, 2020
These 5 Natural Ingredients May Help Calm Your Acne

Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads — acne. The spots, bumps, and scars from this common skin condition affect almost everyone to some degree at some point in their lives. Severe cases may need a prescription, but try these natural ingredients first.

Jun 24th, 2020
Do You Struggle WIth Adult Acne? We Can Help!

Like braces, bad haircuts, and embarrassing fashions, you thought your pimples would fade into your past. But if acne has stuck around or popped up in your adult years, you aren’t alone, and you don’t have to live with it. Here’s what to do.

Apr 28th, 2020
Itchy Skin: How to Treat a Rash

Everyone gets the occasional rash. Depending on what caused it, it could have a simple, at-home solution, or it could require medical attention. Here’s how to know what you have and how to treat it.

Mar 12th, 2020
Mole Removal: Is Surgery a Good Option?

We have a fickle relationship with moles. Some are signs of beauty, and others are unwanted imperfections. Some are harmless, and some can make us sick. Here’s everything you need to know about types of moles and how to remove them.

Feb 10th, 2020
How to Avoid Eczema Triggers

More than 10% of all Americans have skin conditions classed as eczema. In many cases, eczema outbreaks begin because of exposure to allergens or environmental conditions that trigger their skin reactions.

Jan 14th, 2020
Spotting the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a serious condition that comes in many forms and requires proper diagnosis and treatment. But, how do you know if you have it? What are the signs? Read on to find out.

Dec 1st, 2019
How Can I Get Rid of Spider Veins?

Small, superficial, purplish-red veins visible under the surface of your skin are called spider veins for their weblike appearance. Why do you have them and how can you get rid of them? Get the answers here. Treatment is easier than you think.

Nov 1st, 2019
Dealing With Eczema and Psoriasis Flare-Ups

Millions of American children and adults suffer from the crazy itch, discomfort, and embarrassing appearance of eczema and psoriasis. Flare-ups are treatable, and one progressive treatment employs light to give patients well-deserved relief.

Sep 3rd, 2019
Summertime Tips to Prevent Sun-Related Skin Issues

Summer is here! But factor in the sweating and increased sun exposure that comes with it, and you have a number of challenges for your skin. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your skin protected this season.

Jul 1st, 2019
Dermal Fillers Can Give You the Youthful Skin You Desire

Wrinkles are a part of the aging process. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t reclaim youthful-looking skin. You can do just that with dermal fillers (also known as facial fillers). Learn what these are and if they are the right option for you.

Jun 1st, 2019
Why You Should Have an Annual Skin Check

An annual skin check is an important screening that hunts for skin abnormalities that are or could become skin cancer, the most common form of cancer. When was the last time you had that funny mole checked?

May 1st, 2019
Reducing Pesky Frown Lines With Dysport®

Stubborn frown lines can make themselves comfortable between your eyebrows. If you want them gone, consider treatment with Dysport® injections. Those pesky lines certainly won’t leave on their own.

Mar 8th, 2019
Mohs Surgery: The Best Treatment Available for Skin Cancer

No one likes to hear the word “cancer.” Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world, affecting 1 in 5 people in their lifetime. Thankfully, doctors can treat many forms of skin cancer with Mohs surgery, the best treatment available.

Feb 6th, 2019
Begin CoolSculpting Now And Have A Beach Body By Summer

It’s normal to have some stubborn areas of fat on your body that won’t go away. CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive treatment that can eliminate stubborn fat and help you feel more confident by the time bathing-suit weather arrives.

Jan 7th, 2019
5 Solutions for Banishing Those Pesky Brown Spots

Those dark brown age spots are a constant betrayal of your age and an ever present annoyance that can strike on your hands, face, arms, and shoulders. But what can you do about them? We take a look at the treatment methods available.

Dec 7th, 2018
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 23rd, 2020
The Many Ways to Treat Your Acne

Acne is one of the most common skin problems people deal with and one that leaves a lot of people frustrated. Even though we often associate acne with those tumultuous teen years, so many adults continue to battle serious acne problems for many decades...

Jun 8th, 2017
Say Goodbye to Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles

How Botox from your Odessa, Texas dermatologist can help you look younger. Aging can be a difficult process, especially for your skin. The elasticity of your skin decreases and fine lines and wrinkles begin to show. Aging can affect...

Mar 31st, 2017
Could Laser Hair Removal Hurt Me?

If you have unwanted hair, chances are you may have heard about laser hair removal. You may be wondering if laser hair removal hurts, or if it is right for you. The truth is...

Feb 3rd, 2017
Determining Your Skin Type

It can be challenging to develop a skin care routine that’s right for your skin. Determining your skin type is the first step in better understanding your skin and what it needs to be healthy. Once you understand what type of skin you have, you can...

Dec 8th, 2016
Skin Problems Botox Can Improve

Find out all that Botox treatment can do for your skin’s appearance. It seem like every time you look in the mirror a new batch of wrinkles has appeared. While the development of lines and wrinkles is a normal part of aging...

Oct 4th, 2016
What is Causing My Hives?

Don’t let these itchy red welts get you down! Learn how to combat this problem from your Odessa dermatologists! It often seems like a bout of hives comes out of nowhere. Before you know it, you are covered in red, swelling and itchy bumps...

Aug 3rd, 2016
How CoolSculpting Can Help You Lose Excess Weight?

Diet and exercise is the ideal way to lose weight, but sometimes it's just not enough. CoolSculpting offers a simple way to get rid of unattractive fat without surgery. Robert Chappell, Jr., M.D. and Ritchie Rosso, M.D., your Odessa, TX, dermatologists...

Jun 8th, 2016
What is Mohs Surgery?

Discover more about this procedure and how it can eliminate some forms of skin cancer. Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, according to the American Academy of Dermatology? It’s believed that about...

Apr 14th, 2016
What Is Eczema?

If you've got an itchy rash that seems to have come from nowhere, it's likely eczema. This is a frequent complaint from patients seen at the Laser & Aesthetic Center in Odessa, TX. Dr. Robert Chappell and Dr. Ritchie Rosso have outlined some information...

Feb 12th, 2016
What Are My Acne Treatment Options?

What you need to know about acne treatments. Acne can be frustrating and difficult to get rid of. You can get acne whether you are in your teens or an adult. Acne can be small clusters of blackheads or whiteheads, or large painful swollen bumps...

Feb 8th, 2016
Ways a Dermatologist Can Help You Get Rid of Warts

If you are one of the many Odessa, TX residents unfortunate enough to have warts, you know just how uncomfortable, unsightly and annoying they can be. Warts do often go away on their own, but chances are you don't want to simply sit back and hope...

Jul 29th, 2015
How Botox Can Change Your Life

Find out how this one cosmetic treatment could significantly improve your appearance. So you might know that Botox is a series of injections that are administered to the outer layers of the skin to reduce the look of wrinkles...

May 18th, 2015
Ways to Prevent Wrinkles

Discover the best ways to keep pesky wrinkles away. While wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, there are still things that we can do to prevent them. Find out how to keep your skin youthful with these helpful hints from...

Mar 19th, 2015
Expert Solutions For Mole Removal

For many Americans, even showing their face in the public domain can be difficult because of an unsightly mole or quasi-permanent skin growth that shrinks self-confidence and taints what others may think about them...

Feb 4th, 2015
Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Learn more about how this non-invasive cooling treatment can remove stubborn fat. With 2015 upon us all thoughts might be turning to New Year’s resolutions. If you are thinking about losing weight, you certainly aren’t alone...

Jan 13th, 2015
The Benefits of Mohs Surgery for Saving Skin Health

At the Odessa, TX, dermatology office of Dr. Robert Chappell and Dr. Ritchie Rosso, we offer medical and surgical procedures to treat skin cancer. One such innovative procedure example is Mohs (pronounced MOHz or Moe’s) surgery...

Dec 10th, 2014
Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to Our Blog! Laser and Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about dermatology care and our practice. At Laser and Aesthetic Center...

May 22nd, 2014