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Why Do I Have Acne When I'm an Adult? Sep 1st, 2021

Whether you sailed through your teens without a spot, or you had several bad cases of acne throughout high school, chances are you never expected to deal with zits and pimples as an adult. Most people expect acne to magically disappear when they hit their 20s and 30s, but about...

Everything You Didn't Know About The Sun's Impact on Your Skin Aug 4th, 2021

Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen is a good way to protect your skin, but knowing why you need it is just as valuable.  Our team of experienced dermatologists led by Dr. Ritchie Rosso Jr. and Dr. Robert Chappell Jr. here at Chappell Rosso Dermatology Associates and Laser & Aesthetic Center in...

Summertime Tips for Eczema Jul 14th, 2021

Eczema, also known aa atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, describes a chronic, incurable skin condition that causes an itchy, red, inflamed, sometimes flaky rash. You may notice dry or thickened skin, patches of small red bumps, and swollen, tender areas. Eczema symptoms tend to come and go — some people...

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

There’s no better treatment for certain types of skin cancer than Mohs surgery, and there’s no better qualified expert to perform it in the Permian Basin than board-certified Dr. Ritchie Rosso at Chappell Rosso Dermatology and Laser & Aesthetic Center in Odessa, Texas.  Although Mohs surgery is considered the gold...

5 Effective Acne Treatments May 18th, 2021

If you’re a teen with acne, you’re among the 85% of people your age dealing with the common skin problem to some degree. The numbers get a little better for the older crowd, but acne still affects adults well into their 30s and 40s, especially women.  Though there’s no cure...

Self-Conscious About Spider Veins? Excel V™ Can Help Apr 11th, 2021

Smooth skin and a clear complexion characterize young, healthy skin, so it stands to reason that any blemishes that pop up and disrupt that harmony can make you feel less than confident in your appearance.  Spider veins are one of the most common complexion killers whether they show up on...

How Is Guttate Psoriasis Treated? Mar 16th, 2021

Skin conditions range from mild and short-lived to serious and chronic. Psoriasis, an auto-immune disease that accelerates the growth cycle of your skin cells and is linked to other bodily systems as well, annually affects more than 8 million people living in the United States. It can affect anyone at...

Laser Therapy for Spider Veins: What to Expect Feb 10th, 2021

Everyone knows that veins are vital parts of the circulatory system, but many don’t realize that they work tirelessly against gravity to transport blood from your body back to your heart. Normally, all this work goes on behind the scenes. And that’s good, because despite all the good they do,...

Beyond the Lips: Popular Face Areas for Fillers Jan 8th, 2021

More than 2.3 million people have their faces filled with plumping products called dermal fillers every year, and the trend keeps rising for good reason — or perhaps we should say, good reasons.  You get immediate results. It’s quick. It’s painless. It’s barely invasive. It contains substances your body naturally...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Importance of Knowing Your Skin Type Dec 3rd, 2020

Even if you’ve never paid much attention to skin types, you can deduce from the products at your local drug store or beauty counter that there are about four: dry, oily, sensitive, and combination. Each product claims to target your skin type as if it’s made especially for you, when...

When Is a Mole a Cause for Alarm? Nov 8th, 2020

Moles, those little fleshy balls of tissue on your skin, are perfectly normal. Heredity has a lot to do with how many you have, and they typically crop up during childhood, the teen years, and early adulthood. It’s normal to have between 10-40 moles on your body, and the color...

It's Time for Your Post-Summer Skin Cancer Check Oct 7th, 2020

Most adults understand that the sun can harm your skin, and most do a decent job of protecting themselves and their families by using sunscreen and limiting time in direct sunlight. Despite our best intentions, the sun has a sneaky way of getting to us anyway.  Even short-term exposure can...

3 Techniques for Clearing Away Summer Damage Sep 9th, 2020

You know that tanning is bad for your skin, but it isn’t just the long, lazy days sprawled out on a beach towel with all your skin exposed to intentionally soak up the sun that’s to blame, it’s also the short walks to the mailbox, the jaunt into your office,...

Dealing With Unsightly Warts? We Have the Solution Aug 18th, 2020

Warts are usually nothing to worry about, medically speaking that is. Although they’re caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV), they’re typically not cancerous and aren’t dangerous to your health. Your ego, however, may take a hit if your warts prevent you from shaking hands with confidence.  There’s...

Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal? Jul 28th, 2020

After years of shaving, plucking, and waxing, a permanent solution to hair removal probably sounds like welcome relief. Think of all the time and money you could save — not to mention, no more nicks, cuts, burns, and rashes. Laser hair removal delivers all that in just a few noninvasive,...

These 5 Natural Ingredients May Help Calm Your Acne Jun 24th, 2020

Considered the most common skin disease, acne marks the faces (and shoulders and backs) of 50 million Americans every year, and 85% of them are between the ages of 12 and 24. If you’re one of them, you’ve likely tried every product on the shelf to rid your skin of...

Summer Sun: What to Avoid When Purchasing Sunscreen May 26th, 2020

Spring is in full swing, and summer’s on its way, which means we’ll all be spending more time in the sun even if we’re still keeping a social distance. That means you’ll be stocking up on fresh sunscreen (remember it expires). While you’re debating between lotions and sprays and bottles...

Do You Struggle WIth Adult Acne? We Can Help! Apr 28th, 2020

Nearly 17 million Americans suffer from acne, and many of them are adults. Although you may associate zits and pimples with adolescence, teenagers don’t have a monopoly on this common skin condition. If you have adult acne, though, you may experience the stigma of suffering from a “kid’s” condition and...

Itchy Skin: How to Treat a Rash Mar 12th, 2020

Itchy, flaky, red, irritated skin — otherwise known as a rash. This nonmedical term covers a lot of conditions that affect your skin, so there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment. But each type of rash has unique characteristics that differentiate it from others, so you can make the right decisions when it...

Mole Removal: Is Surgery a Good Option? Feb 10th, 2020

You might think of moles as beauty marks that remind you of supermodel Cindy Crawford or the legendary Marilyn Monroe. But if you have a mole that looks less than glamorous, you might be thinking about how to get rid of it. Dr. Ritchie Rosso and Dr. Robert Chappell at...

How to Avoid Eczema Triggers Jan 14th, 2020

Over 31 million Americans have some form of eczema, including almost 10 million children. Also known as atopic dermatitis, this collection of skin conditions can leave you raw, red, and itchy. Typically a chronic condition, eczema usually cycles through periods of activity where it gets worse and then subsides. These...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer Dec 1st, 2019

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Thousands are diagnosed with it every day, and it strikes people from all walks of life. The good news is skin cancer is rarely life-threatening if caught early. That's why it's vital to know the warning signs and how to...

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

While they may make you feel self-conscious, spider veins are usually quite harmless. If you’re one of the estimated 50% of adults over 18 who is bothered by the appearance of spider veins, and you don’t know what to do about them, the skilled medical and aesthetic team at Chappell...

You Don’t Have to Live with Acne Scars — Here’s How to Get Rid of Them Oct 1st, 2019

Getting acne is irritating enough during the actual breakouts, but what’s even worse is when annoying pimples leave behind evidence of the past. In many patients, breakouts leave behind acne scars that cause permanent, unsightly spots. Fortunately, thanks to revolutionary breakthroughs in dermatology, you no longer have to live forever...

Dealing With Eczema and Psoriasis Flare-Ups Sep 3rd, 2019

Eczema and psoriasis are “the big two” when it comes to the most aggravating and widespread skin conditions that people suffer from. Both disorders feature itchiness, redness, and irritation, but psoriasis is painful and has a scaly appearance.  About 35 million Americans suffer from eczema, and most are children. The...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Aug 1st, 2019

Age comes with its own set of changes, including to your skin. Over time, you may have noticed that various blemishes have appeared on your skin, whether from sun damage, weight loss or gain, or minor injuries. These can manifest themselves as spots, scars, and stretch marks, which are usually...

Summertime Tips to Prevent Sun-Related Skin Issues Jul 1st, 2019

Summer in Texas brings warm weather and an endless list of outdoor activities with it. But summer also means increased exposure to the sun’s potentially harmful rays, heavy sweating that can clog your pores, and more exposure to the elements.  All of this can wreak major havoc on your skin...

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

It can be a big shock when you look in the mirror and see facial wrinkles that suggest an age that far exceeds how you feel. If this is the case, dermal fillers (also known as facial fillers) might be what you need to get youthful-looking skin that matches your...

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

An annual skin check is a medical must to make sure that funny spot on your body is nothing to worry about, or to see if it is or could become skin cancer. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans develop skin cancer in their lifetime, mostly basal cell carcinoma, squamous...

When It's Time To See A Professional About Your Adult Acne Apr 1st, 2019

Teenagers aren’t the only ones who suffer from acne. You may have thought it was a right of passage that would clear up as you got older, or that you were in the clear because you never broke out when you were younger. Unfortunately, sometimes acne is persistent or starts...

Reducing Pesky Frown Lines With Dysport® Mar 8th, 2019

Are you starting to notice frown lines between your eyebrows? Wrinkles are a natural consequence of aging skin, but you don’t have to accept them as part of life. Environmental factors and natural facial expressions can cause fine lines and wrinkles while you still feel young, but you can take...

Mohs Surgery: The Best Treatment Available for Skin Cancer Feb 6th, 2019

Skin cancer is on the rise. Two of the most common forms, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, affect more than 3 million Americans combined every year. While melanoma is also on the rise. More and more patients are turning to Mohs (pronounced “Moe’s”) surgery to not only get...

Begin CoolSculpting Now And Have A Beach Body By Summer Jan 7th, 2019

Stubborn pockets of fat can hang around your love handles and other problem areas, persisting in spite of regular exercise, healthy eating, and even restrictive dieting. You may feel like you’ve tried it all. Come summer, you end up hiding in a frumpy bathing suit and volunteering to get buried...

5 Solutions for Banishing Those Pesky Brown Spots Dec 7th, 2018

A sure and certain sign that age is creeping up on you are those pesky brown spots that seem to suddenly appear on your hands, face, shoulders, and arms. These age spots, also referred to as “liver spots” due to their brown color, are very common when you’re in your...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Laser Tattoo Removal Nov 1st, 2018

Are you one of the 23% of people who regret one of your tattoos? Perhaps you realize that a certain tattoo or two could harm your job interview chances. While tattoos are more commonplace than they used to be, more people are choosing to have their tattoos removed. Whether you’ve...

Learn How New Lightbox and Laser Treatments Alleviate Psoriasis Symptoms Oct 16th, 2018

More than 7 million Americans suffer from psoriasis, making it the most common autoimmune disease in the country. The skin condition isn’t only uncomfortable and painful, but also associated with stigma.At Chappell Rosso Dermatology and The Laser & Aesthetic Center, we offer highly specialized therapy to treat psoriasis.But what is...

Not Ready for a Facelift: Learn How Thermage Tightens Loose Skin With Radiofrequency Sep 4th, 2018

Not Ready for a Facelift: Learn How Thermage Tightens Loose Skin With RadiofrequencyWith healthy lifestyles and medical advances extending the active years of your life, physical reminders of the aging process may not be well-received, since you probably feel much younger than your wrinkles and creases suggest. In the past,...

The Many Ways to Treat Your Acne Jun 8th, 2017

Isn’t it time that you found the right way to tackle your acne problems.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...

Say Goodbye to Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles Mar 31st, 2017

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 your self-esteem and self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to. You don’t have...

Could Laser Hair Removal Hurt Me? Feb 3rd, 2017

What your dermatologists in Odessa want you to know.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 laser hair removal is much more comfortable than...

Determining Your Skin Type Dec 8th, 2016

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 select products that are...

Skin Problems Botox Can Improve Oct 4th, 2016

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, it can be disheartening for the signs of aging to appear right...

What is Causing My Hives? Aug 3rd, 2016

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. It can be annoying or even downright embarrassing....

How CoolSculpting Can Help You Lose Excess Weight? Jun 8th, 2016

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 at Laser & Aesthetic Center, explain how CoolSculpting can...

What is Mohs Surgery? Apr 14th, 2016

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 one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some...

What Is Eczema? Feb 12th, 2016

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 about eczema and how it's treated...

What Are My Acne Treatment Options? Feb 8th, 2016

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 spread over a large area of...

Laser Hair Removal Gives You the Smooth Skin You've Always Dreamed Of Oct 9th, 2015

What's the best treatment for unwanted body hair? Laser hair removal delivers the smooth, hair-free skin you've always wanted - without shaving, chemical creams, sprays, and other ineffective short-term options.Board-certified dermatologists Drs. Robert L. Chappell Jr. and Ritchie O. Rosso of Chappell Rosso Dermatology, PA provide individualized medical and aesthetic skin...

Ways a Dermatologist Can Help You Get Rid of Warts Jul 29th, 2015

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 for the best. You want...

How Botox Can Change Your Life May 18th, 2015

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 and fine lines; however, how much do you know about the benefits...

Ways to Prevent Wrinkles Mar 19th, 2015

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 your Odessa, TX dermatologist.Lather upYou are about to...

Expert Solutions For Mole Removal Feb 4th, 2015

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. Still, that doesn't mean you have to continue to feel the shame of such unattractive skin...

Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting? Jan 13th, 2015

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. Approximately 51 percent of Americans want to lose weight; however, for some who try to...

The Benefits of Mohs Surgery for Saving Skin Health Dec 10th, 2014

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. The procedure is named for Dr. Frederic Mohs, the surgeon who invented the technique.Traditionally,...

Welcome to Our Blog May 22nd, 2014

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 of the Permian Basin we believe that educated patients are better prepared to...