Author: Helen Wilds

If you’ve ever noticed a suspicious spot on your skin, it can be troublesome. While many spots are not harmful, some may be signs of more serious conditions. Actinic keratosis is one example of this. These precancerous growths are very common. In fact, 58 million Americans...

Trying to find a sunscreen can be difficult. There are so many brand names and different claims that it’s easy to get lost. But the truth is you need to understand the basics of sunscreen to protect your skin. Only about 15% of men and 30%...

June is Men’s Health Month. Traditionally, men are less likely to go to the doctor. This can prevent men from getting the healthcare they need. That's why it’s important to maintain normal healthcare appointments and check-ups. Dermatology is no different. Are you taking care of...

Have you heard of dermal fillers? Chances are, you probably have. These injectables have gained massive popularity in the last decades. Since 2000, dermal filler usage has increased 274%, according to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons. But what exactly is a dermal filler? If you're looking for...

Do you have unwanted body hair? At some time, most people have either tried shaving or waxing. Traditional hair removal can be annoying and irritating. If you’ve wondered whether there’s a more permanent solution, the answer is yes. Laser hair removal is safe and effective...

With gyms beginning to reopen and warm weather ahead, you may be stepping up your workout routine. If you’re working out more than usual, you may notice more breakouts than usual, too. This is common. Learn how to keep your skin glowing with these skincare tips for the gym.  ...

Do you have uneven skin tone or texture? Both are common problems. Uneven skin may be from acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and more. If you’ve been searching for a solution, you might want to consider microneedling. If you're wondering what microneedling is, look no further. Here is all you need to know...

We are proud to now offer telehealth appointments! If you have urgent needs, we are also still available for in-office appointments. You don't have to leave the comfort of your home to receive great dermatology care. For more information or to schedule your virtual visit...

We are so pleased to feature E. Ray Claud, PA-C, this month in our provider spotlight series! Ray is a physician’s assistant, who has been with Loven Dermatology for 16 years. He sees patients at our Springfield location, specializing in a range of dermatological care and treatment.  Background and Education  Ray received...

Spring hasn’t quite sprung yet, but it’s getting close. The time is right around the corner for rain showers, flowers, warmer weather and...