Celebrate Spring with 20% Off Cosmetic Gift Cards!

Spring Gift Card 20% off Sale

Give the gift of beauty – 20 % off cosmetic gift card sale runs April 27 – May 9th

Purchase a gift card online or purchase at any of our clinics throughout Wisconsin.
Online Sales end May 5th.

Spring is time for rejuvenation, so how about doing the same for those you love or even yourself. Celebrate moms for all they do and get something nice for her! Congratulate the hard working college graduate. Give the gift of beauty with a gift card for cosmetic services and products at Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin! What’s even better is that to celebrate Spring, we’re giving a 20% discount on gift cards for cosmetic services and products between April 27 and May 9!

Cosmetic gift cards can be used for any of the cosmetic services and products offered at Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, such as:

Hurry to get the people in your life a gift they will truly love, as the cosmetic gift card sale won’t be here for long!  Gift cards are valid for cosmetic treatments and products only at all Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology locations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. & Forefront Dermatology

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, their caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. They strive to improve the communities they serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with their partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Join us on our Day of Giving

We are happy to announce the second annual Day of Giving event!

This year’s event will be held on April 9th at all Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology clinics. The Day of Giving event is a great opportunity for our doctors and medical staff to give back to the communities they serve. The way it works is, for every patient who has an appointment on April 9th, Dermatology Associates of WI and Forefront Dermatology will donate money to the Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin Foundation, which supports community sponsorships and non-profit organizations.

Last year’s Day of Giving event raised a substantial amount of money and supported numerous events and charities within the communities that our clinics serve. What’s exciting about this year’s event is that our company has expanded to include locations in Hudson WI, New Richmond WI, Mequon WI, Cedar Rapids IA, Grand Rapids MI, Marquette MI, Columbus IN and Seymour IN, all of which will participate in this year’s Day of Giving event. We hope to see you on April 9th at a Dermatology Associates of WI location near you!

Request an appointment online or by calling 1-855-337-6947.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. & Forefront Dermatology

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, their caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. They strive to improve the communities they serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with their partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Hope for eczema & atopic dermatitis sufferers

Eczema & Atopic Dermatitis on Skin

The American Academy of Dermatology has released new guidelines concerning atopic dermatitis. This represents progress and good news for anyone who suffers with this chronic skin condition.

Atopic dermatitis is also known as the most common form of eczema

The most common – and troublesome – symptom is dry, itchy skin, typically on the insides of the elbows, behind the knees, at the ankles and on the hands and feet.

The itching caused by atopic dermatitis can be so severe, that sufferers may injure and further irritate the skin by scratching. This can cause the skin to become red, swollen, cracked and scaly. It’s unpleasant for anyone, but perhaps more so for infants and children, the age groups most likely to develop atopic dermatitis.

Managing the effects of this condition on overall quality of life, especially for younger patients, is at the core of the newest guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology. The new guidelines should help improve care for atopic dermatitis sufferers. They include recommendations on how doctors diagnose atopic dermatitis and how they can help minimize the effects of this condition on their patients’ lives.

The Academy’s guidelines suggest that dermatologists ask questions about how the itching associated with this type of eczema impacts sleep and daily activities.

“The itch associated with atopic dermatitis is one of the most problematic symptoms of this skin condition and can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life,” said Dermatologist Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, president of the Academy. “Children with persistent itching may experience sleep disruptions and problems focusing in school, which is why proper diagnosis and treatment is so important.”

Dermatologists should also coordinate with other specialties when caring for patients – especially younger patients – who have atopic dermatitis. Younger people with atopic dermatitis may also have associated health concerns that may require care with other specialists. These conditions include:

• Sleep issues
• Asthma
• Food allergies
• ADHD
• Other psychological concerns that can be related to or complicated by eczema

This information is from the first in a set of new guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology. The remaining sections will focus on the latest approaches to treatment and the prevention of atopic dermatitis flares.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. & Forefront Dermatology

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, their caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. They strive to improve the communities they serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with their partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Thinking about a chemical peel? Why now is the perfect time

Womans face after a chemical

A chemical peel at your dermatologist’s office can take years off the look of your skin and late winter/early spring is a great time to get one. Why? Because a chemical peel reveals your freshest skin, which makes your skin more sensitive to the sun’s rays… and it’s easier to avoid the sun during this time of year.

Of course you know that using sunscreen everyday is something we always talk about at Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin. It is the most important thing you must do to prevent skin cancer and premature aging.

Proper use of sunscreen is even more important after a chemical peel. In fact, you’ll need to avoid sunlight altogether during the healing period after your chemical peel – which could be as short as one day for a quick peel and up to two weeks for an intensive, deep chemical peel.

No matter what type of peel you need, you should receive complete information about what to expect before treatment. You should also get detailed post-peel instructions and precautions, like our doctors provide each of our patients who come to us for a chemical peel. Follow these instructions exactly and enjoy the beautiful glow and smoother, softer texture of your skin after your peel.

What kinds of results can you expect from a chemical peel?

It depends on your skin, the reason you want or need a chemical peel and the type of peel your dermatologist recommends. Chemical peels can improve the look and feel of your skin and diminish signs of aging. They can also help correct problems related to certain skin conditions.

The many benefits of a medical chemical peel include:
• improvement to wrinkles and fine lines, especially crow’s feet and line around the mouth
• more even skin color
• a brighter complexion
• smoother, softer skin
• improvement of some types of acne
• improvement of melasma – grey/brown patches that appear on the skin as a result of sun exposure or during pregnancy
• reduced appearance of age spots and visible sun damage
• reduced appearance of freckles

Bonus tip: Did you know that chemical peels aren’t just for your face? They can be used on the hands, neck and chest to improve wrinkles, skin tone and signs of sun damage and they can be significantly more effective than any product you could ever use. Ask your dermatologist for more information!

Have you had a medical chemical peel? What did you think of the results? Let us know, below. If you want to know more about the peels we offer, check out our website or give us a call: 855-337-6947.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. & Forefront Dermatology

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, their caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. They strive to improve the communities they serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with their partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Dermatologists’ tips for soothing dry, chapped lips

Moisturized and healthy lips

Tips for dry, chapped lips

Chapped lips can be a problem any time of year, but cold, windy weather makes it so much worse. Using lip balm is the obvious remedy, but if that’s not working, there are other strategies to consider for chapped lips.

• Protect your lips – Prevention is always best, so coat your lips before going outdoors and reapply regularly. If you’re going to be exposed to cold, windy conditions, try to keep lips covered with a scarf, as well.

• Choose the best lip balm for you – The best products for chapped lips contain some type of occlusive ingredient, meaning one that seals in moisture. Petrolatum (like Vaseline) or mineral oil are two heavy hitters for protecting lips. Other good ingredients to look for: olive oil, shea butter and coconut oil.

While lip products containing menthol or camphor may feel good to chapped lips, they can also further inflame already irritated skin. Better to stick with balms that contain a few simple, effective ingredients.

Once you find a lip balm you like and that has ingredients that are working for you, apply often, especially when you’re going to be outdoors.

• Use a lip balm with sunscreen whenever you leave the house – The skin on the lips is much thinner than anywhere else on your body and especially vulnerable to the rays of the sun. Most balms with sunscreen have an SPF of 15 or 20, but do a bit of research and you can find one with even higher sun protection. One to consider is Aquaphor Lip Repair + Protect with UVA/UVB SPF 30.

• Try not to lick your lips – When you lick your lips, you moisten them with saliva, when quickly evaporates and leaves your lips even dryer than before. Break the habit by keeping your lip balm in your pocket or on your desk and apply it instead of licking your lips.

• Slather on a rich lip-balm before bed – As you sleep, you may breathe through your mouth or drool (everyone does it – not a big deal). So, put on an extra thick layer of an emollient lip balm to protect and moisturize lips while you sleep. You should definitely notice a difference when you get up in the morning.

• Hydrate – Any time we talk about combating dry skin, hydration is part of the solution. So, drink plenty of water and consider sleeping with a humidifier running in your bedroom.

Chapped lips are usually just a result of dehydration and exposure to the elements. If you have severely cracked, peeling lips, or the corners of your mouth are sore and cracked, it could be some form of a skin condition called “chelitis” that should be evaluated and treated by a dermatologist.

Follow our dermatologists’ tips for chapped lips and let us know if you have any other great remedies for keeping your lips happy in winter and all year round.

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At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, their caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. They strive to improve the communities they serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with their partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Dr. Baldwin of Forefront Dermatology opens in Marquette, MI

Dr. Jennifer Baldwin

We are excited to announce the opening of our Forefront Dermatology location in Marquette, Michigan. Starting March 10, people in the Marquette area will have access to the latest in dermatology with the compassion and excellent care Forefront is known for.

Dr. Jennifer Baldwin will serve patients in the Marquette Forefront Dermatology location.

We we are thrilled to have her join the team. Dr. Baldwin provides complete dermatology, including:
• Thorough skin cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment
• Care for chronic skin problems, like psoriasis and eczema
• Solutions for acne, rashes and other skin conditions

Dr. Baldwin is a board-certified dermatologist with the excellent education and training we demand of our providers. She earned her MD and completed her residency at University of Minnesota. She is the recipient of multiple academic and clinical awards and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the National Psoriasis Foundation.

We also happen to think she’s a great person. Here’s more about Dr. Baldwin…

“I take time to
interact with my patients in an open and respectful
way, where they can feel confident that I am hearing
their concerns and addressing the issues most important to them. Honest
communication not only helps me get to the root cause of simple or complex skin problems, but it helps my patients understand the procedures or therapies I recommend…”

Outside the practice, Dr. Baldwin devotes her time to helping people who need access to quality dermatology care. She participates in free skin cancer screenings and in the Medical Care Access Coalition, which provides care for uninsured patients.

In her free time, Dr. Baldwin stays active. She is an avid cross-country skier, distance runner and swimmer. She serves on the planning committee for the Marquette Marathon and supports several other outdoor sports organizations, including the Noquemanon Trail Network and the Superiorland Ski Club.

If you’re in the Marquette, MI area and have any type of skin concern, call Forefront Dermatology: 855.535.7175 or click here to request an appointment online.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. & Forefront Dermatology

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, their caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. They strive to improve the communities they serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with their partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Expanding dermatology practice adds Julie Augustine

Julie Augustine, PA-C

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. welcomes Julie Augustine, a board certified physician assistant to our team. The addition will help the clinic better serve the needs of our patients in the Sheboygan community.

A native of Michigan, Julie Augustine has lived in Wisconsin with her family for the past 22 years. Augustine brings over 10 years experience as a physician assistant. Learn more about Julie Augustine, PA-C by watching her provider video:

Julie’s experience stems from a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University and  Physician Assistant Studies from Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa in 1988.

“One of the things that I am most committed to in my practice of dermatology is the early detection of skin cancer,” said Julie Augustine, PA-C. “I know the importance of this first-hand because 13 years ago, I noticed a changing mole on my own leg. I had it removed and it was a malignant melanoma. The good news about it though was that it was detected in the very earliest stage, so 13 years later I’m doing great.”

Julie enjoys spending time with her family. Her daughter Lauren is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and her son Ryan and his fiancé Megan Simons are both recent graduates of Wheaton College. Julie’s husband Dave is a family medicine physician for Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc.

Julie also enjoys hiking, snowshoeing and traveling.  She loves being a dermatology physician assistant and is really excited about joining the DAW team!

Call 920-457-9100 today for more information and to schedule an appointment with Julie Augustine at the Sheboygan clinic, located at 1440 North 25th Street.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C., their caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. They strive to improve the communities they serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with their partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood. Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. serves communities all over Wisconsin. Visit www.dermwisconsin.com to learn more about Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.

Click here to request an appointment with Julie Augustine, PA-C.

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Cosmetic Gift Card Sale

Cosmetic Gift Card Sale

Cosmetic Gift Card Sale 20% off

Give the gift of beauty this holiday season with a cosmetic gift card from Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin. The 20% off cosmetic gift card promotion runs from November 23rd to December 23rd, 2013 and can be purchased in-store at any of our clinics. Online sales end December 16th. Cosmetic gift card purchases can be used on cosmetic products and procedures like (but not limited to):

To take advantage of this great savings of 20% off a cosmetic gift card, purchase online between November 23 and December 16 or stop at one of our convenient locations throughout Wisconsin from November 23 to December 23, 2013.

This is a great gift for yourself or someone else. Give the gift of beauty this year.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. is Wisconsin’s best independent dermatology practice with currently 33 convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. medical team currently consists of 36 Board Certified Dermatologists, 7 Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgeons, 4 Dermatopathologists, 2 Pediatric Dermatologist, 10 Physician Assistants and 2 Nurse Practitioners, which allows them to easily collaborate and ensure that their patients have timely access to the broadest scope of dermatology expertise available in Wisconsin. Visit dermwisconsin.com to learn more about Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C., our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Skin Care Health Fair in the Lambeau Field Atrium

Skin Care Health Fair

FREE Open to the Public: Skin Care Health Fair in the Lambeau Field Atrium

Join us on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 9am to 1pm, for our Skin Care Health Fair held inside the Lambeau Field Atrium. Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. is pleased to be offering free skin screenings open to the public, as well as educational resources on medical and cosmetic dermatology. Our providers and staff will be available to answer questions on some of our newest cosmetic technologies including miraDry® for excessive underarm sweat and the Alexandrite laser for tattoo removal. At the event, we will be offering a huge discount of 20% off cosmetic dermatology gift cards which can be bought at the event or online at dermwisconsin.com. Online sales end December 16, 2013.

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. is Wisconsin’s best independent dermatology practice with currently 33 convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. medical team currently consists of 36 Board Certified Dermatologists, 7 Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgeons, 4 Dermatopathologists, 2 Pediatric Dermatologist, 10 Physician Assistants and 2 Nurse Practitioners, which allows them to easily collaborate and ensure that their patients have timely access to the broadest scope of dermatology expertise available in Wisconsin. Visit dermwisconsin.com to learn more about Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C., our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology.  We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Hudson Clinic Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Hudson clinic ribbon cutting and open house

Hudson clinic ribbon cutting and open house

Join Us for our Hudson Clinic Ribbon Cutting and Open House!

Date: August 26th, 2013
Time: 4pm – 7pm

The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public and will be joined by the Hudson Chamber of Commerce. It will commence at 4pm with an introduction from Dr. David D. Nelsen. Thereafter, the new clinic is open for tours and hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  Dr. David D. Nelsen and staff will be available to answer questions about the clinic and services and treatments offered. Dr. Nelsen offers general and cosmetic dermatology treatments and services for the skin, hair and nails. He emphasizes his cosmetic dermatology treatments of Botox and Juvederm for wrinkle treatment and hyperhidrosis. The clinic also offers a state-of-the-art UVB Booth for treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis and vitiligo.

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. is pleased to announce their new clinic, located at 1610 Maxwell Drive, Suite 210, Hudson, WI, 54016, opened July 8th, 2013. This new Hudson clinic location will allow Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. to build an even stronger practice through a collaboration that will produce even better outcomes and more convenient locations for their patients in Wisconsin. Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nelsen at 715-386-5278.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our services into Hudson to help meet this community’s growing need for dermatological care,” said Kenneth Katz, MD, President and Founder of Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. “We strive to provide our patients with convenient locations and high-quality care using the most advanced dermatological procedures.” Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. is Wisconsin’s best independent dermatology practice with currently 33 convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. medical team currently consists of 36 Board Certified Dermatologists, 7 Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgeons, 5 Dermatopathologists, 2 Pediatric Dermatologist, 9 Physician Assistants and 2 Nurse Practitioners, which allows them to easily collaborate and ensure that their patients have timely access to the broadest scope of dermatology expertise available in Wisconsin. Visit dermwisconsin.com to learn more about Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C., their caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. They strive to improve the communities they serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with their partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood. Request an appointment today with a dermatologist in your neighborhood or call 1-855-DERMWIS(337-6947).

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