• Blue-Light Therapy

    The addition of photodynamic, or "blue-light," therapy at UI Hospitals and Clinics is helping dermatologists ward off skin cancer in patients with actinic keratoses.

  • Dermatology - Patient Education

    Dermatology - Patient Education General Skin Care Sunscreen Tips General Skin Care Blue-Light Therapy Eczema: The Dry Skin Disease Laser Surgery for Skin Problems and Tattoo Removal: FAQ Poison Ivy: The Most Common of Allergens Rheumatic Skin Disease Winter Dry Skin Sunscreen Tips Get the Facts: Sun, Sunscreen, and Skin Is There a Safe Way to Tan? Our Sunscreen Recommendations Photosensitivity Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage Selecting a Sunscreen Skin Problems Due to Sun Exposure Sun Facts Sunscreen Tips UV Ray Index What is the Differece Between UVA and UVB Rays?

  • Eczema: The Dry Skin Disease

    If you have dry skin and rough, red patches that itch, you may have one of several common skin problems called eczema.

  • Laser Surgery for Skin Problems and Tattoo Removal: Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Christopher Arpey answers various questions regarding laser surgery.

  • Poison Ivy: The Most Common of Allergens

    Poison ivy is coated with a resin-like sap, which contains a chemical called urushiol. Every part of the plant contains the resin: leaves, stems and roots. Most people only come in contact with the leaves, but it is important to remember the entire plant can produce an allergic reaction.

  • Rheumatic Skin Disease

    Frequently asked questions about skin problems with arthritis-related diseases.

  • Winter Dry Skin

    Dry skin is a very common skin problem and is often worse during the winter when environmental humidity is low (i.e., "winter itch"). It can occur at all ages and in people with or without other skin problems. This newsletter discusses the causes of dry skin and how to treat and prevent this problem. We hope you find it useful.