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5 Tips For Skin Rejuvenation At Home

As we age, our skin loses its vitality and elasticity. Many people spend hundreds of dollars on expensive over-the-counter facial washes, creams, treatments that over promise and under deliver; however, there are  homemade remedies that can be more beneficial without synthetic chemicals. Here are 5 tips for skin rejuvenation at […]

Common Skincare Mistakes You Are Making

Our skin is an amazing organ and everyone has his or her own skincare routine to care for it. Despite having good intentions, many people sabotage their own skin by making some of the most common skincare mistakes.  The simplest changes in your daily habits can make the biggest difference […]

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Guide to Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common medical skin condition with characteristic skin lesions. Psoriasis causes skin cells to grow 7 times faster and these excess skin cells form thick and silvery scales or dryand red patches. The body does not quickly shed these extra skin cells; thus, piling up and creating patches […]

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Eczema – All You Need to Know

Eczema is a medical skin condition caused by inflammation. Known for its intense itch, eczema occurs when patches of skin become rough and irritated. People with eczema usually suffer from dry and sensitive skin. Since itching usually occurs first, itching is the defining and most common symptom of eczema. Once […]

Are Chemical Peels Safe for Sensitive Skin?

Are Chemical Peels Safe for Sensitive Skin?

Do you see wrinkles or lines on your face when you look in the mirror that make you look older than you really are? Do you feel that your skin is as healthy as it could be? Like so many others concerned with the health of their skin, you might […]

Tips for Covering Up Acne Scars with Makeup

Tips for Covering Up Acne Scars with Makeup

As kids, our first experimentation with makeup has more to do with how much we can get away with before we completely do too much. We play with colors and techniques to change our looks and make ourselves look older. When we grow up, our makeup routine shifts from simply […]

Skin Cancer Treatments

Skin Cancer Treatments

Skin Cancer continues to be the most common cancer in the United States. Millions of new cases of skin cancer are reported each year. The majority of these cases are nonmelanoma, which is less threatening than melanoma. Melanoma can spread to vital organs in the body and has led to […]

Mendelson Dermatology in Phoenix Announces Office Expansion and

Mendelson Dermatology in Phoenix Announces Office Expansion and New Hours

Dr. Deborah Mendelson is pleased to announce the addition of two new partners and the expansion of her office and hours. To celebrate the newly expanded office, there will be an Open House on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at the following address: 9327 N. 3rd Street, […]


How Often Should I Exfoliate?

The trick to taking care of your skin is knowing when it needs attention or treatment, and when you might be doing too much. Because everyone’s skin is different, everyone will have a different approach to maintaining healthy and beautiful skin. Our body is constantly producing new skin cells every […]

Tips for Protecting Your Skin in the Winter

Winter is here, and with its wonderful and refreshing cool weather comes the inevitable dry skin that we see each year at this time. Not only does the cold weather we are exposed to outside dry out our skin, but the heat we are exposed to indoors can be equally […]

Sun Damage Treatments

Sun Damage Treatments

Arizonans know the beauty and benefits the sun can bring to our environment and even to our health. With such bright rays shining most days out of the year, we are also aware of the damage the sun can do, too. If the Arizona sun has left you with spotty […]


What Skin Care Products to Avoid During Pregnancy

Congratulations on expecting a newborn! Being pregnant brings a new level of joy to one’s life and a new and exciting to-do list for the mother-to-be. New foods to eat and avoid and new precautions and habits to take for your health can take some time to adjust to. Do […]

SPF Under Makeup

Should I Use SPF Under Makeup?

Most dermatologists agree that we should all be wearing sunscreen every day, and these even includes using SPF under makeup. Most people, however, are not following this advice. This includes those who wear make-up. Dermatologists recommend that even people who wear make-up should be using some sort of SPF as […]


At-Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Living in a dry climate like Phoenix, you can find yourself with flaky, dry skin all year. It’s important to take steps necessary to remedy dry skin as it can be uncomfortable and irritating. There are things you can do at home to make sure you’re hydrating your skin as […]


What SPF is Appropriate for Summer vs. Winter?

The beauty of Phoenix is having sun year-round, but that can wreak havoc on your skin. That’s why it’s so important to use your SPF and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! You may think that sun block isn’t as important during the winter, but for the best skin care, you should wear […]

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Perform an At-Home Skin Analysis to Find Your Skin Type

It’s very important to know what skin type you have so you can base your skincare regimen on your individual skin needs. Our dermatology office in Phoenix can help you with this process, but you can also perform a skin analysis at home to find out your skin type. These […]


Keep Products with These Ingredients Away From Your Towels

As a Phoenix dermatologist I’ve learned that unless you use strictly white towels, you may have noticed that some of your towels have spots on them. Where did they come from? If you haven’t accidentally dumped a cap full of bleach in with your colors, there’s one simple answer: you’re […]


5 Myths About Warts You Probably Believe

You may think that warts only grow on toads, ugly stepmothers and villainous witches, but, in reality, anyone can get a wart at any age. At our Phoenix dermatology office we see a lot of patients suffering from warts, many of whom are unaware of how they got them, why […]

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How to Treat Your Adult Acne at Home

Did you know that there’s a difference between adult acne and adolescent acne? Acne in your teenage years is most often seen in the T-zone and is brought on by monthly hormone changes. Adult acne, on the other hand, can be brought on by run-of-the-mill sebum (oil produced by the […]

Avoid Sun Damage in Arizona

How to Avoid Sun Damage in Arizona

While some states are known for their beautiful beaches, mesmerizing landscape or magnetic cities, Arizona is known for its heat. The sun shines bright here most days of the week and temperatures can reach up to 120 degrees in the summer months which makes it extremely important to avoid sun […]


Play it Safe: Don’t Ignore Irregular Moles

Irregular moles can be a good indication of changes in the health of your skin. While most moles are harmless and some people are predisposed to having moles, it’s important to keep an eye on any irregularities. Skin cancer is extremely common and we see it all of the time […]


Don’t Skip the Sunscreen During Monsoon Season

It’s tempting to skip the SPF when you walk outside and the cloud cover has Phoenix feeling a cool 95 degrees. But if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy, resist the urge! Slather yourself and save your skin from damage that could be with you for […]