Entries by Estee Williams, MD

Presenting the 2017 Allergen of the Year…

The award for 2017 “Allergen of the Year” goes to alkyl glucosides, which are mild surfactants derived from natural sources such as coconut, palm or rapeseed oil, with glucose supplied by corn, wheat starch, or potatoes.  Alkyl gluocosides can be found in many skin care products, including shampoos and conditions, shower gels, sunscreen and moisturizers. […]

Now offering Comprehensive Patch Testing

What is patch testing? Patch testing is a method used to detect whether you are allergic to a specific substance or substances by contact.  Clues that you have allergic contact dermatitis include eczema-like rashes that don’t go away, itching on the face and/or eyelids, or reactions to products. We are looking for things that you may have been exposed […]

Skin Cancer Take A Hike!

You may have heard that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. But did you know that when caught early, skin cancer has a 98% cure rate! That’s why raising awareness about skin cancer prevention and detection is so important to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and its members. It’s also why I’m participating in the […]