Now These Are Eyelashes

Everyone loves Adele, but those fake eyelashes she puts on are just too long and luscious. And while you may not be satisfied with the length or fullness of your eyelashes, you’re not about to start gluing on fake eyelashes every morning. Plus, what about when you go out in the surf? But what is […]

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Finding the Source of Your Contact Dermatitis

You know how sometimes you meet a person and you instantly don’t like them? Your body has a similar reaction to certain substances — it doesn’t like them at all. But unlike your ability to walk away from a person, your body has what is called allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), a skin condition where you […]

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Like Botox but Different — Xeomin

Everyone has heard of Botox. Botox is one of the world’s most recognizable brand names. Botox is the neuromodulator that is the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure year in and year out. But at Matsuda Dermatology, we also offer Xeomin for our patients. Like Botox, Xeomin is made from the botulinum toxin type A. But […]

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Get Intense with Your Unwanted Hair

Getting rid of unwanted hair is much like the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. In the movie, Bill Murray was a jaded weatherman who was assigned to cover the Groundhog Day celebration at Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Until he changed his selfish ways, Murray’s character awoke every morning to relive the previous day over and over again. That’s […]

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Clearing Up the Zits with Theraclear

Hopefully, you’re not still believing that eating a chocolate bar or some potato chips with lunch will cause an acne breakout. For the longest time, acne has been a misunderstood condition that affects virtually every teenager, along with a few unlucky adults. Truth be told — acne comes down to the sebaceous glands, nothing more, […]

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Sweating is One Thing, Hyperhidrosis Quite Another

Everyone sweats during exercise, when the outside temperature is soaring, and sometimes when he or she is nervous. After all, sweating is the body’s way of cooling itself down. But when the sweating occurs even when the temperatures are cool or when you’re at rest your sweating is something different. It’s known as excessive sweating, […]

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The Red that is Rosacea

Many people have red patches on their face, along with bumps, eye irritation, even pimples. What they don’t often know is they are suffering from a condition called rosacea. They just think they have sensitive skin or that they blush easily. At Matsuda, we know it’s not a sun reaction or that a co-worker told […]

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How We Deal with Cysts

Cysts. Just the name is ugly. And cysts fit the bill. Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material. Cysts develop as a result of an infection, from clogging of the sebaceous glands (cystic acne), or around foreign bodies such as earrings. They are common, can […]

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You’ll Wish You Had Chicken Pox Again Instead of Shingles

Most people over 35 had chicken pox as children. For today’s kids there’s a vaccine, but it didn’t start being given until 1995. For the millions who had chicken pox there’s another offshoot of the virus to be cognizant of — shingles. Yes, the same herpes virus that gives a kid chicken pox causes shingles […]

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Give Your Athlete’s Foot the Boot

Fungal infections of the skin are very common, especially in the warm moist climate of Hawaii. At Matsuda Dermatology, we treat all fungal infections from athlete’s foot to ringworm, from jock itch to yeast infections. Here’s some information on athlete’s foot, which is probably the most common fungal infection we see. What is athlete’s foot? […]

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