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Revitalize Your Natural Beauty Artistry Meets Science at Valley Skin Institute Are you ready to embrace a refreshed, radiant version of yourself? Valley Skin Institute invites you to journey towards enhanced confidence and timeless beauty through our premier cosmetic dermatology services. Whether you’re seeking to diminish fine lines, rejuvenate your skin, or enhance your features, we offer cutting-edge treatments tailored

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The Importance of Skin Biopsy for Skin Cancer Diagnosis

The Importance of Skin Biopsy for Skin Cancer Diagnosis

If you have a suspicious mole, lump, or blemish on your skin, your dermatologist will likely want to take a skin biopsy from the suspect area. This is a very important procedure. It removes a small amount of the questionable tissue so that it can be examined, usually under a microscope by a dermatopathologist. This examination reveals if there is

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What Happens During a Full Body Dermatology Exam

A Full Body Exam by a Dermatologist Like any other medical exam, a healthcare provider performs a full body exam, including a medical history review. Your dermatologist will ask about your family history of skin disorders. Your provider will also review your symptoms, medications, and allergies. Discussion of any concerns you may have A skin check is a great time

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What Food to Avoid When You Have Pityriasis Rosea

What Food to Avoid When You Have Pityriasis Rosea

Known as the Christmas Tree Rash, Pityriasis Rosea is a common rash characterized by a fine, itchy, and scaly rash on the back, stomach, or chest area. It usually begins with a large circular or oval patch (called a herald patch) and then develops additional sweeping spots that resemble a pine tree. Although the rash can come and go over

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Why Are Medical Grade Skincare Products Better for Your Skin Blog

Why Are Medical Grade Skin Care Products Better for Your Skin

Although over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products are readily available and typically less expensive than their medical grade (aka pharmaceutical grade) counterparts, the mixture of ingredients used in OTC products is usually nonspecific. This generalization is necessary because over-the-counter products are designed to be sold in the mass marketplace. Generalization also means that these OTC products are not created with your

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TeleHealth Post COVID-19

Welcome To Telehealth In A Post COVID-19 World

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, it has created many new norms in our daily routines, including visits to the doctor’s office. When millions of people were told to shelter at home, many doctors began offering telehealth appointments to meet the needs of their patients, including us at Valley Skin Institute. Here are a few things you may

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National Healthy Skin

National Healthy Skin Month – Skin Care Tips

November is National Healthy Skin Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about skincare. Unfortunately, November is also when the weather turns cold, causing many people to experience challenges. Considering the skin is the body’s largest organ, it’s essential to take care of it.  Below are some tips to help you care for your skin properly this fall/winter: 1.

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Learn 6 Simple and Effective Tips for Managing Eczema

Eczema, which is also known as “atopic dermatitis,” is a common condition that affects people of all ages. This condition, which causes redness and itching, can be both frustrating and embarrassing. Fortunately, if you are proactive about treating your eczema, you can minimize the symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life. What Causes Eczema? Your skin is responsible for

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Best Type of Sunscreen

What’s the Best Type of Sunscreen?

There are two types of sunscreens, physical sunscreen, and chemical sunscreen. Shop physical sunscreen for the best protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Physical sunscreen is the best because it works as a shield Dr. Leslie Storey recommends a physical sunscreen that features zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin. They sit on top of your skin, forming

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Doctors Gary and Leslie Storey

Welcome to Valley Skin Institute!

I am so excited to be able to offer a complete skin center for the Central Valley. Having grown up in Fresno and watching my dad (Dr. Gary Storey) dedicate himself to caring for urology patients, I feel like my professional journey has come full circle. Like my father before, I now have the opportunity to give back to the

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