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Recent News

arrowSeptember, 2016
Advanced Skin Institute wins 2016 America's Best Physicians award

arrowJuly, 2016
Advanced Skin Institute wins Turlock Journal's Readers' Choice award

arrowJuly, 2016
Advanced Skin Institute earns 2016 Spectrum Award for Service Excellence

arrowJuly, 2016
Dr. Basil Hantash receives Vitals®On-Time award for having the shortest wait times

arrowJuly, 2016
Elta MD sunscreen: buy two and get Elta MD lip balm free

arrowJuly, 2016
20% off all laser hair removal packages until September 23, 2016

arrowJuly, 2016
20% off all facial packages of three or more until September 23, 2016

arrowJuly, 2016
Revitalizing Facials - 3 for $160 or 5 for $250

arrowJuly, 2016
Micropeel Facial: $120

arrowJuly, 2016
20% Latisse kit

arrowJune, 2012
ASI's lead aesthetician provides expert opinion on Revitaleyes product.

arrowMay 1, 2012
Dr. Hantash and Dr. Ammar each receive the 2012 Best of Turlock Award.

arrowMay 1, 2012 has recognized Dr. Hantash with their "Patients' Choice" and "Compassionate Doctor Recognition" awards.

arrowFebruary 1, 2012
Dr. Hantash featured in Emanuel Medical Center's "Physicians' Monthly" publication.

arrowNovember 8, 2011
Advanced Skin Institute now offering skin allergy testing.

Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis

patch testingWhat is patch testing?
Patch testing is a specialized form of intracutaneous skin testing used by dermatologists to help identify causes of contact dermatitis.

What does patch testing consist of?
Patch testing consists of pieces of tape, which hold small metallic disks containing a number of known possible irritants. These test strips are placed on the back and the patient will go ho home. In several days the patient returns to the dermatologist and the skin is examined to see if any of the test substances have caused a reaction in the skin.

Are there any risks associated with patch testing?
Some risks are involved and you may actually have some itching and irritation from the testing itself. Topical creams and antihistamines can help with these, and your dermatologist will go over all of these with you prior to beginning the patch testing process.

Can any doctor do patch testing?
No. Only dermatologists or allergists with special training can do patch testing.

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