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06/17/2016
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The Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia for Procedures

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For many years, the use of nitrous oxide during procedures was generally relegated to the dental profession as an effective method to control pain. Interestingly, in the past few years, nitrous oxide is being used in non-dental surgical procedures. What is Nitrous Oxide? Nitrous oxide sedation is often called laughing gas. It is sometimes depicted in movies as the gas that a dentist gives you and you pass out. In reality, nitrous oxide is an anesthetic that will just relax you. You will be completely aware of what is going

06/17/2016
Cosmetic Derm

The Causes of Crows Feet

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Crow’s feet are those tiny, fine lines that extend from the corners of your eyes. These wrinkles are often the first signs of aging and can form as early as your 30s, and most of us really just don’t like them. Crow’s feet are dynamic wrinkles, which means they are noticeable when the muscles in your face contract, such as when you smile or squint. Below you will find five common causes of crow’s feet, as well as some ways of minimizing their appearance. Causes of Crow’s Feet Though age

05/27/2016
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All About Crows Feet: What Are They? What Causes Them and How to Treat Them

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We are all familiar with the name “crow’s feet,” the term used to describe those little wrinkles on the side of the eyes. The more positive among us often call them “laugh lines.” These crow’s feet wrinkles appear as the skin loses hyaluronic acid and collagen, and no matter what you call them, most of us find them unattractive. About 80 percent of natural hyaluronic acid is lost between the ages of 40 and 80. Additionally, the loss of collagen and elastin also makes people look older. Also, the first

05/17/2016
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Treatment for Acne Scarring | An Infographic

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— TRANSCRIPT — Treatment for Acne Scarring Creams: One of the first things that come to mind is creams. These typically do not require a medical prescription and are easily attainable. These can help with the problem, but are not going to solve it completely. Fillers: If the scarring is too intense or deep, then fillers can be another treatment option. The downside of fillers is tehy do require constant upkeep with additional injections Laser Treatment: This is seen as the best solution, and is known as one of the most effective long

05/16/2016
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All About Skin Tags

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Are you suffering from skin tags — those little flaps of skin that often look like little bumps? Skin tags are usually not considered dangerous; however, people often find that they can be unattractive, or can snag on jewelry or clothing, causing them to become irritated or itchy. What Are Skin Tags? Skin tags are simply soft skin growths. The often appear on the neck, armpits, groin folds, under the breasts, or on the eyelids. Skin tags are benign growths that look like tiny balloons of hanging skin. The tags

05/16/2016
Cosmetic Derm

Lifestyle Changes You Should Make to Avoid Skin Cancer

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If you are concerned about developing skin cancer, either because you may be genetically predisposed to the condition or just want your skin to remain healthy, there are several steps or lifestyle changes you can make that can help prevent skin cancer. Wear Protective Clothing When going out in the sun, make sure that your clothing covers exposed skin to prevent skin cancer. Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts. Ensure your face and eyes are protected by wearing a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses. Use That Sunscreen This step

04/28/2016
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Cancerous or Benign: How to Know When a Mole is Dangerous

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Because skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer, many people are concerned about whether a mole is cancerous or not. In general, most moles are harmless; however, many people may fall into high risk groups, such as those who are fair-haired/fair-skinned, spend a lot of time in the sun, or have a family history of skin cancer. As was stated, most moles are benign and not dangerous. However, if you see a change in a mole or it becomes painful or itchy, it is important to

03/3/2016
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Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Sun Burns: Going Above and Beyond Sun Screen

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We all understand the important role that sunscreen plays in protecting our skin. However, there are several other steps you should think about to provide additional protection to your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. By protecting your skin, you can maintain a youthful look, as well as take steps toward the prevention of skin cancer. Prevention of Skin Cancer by Covering Up When you go outside, it is important to cover up. This may seem counterproductive when you are trying to catch some rays, but it is an important step,

03/2/2016
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Common Skin Conditions and Diseases and How to Deal with Them

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There are many different types of skin conditions. Usually, these conditions are managed through various treatments, including medication and/or paying attention to lifestyle. Some of the most common skin conditions include: Rosacea This is a common disorder that causes redness or red patches, usually on the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. While the exact cause is unknown, it may be caused by a disorder of the blood vessels. Other theories indicate that rosacea may be caused by fungus, psychological issues, or problems with the connective tissue under the skin. Treating

09/30/2015
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Xeomin Shows High Efficacy in Treating Upper Facial Lines

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According to a recent study1, Xeomin was found to have significant efficacy when treating three areas of upper facial lines. One hundred and fifty six healthy adults with moderate to severe lateral periobital (around the eyes) lines, horizontal forehead lines, and glabellar frown lines (areal between the eyebrows and above the nose). The study was conducted as a randomized trial with 105 patients being treated with Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), while 51 patients received a placebo. The 105 patients had a mean age of 47.4 years and 80.5% were women. The placebo

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