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10/23/2017
Cosmetic Treatmetns

Tips for Boosting Collagen Production: What Works and What Doesn’t

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It seems like every time you turn on the television or open a magazine, you are bombarded by products claiming to boost collagen production. You’ve seen supplements, lotions, powders, serums and even beer and gummy bears. Many people are actually seeking the best ways to boost collagen production to minimize lines and wrinkles and achieve youthful looking skin. Here’s a look at some of the most effective ways to boost collagen production, as well as save you from spending money on products that may not work. What is Collagen? To

07/25/2017
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Safety of PRP Therapy

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If you are considering PRP therapy, one of your main questions is probably whether this procedure is safe. Generally speaking, PRP is an extremely safe procedure. Let’s look at the overall therapy so you can understand why it is so safe. What is PRP Therapy? PRP or platelet rich plasma therapy uses your own blood platelets to increase the healing and/or rejuvenation process. The therapy is used for several different medical situations or conditions, including: • Sports injuries • ACL injuries • Plantar fasciitis • Rotator cuff tears • Arthritis/osteoarthritis

03/15/2017
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Skin Cancers Linked to Tanning Beds Costs US Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

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It is commonly known and proven that one of the indoor tanning bed consequences is skin cancer—the most common type of cancer. Estimates show that approximately 30 million people use tanning beds at least once a year. It is interesting to note that about 25 percent of these people are teenagers. A recent study published in the Journal of Cancer Policy reveals that skin cancer cases are costing up to $343 million each year, much of this resulting from the use of tanning beds. Why Are Tanning Beds Dangerous? Tanning

11/11/2016
Cosmetic Derm

Top Skin Cancer Causes

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Skin cancer can be a very serious medical condition. If you are in a risk group for skin cancer, it is important that you understand the causes and risks. Family History Non-melanoma type cancers do not run in families; however, some families may have a higher risk than others. You may have a higher risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer if a parent developed this type of skin cancer. Alternatively, those with a family history of melanoma do have a higher risk of basal cell skin cancer. It is

08/22/2016
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New Study Shows 60% of Consumers Surveyed Consider Cosmetic Procedures

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An annual survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery suggested that almost 60% of consumers are considering a cosmetic procedure. This number is almost twice the 30% of the numbers in 2013. The press release quoted Naomi Lawrence, MD, ASDS President as saying, “Cosmetic medical treatments continue to grow in popularity.” She continues, “One of the key reasons why is because patients trust their dermatologists and the advanced techniques and cutting edge technologies that will improve their appearance.” Views on Specific Procedures The annual survey, titled the “ASDS Consumer

07/20/2016
Dermatology

Study Suggests Many Sunscreens May Not Meet Dermatology Group’s Guidelines

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A recent study published in JAMA Dermatology examined top consumer-rated sunscreens and found that approximately 40% did not meet American Academy of Dermatology criteria. According to requirements from the American Academy of Dermatology, a sunscreen should: Have a SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 Protect skin against both UVA and UVB rays Be resistant to water and sweat The researchers, who were from Northwestern University, examined reviews found on Amazon, where interestingly about 9% of all sunscreen is purchased. There are 6,500 sunscreen types available on the website,

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

06/13/2016
Dermatology

Recent Study Shows Surprising Statistics about Skin Cancer

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Recent research produced some very surprising skin cancer statistics about whether people who have suffered from skin cancer take the proper sun precautions afterward. A recent study suggests that while people may be somewhat more careful after a bout with skin cancer, it still does not convince them all to take even the most basic precautions such as using sunscreen or wearing a hat. The study analyzed data from approximately 760 adults who had a history of skin cancer, along with more than 34,000 who did not have any history

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

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