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11/21/2019
Dermatology

Find the Best Eczema Solution

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If you frequently break out in patches of inflamed and itchy skin, you may be experiencing eczema. This common skin condition impacts close to 32% of all individuals in the United States each year. More advanced forms of eczema can even cause cracked and rough skin along with blisters. If you are experiencing eczema, there are a few treatment options that you can try before taking more drastic measures. Try these simple steps and find the best eczema solution: Take a Bath While this may not be a long-term solution

11/5/2019
Dermatology

Skin Conditions: 3 Things You Didn’t Know

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We look at our skin every day and maybe even take care of it with some kind of lotion or cream. With how much interaction our skin has with our everyday activities, there is a lot most do not know about it. Take a look at these three things you may have not known about your skin: One of Our Largest and Heaviest Organs in Our Body When we think of our body’s organs, we typically think of internal organs such as our hearts, lungs, and liver. Skin is the

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

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