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07/23/2019
Skin

Can You Actually Reverse Sun Damage?

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Choosing the right skin care products is no longer an easy task. You walk down the skin care aisle and are overwhelmed with an abundance of options. Many of these skin care products make bold claims such as protecting your skin from sun damage and even reversing that damage. Of course, knowing if these claims are true is not always easy. We’re here to help you understand the truth behind the claims. What Sun Damage Looks Like We all want that perfectly tanned look, but prolonged exposure to the sun

10/9/2018
Psoriasis

Psoriasis vs Rosacea – What’s the Difference

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A variety of skin conditions exist that can cause an array of symptoms from redness of the skin to scaly or uncomfortable skin patches. A quick online search may help you pinpoint these uncomfortable symptoms to psoriasis and rosacea but what makes them different? Here is how psoriasis and rosacea differ in terms of diagnosis and treatment: What is Psoriasis and Rosacea? Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red and scaly plaques along the skin in addition to other symptoms. This condition can develop along most of your

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

05/17/2016
Blog

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

05/12/2016
Dermatology

What is the Dracula Facelift?

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You may be wondering just what is a “Dracula” facial? It has absolutely nothing to do with the Twilight series or any other “Dracula” movie. It is actually the nickname for the micro-needling procedure, also known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy. This procedure has gain recognition and popularity via media coverage of such celebrities as Kim Kardashian undergoing the treatment and touting the results. What is the Dracula Facial Procedure? During the micro-needling procedure, a device equipped with ultra-fine needles creates tiny punctures on the top layer of

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,

01/12/2016
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ABC’s of Mole Changes

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Worried about that mole on your arm? Not quite sure if it’s benign or cancerous? You’re not alone. Though most moles are quite benign and are nothing to worry about, certain moles are something that must be checked out – else, you may find out before it’s too late. To help determine whether or not you need to go to your dermatologist for a skin cancer check, here are the ABC’s of Mole Changes! ABC’s of Mole Changes If you experience any of these changes, please schedule a Mole Check

01/12/2016
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Where Does Skin Cancer Like to Hide?

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  Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in the modern world. Though treatable in most cases, skin cancer can be deadly, and it is also the most common type of cancer – making early detection and treatment a must. Fortunately, with modern detection techniques – and a knowledge of where skin cancer hides – you can determine whether or not a visit to your local dermatologist is needed. Read on (or view the infographic above) for more information about where skin cancer hides: Scalp and Neck The

01/12/2016
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Skin Cancer Self-Exam Checklist

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If you’re worried about contracting skin cancer – the most common of all cancers – the key is early detection. Fortunately, while a dermatologist is recommended to make the final diagnosis, there is much you can do to catch the early warning signs, using our self-exam checklist! Read on for more information! —– SCRIPT —– Step One Use a mirror and examine the front and back of your body, as well as your sides. Step Two Check your elbows and arms, be sure to look carefully at the back of

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