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01/4/2016
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Three Skin Problems Almost Every Woman Faces

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It seems that women take their skin — especially their facial skin — far more seriously than most men. Often, they seek out solutions, remedies and therapies to ensure that they have the healthiest skin possible. There are three common skin problems that just about all women can face at one time or another during their lifetimes. Fortunately, there are many remedies and solutions to combat these problems. Acne Yes, we all thought we had left that pesky skin condition behind when we left high school. However, many women can

11/26/2015
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Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Improve the Skin’s Appearance

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If you are seeking an effective procedure that can improve your skin, including acne scars, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and other similar issues, laser skin resurfacing can help. What is Laser Resurfacing? Laser resurfacing entails using a laser that sends out pulses of high-energy light that is then absorbed by water and substances in the skin. The laser light and heat produced by the laser essentially destroys or vaporizes tiny sections of the layers of the skin. When the treated area heals, new skin replaces the damaged skin that was

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

09/30/2015
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Acne and Diet: How the Glycemic Index Affects Your Skin

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If you are suffering from acne, you may want to consider changing your diet to see if eliminating foods such as cereal and white breads can reduce flare-ups. Foods such as chocolate and french fries seem to get a bad rap when it comes to acne flare ups, a growing body of research indicates there may be a more specific link between acne and diet. In fact, one diet culprit may be how foods affect blood sugar levels. Foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) can cause your blood sugar to

09/21/2015
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Study Finds Genetics and Environmental Factors Contribute Equally to Rosacea in Twins

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Recently, a study was conducted to evaluate the influence of genetics on Rosacea development. This study found that there was a high association of National Rosacea Society (NRS) scores in identical twins over the scores from fraternal twins. According to study investigators, there was a genetic contribution to the NRS score to be 46% for identical twins. The study was conducted by Dr. Nely Aldrich of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, located in Cleveland, Ohio. The doctor and her study associated studied responses from a questionnaire give to 550 twins.

09/21/2015
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Studies Show Complete Facial Rejuvenation using Autologous Fat Transfer Have Best Results

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Recently, there has been an increase in using the fat transfer technique during facial rejuvenation procedures. With the facial aging process, we see not only a skin problem, but also changes in all layers of the face (fat, bone, and skin). There are many factors which cause facial aging; however, not all are completely understood. Over time, the skin can become thinner through the loss of collagen and causes a loss of elasticity. We do understand that facial fat, which is affected by aging, is not composed of a single

08/31/2015
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Skin Cancer Can Be Deadly — Know the Warning Signs

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One of the most common types of cancer in the United States is skin cancer, with some 2 million American diagnosed each year. Skin cancer is a malignant tumor of the skin, and while common, it can be just as lethal as any other form of cancer. It is also very curable, especially when it is caught early. Skin cancers are often related to sun exposure; however, other factors such as genetics, immune system health, and overall health can play roles. Many people have many questions concerning skin cancer and

08/21/2015
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How to Keep your Legs Healthy

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We do a lot of work with our legs…standing, walking, climbing stairs, and squatting, so we definitely want to keep them healthy. If you want to reduce the risk of developing varicose veins, or want to relieve the symptoms, here are some great tips that can keep your legs healthy and happy. Maintain a Healthy Weight You have an increased risk of developing varicose vein increases when you are carrying too much weight. The excess weight can put pressure on the valves of the blood veins. If the blood is

08/21/2015
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Why Are Some Cosmetic Treatments So Expensive?

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Have you ever wondered why certain aesthetics treatments are so expensive? Part of the reason is the high net profits being made by suppliers of the treatment products. For example, take a look at Allergan, the makers of Botox and breast implants. Within the last year, we saw at least two increases in the prices charged to doctors for these products. A recent story also indicated that Allergan is experiencing a huge increase in its net revenue. Allergan actually reported a 116% increase in net revenue. The company’s revenue rose

07/20/2015
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Indoor Tanning Rates Dropping in the U.S.

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A recently published study highlighted results that indoor tanning rates have dropped among adults in the United States from 2010 and 2013. The data was revealed by researchers who analyzed National Health Interview Survey Data taken between 2010 and 2013. This reflects a national representation of the country’s population aged 18 years and older. The data had response rates of 61.2% in 2013 and 60.8% in 2010. Researchers analyzed National Health Interview Survey data from 2010 and 2013, which is a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population aged 18

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