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05/14/2014
Skin

Laser Hair Removal and Sensitive Skin

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If you have sensitive skin, chances are that most hair removal techniques are uncomfortable for you. Razors, waxes, and hair removal creams can all cause irritation, even for those with normal skin. If your skin is particularly sensitive, the irritation that follows at-home hair removal may cause you to avoid removing unwanted body hair all together. But, although it may seem contrary to common sense, laser hair removal can be the ideal alternative to shaving, waxing, and other at-home hair removal methods. In fact, when performed by a trained professional,

03/20/2014
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Was Bob Costas Affected by Botox?

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Could Bob Costas have contracted pinkeye from Botox? A rumor circulated shortly after Bob Costas was forced to step down from on-camera duties at the Sochi Olympics because of conspicuously reddened eyes. The cause of the pinkeye was not apparent, but the rumor speculated that Costas displayed pinkeye from Botox injections. Dr. Thomas Wright, of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in metropolitan St. Louis, says this is highly unlikely. In truth, it’s not possible to get pinkeye from Botox (or Dysport or Xeomin or any other injectible neurotoxin). For

12/20/2013
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Recovering from the Summer Sun

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Although the weather may be slow to catch up, autumn has officially begun. Days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing, and the coats are coming out of the closet. Unfortunately, many people find that their skin begins to change as well. Although those hours in the sun may have produced a tan during the summer, the onset of fall is usually the time when people begin to notice the long-term damage the sun can cause. And for those people with lighter complexions, all that time in the sun might

09/23/2013
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Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita with skin ulcerations in a new born

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Chatterjee Rita, Dey SubhenduIndian Journal of Dermatology 2009 54(4):375-377Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC) is a rare congenital disorder with persistent cutis marmorata, telengiectasia, and phlebectesia, which may be associated with cutaneaus atrophy and ulceration of the involved skin. We herewith report a full-term newborn female baby with CMTC at birth with ulceration over the extensor aspects of both the knee joints and right elbow joint. CMTC is a benign vascular anomaly representing dilatation of capillaries and veins of dermis and is apparent at birth. The baby had a reticulated bluish