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    What’s In A Nail: How Fingernails Give Clues To Your Health

    Jul 29, 10 • 2628 Views • Consumer Education, Skin HealthComments Off on What’s In A Nail: How Fingernails Give Clues To Your Health

    Fingernails might be one of the parts of the body that we take for granted. Other than washing and cutting them periodically, people tend to overlook the maintenance and care for their nails. Well, take a closer look because your fingernails can provide...

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    Leg Veins Be Gone! A Look At Sclerotherapy

    Jul 29, 10 • 1624 Views • Procedures, TreatmentComments Off on Leg Veins Be Gone! A Look At Sclerotherapy

    Leg veins are quite unattractive and we all seem to have some, regardless of age or gender. Fortunately, there is a way to get rid of them called sclerotherapy. A solution called the sclerosing solution in injected with a very fine needle directly into the...

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    What is JUVEDERM?

    Jul 29, 10 • 3278 Views • Procedures, TreatmentComments Off on What is JUVEDERM?

    Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid injectable gel that smoothes facial wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in all mammals; it is used to hydrate and add volume to the skin. This substance has also been used to treat arthritis, eye...

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    What the Hive is Happening: A Look At Children’s Hives

    Jul 28, 10 • 3327 Views • Children's SkinComments Off on What the Hive is Happening: A Look At Children’s Hives

    What are hives? They are an itchy skin rash that is red and raised with bumps, triggered by various factors such as allergies, drugs, viruses, insect bits, plants, etc.  They can appear anywhere on your child’s body, from the skin to the inside of the...

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    Bar Soaps Are A No-No

    Jul 28, 10 • 4220 Views • Consumer Education, Featured, Skin CareComments Off on Bar Soaps Are A No-No

    Have you ever wondered why people don’t just use bar soap to wash their face? After all, soap is meant for the skin right? Wrong. For those (mostly guys I’m assuming) who have been using bar soaps instead of a face wash, stop immediately and read the...

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    Treating Acne With Chemical Peels

    Jul 27, 10 • 1956 Views • acne, Procedures, Skin Health, TreatmentComments Off on Treating Acne With Chemical Peels

    A chemical peel is a technique that, once applied to the skin, causes it to blister and peel off. The new skin is smoother and the lesions caused by scars and acne are gone. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck and hands. It can be performed in a...

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    LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

    Jul 27, 10 • 2477 Views • acne, Procedures, Skin Health, TreatmentComments Off on LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

    Laser treatment for acne is a very advanced yet effective procedure. There are typically two types of laser treatment. One is called the Diode laser treatment, using a 1450-nm diode laser. Studies have found that the diode laser effectively treats...

  • Let There Be Light: Light Therapies for Acne Treatment

    Jul 26, 10 • 1531 Views • acne, Procedures, Skin Health, TreatmentComments Off on Let There Be Light: Light Therapies for Acne Treatment

    Light therapy consists of exposing the skin to specific wavelengths of light. There are three main types of light therapy. Blue light therapy functions as an absorber—there to absorb the bacteria produced by the skin. It kills P. acnes, and treats acne...

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    Get On the Pill? A Different Way to Combat Acne

    Jul 25, 10 • 3252 Views • acne, Products, Skin Health, TreatmentComments Off on Get On the Pill? A Different Way to Combat Acne

    Birth control pills, also known as oral contraceptive pills, are typically considered when acne does not respond to the other prescription treatments. Currently there are three estrogen-progestin birth control pills that are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug...

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    Treating Acne With Antibiotics

    Jul 25, 10 • 2746 Views • acne, Products, Skin Health, TreatmentComments Off on Treating Acne With Antibiotics

    You might wonder, how do antibiotics work to treat acne? The most important function of an antibiotic is to decrease the number of bacteria in the follicles. They also reduce irritating chemicals as well as the concentration of free fatty acids in the sebum....