Sunscreen Tips for Summer

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Sunscreen Tips for Summer

Summer’s here!

Summer is a popular time to get out and swim, barbecue, and play on the beach, but it’s important to remember that while you’re in the sun, you need to protect your skin from premature aging, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Use of proper sun protection will allow you to safely enjoy all of your summer activities without concern.

Sunscreen

There are some sunscreen essentials you should remember as summer ...

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New treatment for double chin: Kybella® approved by FDA

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The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reports that 70% of American adults consider submental fat, also known as a double chin, to be a key cosmetic concern. Until now, many have chosen to leave the problem untreated. A new cosmetic injectable medication may change all this when it becomes available this summer.

What is Kybella?

Kybella® is a non-invasive treatment that has been shown in two large clinical trials to be safe and effective when used for treatment of submental fat deposits. ...

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Treatment of spider veins and varicose veins

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Treatment of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Spider veins

Spider veins are tiny red, purple, or blue veins that frequently appear “tree-like” or “string-like” most often on the thighs or legs. Spider veins don’t cause symptoms, unlike varicose veins. However, most people find them unsightly and many people with spider veins choose to have them treated. They have a genetic component in some people, and they can’t be easily prevented. Other factors ...

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Removing Blackheads

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Removing Blackheads

Blackheads are also called open comedones. They are open pores that become blocked by oil and dead skin cells (keratinocytes). This debris forms a hardened clump that continues to attract dirt and enlarges over time. The oil plug becomes oxidized and then turns black, giving the name and appearance of “blackheads”.

Blackheads are more common in people who have oily skin because of the excess sebum in their pores, but ...

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Treatment of Warts

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Warts result from infection of the skin and mucous membranes by human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts can appear anywhere on the body. Infection by the HPV virus causes a reaction in the skin that results in thickening of the skin, or hyperkeratosis. Infected skin becomes thickened and firm, resulting in a raised and hardened bump that can be smooth or rough in texture.

In most cases, a biopsy is not needed to ...

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Restylane Silk and Juvederm Voluma

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Cosmetic Fillers

Restylane Silk and Juvederm Voluma are both widely used soft tissue fillers that can be used to treat wrinkles and volume loss that occurs as a result of aging. Both injectable fillers are temporary, and are eventually resorbed by your body. Cosmetic fillers can work by providing temporary volume, or they can work by creating a scaffold for formation of new collagen by your body. Your cosmetic dermatologist may use ...

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Treatments for Acne Scarring

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Acne Scaring

After enduring acne for years, many patients are relieved to see an end to breakouts, but when scarring has occurred, patients search for an effective treatment to restore a smooth complexion.

Surprisingly, 20% of adult women suffer from acne. Although it is difficult to predict which patients will experience scarring, prevention of acne can reduce the numbers. Approximately 95% of patients with acne develop scarring to some degree. If you’re ...

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Treatments for Rosacea

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What is rosacea?

slideshow_newlydiagnosedRosacea is a chronic relapsing skin condition resulting in a diffuse red appearance the central part of the face. Patients present with redness and telangiectasias, (visible dilated blood vessels). There are different subtypes of rosacea, characterized by the patterns of skin lesions and redness. Stage 1 rosacea patients have diffuse redness and flushing. Stage 2 rosacea patients have the redness and present with red spots ...

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Anti-Aging Technology Improvements

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Advances in cosmetic dermatology are allowing doctors to turn back the clock effectively, in a short office visit with only minimal downtime. These new procedures often cost less than traditional antiaging procedures, and they are more effective with less downtime. The Palomar Starlux, VBeam, and Fractional Erbium/CO2 are devices that are allow dermatologists to help patients look better in a shorter period ...

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What is a Liquid Facelift?

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Dermal Fillers Can Restore Volume to the Aging Face

Utilization of dermal fillers is sometimes called a “liquid facelift” because of the restorative enhancement that an experienced cosmetic physician can achieve by artfully placing small amounts of dermal filler in problem areas. At BHSkin, we use a variety of treatments to treat or reverse the signs of aging, especially those due to loss of facial fat and collagen. Some physicians will choose ...

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