Treating Age Spots

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Age Spots | BH Skin

If you’ve been out in the sun, chances are you have both visible signs and invisible signs of damage from ultraviolet rays. While you can’t turn back time to completely repair cellular damage from UV rays, there are things you can do to reverse some of the unattractive markers of sun damage.

Solar lentigines are large brown age spots that are sometimes called “liver spots”, although ...

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Treating Sunburn

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Treating Sunburn | BH Skin
Did your forget your sunscreen?

Prevention of sunburn is critical to reduce cumulative damage from the summer sun, but sometimes we find ourselves unexpectedly without sunscreen. We recommend use of at least SPF 30 sunscreen protection against both UVA and UVB rays. You should apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before you plan to be outside and be certain to reapply your sunscreen every couple of hours when you’re ...

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Facts About Poison Ivy

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Poison Ivy | BH Skin
If you’re allergic to poison ivy, you will probably have a reaction to poison oak

People are more likely to come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac in the summer, when outdoor activities are at their peak. The plants are part of a species called Toxicodendron, which lends its name to the common allergic rash, known as Toxicodendron dermatitis. This annoying skin condition ...

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Facial Contouring and Rejuvenation

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Facial Rejuvenation

Today, 82% of Americans who choose a cosmetic surgery procedure are avoiding invasive surgeries in favor of nonsurgical solutions for cosmetic enhancement. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular procedures in the country among patients who want to “turn back the clock,” but treatment of a problem line or crease with a dermal filler should be considered in the context of other changes in the patient’s face. The ...

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Skin rejuvenation: Ablative or Nonablative Treatment?

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Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin resurfacing procedures are popular in the United States, with good reason. As we age, time and sunlight can accelerate formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and pigment changes in the skin. Laser resurfacing treatments are an effective way to reverse this damage and restore your complexion to a more youthful and healthy state.

Laser treatments are classified into ablative or nonablative procedures, and there are significant differences ...

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Myths About Laser Hair Removal

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Myths About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular procedure used to remove unwanted hair from the face and body. Patients who are considering laser hair removal sometimes ask friends or family for advice, and unfortunately, that advice is sometimes inaccurate. Here are the top laser hair removal myths you may encounter if you are considering this treatment:

1. Laser Hair Removal Takes Only One Treatment

Laser hair removal will take more ...

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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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