4 Important Facts About Botox

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One of the most widely recognized cosmetic anti-aging medicines in the world is also one of the most misunderstood. Read on to learn four important facts about Botox — especially if you are trying to decide if this treatment could be right for you!

1. Botox Works on the Muscles. One of the main causes of aging is that the constant ...

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6 Misconceptions About Acne That Make Dermatologists Cringe

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Acne is a very common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It occurs when a pore becomes blocked or clogged, allowing bacteria to grow and the pore to become inflamed. Although acne affects a large portion of the population, there are still common myths and misconceptions associated with it. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

1. Only teens get acne. Although many people see acne disappear in 20’s due to hormonal balance, ...

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8 Common Triggers of Rosacea Symptoms

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Rosacea is a skin condition in which the face, particularly around the nose and cheeks, appears pink or red. This is caused by the blood vessels underneath the skin dilating – or becoming larger and inflamed. Eventually, this can lead the skin to develop bumps or rough texture. Although the exact underlying cause of Rosacea is unknown, here are a few things that could trigger the condition:

1. Food: Various types of food, particularly spicy food, have been known to aggravate ...

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Preventing Acne Scars

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Perhaps the only thing that strikes more fear into the heart of a chronic acne sufferer than the idea of a breakout? The idea of long-term scarring. Unfortunately, severe acne does have the potential to leave lasting damage, even after the initial breakout has cleared away. With proper care, though, this risk can be greatly minimized. Here are a few of the most important things you can do in order to reduce the long-term effects of acne on the skin.

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Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

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Getting laser hair removal can be exciting. It means saying goodbye to unsightly and unwanted hair. It means saying goodbye to shaving, plucking, and waxing. Here are a few things that you should do in order to prepare for this procedure.

Avoid plucking and waxing the area for 2-4 weeks before your procedure. Both of these hair removal methods temporarily remove the root, which is the target for laser hair removal.

Avoid tanning for 1 month before the procedure. Of course, the ...

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Spider and Varicose Veins

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Spider and varicose veins have a similar cause: weakened valves in the circulatory system. When veins are not able to work as they should, pressure inevitably builds, causing veins to become discolored. In the case of varicose veins (which are the more severe version of this problem) the pressure even causes the veins to swell up and become large and twisted. In addition to creating a cosmetic issue, varicose veins can also cause discomfort. For both of these reasons, those ...

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9 Common Causes of Skin Rashes

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Discovering a skin rash can be disconcerting. Rashes can cause itching, swelling, and discomfort: and, in some cases, they can even be a sign of a more serious health condition. If you or your child are experiencing a breakout and you don’t know why, it is usually advisable to seek medical council, depending on the severity. This will allow you to discover the cause of the rash and to pursue an appropriate course of treatment. In this article, we will ...

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All About Sunscreen: SPF, Broad Spectrum Protection, and More

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The heat and light of the sun sustains life on earth as we know it. Unfortunately, it can also do some real damage to the skin, causing burns, wrinkles, brown spots, and even putting you at a higher risk for developing skin cancer! Fortunately, sunscreen offers an easy and effective way of protecting ourselves against all of this while still enjoying the great outdoors. Here are a few facts that everyone should know about sunscreen.

What is broad spectrum protection?

One of ...

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Ongoing Research Confirms Benefits of Green Tea for the Skin!

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Over two thousand years ago, the Chinese began using green tea for medicinal purposes under the Han dynasty. According to those ancient doctors, the infusion of the camellia sinensis plant could be used to treat conditions such as headaches, depression, and more.

Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, green tea is, in fact, full of antioxidants, enzymes, and amino acids. Additional vitamins and minerals such as folate, manganese, potassium, and magnesium add to the health benefits. And a continuous stream of ...

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Rosacea Q&A

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Rosacea is one of the most common chronic skin conditions affecting adults around the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most misunderstood. According to the National Rosacea Society, roughly 16 million Americans suffer from the condition, but only a small fraction of those people are currently receiving treatment. This is a shame because dermatological treatment of Rosacea can improve the lives of patients. In order to raise awareness and increase understanding of rosacea, we have compiled a brief ...

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