Microneedling

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What is micro-needling?

Micro-needling has been available to cosmetic dermatologists and their patients for several years, but with the proliferation of new devices and improved results, it has become an increasingly popular procedure for tightening skin, smoothing skin and tone, lightening pigmentation, and reduction of scarring. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or derma-rolling, it’s an all natural, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that does not require anesthesia or downtime.

How does it work?

Micro-needling is a skin rejuvenation technique that works by stimulating ...

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Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer: What Is It?

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Mohs surgery is a specific surgical technique that allows dermatologic surgeons to achieve precise control of surgical margins when operating on skin cancer. It is considered to be the best available method of excision for most skin cancers of the head and neck, including recurrent or aggressive tumors.

Mohs surgery is an advanced technique used by specially trained cosmetic dermatologists and surgeons which provides the opportunity to successfully treat difficult malignant lesions, including basal cell carcinoma, aggressive forms of squamous cell ...

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The Eye Area: Circles and Lines

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The under eye area can present several cosmetic problems for both men and women, but the good news is that there are treatments available to help you improve the appearance of this tricky area of the face. The most common complaints include swelling, puffiness and dark circles. One cause of under eye bags is loss of facial volume as you age, particularly as the fat over the cheek descends. Bulging can also occur as fat is redistributed. In addition to ...

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Nail Fungus

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Fungal nail infections, known as onchomycosis, are the most common nail disorder and can affect both fingernails and toes. A nail fungal infection can be difficult to eradicate, resulting in thickening and discoloration of nails, eventually causing splitting or disfiguration. If left alone, a nail fungal infection only becomes worse. Nail infections are unsightly and can be irritating or even painful. They become more frequent with aging, but diabetes or any sort of immune suppression can put you at higher ...

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Six Practices to Avoid in Your Skin Care Routine

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We often talk about what you should be doing to maintain healthy skin and a radiant complexion. Let’s look at a few practices that are counterproductive at best and harmful at worst:

1. Over-washing your face

It’s important to remove makeup, sweat, and environmental debris that can clog your pores and cause breakouts and dullness. Unfortunately, some people overdo their cleansing routine and strip the oils and lipids from the skin surface. Skin surface lipid film is a combination of sebum, produced ...

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Plantar Warts – What You Can Do

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Plantar warts are the hard, grainy warts that are typically found on the soles of the feet and toes. Because they are subjected to pressure in these areas, they may grow inward beneath a thick callus. They generally occur more frequently when the weather is warm, because the virus that causes these unsightly lesions, human papilloma virus, is most likely to thrive in warm and moist environments. This can include locker rooms, public showers, and the deck of your swimming ...

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Improving the Appearance of Your Decolletage

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Sun damage causes about 90% of the changes we associate with aging, as a result of harmful ultraviolet rays. The skin of the chest is just as vulnerable as the skin of the face or hands, but many individuals are not as aware of the need to protect the chest and neck with sunscreen. As a result, the chest can have some unsightly signs of sun damage, including dark spots, uneven pigmentation, and creases or wrinkles. With sun damage and ...

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Hair Loss: Alopecia

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Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a very common complaint, but it can be caused by a number of different disorders. Hair loss disorders can be the result of inflammatory conditions that may damage the hair follicles, or can be caused by an inherited or acquired abnormality of the hair shaft.

Hair growth begins after hair follicles form. A cycle of growth, transformation, and rest recurs throughout life. There are 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles on the scalp. Human hair ...

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Laser Tattoo Removal

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Tattoos sometimes cause regret, but there are methods for successful removal. If you have a tattoo that no longer inspires delight, there is hope for restoration of your skin. Although tattoos seemed to be a hot trend in the early years of this century, workplace dress codes are becoming more conservative and personal taste may simply have changed. Most people who decide to remove their tattoos do so because of issues with employment. At least one in five Americans with ...

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Eczema

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What is Eczema?

Eczema is the term used to describe a chronic skin disorder characterized by inflammation of the skin. Eczema results in irritation and itchiness, but scratching only prolongs the cycle. In most cases, the skin will begin to itch before a rash appears. Characteristic patches of dry, red, and itchy skin and can occur anywhere on the body and skin may develop scales or crusts over time. Affected areas are more likely to become infected with scratching. Eczema is ...

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