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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Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Skin and Hair

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Skin reflects our general state of health, so it follows that healthy diet, exercise, and good sleep habits will result in an attractive complexion. There are a number of nutrients that are critical to the health, growth, and immunity of skin cells. Hydration is also critical, as dehydration is often reflected by a lifeless or lined complexion. In general, healthy nutrition is balanced and includes avoidance of overindulgence in toxins, including some ingredients found in processed foods and alcohol. Although ...

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Scar Revision

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If you have a troubling scar, there are options available for improving its appearance. Scars occur as the result of an injury, including burns, lacerations, or surgical procedures. Scars can also result from skin conditions like acne or infections like chickenpox. Treatment of acne scars or other facial scars that have resulted from infections like chicken pox are among the most commonly requested reasons for scar revision or treatment.

During the healing process, a scar forms as the body repairs a ...

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The Stigmata of Smoking: Lip Lines

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Although statistics show most Americans have quit smoking, many women find that the habit of past puffing has resulted in unsightly and unmistakable wrinkling around the lips. The wrinkles are the result of repetitive motion, usually from puffing on a cigarette, although any type of repetitive pucker can result in the same problem. With smoking, collagen breakdown and loss of elasticity occurs from mechanical stress and from exposure to the many toxic chemicals in smoke.

If you ...

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Healthy Skincare Habits for the New Year

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Many of us are looking ahead to 2016 as a chance to recover our glow after too many late nights and too much holiday indulgence. Diet and exercise have a tendency to slide during this busy season, but with 2016 on the horizon, we have another opportunity to create new and healthy habits. Here are a few ideas you might consider incorporating into your routine during the New Year:

1. Sunscreen

Don’t leave home without sunscreen in 2016. This is a habit ...

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Maintaining Healthy Feet

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During the holidays, you may be on your feet a good bit, whether you are rushing to finish your seasonal shopping or dancing at a holiday party. Your feet are most likely already experiencing winter stress, which is accompanied by dry skin and nails. Here are a few ideas to keep your feet healthy and attractive all winter long.

Smooth your skin and moisturize well

Before using a pumice stone or a foot file, you should soak your feet in water for ...

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Genital Wart Vaccines: What You Need to Know

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The most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States is genital human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 150 strains of HPV and 20 million Americans are infected, with another 14 million becoming infected annually. Over fifty percent of sexually active men and women become infected with HPV at some point in their lives. Although most infections with HPV don’t cause symptoms, the virus can cause cervical cancer in women. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths ...

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Self Examination of Your Skin

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Skin Cancer Check

Who should examine their skin?

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, everyone should perform a monthly head-to-toe skin exam. It’s important to identify any new lesions or lesions that are changing that might represent a cancerous or precancerous condition. Early detection of skin cancer results in higher rates of cure. Ultraviolet rays from sunlight can result in damage to cellular ...

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Tea Tree Oil

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What is tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil is a natural oil that is derived from the leaves of the tea tree, a tree named in the eighteenth century by sailors; who noticed that tea made from the leaves of the tree, which grew in the swampy terrain of the southeastern Australian coast, smelled similar to nutmeg. Tea tree is unrelated to tea plants used to produce green or black tea. Chemicals derived from the tea tree oil as shown some ...

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