How to Keep Skin Looking Young

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Perhaps the most common cosmetic dermatology question encountered in today’s world is “how can I keep my skin looking smooth and young?” Despite what thousands of sensationalistic internet articles would have you believe, however, there is no simple answer to this question. In fact, one of the largest contributing factors to how we age is simple genetics.

Now, that’s not to say that everyone is powerless to slow the effects of aging: there is no doubt that a healthy lifestyle and ...

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Sun Safety for Spring Break!

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Spring break is almost here and this means a flurry of activity in preparation of travel to sunnier states, trips to the beach, and all kinds of outdoor fun. Unfortunately, in the midst of all this excitement, one very important consideration can oftentimes be overlooked. We’re talking, of course, about skin protection!

Sure, it’s oftentimes easier to pay attention to our wardrobes, our waistlines, and our spring break plans than it is to pay attention to our skin. However, skin health ...

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Designing Your Ideal Skincare Routine

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Even for those blessed with a naturally healthy complexion, developing a regular skincare routine is an important part of health and hygiene. Here is a simple guide that can help you design the right program for your individual needs.

How is Your Skin Doing?

In order to personalize your skincare routine, it is important to identify any potential issues that cause you discomfort or less-than-ideal looking skin. Here are a few of the most common non-medical issues that many patients experience. Of ...

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What Are Skin Tags?

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Skin tags are harmless growths, usually small and elongated, that form frequently under arms, on eyelids and on the chest and neck. The growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to look roughly the same color as your skin, if not a bit darker. Acrochordons often occur in places where frequent friction occurs or where clothing might be worn tighter. They can also appear in creases and skinfolds.

Usually, skin tags are caused by collagen and sometimes blood vessels ...

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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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