Acne Guide: Whiteheads, Blackheads, and Pimples

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If you are suffering from acne, you are not alone. In fact, acne is the most common skin condition treated in dermatology clinics around the country. Though the emergence of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads is certainly unpleasant, it is not necessarily a cause for concern: the majority of teenagers and young adults experience at least some acne problems without suffering any long-term damage. That being said, when acne becomes a source of self-consciousness or physical or mental discomfort, it is ...

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The Importance of Self Examinations

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According to The American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Your chances of being diagnosed with skin cancer is even higher if you are male, Caucasian, or over the age of sixty-five–though skin cancer can strike regardless of age, gender, or race.

Now that we’ve got all that bad news out of the way, it’s time for some very good news: regular, comprehensive self-examinations can save your life. When melanoma, (the ...

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Time Behind the Wheel Can Increase Risk of Skin Cancer

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If you are serious about skin care, the odds are good that you already know most of the common risk factors for skin cancer: fair skin, a history of sunburns, excessive sun exposure, and a personal and/or family history of sunburns are among the most common. You may even know that having many skin moles, living in a high-altitude climate, or having been exposed to certain industrial substances can also contribute to the risk for acquiring skin cancer. One factor ...

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Eczema Q&A

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Eczema–also known as atopic dermatitis–is a chronic skin problem that affects more than 35 million Americans. Roughly two percent of all adults suffer from eczema, and between ten and twenty percents of children are affected. Unfortunately, the general public still understands surprisingly little about eczema–creating harmful stigmatization and misinformation. That’s why we compiled this brief eczema Q&A.

Q. What are the symptoms of eczema?

A. Eczema typically manifests as dry, itchy patches of the skin in the hands, face, neck, and legs. ...

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Drug Related Skin Reactions

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There are several different types of adverse drug reaction related to skin. They can result from a wide variety of medication, whether it is at the outset of use or after dose escalation. Adverse drug skin reactions can mimic other skin disorders and without careful consideration of your medical history and medication use, it can be difficult to determine the cause. Some sources estimate that adverse skin reactions to drugs occur in 2% of outpatients and up to 7% of ...

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Latisse: An Option for Eyelash Beauty

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Allergan, the company behind blockbuster treatments like Botox and Juvederm, also markets Latisse, the only product approved by the FDA for stimulation of eyelash length and thickness. Latisse is also known as bimatoprost, has been sold under the brand name Lumigan for years for treatment of increased intraocular pressure and glaucoma. Scientists noticed that use of Lumigan, which is available as a prescription eye drop, stimulated growth of eyelashes, probably due to prevention of shedding. Latisse allows lashes to grow ...

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Summer Bug Bites

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Summer is here and most Americans head outdoors to enjoy the season. Indoors or out, bugs are everywhere, and it’s not uncommon to experience a sting or bug bite. Some common culprits include bees, wasps, and hornets; ticks; biting flies; fire ants; spiders; and the ubiquitous mosquito. In most cases, bug bites or stings don’t require medical care. You can usually treat bites and stings at home using readily available over the counter topical preparations and oral antihistamines, to reduce ...

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Eyebrow Update

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Eyebrows are an important facial feature that can really make a difference in your appearance. Whether you prefer thick or thin brows, upkeep is important. If you’re not happy with the look you have, there are many ways to achieve the appearance you want. A good arch can open up your eyes and healthy eyebrows give the appearance of youth. If you have over-plucked brows or simply have thin or colorless brows, there are a variety of options available to ...

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What You Need To Know About Your Sunscreen

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Sunscreen is an important weapon in your arsenal against skin cancer and aging. There is a
large selection available, but comparing one sunscreen to another can sometimes be difficult.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends use of a broad spectrum sunscreen that
protects against both UVA and UVB rays and has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) or 30 or higher.
UVB rays cause sunburn, but UVA rays cause age-associated sun damage, including wrinkles
and age spots, and cancer. The World ...

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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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