Online Consultations: The Future of Dermatology?

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The rapidly improving technology of the modern world has had a profound positive impact on the healthcare industry. Believe it or not, the mere fact that you are reading this article is proof of this: because the wealth of information available at the click of a mouse is so high, patients tend to be better informed than ever before!

Improving methods for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and mitigation of health conditions is another obvious example of how technology has ...

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Preventing Scars From Cuts and Scrapes

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Cuts, scratches, scrapes, and boo-boos are a common part of growing up. (Frankly, they’re a common part of adult life too!) Fortunately, the human body is amazingly resilient, and capable of healing itself quickly and efficiently. Not so fortunately, scars are sometimes left behind as souvenirs.

For those hoping to remove scars, there is hope: cosmetic dermatology is an amazing thing, and it has helped thousands of people throughout the years to minimize or even eliminate the after-effects of all those ...

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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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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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Choosing a Dermatologist

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Choosing a Dermatologist

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in evaluation and treatment of conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists are also specialists in maintenance of skin health. Dermatologists have a thorough knowledge of medicine and train for many additional years to become experts in the health of skin, hair, and nails. There are more than ...

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New treatment for double chin: Kybella® approved by FDA

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The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reports that 70% of American adults consider submental fat, also known as a double chin, to be a key cosmetic concern. Until now, many have chosen to leave the problem untreated. A new cosmetic injectable medication may change all this when it becomes available this summer.

What is Kybella?

Kybella® is a non-invasive treatment that has been shown in two large clinical trials to be safe and effective when used for treatment of submental fat deposits. ...

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