7 Sunscreen Myths You Probably Believe

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Many people underestimate the power of sunscreen. Seeing as it can be a bit of a hassle to put on, and some people find the sensation of applying it uncomfortable, it is not surprising that a number of myths have arisen that could potentially keep people from using sunscreen. However, in reality, sunscreen can be vitally important not just for preventing the discomfort of sunburns, but also for your overall health and well being. So forget the gossip and get ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Bedbug Infestations Increasing in the U.S.

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According to the CDC, bedbug populations in the United States fell off sharply in the 1950s. However, these pests are making a big comeback now. An increase in international travel may be partly to blame. But the combination of resistance to pesticides and general lack of knowledge about bedbugs is a more serious problem. Basically, bedbugs have been out of the picture for the average American for so long that we’ve forgotten how to deal with them. They were successfully ...

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