How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars Surgically

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Although laser treatments are a popular way to get rid of acne scars for patients with lighter skin, those with dark skin tones are often poor candidates for such a procedure. These patients are more likely than any other group to experience significant, long lasting changes in pigment (resulting in either darker or lighter spots). Areas of hyperpigmentation may or may not respond to treatment with bleaching agents.

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The Buzz about BB Cream

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Watch TV for about a half hour and you are sure to see a commercial about BB Cream. What is this miracle beauty treatment?  No, it has nothing to do with the BB’s that your little brother once shot at birds and squirrels. It is the latest thing from Asia. Almost every top manufacturer of make-up has now developed their own BB Cream.

What is BB Cream?

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New Laser Hair Removal Machines

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Laser hair removal machines are constantly being updated to make them more effective and to reduce side effects. Many patients experience a sharp snapping or burning sensation in the treated area each time the laser device is triggered. For areas like the underarms and bikini line that are very sensitive, these burst of pain can be quite intense. After each treatment, the area may be red and irritated for several hours.

Newly developed lasers feature a lower powered light pulse ...

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Innovative Bandage Makes Wound Infection Easier to Detect

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When skin is moderately to seriously injured, bandaging is often necessary to keep the wound protected until it has a chance to heal. However, bacteria can infect a wound even if it is covered with a sterile dressing. This means the area needs to be inspected regularly to detect early signs of infection. A new material has been developed that will make it possible to identify wound infection without having to remove the bandage. Taking off the dressing is often ...

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Restylane vs Perlane vs Juvéderm vs Radiesse: What’s the Difference?

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The medical and cosmetic field has gone through many changes and advancements throughout the years but some may fear that they’ve left the general public behind in the times. Many potential patients are lost only because the terminology has changed or the product has lost its value (i.e. collagen). With that said, we would like to clarify the use of 4 popular dermal fillers and their differences: Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, and Radiesse.

The common characteristic of these products is that they ...

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Skin Care Products May Contain Mercury

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While tanning for cosmetic purposes is a fairly recent phenomenon, skin care products designed to lighten skin have been used for thousands of years. There is a worldwide market for these substances despite the dangers they pose. The imposition of Western European beauty standards may be partly to blame for the prevalence of this phenomenon in many countries. But the practice of skin lightening was already in place in many cultures prior to contact with European influences. Unfortunately, the safety ...

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