6 Misconceptions About Acne

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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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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 contraction of facial muscles eventually causes the skin to wear out and crease. By weakening the contractions of the facial ...

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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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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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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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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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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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6 Facts Everyone Should Know About Skin Moles

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Skin moles are extremely common. In fact, the average person has between 10 and 40 moles on their body–and nearly everyone has at least one. As ubiquitous as moles may be, however, many people know surprisingly little about nature’s “beauty marks.” As a result, some people may become very worried and stressed over harmless moles, or (far more tragically) fail to seek treatment for moles that are potentially dangerous signs of a serious medical condition. Here are 6 simple facts ...

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Keeping Acne Under Control

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Acne is a very common condition that affects nearly 80% of teenagers, as well as a sizable portion of the adult population. An occasional pimple or blemish may be unavoidable; however, for those struggling with serious acne problems, there are professional treatments available. There are also a number of steps that you can take on your own that may be able to reduce or eliminate your acne blemishes. Here are a few of the most important factors:

Hygiene

Just to be clear: ...

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Plantar Warts – What You Can Do

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Plantar warts are the hard, grainy warts that are typically found on the soles of the feet and toes. Because they are subjected to pressure in these areas, they may grow inward beneath a thick callus. They generally occur more frequently when the weather is warm, because the virus that causes these unsightly lesions, human papilloma virus, is most likely to thrive in warm and moist environments. This can include locker rooms, public showers, and the deck of your swimming ...

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