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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What Are Skin Tags?

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Skin tags are harmless growths, usually small and elongated, that form frequently under arms, on eyelids and on the chest and neck. These growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to roughly the same color as your skin, if not a bit darker. Acrochordons often occur in places where frequent friction occurs or where clothing might be worn tighter. They can also appear in creases and folds of skin.

Usually, skin tags are caused by collagen and sometimes blood ...

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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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What Are Skin Tags?

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Skin tags are harmless growths, usually small and elongated, that form frequently under arms, on eyelids and on the chest and neck. The growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to look roughly the same color as your skin, if not a bit darker. Acrochordons often occur in places where frequent friction occurs or where clothing might be worn tighter. They can also appear in creases and skinfolds.

Usually, skin tags are caused by collagen and sometimes blood vessels ...

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Preventing Acne Scars

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Perhaps the only thing that strikes more fear into the heart of a chronic acne sufferer than the idea of a breakout? The idea of long-term scarring. Unfortunately, severe acne does have the potential to leave lasting damage, even after the initial breakout has cleared away. With proper care, though, this risk can be greatly minimized. Here are a few of the most important things you can do in order to reduce the long-term effects of acne on the skin.

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Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

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Getting laser hair removal can be exciting. It means saying goodbye to unsightly and unwanted hair. It means saying goodbye to shaving, plucking, and waxing. Here are a few things that you should do in order to prepare for this procedure.

Avoid plucking and waxing the area for 2-4 weeks before your procedure. Both of these hair removal methods temporarily remove the root, which is the target for laser hair removal.

Avoid tanning for 1 month before the procedure. Of course, the ...

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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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9 Common Causes of Skin Rashes

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Discovering a skin rash can be disconcerting. Rashes can cause itching, swelling, and discomfort: and, in some cases, they can even be a sign of a more serious health condition. If you or your child are experiencing a breakout and you don’t know why, it is usually advisable to seek medical council, depending on the severity. This will allow you to discover the cause of the rash and to pursue an appropriate course of treatment. In this article, we will ...

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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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