Blog Posts in 2017

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Can You Return to Work After a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels work by exfoliating the top layers of skin to reduce the appearance of discoloration, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles. It may be possible to return to work right after your ...
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Chronic Itching: When to Call the Dermatologist

Skin naturally gets itchy from time to time, and it’s nothing to be alarmed about. Very severe or chronic itching can be problematic, however, since excessive scratching can damage and break the ...
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Why Popping Pimples Is Always a Bad Strategy

Acne is among the most common—and most frustrating—types of skin diseases. If your skin tends to break out frequently, talk to a dermatologist about professional-grade prevention and acne ...
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Choosing the Right Time to Start Anti-Aging Skin Treatments

There is no way to halt the aging process, but with a little help from your dermatologist, your skin won’t betray your age. There’s no set-in-stone rule regarding when you should start ...
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What Causes Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a mysterious skin issue that does not have a known cause. However, some forms of this condition may be linked to nervous system dysfunction and autoimmune disease. Also, it is understood ...
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What to Expect During Your Kybella Treatment

Kybella is an injectable treatment that is used to destroy fat cells under the chin. What this means for you is that there is an effective, non-surgical option for getting rid of your stubborn double ...
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Get the Facts About Skin Fungal Infections

Fungal skin infections are a common problem treated by dermatologists, and they can be caused by many types of fungi. Watch this video to learn more about these skin issues. Fungi grow and thrive in a ...
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FAQs About Acne Papules and Pustules

Acne is among the most common skin problems treated in dermatology, and it can have a significant effect on a person’s quality of life. However, acne and its associated pimples come in various ...
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Understanding the Causes of Skin Discoloration

No matter how effective your skin care routine is, you may eventually develop areas of discoloration, such as liver spots. Your dermatologist can lighten these areas, but you should know your risk ...
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What Are the Biggest Myths About Skin Aging?

As a kid, you probably couldn’t wait to get to your next birthday. Now that you’re concerned that your skin is showing its age, you wish you could turn back the clock on your appearance. ...
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Tips for Preventing Dry Skin This Winter

Hot cocoa and warm fireplaces are two of the perks of wintertime, but the season is problematic for your skin’s health. Once you turn the heat on in your home, the indoor air dries out—and ...
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Adult Acne: Is It Really Rosacea?

Acne can affect people well into adulthood, but not all cases of adult acne are actually acne. Persistent pimples might indicate subtype two rosacea, which is commonly referred to as acne rosacea. A ...
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Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Wrinkles

Everyone gets wrinkles at some point. It’s commonly known that factors like smoking cigarettes, being exposed to secondhand smoke, and sustaining sun damage are major contributors to premature ...
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What Is It Like to Get a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels can be a useful addition to your normal skin care routine, although it isn’t a treatment patients get on a regular basis. Dermatologists apply a chemical solution to the skin to ...
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A Patient's Guide to Sclerotherapy

Varicose veins and spider veins often develop in the legs. They are visible blood vessels that appear twisted or gnarled. Varicose veins are larger, and they are swollen or raised areas. Spider veins ...
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Why Do Moles Develop?

Moles are an extremely common skin issue. They occur when cells called melanocytes grow in a cluster rather than spreading out. These cells are responsible for giving skin its color. Over time, moles ...
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Get the Truth Behind These Common Sunscreen Myths

Sunscreen should be an important part of your skin care regime. Unfortunately, myths about sunscreen keep some people from using it properly—or from using it at all. Don’t let ...
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Skin Care Tips for a Beautiful, Even Skin Tone

You don’t have to live with uneven skin tone. Talk to your dermatologist about treatments that can improve your skin tone and even out your complexion. This video will also help. To keep your ...
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Are You Ready to Banish Your Double Chin?

Double chins can be frustrating and unsightly. Many people struggle with double chins and feel powerless to do anything about them, since diet and exercise are seldom effective solutions. Fortunately, ...
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What Causes Athlete's Foot?

Athlete’s foot is an unpleasant foot infection that becomes more common during the summer months, as more people are walking barefoot in pools, locker rooms, and other public places. If you ...
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Make Latisse Part of Your Anti-Aging Routine

The eyes are one of the first parts of your face to show your age, but with products like Latisse, you can reclaim your youthful appearance. While other treatments, like Botox, address the wrinkles ...
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Effective Remedies for Acne Scars

Even after acne breakouts have ended, scars can remain for years to come. Fortunately, your dermatologist can offer a range of remedies for acne scars that can leave your skin looking smoother. Watch ...
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FAQs and Answers About Jessner's Peels

If you have acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, or other types of skin damage, your dermatologist might recommend a Jessner’s peel. Jessner’s peels are a type of chemical peel that can help ...
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Preventing Sun-Related Skin Damage This Summer

When it comes to practicing good skin care, your dermatologist will tell you that protecting yourself from sun damage is among the most important steps that you can take. It’s important to ...
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Understanding Alopecia

Have you noticed more hair left behind on your pillow or in your hairbrush? If so, then you may be suffering from a hair loss disorder and more specifically, alopecia. If your dermatologist has ...
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