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Many people seek the look of a suntan while avoiding the damaging rays of the sun. Sunless tanning has become a popular alternative to sunbathing. Available in the form of sprays, creams, and lotions, fake tanning products are often considered safe. But few people understand the potential risks these can have on their health. Although...
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Winter skin care can be a challenge. Cold, dry air is harsh on exposed skin because it causes moisture to be drawn away from it. The result is dry, cracked, or bleeding skin. Dryness and irritation can be relentless, and dry indoor heating doesn’t help. While you may be tempted to take a hot shower...
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Treatment for Acne Scars As frustrating as pimples can be, they can leave behind lasting proof of their existence. Acne marks can take 3-6 months to go away; acne scars are permanent. That’s because acne causes physical skin damage due to an inflammatory response. Blood and collagen at the injured site don’t always get things...
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People who seek cosmetic treatments encounter terms like “skin rejuvenation” and “skin resurfacing”. Despite how some use these terms, they are not interchangeable. Rejuvenating the skin involves anything that makes you look better. On the other hand, skin resurfacing is a treatment or procedure your dermatologist will perform to give your skin a rejuvenated appearance....
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Laser skin treatments have been around for decades. Today, lasers are literally the focus of a dermatologist’s treatment capabilities. They are used to treat various skin disorders and provide effective cosmetic treatments. In the last couple of decades, laser technology has advanced to the point it can be applied to just about any form of...
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Acne is commonly associated with pimples, blemishes, lesions, and scars. It can also take a devastating mental and emotional toll on those who suffer from it, especially teenagers. Most common in people from 12 to 25, acne tends to affect people developing socially and emotionally. That means aside from visiting the dermatologist and finding new...
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It was a great idea at the time. Perhaps you gave that tattoo some thought or had it done on a whim. That moment of compulsion has ultimately led to this period of regret. Fortunately, tattoo removal is not the questionable ethical practice it once was. It is much less painful and more affordable, so...
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5 Tips to Help Keep Your Face from Breaking Out  Acne can be frustrating and seemingly never-ending. Breakouts can occur at the worst times; you’ve planned a perfect outing with friends, but there it is. You may feel helpless, but the truth is you have control over the situation. Basic skin care helps but your...
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Smoking can do serious damage to your lungs, heart, and body. It can also lead to skin damage because toxic chemicals in cigarettes destroy supportive collagen and elastin. Wrinkles then begin to appear. But this isn’t the only detrimental effect a dermatologist may see. Wrinkles around the mouth, crow’s feet, and bags under the eyes...
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Summertime heat can aggravate eczema symptoms. While scientists have yet to develop a cure for eczema, there are many ways to mitigate discomfort throughout the summer months. Learn about lifestyle changes, medications, and other options to keep your eczema under control. Bathe the Smart Way Moisture is key in managing eczema symptoms, and taking a...
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