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  1. Laser Hair Removal for Summer

    Laser Hair Removal for Summer

    People all over are spending more time outdoors. Soon, summer will be in full swing, as will shorts, tank tops, swimwear, and more. Many of us—particularly women—will begin to fret over the body hair that sprang up over the winter. Suddenly, women are shaving their legs and underarms more, and even men are worried about excess hair. Forget all of...

  2. What is Photodynamic Therapy?

    What is Photodynamic Therapy?

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a type of treatment that uses a photosensitizing molecule, which is a molecule that is activated by exposure to light. The photosensitizing molecule can be used to deliver targeted therapy to a particular part of the body. Typically, the process works by applying a liquid or a cream to a specific part of the body. In...

  3. Laser Scar Revision

    Laser Scar Revision

    Sometimes scars plague us. We all have them; some are from weight loss and gain, others are from acne, and many more. You don’t have to live with them, however. You can get them visibly reduced via surgery, dermabrasion, or laser scar revision. Laser scar revision is a method for improving the appearance of many scar types—injuries, acne, etc. Lasers...

  4. 3 Signs You’re a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion

    3 Signs You’re a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion

    Microdermabrasion can work wonders to improve your appearance by gently exfoliating and removing the damaged outer layer of skin. While microdermabrasion is a chemical free and effective way to make your skin softer and brighter, the process tends to work better for some people than it does for others. Here are three signs you may be a good candidate for...

  5. Skin Cancer Prevention

    Skin Cancer Prevention

    Try following this basic advice on skin cancer prevention: Apply sunscreen. When you are going to be outside, even on cloudy days, apply sunscreen to all skin that will not be covered by clothing. Reapply approximately every two hours, or after swimming, or sweating. Use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen that protects the skin against both UVA and UVB rays, and that...

  6. Excimer Light Phototherapy for Psoriasis

    Excimer Light Phototherapy for Psoriasis

      Dr. Jacobson's daughter is 8 years old and has suffered from scalp psoriasis for 2 years. Despite twice daily intensive topical treatments and medications by her dermatologist mom, her psoriasis continued to worsen. She had itchy, scaly sores on her scalp and behind her ears that she constantly scratched. Most days she was pretty uncomfortable and often distracted at...

  7. What to Do If You Notice a Suspicious Mole

    What to Do If You Notice a Suspicious Mole

    Moles are common but some moles are not just harmless. In some situations, a mole can be a sign of a deadly skin cancer. If you notice a mole that is on your body, you need to make sure to observe it carefully. Does it appear to be changing or growing? Is it irregular in shape? What color is it...

  8. Addressing Broken Facial Capillaries

    Addressing Broken Facial Capillaries

    Are small, red and purple veins on your face plaguing you? You are not alone; burst capillaries (spider veins) happen to many people, and for many reasons. Genetics play a part in the problem, as do conditions like rosacea, sun damage, trauma, and the natural process of age. Broken facial capillaries are more common as we age because our skin...

  9. Never Fear Lip Fillers

    Never Fear Lip Fillers

    If you have ever looked at your lips and wished they were fuller, and then thought about having something done about that wish, you may have also resisted the urge because you fear the consequences. When people think of lip plumping, fillers, and related procedures, they often picture celebrities whose obvious lip changes are quite dramatic. However, filler can be...

  10. Self-Exams for Skin Cancer Prevention

    Self-Exams for Skin Cancer Prevention

    The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you do a head-to-toe self-examination of your skin every month, so you can find any new, or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. Over time, you get to know your skin better, which makes it easier to spot changes. These checks don’t generally take very long and they are essential.Skin cancers are...

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