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  1. The Excimer Laser for Psoriasis and Vitiligo

    The Excimer Laser for Psoriasis and Vitiligo

      An excimer laser is a UV laser used in a variety of medical procedures, including the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. Psoriasis is a condition that causes skin cells to multiply much faster than normal. As a result, the skin becomes raised and scaly. Vitiligo, on the other hand, happens when pigment cells are destroyed, causing white patches of...

  2. Common Skin Conditions Affected by Cold Weather

    Common Skin Conditions Affected by Cold Weather

    Cold weather is a relief for some people. It can be a nice change from the many hot days of the year. However, it can also have some less-than-pleasant side effects for people with sensitive skin. A change in climate can cause excessive dryness, itching, and flaring of certain skin conditions. An adjustment in  your skincare regime to alleviate the...

  3. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and its Benefits

    Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and its Benefits

    Among the methods to treat skin damage is photorejuventaion—the use of lasers or light to treat surface skin conditions. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) takes the treatment further; it can treat a number of severe problems, including damage caused by actinic keratosis. Side effects are generally not severe, and the results can be substantial. The Procedure During PDT, the physician utilizes light...

  4. Hair Loss (Alopecia) in Women

    Hair Loss (Alopecia) in Women

    When we think of hair loss or pattern baldness—Alopecia—we often think of men. Most advertisements for hair loss treatment and hair regrowth products target men. Alopecia does not only affect men, however. Women are susceptible to sudden and ongoing hair loss, too. In fact, some of the things that cause male pattern baldness can happen to women. When Women Lose...

  5. What is a Chemical Peel?

    What is a Chemical Peel?

    Chemical peels are not a foreign concept; they have been around for a long time and the term is a common one. It is a viable option for the treatment of many skin issues. If you are wondering whether you should consider it and are looking for more information, then here are some basics. How It Works A chemical peel...

  6. Continue Skin Care in the Fall

    Continue Skin Care in the Fall

    The seasons are changing, once again. The temperatures will cool, the air will dry, and your skin will react. In fall, many find their skin becomes dry and they notice damage that they incurred over the summer. So, it is a great time to alter your skincare routine to deal with summer damage and get ready for winter. Fun in...

  7. What is Molluscum Contagiosum?

    What is Molluscum Contagiosum?

    Have you ever heard of Molluscum Contagiosum? It’s not a term heard in daily conversation, but it’s a common issue. Molluscum is a viral skin infection that causes noticeable bumps on the outer layer of skin. Fortunately, these bumps are harmless and generally cause no pain, but the virus can last for some time—from a few months to a few...

  8. Skin Cancer Awareness: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Skin Cancer Awareness: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    When it comes to good health, taking care of your skin is an important part. Knowing the types of skin cancer helps you and your skin stay safe. Of the common types, “Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer” (WebMD), and so it is worth knowing a few things about it. The Basics SCC...

  9. The Basics of CoolSculpting

    The Basics of CoolSculpting

    Are you considering cosmetic services in the form of liposuction or body contouring? CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical body-contouring procedure. In fact, it is the only FDA-approved procedure of its type. CoolSculpting is not meant to eliminate large amounts of fat and weight; it is a procedure that uses cooling to reduce stubborn excess fat that is resistant to healthy...

  10. When Should You Get a Mole Checked?

    When Should You Get a Mole Checked?

    When you have a suspicious mole, this may be a cause for concern. An abnormal mole could be a sign of skin cancer. To determine this, a consultation with a dermatologist for further evaluation to determine if the mole is benign or malignant is recommended. Indicators of an abnormal mole include asymmetry, an uneven border, a change in color, a...

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