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  1. The Gift of Skin Care

    The Gift of Skin Care

    As the holidays approach, most of us are searching for the best gift to give to the people in our lives. A basket of skincare products from the local Bath and Body Works is a common gift. However, for someone whom you know would appreciate more professional skin care, consider giving the gift of a visit to a medical skincare...

  2. Toenail Fungus 

    Toenail Fungus 

    Toenail fungus is a common problem. Below are tips to help prevent toenail fungus: Keep your toenails trimmed short. This helps prevent debris from building up under the nails and minimizes the risk of nail injuries. Cut your nails straight across to keep them strong and avoid ingrown toenails. Wear shoes that fit properly. They should never touch your toenails...

  3. Proper Skin Exfoliation Tips 

    Proper Skin Exfoliation Tips 

    You have probably heard the word exfoliation used in reference to skin care very often. There are multiple skin cleaners that claim to exfoliate your skin. It is true that some exfoliation is helpful in keeping your skin healthy. Improperly performed or too frequently performed exfoliation can be irritating and potentially harmful to the skin. Here are some exfoliation tips...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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