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Is a chemical peel good for my skin?

It seems like chemical peels have been around since the beginning of time. Ancient Egyptians used animal oils, salt and alabaster to aesthetically improve skin and treat skin conditions. Egyptian women also took "sour milk" baths so their skin would be silky smooth...

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Botox®: What is it and how does it work?

The use of botulinum toxin has increased in dermatology over the years and is currently the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. In 2002, onabotulinumtoxinA was approved for the treatment of glabella lines (those lines formed when you frown...

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Do we believe the hype?

Reviewing topical JAK Inhibitors for hair loss Almost every time I see a new hair loss patient, they come in asking about JAK inhibitors, usually toting articles or printouts from the Internet or social media. They have certainly received a lot of press and...

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The Dreaded 11’s

 Glabella lines, often referred to as the dreaded “11s,” are the short parallel vertical lines found between the eyebrows and extending up the central forehead for a centimeter or so. They are often the first lines to appear on the forehead, even as early as one’s...

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Bikini season is coming…time to FREEZE your FAT!

Bikini season is coming…time to FREEZE your FAT!

Cryolipolysis, a.k.a "fat freezing" or CoolSculpting®, is an office-based procedure that targets and freezes fat cells through a distinct cooling technology. This entails cooling the body fat in a specific area causing fat cells to break down, leading to a decrease in...

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Ever wanted long hair like a mermaid?

Question:  How come I just can't seem to grow my hair long? It just never gets past a certain length and then either breaks off or never gets longer. Why is that? Answer:  Every little girl and subsequent teenager has, at some point or another, wanted to grow their...

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Surgeon General finally warns about Skin Cancer

This past Tuesday, the United States surgeon general issued a call to action to prevent skin cancer, calling it a major public health problem that requires immediate action. Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year. According to the American...

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For acne that just won’t go away…

Question:  My acne is so bad I'm desperate to try Accutane – but I've heard scary things about its side effects. What's the truth about this medication and how can I get rid of this acne once and for all? Sick and tired of acne? Try Isotretinoin Answer: First of all,...

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Too much sweat?

Question:  Is there such a thing as sweating too much? What can I do about it if I'm constantly soaking through my clothes? It's so embarrassing, especially at work! Answer:   Yes, the condition definitely heats up during the summer months but can plague sufferers all...

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Prescription retinoids versus drug-store retinols

Question:  I’ve seen plenty of products in the drug store skincare aisle that contain retinol and say they reduce the appearance of fine lines while balancing an uneven complexion. Is this the same as the Retin-A products I can get by prescription? Answer: While they...

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Active? Watch out for a mucocele

Question:  Help – what is this bluish, clear very noticeable round lump on my lower lip? Answer:  I had a young patient come into the office this week with just that:  A clear, bluish-tinted  bump on her lower lip. It was more than just a "fat lip." I immediately...

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