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Lyme Disease: A Year-Round Problem

Lyme disease is a widespread tick-borne disease in the United States. It is caused by the spirochete (bacteria) Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans by the blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the western blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes...

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Summer Dry Skin

Even though we often think of skin being driest in the winter, summer can still batter your skin. Some common culprits in the summer that can make your skin dry include: Sun exposure: We love the bright sun and warm weather in the summer but being in the sun can take...

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SUMMER GUIDE TO INSECTS AND REPELLENTS

Warm temperatures mean BBQs, swimming, hiking and many other outdoor activities that we all love. Unfortunately, it also means an increase in insects that could ruin your summer fun. Mosquitoes are a common summer nuisance-known for their annoying and bothersome...

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Good News for Patients with Advanced Skin Cancer

Good News for Patients with Advanced Skin Cancer

Good news for patients with locally advanced and metastatic (when the cancer cells spread from the place where they first formed to another part of the body) basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The FDA has approved cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®; Regneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and...

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Feed Your Skin: Fatty Fish

Fish that are fatty, like salmon, herring and mackerel, are important for healthy skin. They are all abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for supporting optimal skin and hair. These important fatty acids may protect against the harmful rays of the sun,...

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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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