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Dark Circle Under Eyes… What To Do?

Posted on 14. Feb, 2011 by .

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Dark circles under one’s eyes are many times very distressing for patients because it makes them appear tired, sad or hung over.

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Are Americans getting enough Vitamin D and Calcium?

Posted on 03. Dec, 2010 by .

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A most recent study performed by the Institute of Medicine concluded that Calcium and Vitamin D are really only beneficial to bone health.  Vitamin D and Calcium have not shown benefits or very little to any other health related condition including cancer, cardiovascular functioning, physical performance, preeclampsia and reproductive outcomes. How much Vitamin D and […]

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Does Green Tea really help your skin?

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 by .

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The production of Green tea does not involve fermentation. This is unique to green tea and because on the non-fermentation process many of the important anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory effects remain intact. Green tea contains polyphenols (GTPs) which is the active compound responsible for its wonder effects. Many studies have concluded that both oral consumption and […]

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Does Tattoo Removal Really Work

Does Tattoo Removal Really Work

Posted on 08. Sep, 2010 by .

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Don’t think laser tattoo removal will leave your tattoo removed without any signs of tattoo remnant. Many times the treated area will have a permanent lightening, darkening, redness or residual ink. So beware – even with the best tattoo removal laser you may be able to see a remnant.

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Why are my cheeks flushed?

Why are my cheeks flushed?

Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by .

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Rosacea is a common inflammatory disorder of the skin which can manifest itself in one of four ways.

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Vascular components such as Telangectasia (small dilated blood vessels just below the surface of the skin) and erythema (redness of the skin).
Papulopustular rosacea: The acne component of pustules and papules.
Phymatous rosacea: Irregular nodularities of the nose. The nose becomes thicken and enlarged.
Occular rosacea: Inflammatory eye irritation.

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Save up to $15 on BenzaClin

Posted on 05. Apr, 2009 by .

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Benzaclin is a popular medication prescribed by dermatologists to treat mild to moderate acne patients. Patients using Benzaclin can receive a $15 rebate.  All you have to do is go to http://www.benzaclin.com/benzaclin/rebate.aspx and download the Benzaclin Rebate Certificate.   You’ll need to mail the completed rebate certificate with an original copy of the pharmacy receipt (circle the price […]

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Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Posted on 03. Apr, 2009 by .

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With Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner.

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Indoor Tanning Can Be Harmful to Your Skin

Posted on 29. Mar, 2009 by .

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As a dermatologist, I thought I should explain why indoor tanning can be harmful to your skin. Like sun exposure, indoor tanning carries some serious risks including premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Despite public health warnings many people still disregard long-term health risks in favor of immediate results.

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Warts and All

Posted on 27. Mar, 2009 by .

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I recently had a patient ask me where the saying “warts and all” came from. This saying isn’t as common as it used to be, but it means basically means not to conceal the less attractive attributes.

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Humira Co-Pay Assistance pays up to $325 per Month

Posted on 23. Mar, 2009 by .

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By activating a “Co-Pay PLUS” card, patients that use Humira can receive co-payment assistance up to $325 – $1000 on their first prescription. Then patients receive up to $325 on the second thru sixth dispensing, and again up to $325 on the last six dispensing, with a minimum patient responsibility of $50 on the last six dispensings.

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