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Getting the red out safely and effectively, Spider Veins and Blood Vessels

Posted on 04. Nov, 2015 by .

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Laser therapy began in the early 1960’s with the Ruby laser.  The ruby laser was a “new way” to treat vascular lesions with its focus on absorption of hemoglobin in a non specific fashion.  The down side to this laser was destruction of tissue which in turn caused higher rates of scarring which led to […]

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Varicose or Spider Veins?

Posted on 13. Apr, 2011 by .

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Dr. Abrams specializes in sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose and spider veins on the legs. For facial veins we recommend the Vbeam treatment.

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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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Dalmatians should have spots, but should we?

Posted on 12. Oct, 2010 by .

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Your grandma called them ‘liver spots’,  your mom called them ‘age spots’,  but do those pesky brown spots on our face and hands really come from our liver or from growing old? Brown spots are also known as “solar lentigo” or lentigines. Brown spots on Face Brown spots on Hands Brown spots on Back or […]

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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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How Do I Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

How Do I Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

Posted on 06. Apr, 2010 by .

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The medical term for stretch marks is striae distensae. Usually these occur when the skin is abnormally stretched in a short amount of time for example rapid growth during puberty, pregnancy, or significant weight gain. During this process, the skin’s support structure of collagen and elastin breaks down and starts to rupture. Stretch marks usually create a tread-mark appearance of the skin that rarely returns to its original appearance. They can form anywhere on the skin, but most commonly appear on the arms, legs, stomach and buttocks.

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Whoops – I shouldn’t have gotten that tattoo – Now what?

Whoops – I shouldn’t have gotten that tattoo – Now what?

Posted on 09. Sep, 2009 by .

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These days more and more people are inquiring about removing their tattoos. The good news is the technology of tattoo removal has improved and the patient can consult their dermatologist to determine which method is best for them and what results to expect.

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