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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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Excessive Sweating|Hyperhidrosis

Excessive Sweating|Hyperhidrosis

Posted on 18. Aug, 2009 by .

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Hyperhidrosis is the medical term used for excessive sweating. It affects about 3% of the population. It is not only an inconvenience but has a significant impact on an individual’s life and function. Individuals suffering from this condition can have perfuse sweating from underarms, feet, forehead and hands.

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Acne: Another Pimple – Why?

Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 by .

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What is acne and why do we get it? Acne or Acne Vulgaris is an inflammation of our sebaceous glands caused by several factors including hormones, stress, and family history. Bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes can also play a role in acne production. There have not been any proven studies linking food and acne, but eating […]

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Look Out Botox – There is a New Tox in Town

Posted on 19. May, 2009 by .

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Yes, there is a new Botox on the Market! Reloxin gives Botox a run for the money   The FDA is reviewing data for Reloxin the “new Botox” and the data is really exciting! This is the first new product that will compete with Botox. Thus far all of the studies demonstrate that Reloxin (also known […]

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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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Longer Lashes are Here with Latisse

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 by .

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Many of my patients have been hoping for a product that can make long, thick, darker lashes. Allergan (the drug maker that brought Botox to the market) has created Latisse, a new product that everyone is talking about.

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