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Archive for 'Skin Care'

Is there help for Stretch Marks?

Posted on 25. Sep, 2015 by .

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Stretch marks can happen to anyone at anytime.  Stretch marks are scar like bands of skin that has been stretched beyond its natural capacity. This can happen in pregnancy or at times when growth is accelerated when working the muscles out and of course when we become overweight.  Over time stretch marks will recede and […]

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Hyperpigmentation and Hydroquinone – Treating your spots

Posted on 10. Sep, 2015 by .

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Hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin, is a very common skin concern for all ages. There are many factors that contribute to hyperpigmentation – some examples being sun damage, genetics, acne and inflammation of the skin. Age spots or brown spots are examples of sun damage.  Melasma is a hormonal condition that presents as symmetric […]

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Growth Factors: The process by which Regenica was formulated

Posted on 13. Aug, 2015 by .

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Growth factors are the “New Wave “of topical treatments utilized in stimulating more youthful appearing cells within our skin. Here at Abrams Dermatology we have multiple modalities to achieve a more youthful appearance. Regenica replenishing crème is one of those newer generation topicals. Regenica was developed using the latest scientific method of human stem cell […]

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Antioxidants – another way to protect your skin during summer

Posted on 26. May, 2015 by .

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We all now know that sunscreen is an absolute must everyday in the Florida sunshine. Right? And we also are aware that most of our sun damage occurred when we were in our younger years. However, it is still accumulating daily. While there are many treatments and procedures to reduce and soften fine lines, wrinkles […]

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Treatment for Acne – How to manage Acne

Posted on 05. Feb, 2015 by .

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Acne is a skin condition that all ages can experience. It can be a cause of an overproduction of sebum (oil) glands causing bacteria to grow –  to the fluctuation of hormones. When the pores become clogged with oil and sweat and dirt, bacteria can form causing blackheads and whiteheads. At  times it is best […]

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Smart Summer Skin Strategies

Posted on 20. May, 2014 by .

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Summer is upon us and so are the seasonal changes in our complexion.   When the temperature soars we can experience an over production of oil and a see our pores clog with sweat, dirt and debris. Our first response is to scrub, scrub, and scrub away several times a day.  This is not the […]

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Well being for the Holidays…

Posted on 22. Nov, 2013 by .

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Its here, the season many of us look most forward to all year long. The holiday parties, the seasonal programs and events, the dinners and family gatherings.  The busiest time of the year can also be the most stressful time of the year.  We want to look and feel our best for all the upcoming […]

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Exfoliation with Pumpkins

Posted on 27. Sep, 2013 by .

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Over time, the surface of our skin can become rough, uneven and dull- looking from the build -up of dead skin cells that have not naturally shed off as they once did.  When we are young, our skin cells turnover about every 4 weeks, leaving the healthy glow of youth.  As we age, that cellular […]

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Some helpful facts about the sun…and its harmful UVA and UVB rays

Posted on 18. Jul, 2013 by .

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90% of skin cancers are caused by the sun’s rays Overcast days are not much safer than sunny days – 70-80% of the ultraviolet rays can get through clouds. The sun is around 80% stronger when reflected off sand and snow. The sun’s rays increase in intensity about 4% for every 1000 foot rise in […]

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POST CHEMICAL PEEL: WHAT TO EXPECT

Posted on 14. Jun, 2013 by .

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Day One: Your skin may appear red or pink in color and feel like you have a sunburn.  You will leave the office with an SPF 30 on.  Avoid direct sun.  Outdoor activities and exercise should be limited as a raise in body temperature can add to the sensation of the “burning” feeling.  Gently cleanse […]

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