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A Prescription Free Acne Treatment…That Works!

Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by .

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Photodynamic Therapy, also known as PDT is a well known treatment used for treating Actinic Keratoses (AK), Hidradenitis Suppurativa and other skin conditions. The PDT acne treatment is an innovative therapy which consists of only 2 steps and takes no more than 25 minutes.

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Acne – The other treatment option…

Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 by .

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Acne – The other treatment option… PDT also known as photodynamic therapy is a great option for those Acne patients who either cannot or do not want systemic therapy, by this I mean antibiotics or Accutane. The Photodynamic acne treatment works well for those who suffer from moderate acne, teenagers and adults with resistant and […]

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“Breakout” The SKINny on Acne

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by .

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Acne is the most common skin condition in America affecting 85% of those ages 12 to 25.  Genetics play a big role in who will get acne and to what extent.  For most, acne will usually resolve in your 30s or 40’s. We have several different types of follicles but only one is involved in […]

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Cell Phones Can Cause a Rash

Cell Phones Can Cause a Rash

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Could your cell phone be causing that facial skin rash? The answer may be yes– and the culprit may be the nickel content in the fashionable design of many cell phones.

Nickel is a familiar allergen that afflicts anywhere from 17% to 33% of the population with a red itchy rash doctors call Contact Dermatitis.

People with a nickel allergy may take steps to avoid skin contact with products that contain nickel, which is found in some jewelry.

But whether you know you have an allergy to nickel or not, you may not suspect the design on the front of your cell phone. Studies have shown many cell phones use nickel for their metallic highlights such as the brand logos, decorative accents, and even the buttons on the front of the phone.

As a result there has been an increase in the prevalence of facial skin rashes associated with these cell phones.

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Doctor Help – I have this red scaling on my face . . . what is it?

Doctor Help – I have this red scaling on my face . . . what is it?

Posted on 29. Sep, 2009 by .

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Patients suffering from red skin and scaling in the area around the eyebrows, on or around the nose, or on the scalp may be suffering from a common inflammatory skin disorder known as Seborrhoeic dermatitis.

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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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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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When Should You Take Your Teenager to a Dermatologist for Acne?

Posted on 05. Feb, 2009 by .

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I’ve had some parents ask me if their teenager’s acne really warranted a trip to see me. Your teenager may not need to see a dermatologist if gentle cleansing with soap or the use of over the counter products control their acne.

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