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The Single best way to treat “Brown Spots”

Posted on 11. Aug, 2015 by .

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The answer is that there is NO “single best way”.  One and done is not logical in dermatology.  The brown spots, or liver spots; formal name Lentigo or Lentigines forms over time.  Our skin being our largest organ has a defense against damage. Melanin is our skins natural sun defense and Melanogenesis is the process […]

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The “Root Cause” of Female pattern hair loss.

Posted on 04. Mar, 2015 by .

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Female pattern hair loss is a genetically linked form of hair loss.  It can be passed on by either parent.  The process of hair loss is gradual, usually after menopause but can begin as early as puberty.  Approximately 40% of women exhibit signs of hair loss by the time they are in the 5th decade […]

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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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Nail Fungus – Onychomycosis

Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by .

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Onychomycosis  fancy name for nail fungus.  Nails can be brittle and thickened causing the nail to appear distorted. The nail (usually the toe) will either appear yellow or chalky white depending on the dematophyte involved. The affected nail or nails will over time become loosened and/or separate from the nail bed. The people most at […]

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Molluscum Contagiosum is very common in children though it can be seen in adults as well

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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Molluscum contagiosum is the name of a virus.  This virus is Poxvirus. Molluscum Contagiosum is very common in children though it can be seen in adults as well. Molluscum presents as small pink to flesh color, dome-shaped bumps with a dimple in the center. The bumps are quite small 2 to 5 mm in size; […]

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How to avoid Genital Warts

Posted on 26. Jul, 2013 by .

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Genital warts also known as Condylomata acuminata or venereal warts are caused by the human papillomavirus or (HPV) there are more than 100 types of human papilloma viruses out there, different ones infecting different body locations. HPV 6 and 11 most common culprit.  The lesions are typically flesh-colored or hyperpigmented (dark) bumps or plaques in […]

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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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You don’t have to be an Athlete to get Athlete’s Foot

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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Athlete’s foot also known as Tinea Pedis is a common fungal infection that occurs mainly in warmer weather when feet are more likely to be sweaty and moist.  Don’t think you’re off the hook in winter; this can occur year round and be passed by walking barefoot in the gym, public shower, pool etc.  Anybody […]

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Does touching toads gives you warts

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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Grandma used to tell me that kissing or touching a toad caused warts!  So for most my life I steered clear of all amphibians for fear of getting a wart.  Truth be known, toads do not cause warts. Warts are benign growths attributed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are 100 strains of HPV […]

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