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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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“Revolutionary Vbeam® Perfecta Laser Treatment for Rosacea and Facial Veins”

Posted on 27. Oct, 2010 by .

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Dr. Brad Abrams, D.O. is pleased to announce that Abrams Dermatology is now offering the Vbeam® Perfecta laser treatment. The Vbeam® Perfecta is a revolutionary laser designed to treat underlying vasculature and epidermal pigmented lesions without damaging the surface of the skin. It is the most effective laser in treatment of rosacea and facial blood vessels.

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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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Beware of Skin Cancer  It May Sneak up on You!

Beware of Skin Cancer It May Sneak up on You!

Posted on 12. May, 2010 by .

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There are three common skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two most common. They are found in the upper layers of the skin. They are highly preventable and highly curable although they can be disfiguring if left too long. The third most serious skin cancer is Melanoma. It too can be curable when caught early, but has the potential to be deadly when not. Some melanomas are found in the upper layers of the skin, but many are more invasive and found in deeper layers.

No one is immune from getting a skin cancer, though some are at greater risk.

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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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FDA Approves a New Vaccine (Gardasil) to Prevent Genital Warts and Certain Cancers

FDA Approves a New Vaccine (Gardasil) to Prevent Genital Warts and Certain Cancers

Posted on 04. Feb, 2010 by .

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The FDA recently approved Gardasil, a vaccine to prevent Human Papillomavirus for boys and young men ages 9 to 26 years old. Since this contagious virus causes Genital Warts, and in some cases cancer, the approval marks a significant step forward in preventing illness.

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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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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Posted on 25. Nov, 2009 by .

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Bed Bugs are most frequently located on the mattress of the person being bitten. Any movement alerts the bugs to burrow into the mattress making them difficult to spot with a visual inspection. You may see dark spots on the mattress, which are feces, or red blood spots.

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