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There is fungus among us or is there?

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by .

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The rash of Tinea Versicolor can be located on the shoulders, back, chest and upper arms.

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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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Are Americans getting enough Vitamin D and Calcium?

Posted on 03. Dec, 2010 by .

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A most recent study performed by the Institute of Medicine concluded that Calcium and Vitamin D are really only beneficial to bone health.  Vitamin D and Calcium have not shown benefits or very little to any other health related condition including cancer, cardiovascular functioning, physical performance, preeclampsia and reproductive outcomes. How much Vitamin D and […]

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Does Green Tea really help your skin?

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 by .

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The production of Green tea does not involve fermentation. This is unique to green tea and because on the non-fermentation process many of the important anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory effects remain intact. Green tea contains polyphenols (GTPs) which is the active compound responsible for its wonder effects. Many studies have concluded that both oral consumption and […]

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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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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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