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The VI Peel – The Painless Peel

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 by .

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The VI Peel – the Painless Peel Exfoliation is the process of eliminating dead skin cells to reveal a smooth, refreshed complexion and can be performed with different methods. Chemical peels can be a very effective and efficient way of exfoliating the skin. Chemical peels vary in depth and strength. They can be very superficial, […]

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Is a Chemical Peel Right For You?

Posted on 06. Jan, 2016 by .

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Is a chemical peel right for you? Have you ever felt like your complexion looked dull and lifeless? Rough and uneven in color and texture? If so, a chemical peel may be just the treatment for you. Chemical peels can help reveal a healthier, youthful skin. With chemical peels you can improve fine lines, brown […]

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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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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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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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Dull and Tired Skin? How About A Dermaplaning Treatment ?

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 by .

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Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea or visible facial veins.

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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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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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