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Barbara Every, ELS, is a writer and board-certified editor in the life sciences. She resides near Edmonton, Alberta.

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Porokeratosis is a rare skin disorder characterized by skin lesions with a thin center surrounded by a distinctive ridge-like border. Risk factors include genetic inheritance, exposure to ultraviolet light, and immunosuppression. Five main types differ in appearance, location, and age of onset. Single or combination topical, oral, or surgical therapies are beneficial but not curative. The name porokeratosis, meaning scaly…

Fraxel Laser Treatment

Fraxel and similar laser treatments affect only a fraction of your skin, leaving behind healthy cells to promote faster healing. This means less downtime and fewer side effects than with traditional laser treatments. A variety of fractional lasers are effective for wrinkles, scars, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, and other conditions. We all do it—catch ourselves examining our facial wrinkles, acne scars,…