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MJ Stone is journalist, fiction writer, and visual artist who lives in Montreal.

Hyperhidrosis Surgery

Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) surgery is a last resort procedure that helps control excessive sweating of the hands, face, and underarms. There are a number of prescription and medical treatments that should be tried before opting for ETS surgery. An ETS procedure destroys the nerve paths associated with overactive sweat glands and stops the perspiration process. There are numerous risks…

Topical Corticosteroids

Topical corticosteroids are synthetic medicines used to control skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Side effects can generally be avoided by following your physician’s directions on the correct use of these medicines. Boosting your immune system can help reduce your dependency on corticosteroids. In today’s world, our skin is faced with a continual assault of chemicals, bacteria, infections, and…

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a condition associated with irritation of the eyelids and eyelid margins. There is no cure for blepharitis, but it is manageable. If left untreated blepharitis can cause blurry vision and light sensitivity. Prevention of the condition includes proper eye hygiene and a diet rich in omega-3. What Is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a condition associated with irritation of the…

Swimming pool rash

A swimming pool rash typically occurs when the disinfectants in a pool break down. To safely enjoy the benefits of pool life you need to ensure that the water is free of bacterial contamination. Rashes can also occur from swimming in fresh water, sea water or soaking in a hot tub. Pools are synonymous with sunshine, vacations and the dog…

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is the smallest of the alpha-hydroxy chemical compounds. It is used to treat common skin concerns by exfoliating dead cells that accumulate on the surface of the epidermis. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that consumers determine their skin type before adding glycolic acid to their beauty regimen. What is glycolic acid? Glycolic acid is the smallest of…

best affordable skin care products

An effective skin care routine can be both uncomplicated and affordable. There are a wide variety of over-the-counter products for you to choose from. Specific concerns can be dealt with by simply adding another product to your skin care regimen. Are you looking for an inexpensive, easy-to-follow skin care routine? Does the plethora of choices online or at your local…

Tooth Gem

Tooth gems are safe fashion accessories for anyone looking to upgrade their smile. They last for years yet can also be removed if you want to restore your original look. Costs vary in function of the gem and design chosen.  Interested in taking your already winning smile to the next level? If so, a recent celebrity trend that actually dates…

Anti-aging creams for men

Protecting your skin from the ravages of time begins with daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen and continues with an anti-aging cream. The best anti-aging ingredients for men include retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. When purchasing an anti-aging skin cream for men, it’s essential that you choose a product that corresponds to your skin type. Not that long…

Botox in a jar

Argireline is composed of chains of amino acids known as peptides. It inhibits the movement of facial muscles, allegedly improving skin texture and tone. Research suggests that Argireline may not penetrate deep enough into the skin to consistently provide benefits. The anti-aging industry is vast and highly competitive, with many products grappling for their share of the global market valued at…

Cutis verticis gyrata

Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is a rare medical condition that causes the scalp to take on a wrinkled appearance. Proper hygiene can reduce the risk of pruritus (severe itching), secondary infections and an unpleasant scalp odor. If treatment of underlying conditions does not resolve the issue, surgery may be the only option to remove these wrinkles. As we age, detecting wrinkles…

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