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Category Archives Dermatology

sun protection

Traditional, topical sunscreen and protective clothing offer the strongest coverage from harmful UV rays. Heliocare and other oral supplements made with Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE) offer another layer of protection when used with sunscreen. This antioxidant-rich extract offers anti-inflammatory and anti-redness benefits, which can help the skin appear younger. Some dermatologists recommend these supplements for their antiaging effects or to…

matt lucas

Alopecia universalis is a rare condition that results in the complete loss of hair on the scalp, face, and body. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, and is common among people who have other autoimmune disorders. If you have alopecia areata, which causes partial hair loss, you stand a greater risk of developing alopecia universalis. Alopecia universalis will…

Collagen and elastin are two naturally occuring proteins that work together to keep the skin smooth and flexible. The breakdown of these proteins is a common feature of ageing tissues, causing structural changes in the epidermis and dermis. While certain cosmetic procedures are rendered ineffective by excessive skin laxity, various treatments may still be performed to give the skin a more…

White Sun Spots

White sun spots develop due to a combination of two factors: aging (melanin decreases as we age) and excessive sun exposure. The majority of the time, these white marks are totally benign and do not indicate a predisposition to skin cancer or other serious skin conditions. There is a wide range of treatments available to correct white sun spots, from…

strawberry legs

Strawberry legs are extremely common, affecting millions of women every year. The term “strawberry legs” is colloquial and generally describes darkened pores or small bumps at the site of each hair follicle. There are several possible medical explanations for this condition. Home remedies may work, but in most cases dermatologists recommend laser hair removal as the most efficient and only…

Mole Removal

Moles, also known as nevi, are extremely common skin growths which typically first appear in childhood and young adulthood. Most moles are not dangerous, but some are. If your mole changes in shape or color you should consult with a dermatologist. There are multiple home remedies for removing moles. Some home remedies work, but they do have risks and may…

Accutane For Acne

Isotretinoin (Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, and formerly Accutane) is a powerful, oral retinoid treatment for severe or recalcitrant cases of acne. Oral isotretinoin comes with a host of side effects, and has been proven to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Talk to your doctor about isotretinoin's risks, benefits, side effects, and drug interactions before making the decision to…

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Dermatosis papulosa nigra is a skin condition that most often affects individuals with darker skin tones. It involves dark skin growths on the face and neck that are similar in appearance to skin tags. While the condition itself is harmless, there are several treatments used for removing these skin lesions. Some homeopathic remedies may also reduce the size and appearance…

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