Category Archives Dermatology

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is a medical technique where a part of the body or the entire body (from neck to toe) is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a few minutes. The temperatures can range between -100 to -140 °C (-148 to -220 °F). For many years, localized cryotherapy has been used to remove extra skin growth such as warts, skin tags,…

Considering cosmetic procedures to enhance existing physical appearance may be overwhelming, but choosing the right plastic surgeon matters. Generally, many people spend a lot of time discussing and researching the procedure and the potential results, but seldom about the plastic surgeon. In plastic surgery, the crucial factor is selecting the right plastic surgeon. Not only does this choice determine your…

injectables

Considering cosmetic procedures have become a trend among the population to acquire healthier, younger-looking skin instantly. There are a wide variety of cosmetic treatments offered, ranging from invasive to non-invasive procedures. While considering cosmetic procedures, it would be wise to look at the options that would best suit your needs. In the recent past, non-invasive procedures such as the Injectables…

emsculpt theraphy

Many of us put our best efforts into maintaining our body contour with a healthy lifestyle and routine exercise regimen. Despite this, certain areas in the body tend to have stubborn fat that sag with age. While there are many treatment options available in dermatology and plastic surgery to help shed fat and sculpt the body, Emsculpt has evolved as…

Rogaine

The active ingredient in Rogaine is minoxidil. Minoxidil increases the blood flow to blood vessels surrounding hair follicles. Although Rogaine has a proven track record, it does not work for everyone and there may be better alternatives for your hair loss. What is Rogaine (minoxidil)? Minoxidil was initially used to treat high blood pressure until it was discovered that a…

zinc pill

A small amount of dietary zinc is necessary for good health. Approximately 12% of the U.S. population is at risk for zinc deficiency. Zinc is effective at managing dandruff, warts, diaper rash, and preventing sun damage. Zinc is not as effective against acne, hair loss, eczema or psoriasis. Zinc has been touted in the media as a miracle substance that…

strawberry legs

Strawberry legs are extremely common, affecting millions of people every year. The term “strawberry legs” is colloquial and generally describes darkened pores or small bumps at the site of each hair follicle. Home remedies may work, but in most cases dermatologists recommend laser hair removal as the most efficient and only permanent solution. Every summer, millions of women are reluctant…

Bentonite Clay

Calcium bentonite healing clay, referred to by some manufacturers as “Indian” or “Aztec” healing clay, is often billed as the world’s most powerful facial. The clay has a negative charge which is said to draw positively-charged toxins from the skin. The clay does help control the production of certain oils on the skin, making it useful for those who are…

oily skin

Oily skin is common, but with the right skin care products and routine it’s manageable. Any regimen for oily skin should include cleansing, treating, hydrating, and protecting. Dermatologists say it’s okay to use different products on different areas of the face. What is oily skin and what causes it? Oily skin is caused by an overproduction of sebum, an oily…

Fungal Acne

Fungal acne, or pityrosporum folliculitis, is an inflammation of the skin that occurs within the hair follicules. While it may look like regular acne, “fungal acne” is not actually acne at all, since it’s caused by yeast and not bacteria. Fungal acne is usually resistant to traditional acne treatments, but can be successfully reduced with the right body washes and…

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