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Category Archives Dermatology

Tanning Bed Benefits

UV radiation produced by tanning beds increases the likelihood of developing skin cancer. Other risks include premature skin aging, changes in skin texture, and eye disease. The few benefits of indoor tanning are outweighed by these risks, and can be achieved through safer means. Medical professionals are almost universal in their opposition to indoor tanning beds, which are widely recognized…

shaving under shower

Razor burn consists of small, red bumps that appear after shaving due to damage to the hair follicles. They can often be mistaken for genital herpes or other sexually transmitted infections. The best way to avoid razor bumps is to opt for an alternate hair removal method. Razor burns can be treated with over-the-counter creams, home remedies and some spa…

Probiotic Skin Care Products

Applying topical probiotic products can help keep your skin in a balanced, healthy state. Not only can probiotics strengthen your skin’s barrier and shield it from harmful environmental factors, but they can also improve its ability to retain moisture and help prevent flare-ups. Rosacea, acne, and dryness are just a few of the skin-related problems that can be mitigated by…

acne depression

Tracking nearly 2 million people, a new study confirms acne patients are more likely to suffer depression. The social and psychological effects of acne can impact a sufferer's well-being more severely than the condition itself. Emotional scars resulting from adolescent acne can follow some into adulthood. How many times have you awoken on the morning of an important event --…

Best skincare products

We consulted top dermatologists to find out which products you absolutely should have in your skincare regimen. From serums to exfoliators, moisturizers and masks, there are a plethora of products to choose from when it comes to your skin. In fact, sometimes shopping for new solutions can be downright overwhelming. Which ones are absolutely necessary? And, more importantly, what specific…

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy is safe and can treat a variety of skin conditions. It is less invasive and has a faster recovery time than other treatment methods. It may cost anywhere from $100 - $4,000 or more per session. You must stay away from bright lights for at least 48 hours after the procedure. The average human carries about 22 square…

Scalp scabs

Scalp scabs are often a side effect of more serious medical conditions, or the direct result of itching irritated skin. Some causes of scalp scabs are highly contagious, making prompt diagnosis essential. While home treatments can help soothe the scalp, prescription antivirals or antifungals may be required. Scalp scabs are flaky, itchy, and sensitive patches of skin beneath your hair.…

Light therapy for acne

Light therapy uses red and/or blue LED lights to treat and prevent acne. Blue light may kill the bacteria responsible for acne, while red light may reduce the skin’s oil production. Light therapy is most effective for mild to moderate cases of acne. There are now FDA approved at-home light therapy devices, but there is not yet enough data to…

Dark Nipples

In some cultures, lighter, pink colored nipples and areolas are esteemed as more youthful and enticing. Hormonal fluctuations can contribute to changes in nipple color. While most nipple bleaching creams are safe, healthcare professionals report that some women misuse them. Nipple color varies from person to person and is primarily determined by genetics. If your skin is bright or fair,…

Back and chest acne

Acne can occur anywhere on the body, including the chest, back, and shoulders. Contributing factors include sweating, choice of clothing, and physical stressors. Basic hygiene, spot treatments, and body washes can help manage outbreaks. Chest and back acne have the same root causes as facial acne: a combination of dead skin cells, oil produced by the skin (called sebum), and bacteria…

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