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Acne is Curable

Acne is a common skin condition caused by inflammation of the hair follicles and oil-producing (sebaceous) glands of the skin. It is most common on the face, but can also occur on the back, chest, shoulders and neck. Moderate to severe acne can cause embarrassment,...

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Rosacea

As the summer heat intensifies, many people find their cheeks or nose taking on a rosy glow. That facial redness may actually be a warning sign of rosacea. Rosacea is a very common acne-like skin disease affecting an estimated 14 million Americans. Skin affected by...

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Stressful Times Contribute To An Increase in Shingles Cases

Shingles, also known as Herpes Zoster, is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Once the rash of chicken pox resolves, the virus remains in a dormant “sleeping” state in certain nerve cells and then reactivates, causing shingles. What prompts the virus to...

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Common Skin Problems of Children

Springtime is a time for fun and relaxation. People spend a great deal more time outdoors, which can be rough on the skin. During the warmer months children especially become more vulnerable to skin problems. Reviewing the common skin problems of children may lessen...

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Protect Your Most Important Assets

With warm temperatures and extended daylight hours, most children are anxious to be outside. With the right precautions, children can safely play in the sun. An estimated 80 percent of all sunlight damage occurs before the age of 18, underscoring the importance of...

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Reaching the Goal of Facial Skin Rejuvenation

Most individuals are interested in looking their best, and patients regularly ask for guidance in facial skin rejuvenation. There are many services, procedures and products today that claim to remarkably improve one’s skin and restore that youthful look. I have found...

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Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac and Poison Oak

Who can resist what summer brings us – beautiful weather for gardening, flowers blooming, tennis, fishing and playing outdoors for the children? Unfortunately, the nasty weeds-poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak- grow alongside our beautiful flowers and can cause...

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Actinic Keratosis Can Be The Earliest Signs Of Skin Cancer

When it comes to skin cancer, the next best thing to prevention is early diagnosis and cure. With squamous cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer, a skin growth called an actinic keratosis can be the earliest sign of skin cancer. If diagnosed...

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Does Your Sunscreen Have You Covered?

At current rates, 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. This is why it is important for people to protect themselves and their loved ones from the sun’s harmful rays. Like many over-the-counter products, not all sunscreens are created...

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How to Control Irritation from Topical Tretinoin

Acne, Wrinkles, Dark Spots! Oh my! Tretinoin is the generic name for such products as Agel, Refissa, Retin-A and Renova. A topical tretinoin’s purpose is to slough off dead skin cells of the outermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) which encourages new healthy...

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Why Should I See A Dermatologist?

Dermatologists are specialists who provide treatments for conditions affecting the hair, nails and skin. Not often known is the fact that these three areas of the body are closely related and that conditions affecting one may sometimes affect the other two. The field...

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Should All Moles Be Removed?

Moles are associated with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Therefore, why not remove all moles? The answer is simple: It would not be practical or possible to remove all moles. One or more of the following factors must be present before the decision to...

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Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Incidence Increases

Recently released data show an alarming increase in skin cancer incidence: A study in the Archives of Dermatology reveals that more than two million people in the US develop over 3.5 million nonmelanoma skin cancers every year. This constitutes a more than 300 percent...

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Melanoma – The Most Serious Form Of Skin Cancer

More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.  Of these cases, more than 95,880 are melanoma, a cancer that claims 7,910 lives each year. The overall incidence of melanoma is rising at an alarming rate.  Advanced melanoma spreads to internal...

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May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime.  Fortunately, skin cancer is highly curable when caught and treated before it spreads. Early detection is essential. Since 1985 the American Academy of Dermatology has partnered with dermatologists...

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Cream Of Youth

by Kelsey Robichaux, Licensed Medical Esthetician A cream that can diminish wrinkles and fade brown spots, virtually reversing the signs of aging? The answer is Jones Dermatology’s “Cream of youth”! Tretinoin, the most potent form of Vitamin A, has been distinguished...

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All About Accutane

In the early 1970s, Accutane (isotretinoin) was approved in Europe for the treatment of acne. A little more than ten years later, the FDA approved it for patients with severe acne. Since then, other clinical forms of acne have also been shown to benefit greatly from...

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A Gel – “MAGIC” in a Jar

A Gel, otherwise known as Tretinoin, is a derivative of Vitamin A and is the treatment of choice for acne, whiteheads and blackheads. It works by increasing skin cell turnover while promoting the extrusion of the plugged material in the follicle. It also prevents the...

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Skin Cancer – How, What, Why?

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed each year. These cancers are classified as non –melanomas to set them apart from the more serious type of skin cancer, melanoma. They...

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Common Myths About Chemical Peels

Myth Having a peel is painful and makes your face look red, flaky and unsightly until the peeling is done. Fact PCA SKIN peels typically cause little to no discomfort, minimal visible exfoliation, and your skin will be glowing and healthy-looking following treatment....

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6 Secrets To Gorgeous Skin

Some people win the hereditary lottery when it comes to good skin. Not all skin is created equal and you can’t underestimate the value of genetics. But genes are just the starting point. Beautiful skin is also about good skin care habits practiced day in and day out....

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