Articles

  • Tanning Beds/Tanning Booths

    OVERVIEW Many people use tanning beds as a way to achieve a year-round tan. People erroneously believe that tanning beds are safer than sun tanning; that tanning beds can help build a base tan to ward off sunburns; and that the tanning beds can treat low vitamin D levels. The truth about tanning beds

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  • Sun Safety

    OVERVIEW The sun has always been a source of warmth, happiness, and a golden tan. However, it's essential to understand the dangers of the sun and the price your skin pays for unprotected exposure. While there are still plenty of ways to have fun in the sun, it's important to protect yourself from potential

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  • Stretch marks: Why they appear and how to get rid of them

    OVERVIEW Stretch marks are medically termed “striae” and are scars on the skin. They appear in areas of the skin that have stretched to grow and expand the body. They don’t cause harm or pain, but some people don’t like how they look on the skin and may feel self-conscious about their stretch

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  • Stimulating Skin Collagen

    OVERVIEW Heading to the dermatologist to stimulate your skin's production of collagen, an essential protein that results in youthful skin's characteristic plumpness, is a popular cosmetic choice for those experiencing the signs of aging. From fillers to over-the-counter creams and supplements, collagen

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  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    OVERVIEW Squamous cells are found throughout our body; they line the surface of many parts of our body, providing protection for the tissue and organs beneath. They are found in our respiratory tracts and also our digestive tracts. In our skin, squamous cells make up the outer part of our epidermis (the

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  • Smoothing Skin Texture

    OVERVIEW From enlarged pores and bumps to textured skin and rough patches, the texture of the skin on your face and body can play a significant role in how you feel about yourself. If your uneven skin texture is affecting your self-esteem, consider seeing a board-certified dermatologist. They can help

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  • Skin Tightening

    OVERVIEW Loosening your skin is part of the aging process. As you get older, your skin produces less collagen and elastin—two essential proteins for supple, youthful skin. As a result, your skin loses its flexibility, wrinkles increase, and it gets saggy. Sagging skin can also happen due to weight

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  • Skin Resurfacing

    OVERVIEW Skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses lasers to rejuvenate your skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It may also be known as laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing is a popular treatment that's prescribed by dermatologists if you're looking to turn

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