Posts in Category "On Call"

Bieber Bangs and Saving Your Skin from Sun Damage

Did you know that the way you wear your hair could affect the health of your skin? In fact, bangs that sweep across the forehead à la Justin Bieber may be more than just a fashion statement—this hairstyle may actually provide doctors with a unique opportunity to talk to teens about sun protection, according to experts...

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Beauty Breakthroughs

In the ongoing pursuit of ageless beauty, patients often seek the veritable next best thing: effectual treatments that offer real results with the added convenience of minimal downtime. Today’s cosmetic procedures aim to achieve nuance and subtlety over a decidedly “done” look, in line with the patient-driven trend for a more radiant and refreshed overall appearance. And while we’ve yet to see the perfect no-downtime procedure, science continues to evolve, developing advanced treatments for the face, skin and body...

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreen

The need for sunscreen is undisputed: Adequate SPF minimizes the skin’s exposure to cancer- and wrinkle-causing UV radiation. Also important is the body’s requirement for vitamin D, as it contributes to healthier teeth and bones, reduced inflammation, and improved immune function in the skin. But is the controversy surrounding sunscreen and its role in blocking vitamin D production a valid one?

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For Better Skin, Start with Sleep

Maintaining a healthy sleep schedule can be downright, well, exhausting. According to recent statistics, 30 percent of the nation’s adults get inadequate sleep on a regular basis. Proper sleep is vital for a healthy body and mind, and for weight stability, mental health, and improved immunity. Sufficient slumber also improves the skin’s overall appearance and helps give the skin a healthy, vibrant glow. And the effects of beauty sleep aren’t just skin-deep: Healthy skin acts as an external barometer of the body’s overall health...

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Shedding Light On Laser Treatments for Face and Neck

With their ability to reduce discoloration, lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and address texture irregularities (among other benefits), lasers offer a host of ways to improve the skin on the face and neck without the invasiveness of surgery. Today’s technologies allow us to better treat damage by stimulating the skin’s collagen and other structural proteins. Yet even as laser technologies continue to evolve, the goal remains the same: to stimulate skin to return to the condition of its youth...

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The Truth Behind Anti-Aging Claims

The anti-aging movement has fostered an increased public awareness that many of the cutaneous changes associated with aging can now be prevented and reversed. Yet sorting through anti-aging claims in today's skin care market can often become a lesson in separating fact from fiction...

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How to Achieve Brighter Skin

As a dermatologist who specializes in both cosmetic and general dermatology, I know that glowing, even-toned skin is a primary characteristic associated with youth and beauty. Unfortunately, overall dullness of the skin and irregular discoloration are two of the most common issues we all battle in the quest for brighter, more radiant skin...

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What’s New in Cosmetic Dermatology

The progression of medical advancements relies on ongoing scientific research. In the field of dermatology, science has come full circle, revisiting the study of basic anatomy and how the face ages. Observing what happens to fat, muscle and bone as the face ages over time allows physicians to treat the face globally, and this concept has spurred breakthroughs in the way we address the signs of aging...

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Win the War on Aging with Antioxidants

Antioxidants are your body’s go-to defenders in the fight against aging. They team up against disease and counteract the effects of free radicals while combating the aging process. Here’s why I’m their biggest fan...

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Vaniqa® (eflornithine HCI) Cream, 13.9%: Getting to the Root of Facial Hair Removal

Like wrinkles, blemishes or sunspots, unwanted facial hair is an aesthetic nuisance—one that millions of women take steps to correct each year. Enter Vaniqa: a clinically proven way to reduce unwanted hair growth on the face in women without downtime. Vaniqa is an FDA-approved, prescription-only facial cream that works within the hair’s follicle to reduce hair growth on the face for women...

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