Recently published research shows that diligent use of daily sunscreen helps keep the skin young. Researchers in Australia followed patients for 4 and a half years. At the end of that time, they looked at the back of the patients’ hands, assessing for evidence of skin aging by making molds of [...]
In a presentation at this year’s 2012 annual American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) meeting, Dr. Omar Ibrahimi presented his Cutting Edge Research Grant project. Dr. Ibrahimi studied physician and layman perceptions on the most optimal provider for cutaneous surgery, Botox injections and filler injections. He conducted two internet surveys: one assessing the lay [...]
You may have seen or heard the term cosmeceuticals on the web, on TV, in your local department store or in beauty product store like Sephora or Ulta. So what does the term cosmeceuticals refer to? The word was coined to reflect products that have aspects of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals by Dr. Arthur Kligman. These [...]
There’s a medication that can make your eyelashes longer and fuller — it’s not mascara! The medication is called bimatoprost (trade name: Latisse). Originally, this medication was approved for the treatment of glaucoma. Doctors and patients started noticing that patients’ eyelashes became thicker. And thus, the use of bimatoprost (Latisse) to thicken and lengthen [...]
While we often think of men as the ones with receding hairlines and as the ones who bald, women do too! Androgenetic alopecia is the fancy term we use to refer to this common pattern of hair thinning and hair loss. We also call it pattern alopecia, and either male pattern hair loss or female [...]
Do you have hair in places that you don’t want? If you’re a woman, maybe it’s in the mustache/beard area, neck, chest, or belly button. If you read the laser hair removal post, you know that one option may be to seek out laser treatment. However, there’s also a cream that physicians may prescribe [...]
What is sclerotherapy? It’s a procedure where a special liquid or solution is injected into the veins you want to get rid of. The injected liquid could be a salt solution or it could be a special detergent. This [...]
Don’t be scared away from fillers by that awful story of the fake doctor injecting patients with cement and tire sealant. If you find a real doctor who does a lot of filler injections (with real filler material), this treatment may be right for you.
You might have heard of fillers such as [...]
I recently checked out an amazing video of Rico Genest (aka Zombie Boy) where his all-over tattoos from the waist up are covered up with Dermablend’s coverup. I do believe that we should all embrace our skin and love it, but there are times when you do want to cover blemishes. Companies like [...]
Acne is a tough condition to kick. Those zits just pop up at the most inconvenient moments!!! I had one smack in the middle of my nose during my interviews for dermatology residency (I still did okay in the end though).
There are lots of treatments for acne, ranging from face washes, creams/lotions/gels, masks, special [...]
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