Dermatology Articles

Having that sun-kissed look year round can take years off your appearance, and can even make you look more vibrant, healthier, and slimmer. Unfortunately, spending hours in the sun does put you at risk for skin cancer, and even the most powerful sunblock and sunscreen may not block all of those harmful UV rays.

Whether you’re booking up BOTOX appointments or heading off for a microdermabrasion treatment, your age plays an important role in the results of your procedure. That’s what experts at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) conference explained during a discussion about cosmetic surgery for aging skin in 2007, shedding some light on how each decade in life correlates to dramatically different results in most patients.

With thousands of skincare products and treatments available, it’s easy to believe quality skin care comes in a bottle. Today’s buzzwords of ‘antioxidants’ and 'all natural mineral' treatments sound like perfect solutions for dozens of skin problems, but they may be nothing more than marketing hype.

Pregnancy, rapid weight loss and hormones can all trigger a case of stretch marks, a skin condition that affects most women at some stage of their lives.

Chemical peels were once only found at medical spas and luxury wellness centers, a specialty treatment for those willing to spend time and money on site for a complete skin rejuvenating treatment. By stimulating new cell growth, the chemical peel can give your skin that youthful glow and enhance its appearance.

Over 25 million Americans suffer from migraines, and many turn to pain medication or alternative medicine to manage their condition. Drugs such as Topamax and Imitrex are a popular choice for migraine relief, and some sufferers turn to ongoing massage therapy or acupuncture to improve their health overall.

With the economic recession underway, more Americans are cutting back on luxury spending and focusing on the basics. This back to basics approach means many are skipping the monthly facials and scaling back on several cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures to save money for other priorities on the expense list. But is it really time to banish BOTOX from your skin management routine?

If small wrinkles, skin breakouts and age spots are preventing you from looking your best, you don’t have to settle for layers of expensive skincare products to improve your complexion. Today’s innovative skin rejuvenation treatments can help improve your skin from inside out, and treatments such as the ‘lunchtime peel’ are a quick and easy way to enjoy a mini-facelift – without painful surgery or incisions.

The National Institutes of Health reports that as of 2010, nearly 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. Psoriasis can affect children, teens, men and women of all ages at any age, and the root cause of this disease is still unknown. Since the skin goes through cycles of inflammation, blistering, flaking and then settling down, it can be very difficult and stressful to keep the symptoms of the chronic skin disease under control. Fortunately, there are several medical treatments and complementary medicine treatments available for those suffering from psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the skin’s growth cycle. It is not a contagious autoimmune disease, and there are a number of treatments available for those suffering from the condition. The National Institutes of Health reports that approximately 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, as of 2010. The condition is considered severe when more than 10 percent of the body has psoriasis, and mild when less than two percent of the body has psoriasis.