The Fictions and Facts of Skincare 

Skincare Myths and Facts  Whether staring at the mirror in the morning or spiffing up for an evening on the town, everyone wants to face the world with a fresh, healthy glow. But how do we achieve that? Sorting through the plethora of advice and opinion coming at us from every angle is a challenge, especially when figuring out what …

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CoolSculpting© part 2  

What You Need to Know about Cryolipolysis – aka CoolSculpting® – to Decide If It’s Right for You   You’ve reviewed the facts about CoolSculpting®. You understand that it’s a body contouring procedure that applies cold temperatures to specific areas of the body to freeze fat cells. You’re aware the targeted cooling process crystalizes and kills subcutaneous fat cells under the …

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CoolSculpting© Treatment Part 1 

What You Need to Know about Cryolipolysis – aka CoolSculpting® – to Decide If It’s Right for You   Likely you’ve heard about CoolSculpting treatment. Information is everywhere – promoted with TV ads and infomercials; discussed in magazines, newspapers, and brochures; described online through websites, YouTube demos, influencer postings, and self-evaluation quizzes. CoolSculpting© is actually a brand name for the medical …

Taking Care of Combination Skin

Combination Treatments Are the Key to Caring for Your Skin Combination skin is just that – skin that exhibits multiple characteristics. That can make keeping your complexion fresh, glowing, and healthy something of a challenge. The best approach is understanding how to deal differently with different areas of your face when designing your skincare routine. The What and Why of …

Dealing with Acne-Prone Skin

Think KISS When Dealing with Acne-Prone Skin  Acne is the most common skin condition in the country, affecting 50 million Americans each year. Although acne generally begins in puberty – at some point between the ages of 12 and 24 approximately 85% of us experience at least minor outbreaks – it can occur at any age. Not surprisingly, acne is …

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How to Treat & Heal Sunburn

Treating and Healing Sunburn – Here’s How   Let’s start with the obvious. The very best way to deal with sunburn is NOT to get it in the first place. Sure, the glow of the sun is warming and comfortable whether basking on a tropical beach, taking a bike ride through the country, or relaxing in the backyard.   But as we’ve …

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Overseeing Moles

Managing Skin Moles Is Good for Your Health We’ll start with rule #1. If any mole (blemish, birthmark, lesion, lump, sore, wart, or other skin phenomenon) appears even remotely suspicious – asymmetric, bleeding, growing, itchy, painful, scaly – see the doctor right away. These are possible warning signs of problems ranging from atypical moles to melanoma. Fortunately, most mole-related anomalies …

Facts on Diet & Acne

@northwestderm_covetmedspa TAKE-HOME MESSAGE In order to examine the association between diet and acne, the authors surveyed 2476 Thai adults (681 males; 1795 females) at mean age of 26 years. Significantly more patients with acne believed that diet could aggravate acne, reporting that fried food, chocolate, and dairy products exacerbated their acne. Participants with more severe acne were younger (18–25 years) …

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Hormonal Acne: It’s an Adult Thing

Zits are for kids, right? Not necessarily. Just when you thought you’d gotten beyond pubescent breakouts, acne flares up – again. Among women, the culprit is often referred to as hormonal acne, and it can afflict us in our 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. Defining Hormonal Acne The term hormonal acne is often used to describe adult-onset female acne, and as the name suggests, a strong hormonal component is involved. Generally, flare-ups coincide with the …