Botox: How does it work?

Botox and the other neurotoxins, Xeomin and Dysport, have become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. All three of these products are slightly different forms of the botulinum toxin. What makes them so effective to remove wrinkles?
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Skin Care Tips For A Beach Vacation

Going to the beach for summer vacation is a rite of passage for many families.  There are many hazards that our skin may encounter during a beach vacation.  Here are some tips to make sure our skin stays safe at the beach.
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Protecting Your Skin from Mosquito Bites

In the summer, many of us enjoy going outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather.  Unfortunately, summer is also the time when many insects, particularly mosquitoes, are also active.  At best, a mosquito bite will cause an itchy bump that lasts a few days.  However, mosquitoes can transmit diseases as well. Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus and St. Louis Encephalitis are rare but can be fatal in up to 30% of the cases and have been reported in the United States.  In other countries and occasionally in the United States, malaria, dengue fever and other more serious illness can be transmitted by these small insects.  What are the ways in which we protect ourselves from being bitten and how effective are they?
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Five Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunscreen

There are a lot of excuses why people refuse to wear sunscreen. “I want a deep, dark tan”, “I want to increase my vitamin D”, “I forgot to bring it”, “It gets in my eyes”, and “It’s too greasy” are just a few. Here are five reasons why you should wear sunscreen.
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Six Facts That Would Surprise You About Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. However, there are several less publicized facts about melanoma that are important to know and would surprise many people.
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Answers About Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin

Next to basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. While usually more superficial early on, it tends to be more aggressive than basal cell carcinoma. Patients who have undergone transplants and patients who were treated with certain types of ultraviolet light have a higher risk for squamous cell carcinoma than basal cell carcinoma.
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An Experts Guide to Basal Cell Carcinoma

Many people think that there is only one type of skin cancer called melanoma. This may be because melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. However, there is a skin cancer 10 times more common than melanoma called basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma will be diagnosed more than two million times this year in the United States alone. While nowhere near as deadly as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma can result in disfigurement due to the destruction of the skin it is on, or from its removal.
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Dandruff Do’s and Dont’s

Many of us suffer from a scaly scalp commonly called dandruff. One of the most common causes of dandruff is a medical condition called seborrheic dermatitis.   While seborrheic dermatitis and the dandruff it causes cannot be cured, there are several things you can do that will control seborrheic dermatitis, and there are several things you can do to make it worse.
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An Experts Guide to Poison Ivy

As the weather begins to warm up, most of us start to get out our gardening gloves, hiking boots, fishing poles, picnic baskets and camping gear. Many of us will also unfortunately need to get out the calamine lotion for that itchy rash we call poison ivy. How do we get poison ivy, and what can we do to treat it?
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Cold Sores: Some Answers

Many people suffer from cold sores, which are sometimes called fever blisters. They are often brought about during an illness, sunlight exposure and sometimes physical or emotional stress. Having a cold sore can be embarrassing and emotionally distressing.

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