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The Dangers of Sunscreen Contouring

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 2, 2021 10:20:22 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in sunscreen, skin cancer prevention, sunscreen contouring

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There is no shortage of skin care and beauty advice on social media. While some of these tips are fun and harmless, unfortunately, others are dangerous. Just consider TikTok’s newest viral beauty hack: sunscreen contouring. While this trick may appear legitimate, sunscreen contouring is not recommended by dermatologists because it can permanently damage your skin. Read on to learn more about the dangers of sunscreen contouring. 

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What is Body Contouring?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 12, 2021 11:48:43 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in CoolSculpting, emsculpt, Body Contouring

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Did you know that it is possible to sculpt muscle without extending your workout time or changing your diet? If you often struggle to achieve the amount of toning you desire, regardless of a healthy diet and exercise, you are not alone. This can be due to aging, genetics, activity level or food choices. Now, you can tone muscle and lose fat through simple, non-invasive, FDA-approved treatments at the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC. Read on to learn more.

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Can I Prevent Skin Cancer in Addition to Sunscreen?

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 21, 2021 10:36:04 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Skin Cancer, skin cancer prevention

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As summer approaches, it’s important to remember to take proper precautions before going outside. Simple things like sunscreen and protective clothing can protect your skin from sun damage like skin cancer. Even though skin cancer is avoidable, it is the most common type of cancer, affecting more than a million Americans each year. Keep reading to see what you can do to build a proper defense against harmful sun damage and lower your chances of developing skin cancer. 

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How to Minimize Pores: Causes and Treatments

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 8, 2021 9:49:32 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC

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Enlarged pores are more common than you may think. They affect both men and women of all ages. 

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Off-Label Uses of Botox

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 7, 2021 11:40:51 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Neurotoxins

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You probably think of botox as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, but did you know it has a plethora of other uses? Botox is a low-dose toxin injection that works with your neurological system to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. The toxin that creates Botox comes from the botulism microbe and has been adapted to be safely used for medicine. Since its conception, the FDA has approved Botox to treat migraines, muscle spasms in the neck, eyelid spasms, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and bladder dysfunction. However, as dermatologists, we have some off-label usages of Botox.

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Creating a Spring Skin Care Regimen

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 24, 2021 12:08:37 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in skin health, skincare routine

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Spring is here, and as the seasons change, it’s always good to check and update your skin care regimen as needed. With the clouds moving away and the sun coming back out, it’s also essential to keep your skin from getting sun-damaged.

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Healing Dry, Chapped Lips

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 10, 2021 10:39:11 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive

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There is nothing worse than that awful feeling of dry, chapped lips, especially when you have nothing nearby to help relieve that feeling. Chapped lips are most often associated with the wintertime, and it’s dry, cold weather, but you can suffer from chapped lips during any time of the year if you do not take proper care of them.

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Alternatives to Treating Acne Without Taking Medication

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 24, 2021 12:02:26 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Acne/Rashes

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If you are struggling with stubborn breakouts, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 50 million Americans are affected by acne each year, making it the most common skin condition in the United States. Acne usually begins in puberty, but it can occur at any stage of life.

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What is the Skin Pyramid?

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 10, 2021 10:54:35 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive

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You may have heard of the food pyramid, which focuses on your diet. But did you know that there is another pyramid that focuses on the health of your skin? At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, we like to use the skin pyramid to help our patients achieve healthy skin. The base of the pyramid begins with a daily, at-home skin care routine. The pyramid's additional levels contain other skin care elements and treatment options that help improve the skin as well. Read on to learn more about the skin pyramid.

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Prevent Skin Cancer and Social Distance from the Sun!

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 27, 2021 9:36:43 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive

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“Social distancing” is a term that we have become very familiar with throughout the last year. But keeping a safe distance from others during a pandemic is not the only type of distancing we should be doing. Did you know that it is essential to be protected from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays as well? Spending time outside in the sun throughout the year increases your risk of skin damage, and sun exposure will contribute to skin cancer later on. Though some skin cancers are genetic, you can avoid most skin cancers with the proper prevention methods. Continue reading to learn more. 

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