HOW TO Treat Your Acne: Preface to the New eBook.
If you are like most people, you have probably suffered from acne at some point in your life. You have likely been frustrated on many occasions trying to improve your acne. You probably fear the scarring that acne leaves behind, and you know such scarring can adversely affect your self-image and emotional well being forever. Naturally you want a “cure” for your acne...
May 24, 2005, 23:33
Keratosis Pilaris is a common condition. It is characterized by the presence of horny plugs on the hair follicles. This condition gives you the “sand paper” feel when you run your hand across your upper arms. The skin texture will feel rough with almost goose-bump-like raised papules.
May 14, 2005, 13:46
Paronychia Nail Infection
Paronychia is an often tender infection of inflammation around the base of the nail fold. It can start suddenly (acute paronychia) or gradually (chronic paronychia).
Sep 12, 2004, 21:35
Lyme disease was first recognized in 1975 after researchers investigated why unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut, and two neighboring towns....
Sep 8, 2004, 10:04
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic, relapsing and potentially life-disruptive disorder of the facial skin that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.
Aug 20, 2004, 18:19
Dandruff is the shedding of excessive amounts of dead skin flakes from the scalp. There may be a bit if itching, but no redness or scabbing. It usually gets worse during the fall and winter and improves in the summer. While it is caused by build up of dead skin, in many more severe cases a yeast-like germ aggravates it. While this germ is normally present on everyone's scalp, it can produce some irritation if it grows heavily.
Aug 11, 2004, 04:41
Bathing Regimens to Moisturize the Skin
Thes are the bathing regimens recommended by Dermatology Institute as an adjuct treatment for many skin conditions. Anyone can utilize the bathing regimen to ensure the skin is properly moisturized.
Aug 8, 2004, 09:19
Mesotherapy and Cellulite
Mesotherapy is the most effective and long lasting treatment for cellulite avaliable. Liposuction makes cellulite worse. Endermologie works, but never lasts. More than 90 percent of women are affected by cellulite. This condition is a disfiguring source of shame and embarassment...
Aug 5, 2004, 03:33
Chemical Hair Breakage
Chemical Hair Breakage is a condition in which chemicals used to treat the hair have caused damage to the hair.
Aug 2, 2004, 02:41
Female Pattern Hair Loss
The most common type of hair loss seen in women is androgenetic alopecia, also known as female pattern alopecia. Alopecia means baldness, but just as in men, it does not have to be complete hair loss...
Aug 1, 2004, 11:07
Bruising Hands And Arms
Bruising on the back of the hands and arms is common. Dermatologists call it 'actinic purpura' or 'Bateman's purpura'. These flat blotches start out red, then turn purple, darken a bit further and eventually fade. They differ from normal bruises in several ways. First, usually there wasn't...
Jul 29, 2004, 00:28
Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder that affects the blood vessels in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose. This disorder is characterized by episodic attacks, called vasospastic attacks, that cause the blood vessels in the digits (fingers and toes) to constrict (narrow). Raynaud's phenomenon can occur on its own, or it can be secondary to another condition such as scleroderma or lupus....
Jul 27, 2004, 10:07
Skin Cancer Detection
One of every three cancers diagnosed in the United States this year will be skin cancer, for a total of more than 700,000 new cases. The risk is greatest is summer, because ultraviolet rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer.
Jul 26, 2004, 22:08
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects the skin. It is not contagious; it cannot be passed from one person to another. The word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin. "Atopic" refers to a group of diseases where there is often an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as...
Jul 25, 2004, 09:36
Preventing Sun Damage
Simple Guidelines To Protect You From The Sun
Jul 24, 2004, 17:55
Because psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, it requires long-term treatment for each flare-up. While psoriasis is not curable, it is treatable. Successful treatment usually provides significant temporary relief and sometimes clearing of the plaques entirely....
Jul 23, 2004, 00:10
Keloids And Hypertrophic Scars
Keloids are raised, reddish nodules that develop at the site of an injury. After a wound has occurred to the skin both skin cells and connective tissue cells (fibroblasts) begin multiplying to repair the damage....
Jul 20, 2004, 02:39
Brittle Splitting Nails
Onychoschizia or splitting of the fingernails is a common problem seen by dermatologists. The term onychoschizia includes splitting, brittle, soft or thin nails. Onychoschizia is more common in women.
Jul 19, 2004, 23:37
Common Beauty Myths
Every generation seems to live and die by its own set of beauty myths. Considering how hungry women are for some hard-and-fast rules about holding onto their looks, who can blame them for buying into these myths? Here are 10 of them and some help in separating fact from fiction.
Jun 18, 2004, 21:13
Acne is a common skin condition that afflicts most people, to a varying degree, during the teen years. However, the disease is by no means restricted to this age group; adults in their 20's or 30's may have acne. Don't think that because acne is common, treatment is unnecessary.
Jun 9, 2004, 14:38
Body sculpture by liposuction removed localized accumulations of fat, which are often inherited and frequently prove impossible to eliminate by exercise or dieting....
Jun 2, 2004, 15:16
Scaly Crusted Spots on the Skin - Actinic Keratosis
An actinic keratosis is a scaly or
crusty bump that forms on the skin surface. They are also known as a solar
keratosis. Why is it dangerous?
May 31, 2004, 16:01
Hair Transplant Questions and Answers
Education is a big part of the hair replacement process. That's why we have compiled a list of common questions and answers for you to review in relation to hair loss and hair transplants...
May 25, 2004, 00:58
Acne - Causes and Cures
Seven things you need to know about acne
1. You aren't what you eat... at least when it comes to acne. Pizza, french fries and chocolate may not be the healthiest foods you can eat, but they don't cause acne or make it worse....
May 23, 2004, 11:01
Vitiligo - Patchy Loss of Skin Color and Depigmentation
Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose and genital and rectal areas), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball) are destroyed. As a result, white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. The hair that grows in areas affected by vitiligo usually turns white....
May 8, 2004, 11:55
Use of Restylane for the Treatment of Facial Wrinkles
Restylane is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin....
Apr 29, 2004, 10:36
Eczema and Dermatosis
Dermatoses are skin eruptions, of which there are many different types. Dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin, is the most common of the dermatoses. The term eczema is often used interchangeably with dermatitis...
Apr 24, 2004, 00:57
Excessive Sweating - Hyperhidrosis
Excessive sweating from the armpit area is extremely embarrassing and can sharply undermine your confidence in day to day interactions with others. Excessive sweating can also cost a fortune because it can ruin your best clothing with unsightly stains that cannot be removed....
Apr 12, 2004, 01:40
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition affecting millions of Americans. It shows up as flaking skin, or reddish patches. Unlike people with dry skin, the skin in people with seborrheic dermatitis is usually oily....
Mar 30, 2004, 07:47
Accutane - Isotretinoin
Isotretinoin (trade name: Accutane) is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Four to five months of Accutane treatment usually leads to clearing of acne...
Feb 18, 2004, 21:36
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