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Traction Alopecia
Loss of hair at all of the scalp margins is called Traction Alopecia and is a problem to all races of people. Traction Alopecia is characterized by a gradually developing, patchy hair loss that results from the long-term affects of prolonged traction on the hair...
Jan 30, 2004, 13:09

Hair Care
Educate Yourself on the Proven Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments
The decision to seek hair loss treatments does not always mean undergoing surgery. There are several non-surgical hair loss treatments (including the medications Rogaine and Propecia) that can stabilize hair loss....
Jan 10, 2004, 01:48

Skin Care
The Way We Age
As we grow older, our skin shows signs of aging from two different processes...
Jan 10, 2004, 01:17

Hair Care
PSEUDOFOLLICULITIS BARBAE (SHAVING BUMPS) Protocol with Glytone products from the Dermatology Institute of North Texas. This protocol is developed by Dr. Dan Ladd.
Jan 8, 2004, 03:01

Skin Care
Atypical (dysplastic) Moles
For years, doctors have debated the risk of developing melanoma in people with atypical moles. Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer that is diagnosed in about 40,000 Americans each year...
Jan 5, 2004, 02:52

Skin Care
ACNE SKIN CARE REGIMEN with Glytone Acne Treatment Kit
Acne Treatment Protocol with Glytone Acne Kit from the Dermatology Institute of North Texas.
Jan 1, 2004, 01:25

Skin Care
Questions and Answers About Acne
This fact sheet contains general information about acne. It describes what acne is and how it develops, the causes of acne, and the treatment options for various forms of acne. Information is also provided on caring for the skin.
Dec 26, 2003, 07:07

Skin Care
Frequently Asked Questions on Rosacea
Frequently Asked Questions on Rosacea provided by the National Rosacea Society
Dec 26, 2003, 06:58

Skin Care
Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, and Dyschromia
Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin...
Dec 23, 2003, 02:06

Skin Care
Questions and Answers About Rosacea
This article contains general information about rosacea (ro-ZAY-she-ah). It defines rosacea and describes its symptoms, possible causes, and treatments. If you have further questions after reading this booklet, you may wish to discuss them with your doctor.
Nov 8, 2003, 02:46

Hair Care
Patchy Bald Spot: Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is considered an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system, which is designed to protect the body from foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks the hair follicles...In most cases, hair falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter...
Jul 29, 2003, 00:01

Skin Care
Questions and Answers About Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease of scaling and inflammation that affects 2 to 2.6 percent of the United States population, or between 5.8 and 7.5 million people. Although the disease occurs in all age groups, it primarily affects adults. It appears about equally in males and females. Psoriasis occurs when skin cells...
Jul 23, 2003, 21:51

Skin Care
Jock Itch: Tinea Cruris
The term "jock itch" is used to describe an itchy rash in the groin of a man. Although there are other causes of jock itch, this term has become synonymous with the medical diagnosis of tinea cruris in both men and women. Tinea cruris is a common fungal infection that affects the groin and inner thighs and often is experienced by athletes... Visit Website ]

Skin Care
Plant Rashes
Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are among the most common skin rashes seen in a physician's office. Allergic reactions from these plants will affect millions of Americans every year. These rashes are most commonly caused by contact with the plant's colorless or yellowish oil, called...
Jun 30, 2003, 22:49

Skin Care
How to Choose Moisturizers
There are hundreds of skin moisturizer products on the market. How do we choose the right moisturizer? There are many factors to consider when choosing a moisturizer....
Jun 18, 2003, 23:51

Skin Care
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids
Alpha-hydroxyacids are clinically proven to be effective for treatment of fine wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin. These benefits are supported by placebo-controlled clinical testing. Alpha-hydroxyacids reduce wrinkles, eliminate fine lines, and improve skin texture. In addition, some of the associated changes of photo-damage can be reversed...
Jun 18, 2003, 23:22

Skin Care
The SUN: Friend Or Foe?
Research now shows that when it comes to our skin, acquiring the so-called healthy glow of a suntan isn't good for us. And a tan acquired at an indoor tanning salon is no better, no safer. The fact is the sun is not our friend....
Jun 17, 2003, 19:03

Nail Care
Nail Fungus
Nail fungus is a common problem, affecting almost 30 million Americans. Anyone can become infected, but most are between the ages of 40 and 65. It is usually seen most often in the toenails of men and the fingernails of women...
Jun 11, 2003, 20:26

Hair Care
Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
It is normal to lose up to about 100 hairs a day on one's comb, brush, in the sink or on the pillow. This is the result of the normal hair growth cycle. Hairs will grow for a few years, then rest for a few months, shed, and regrow. Telogen is the name for the resting stage of the hair growth cycle. A telogen effluvium is when some stress causes hair roots to....
Jun 8, 2003, 21:16

Skin Care
Moisturization Basics
On our skin surface, there are molecules that form a matrix to retain moisture. These mixtures of molecules are known as skin's natural moisturization factor....
Jun 6, 2003, 10:09

Skin Care
The Basics of Skin Care
Over the past 20 years, the number of the commercial skin care products has skyrocketed. There are many different lines of products available today with different features....
May 28, 2003, 13:19

Skin Care
Microdermabraion is not painful and does not require pre-treatment or any anesthesia. A real benefit is that after your treatment, you are able to leave the clinic with a clean and fresh sparkling skin tone.
May 21, 2003, 14:59

Hair Care
Hereditary-Patterned Baldness
Hereditary-patterned baldness or androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss, affecting 30 percent to 40 percent of both men and women. Hereditary-patterned baldness is not really a disease. It is a natural condition caused by some combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process.. Visit Website ]

Nail Care
Ingrown Toenail
An ingrown toenail occurs when one of the nails often the one on the big toe grows into the skin and soft tissue. This causes redness, swelling and pain that can be worse when you are wearing a shoe, which puts pressure on the nail. The area also can become infected. Visit Website ]

Skin Care
Choose Your Cover - Question and Answer on Sun Protection
An Excellent Questions and Answers Section from the Center for Disease Control on Sun Protection and Tanning Visit Website ]

Skin Care
Sunscreen - Sun Safety Info
Sunscreen, when used correctly, is an effective means of sun protection. It is estimated that consistent use of sunscreen in childhood and adolescence could reduce skin cancer incidence by 78%. However, sunscreen should not be your first or only defense against UV. Visit Website ]

Skin Care
Facts on Stinging Insects
The majority of insect stings in the U.S. come from yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, bees, and fire ants. These insects occur throughout the U.S. except for fire ants which are found only in the Southeastern states... Visit Website ]

Skin Care
Overview Of Skin Cancer
The amount of skin cancer has increased dramatically during the past two decades, mainly because of cumulative exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. If current trends continue, the National Cancer Institute warns, from 40 percent to 50 percent of all Americans who live to age 65 will develop at least one skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two broad areas: non-melanoma skin cancer (basal-cell cancer and squamous-cell cancer), and melanoma... Visit Website ]

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