Technically speaking, acne refers to a chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles that results in pimples, pustules and often, scarring. Some of the prime areas for acne to erupt include the face, neck, upper back and chest. Adolescence is the main time that acne is problematic, but many adults also have regular skin eruptions. Whenever you happen to get it, it is frustrating and sometimes painful and getting rid of it is always the main priority. An Individual Approach Acne is a condition with several different treatment options, but not every treatment is ideal for every patient. That is why an individual approach is necessary and any treatment program should be monitored so changes can be made, if necessary. If a patient doesn’t respond to a particular treatment, the protocol may be re-arranged until it succeeds. External…


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For many women, cellulite causes more stress, anxiety and embarrassment than almost anything else. Cellulite can dictate the type of clothes you buy, the places you go and cause a good deal of depression in the process. Up to 90 percent of the western female population over 20 years of age has some degree of cellulite, but despite the huge effect it will never be accepted. Basically, when fat cells in the adipose layer of the hypodermis get bigger, the connective tissue within that layer hardens and the dermis layer of the skin weakens, you have a great recipe for the dimpling appearance of cellulite. You’ll discover lots of ‘miracle solutions’ if you look hard enough, but these will reduce the size of your bank account more than anything else. You’re not likely to find a permanent solution for cellulite,…


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When it comes to skin, one quality that most people seem to like about their own and others, is clarity. Age spots and indiscriminate skin discoloration disrupts the flow, and there are many different treatments out there designed to create a clear face. One such treatment is called an Obagi Blue Chemical Peel. What Is It? The Obagi Blue Peel is a medium chemical peel that was developed by a dermatologist named Dr. Zein Obagi. This particular peel works in the same fashion as most others, but it allows the technician or doctor to control the strength of the formula that’s used, to meet the patient’s specific skin needs. The Obagi Blue Peel is an ideal treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and age spots, rejuvenating the skin and adding a youthful glow that wasn’t there before. The…


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In the world of thinning hair or hair loss, not a lot of thought is given to the eyelashes. Naturally, the top of the head receives the most attention and rightfully so, but thinning eyelashes can cause quite a lot of discomfort and embarrassment. There is a medical condition known as “hypotrichosis” where the lashes just don’t grow the way they should, but luckily there is also a treatment that helps to correct the problem. What Is Latisse? Latisse is a prescription topical solution that is designed to increase the fullness, length and darkness of the eyelashes of people with hypotrichosis. Latisse has been proven safe and effective and is a common treatment when doctors are faced with patients suffering from hypotrichosis. How It Works Latisse is typically applied to the lashes two times per day as instructed, showing gradual…


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The quest for more youthful, blemish-free skin seems almost never ending. Lots of different methods and techniques are available for your skin; both at-home and professional. One of the newer techniques is called AFA Clay Peel. What Is AFA? The AFA aspect of this peel refers to a patented combination of amino acids that mimic many of the naturally-occurring amino acids in your own skin. The acronym stands for “Amino Acid Filaggrin-based Antioxidants.” In Canada, you must visit a medical professional in order to have access to AFA, and the AFA Clay Peel. The Clay Element Along with the AFA formulation, a soothing, earth clay is used to help draw toxins and impurities out of the skin. It also soothes the skin and prepares it for the gel that will ultimately act as the peel. How It Works The AFA…


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