Acne

Acne is a common human skin disease that, while prevalent during adolescence, can affect adults as well. Acne appears most often on the face but it can also appear on the neck, chest, back, and upper arms. Acne develops when naturally-occurring skin oils called “sebum,” along with dead skin cells, clog hair follicles and/or pores in the skin. The clogged...

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Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis, also called solar keratosis or senile keratosis, is characterized by thick, scaly or crusty patches or lesions on the skin, usually on areas that receive excessive sun exposure, such as the face, ears, neck, lips, forearms and the back of the hands. It is considered a precancerous skin condition. Actinic keratoses develop in range reaching to a quarter...

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Age Spots

Age spots, also commonly known as liver spots, range in size and in color from light brown to black and appear on the skin where it is frequently exposed to the sun. Despite their name, age spots are not caused by age or liver dysfunction, except that the longer you live, the more likely they are to occur.

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that results in the loss of hair on the body. The autoimmune process is characterized by the body’s own immune system attacking hair follicles. The three types of alopecia areata are: Alopecia areata – skin loses hair in round sections of varying size Alopecia areata totalis – complete loss of hair on the...

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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is fungal infection that affects the skin between the toes. This form of ring worm is also contagious and can be spread to toe nails and hands. Athlete’s foot impacts athletes and non-athletes alike, as well as men and women of all ages and races.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinomas are growths or lesions that appear on the skin surface in varying forms, including red patches of skin, pink growths, open sores and shiny bumps. Basal cell carcinomas are commonly caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Basal cell carcinomas are rarely life-threatening, though their appearance can be highly unsightly.

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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are blood-feeding insects whose bite can cause allergic reactions and skin rashes. They measure approximately 1/5 of an inch and are red/brown in color and wingless. Bed bugs are usually nocturnal. The preferred environment for bed bugs is a warm location, like the type found in or near beds.

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Belotero® for Wrinkles

Belotero is a prescription injection or dermal filler used to temporarily smooth out and fill in fine lines, deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds and acne scars. Belotero can also be used to volumize and define lips, contour chins and noses and plump sunken cheeks and temples. The treatment gives the treated areas a youthful, lifted appearance.

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Birthmark

A birthmark is a generally harmless irregularity on the skin caused by overgrowth of blood vessels, cells that contain pigment, smooth muscle and fat cells. Birthmarks can be flat or raised, have regular or irregular borders, and have different shades of coloring. Birthmarks earned their name as they appear at or shortly after birth. The two main types of birthmarks...

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Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.

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