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All You Need To Know About Botox

It’s an interesting juxtaposition: Botulinum toxin is one of the world’s most deadly neurotoxins, but it has a large number of medical and cosmetic uses. The toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which occurs naturally in soil and many bodies of water. It is believed that a few kilograms of the toxin could ki...

Gendler Dermatology: CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting, known in medical terms as cryolipolysis, is an FDA-approved procedure that essentially freezes fat cells in certain parts of the body. A hose with cooling plates is attached to the desired region and left in place for a variable amount of time. Ultimately the fat cells will be destroyed. The body then processes th...

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Keeping Your Babies and Kids Protected From The Sun 

Sunscreens come in two flavors: physical and chemical blockers. Physical sunblocks (also known as mineral sunblocks) contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. These ingredients sit on the skin and reflect the sun’s rays. Zinc oxide is superior to titanium dioxide, so be sure to look for one higher in zinc oxide content. In c...

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SPF FACTS: What You Need to Know About Sunscreen

As we hit the peak of summer, and its record-breaking temperatures, it’s essential to maintain a regular practice of wearing sunscreen. Your skin will thank you in the long run, but a good sunscreen will also create a barrier for the immediate effects of UV rays. Sunburns, especially for anyone with fair skin, can raise your r...

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Are Retinoids Good For My Skin?

What are retinoids? Retinoids are a class of chemical compounds that are chemically related to vitamin A. Tretinoin, the first retinoid approved by the FDA, was branded Retin-A and used as an acne treatment. However, dermatologists found that it also made skin softer and brighter, and diminished the appearance of lines. As we a...

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Berloque Dermatitis: Facts, Symptoms and Treatment

1. What EXACTLY is berloque dermatitis, and what causes it? Berloque dermatitis is a form of skin irritation that occurs when chemical compounds found in some citrus fruits and vegetables come in contact with skin that is exposed to sunlight. Photosensitizing compounds in lemons, limes, parsnips, celery, and carrots, among othe...

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