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The Basics of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Basics of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Woman benefits from BHRT Hormone replacement therapy has been at the center of medical treatment for middle-aged and older people for decades, but whether or not it’s a good idea seems to change with each generation. There are clear-cut, life-saving benefits associated with hormone replacement therapy, but there are also some side effects that make us wonder whether the benefits are worth the risk. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is making this line of medicine vastly viable again, as it cuts out almost all of the side effects, leaving only the benefits in place. Read More

Pregnancy Mask: What it is and How to Treat It

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Melasma during pregnancy What is melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that is characterized by irregular, hyperpigmented (dark) patches of skin on the face and neck. Melasma is a common skin disorder that can affect anyone but is most common in young women with a brownish skin tone, particularly those living in sunny climates. Read More

Skincare Basics for Your Hands

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Wear gardening gloves Yes, we say it all the time about your face, but it’s true for all parts of your body. Sun damage is the leading cause of skin discolorations and premature aging on all of your skin. To protect your hands, make a habit of rubbing sunscreen into them right after you apply it to your face and neck. Be sure to choose a sunscreen with broad-spectrum UV protection that guards against both UVA and UVB rays. Using sunscreen is particularly important when you get a manicure, especially gel, before you expose your skin to the UV lamps. Read More

Botox: Don’t Sweat It

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Botox can help excessive sweating We all sweat; it’s a fact of life. Sweating performs the important functions of keeping our bodies cool and allowing toxins to leave our bodies through the skin. This makes a lot of sense when it’s 100 degrees outside and you’re out playing softball with your kids. You’ll very likely have large drops of sweat falling from your forehead and other parts of your body. That’s normal.

Sweating can also be caused by nervousness, exercise, and physical or emotional stress.  That’s also normal. There is, however, a portion of the population who sweat excessively, up to four times as much as other people, for no apparent reason. Read More

Spa Treatments for Acne

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Spa treatments can help with acne Acne is a complex condition that most of us have experienced, and continue to experience. For some people, acne means a single pimple here or there on occasion. For others, it is a constant condition that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter treatments. This type of acne is generally best resolved when it is treated from multiple angles. Medical treatments can be more effective when combined with spa treatments to treat your acne. We offer a variety of acne spa services, and we’re happy to schedule a consultation to help determine which combination of therapies will be the best option for you. Read More

SmoothBeam Laser Helps Treat Cystic Acne

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Get SmoothBeam laser treatment for cystic acne Cystic acne is one of the most difficult types of acne to treat. Although it is most likely caused by the same bacteria as regular acne, cystic acne is far more painful and is much more likely to scar. Just like other forms of acne, cystic acne is triggered by hormones, and for reasons unknown, the oil glands in the skin become hypersensitive to the changing hormones, such as those from puberty, pregnancy, the menstrual cycle, perimenopause, and menopause. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome also tend to have increased problems with acne.

These hypersensitized oil glands overreact by producing too much sebum, which causes the oil gland to become engorged and harden. Since this oil cannot be pushed to the surface, the glands burst beneath the skin, creating a large, swollen mass or cyst. Cystic acne can be extremely painful to the touch, or even hurt without being touched. Read More

Common Acne Myths & the Truth Behind Them

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Get the truth about acne Zits. Pimples. Blemishes. Breakouts. Whatever you call your acne, it’s something you’d rather not be dealing with. It’s one of those things that begins plaguing most of us during our teenage years. For something that is so common, it’s surprising how many myths there are out there about acne.

Let’s talk about some of these common misconceptions and examine the truth: Read More

Tips for Choosing a Body Moisturizer

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Choosing the right body moisturizer Dry air, wind, and sun are all external factors that can contribute to dry skin. If you’re already prone to the issue, these and other environmental factors will, more often than not, make the problem worse. Using an appropriate moisturizer all over your body can help soothe and combat the effects of dry skin, but choosing a moisturizer can be overwhelming.

At the drugstore, there is an entire aisle, sometimes on both sides of you, filled with just moisturizing products. The assortment and price range is enough to send you reeling. If you’re thinking, “I just have dry arms and legs, why are there so many choices?” you aren’t alone. When, you’re in the market for a body moisturizer, these tips may come in handy. Read More

How to Choose a Sunscreen

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Sunscreen application

Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the best, if not the best, things you can do to protect your skin and keep it looking youthful longer. Medical and other experts agree that prolonged sun exposure leaves skin vulnerable to sunburn, premature signs of aging, and skin cancer. Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, there are more cases of skin cancer reported each year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Read More

Tips to Reduce the Signs of Aging

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Woman applying skin cream to hands Whether we like it or not, we get older every single day. When we’re kids, we love celebrating each birthday, excited about the increased independence and abilities we gain as we get older. As adults, that excitement wanes, as we begin to experience some of the signs and symptoms of aging. One day, usually in our 30s, we look in the mirror and see someone who looks at least 10 years older than we feel looking back at us. Read More