Skin Cancer Awareness Month highlights sun’s danger

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The dangers of the sun’s rays take center stage in May for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Doctors tell more than 1 million Americans each year they have skin cancer, by far the most common of all cancers. One in five people is expected to develop some kind of skin cancer in his or her lifetime. [...]

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Considering a chemical peel?

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Have you been thinking about getting a chemical peel to improve your skin’s appearance? Dermatologic surgeons have developed various strengths and depths of peels to treat skin affected by a wide variety of conditions, including acne scars, sun damage or fine lines and wrinkles. This chemical peels video provides answers to these questions about this minimally invasive [...]

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People in their 20s are looking ahead

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Twenty-somethings aren’t strangers to cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate and smooth facial skin. Most of them are looking ahead, trying to prevent wrinkles and preserve their skin. The 2013 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures showed an increase for that age group in both wrinkle-relaxing procedures and soft-tissue filler treatments. Why? In a word, prevention. The majority of [...]

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Fix that hooked nose with a nonsurgical ‘nose job’

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In recent years there has been a trend away from surgical rhinoplasty, the medical term for a “nose job.” Some people might not be able to afford the surgery or two-week recuperation, or can’t bear the thought of a long, painful recovery. Today, many impressive improvements can be obtained through nonsurgical means, using soft-tissue volumizing [...]

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Facial rejuvenation top cosmetic treatments: survey

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These days, dermatologic surgeons have plenty of techniques at the ready to easily smooth wrinkles, repair sun-damaged skin and get rid of those unsightly leg veins. And a new survey finds that consumers are increasingly taking advantage of this expertise. Members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery performed nearly 6.5 million cosmetic treatments last [...]

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