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Keratosis Pilaris aka Strawberry Legs

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) also known as “strawberry legs”, “chicken skin,” “bumpy skin”, is a very common but harmless skin condition. Although some people experience discomfort or itching as a result of KP, most people are just annoyed by the look and rough skin texture. KP usually occurs on the upper arms, thighs, and buttocks, although sometimes it can affect the face too.  Keratosis pilaris can occur at any age and affect anyone. It can worsen during pregnancy and after childbirth. It generally affects women more often than men. Keratosis pilaris may disappear or improve with age. What causes Keratosis Pilaris?

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Men Acne Treatment – [CASE STUDY]

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions which affects not only teenagers, women but also many men.  Acne is caused by clogged pores and bacterial infection.  When excessive sebum oil and dead skin cells clog pores, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria. A bacterial infection leads to inflammation, which then turns into acne. Triggers HORMONAL CHANGES  HEREDITY CERTAIN MEDICATIONS (lithium, corticosteroids etc) DIET STRESS The Skin Lab Approach Each case needs to be evaluated separately as there is no one-for-all solution. Our focus is on treating the specific skin concern without compromising on overall skin’s health. Careful

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Spider Veins & Broken Capillaries – [CASE STUDY]

Skin Redness is often associated with vascular skin conditions. Thread veins, spider veins, broken capillaries are medically known as telangiectasias are dilated capillary veins less than 2mm in diameter.  They are often caused by issues with the vascular, or circulatory, system. The skin, also called the dermis, is one of the largest organs in the human body, and it is laced with capillaries that transport nutrients and oxygen in the blood. In some individuals, problems with blood flow or the amount of oxygen in the blood cause certain skin conditions. Triggers SUN EXPOSURE HORMONAL CHANGES  HEREDITY ACNE AGGRESSIVE SKIN TREATMENTS

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Retinol side effects – retinol uglies

WHAT IS RETINOL Retinoid is an umbrella term for the entire FAMILY of vitamin A derivatives. Retinol is one specific type of retinoid—the most common and proven retinoid with decades of research demonstrating its effectiveness. Retinol is also known as a ‘gold standard’ skincare ingredient.  It is effective in treating acne, pigmentation, wrinkles, UV damage and more. Retinol renews the skin by ‘waking up’ cell receptors on a cellular level – increasing cell turnover and stimulating collagen production. However, with a good, comes the bad – retinol uglies (temporary side effects). It is an adjustment period during which your skin

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Menopause and its effect on the skin

Menopause causes many physical and mental changes in the body, one of which is changes to the skin. Hormone fluctuation is the main culprit of these skin changes. However, with the right treatment and self-care, you can easily battle these skin concerns and get your glowing skin back. Below are the most common skin issues experienced with menopause. Dry Skin With menopause comes a decrease in estrogen. Since estrogen aids in the production of collagen and natural oils, this can lead to dry, itchy skin. In addition to slowing oil production, reduced estrogen can also inhibit your body from retaining

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PCOS effect on the skin

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, affects 6-10% of fertile age women. It can affect the skin, cause hair loss and acne. There is no known cause for this disorder and it appears to result in overproduction of male hormone from the ovary. Very often PCOS is also linked to insulin resistance. Below is a summary of the PCOS effect on the skin.  Acanthosis nigricans Acanthosis nigricans is a skin disorder that causes darkening and thickening of the skin in the armpit, groin and back of the neck folds.  Low glycemic diets and workouts can help reduce body weight and decrease insulin resistance. Retinoids, glycolic acid, and TCA peels can also help lighten the skin and reduce dark patches.  Hirsutism  Hirsutism is a condition in women that results in excessive growth of dark or coarse hair on the chin, sidelocks, chest, tighs and nipple area. It is caused by excess male

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Hydrafacial – the only facial your skin needs

The HydraFacial™ treatment is exactly what you are looking for if you feel your skin needs some special loving care from a professional. Especially if you are concerned about harsh treatments with long recovery times. Rough, dull skin, breakouts, and clogged pores can all be frustrating and stubborn conditions to treat. With HydraFacial™ treatments, you’ll experience a gentle, effective alternative to other treatments that provide exceptional results even in as little as one treatment. The HydraFacial™ treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and antioxidant protection to the skin. It is a non-invasive, innovative, relatively new procedure that provides the skin-enhancing results

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Exilis 360 – face and body rejuvenation at it’s best

Say goodbye to your bingo wings, banana rolls, muffin top, saddle bags, double chin, saggy skin, crow’s feet!  What is Exilis 360? Exilis 360 is the treatment that celebrities like Kim Kardashian chooses to solve her skin/body problems! It is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for all over skin tightening, fat burning and body contouring. Endless treatment capabilities – from head to toe! It has been called “lunch hour bum lift” due to its fast and painless results!  Benefits of Exilis 360: Non Invasive Painless procedure Treat any part of your body Tighten, contours and burns fat permanently No downtime Results

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Why am I still getting acne in my 30s?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects men and women of all ages. It is commonly associated with teenagers, but the American Academy of Dermatology reports that 15% percent of adults also struggle with acne [source: https://www.aad.org/media/stats-numbers]. When individuals notice that they are seeing pimples popping up along the chin and jawline, this is a common sign of acne triggered by fluctuations in hormones.  What is chin acne, and why does it develop?  The chin is the prime location for acne when men and women are dealing with hormone changes. It typically develops due to an upcoming menstrual cycle

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox) FAQ

Anti-wrinkle injections is a safe and effective anti-ageing procedure. Our monthly Injectables Clinic is popular with customers looking for a quick and highly effective treatment to reduce and prevent wrinkles. It is crucial to have as much information as posible and to never feel pressured into getting the procedure. Always make sure to do your reasearch and if you have any questions or doubts talk to a qualified and experienced doctor only. Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections the same as Botox? There is no difference between anti–wrinkle injectables and Botox. Botox is a brand name. WHAT IS IT? Botulinum toxin, is a muscle relaxant medicine and

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