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  • Skin Cancer Treatment: The Main Advantages Of Mohs Surgery Vs Standard Excision

    Excision is often the first treatment used for any form of skin cancer and in the cases of early small or basal cell skin cancers, it might be the only treatment necessary for remission. Removal of skin cancer is often done with a standard excision, but your doctor might want to use Mohs surgery, which is another approach to excision. There are many advantages of using Mohs instead of a standard excision.
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  • Tips For Checking Your Skin For Cancer And What Happens If A Skin Cancer Check Is Positive

    A simple skin cancer check by a dermatologist could save your life. When skin cancer is caught early, it's often possible to remove it surgically before it spreads to the rest of your body. It's important to monitor your skin yourself to watch for changes you might need to report to a dermatologist, but a skin cancer check at a dermatologist's clinic—such as Advanced Dermatology of Northern California—is also important since it is difficult to check your back and scalp yourself.
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  • Seven Of The Worst Things To Do Before A Dermatology Appointment

    It's important to know what you should and shouldn't do before a dermatology appointment. Making mistakes before a dermatology appointment can lead to frustrations when it comes to resolving your skin issues. The following are seven of the worst things to do before a dermatology appointment.  Having no pictures of past issues A lot of dermatology concerns come and go. If you're having a condition such as acne or a rash that might periodically disappear, it's important to take a picture of your skin while the condition is visible.
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  • Tips To Help You Recover After Spider Vein Treatment

    'Spider veins' is a term used to describe blood vessels that become twisted, making them very prominent and easy to see through the skin. While spider veins, which are often found on the legs or face, usually do not cause pain, many people do not like how they look. The good news is that spider veins can be treated and removed by a doctor. Spider vein treatment has very good outcomes, but like most medical procedures it does have a recovery period.
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  • When Your Makeup Causes Mayhem: How To Deal With A Sudden Case Of Cosmetic-Induced Contact Dermatitis

    Contact dermatitis is a condition that causes a red, sometimes itchy, and always annoying rash. The irritation could be caused by contact, such as from a fabric that causes friction against your skin, or by allergy, meaning your immune system rejects a substance as foreign, invasive, or otherwise unacceptable. When cosmetics are the culprit, it's your face at stake; thus, you want to know right away how to deal with your particular case of contact dermatitis.
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  • What Are Varicose And Spider Veins?

    Spider veins and varicose veins are very similar, but not quite exactly the same thing, though they have the same causes, and they can have the same treatments. So, what are the differences between them? Causes The veins in your legs, those which carry the blood back up to your body, have to fight gravity to get back to your heart. In order to fight that, those veins have special valves that open and shut to help pump the blood.
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  • How Vaginal Elasticity Concerns Can Impact Your Life

    As a woman, your body goes through a number of transitions throughout life. As you know, many of these changes leave behind a permanent change in the makeup of your body. For some women, one of these changes is a loss of elasticity in the vaginal area. While it might seem like more of a cosmetic concern, this issue can affect your life in many ways. Self-Confidence Although looking and feeling good is a state that must come from the inside, it would be naïve to think that people aren't concerned with their outward appearance.
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  • Two Homemade Masks For Chronically Dry Facial Skin

    Do you feel like you're constantly having to rub moisturizers and lotions into your facial skin just to keep it from cracking and flaking? Chronically dry facial skin is not only uncomfortable, it can also hurt your self-confidence. A good way to fight this chronic dryness is by applying a moisturizing face mask every couple of days. Here are two moisturizing face masks you can make yourself from ingredients you might even already have in your kitchen and bathroom.
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  • Tips For Troubleshooting Eczema Triggers For Your Kids

    When your child suffers from eczema, there's a good chance that he or she may have some kind of allergy or other sensitivity that's the underlying cause. The sooner you can recognize that trigger, the easier it will be to minimize your child's symptoms. Identifying the source may take a process of elimination, so it could take time. Here are a few tips to help you narrow down what's causing the itchy rash on your child's skin.
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  • Getting To Know More About Gorlin Syndrome

    The skin is the largest organ of the human body. However, for many people, conditions that affect the skin are largely a mystery, especially when they affect children. One condition that many people are not aware of is Gorlin syndrome. Get to know more about this rare condition that affects the skin as well as numerous other systems in the body so that you know what to look out for and what you can do if your child is diagnosed with the condition.
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