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Inflammation: How stress and certain foods can help or hurt your skin

You are what you eat. Diet plays huge role in the appearance of your skin.  It begins with an understanding that almost every disease process and cell death/cell destruction starts with inflammation...

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Photodynamic Therapy: How to get a jump start on Head and Neck Skin Cancers and prevent possible surgery

Most non-melanoma skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma) are directly correlated to sun exposure and sun damage. The damaged DNA in these cells has a difficult time repairing its...

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Introducing Restylane’s New Refyne and Defyne Dermal Fillers

Galderma, the company behind Restylane, Dysport and the Sculptra family of products launched their new line of FDA approved dermal fillers, Refyne and Defyne.  They are being touted as the first flex...

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Fat Transfer

Fat transfer, also called autologous fat transplantation, is regaining popularity as a more natural and long-lasting way to add significant volume to the face utilizing unwanted fat taken from another...

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Dear Dr. Ostad: I am an African American Woman, is it true that I don’t have to wear sunscreen because my skin color protects me?

Thank you for your question. While it is true that those with darker skin do not have the same rate of skin cancer as those with fair-skin, you should have an awareness about a specific type of skin c...

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