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How to Tell the Difference Between Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac

It's been a great summer season, but there are still more weekends and warm evenings ahead of us with outdoor activities, hiking, and camping. Rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are a type of allergic contact dermatitis and can leave your skin feeling very itchy and irritated. Here's how to tell …

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Medical Spa Treatments and Products for Rosacea

April is Rosacea Awareness Month and we’re highlighting medical spa treatments and products designed for . These treatments and products take into consideration your skin’s structure, and sensitivities while providing relief from symptoms and minimizing the appearance of rosacea. Visibly Vibrant Microdermabrasion & Mask This customized facial treatment gives you visibly healthier, brighter and energized skin …

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4 Little Known Facts About Rosacea

April is Rosacea Awareness Month and we’re discussing the condition, causes, treatments and little known facts. Starting with the basics, rosacea is a very common facial skin disorder, and affects more than 16 million Americans according to the National Rosacea Society. It is often called a misunderstood condition, as many patients had known little or …

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Allergy Patch Test: What You Can Expect

Sneezes, sniffles, and hay fever are common symptoms of allergies associated with aero-allergens and may be seasonal in nature. Your allergist can offer specific testing and management options to help decrease symptom severity. When it comes to the skin, allergic contact reactions can cause a host of equally bothersome symptoms including rash, itching and general …

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5 Things to Know About Melanoma and Skin Cancer

May is Melanoma Awareness Month and a perfect time to talk about sun safety and how to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.  Sun exposure with ultraviolet light causes damage to your skin.  Both significant sun exposure (think even a light pink sun burn) and chronic exposure (normal day to day activity over time) increase …

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What you Need to Know about Young Children and Sunscreen

The risk of  can be increases by a small number of serious sunburns. Don’t underestimate the power of the sun’s rays and the impact it can have on your child’s skin. The good news: there are plenty of ways to keep your children safe in the sun without compromising the summer fun! Read on for our …

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3 Quick Tips for Chapped and Cracked Hands

Many of us experience the painfully-dry skin during the winter months. You know that feeling, a stinging feeling when you apply soap or lotions? There are a variety of reasons why we experience dry skin during the winter months, and luckily, there are a variety of things you can do to treat dry skin! Cold …

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What Causes Tinea Versicolor?

Tinea versicolor is commonly found in tropical, or subtropical areas of the world in warmer, wetter climates. However, people living in other climates can still develop this skin condition, an overgrowth of yeast on the skin. We’re answering a few common questions we receive: what causes tinea versicolor and how do you treat it? What …

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