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The FDA approves Sylatron


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sylatron (peginterferon alfa-2b), an injectable drug for adjuvant treatment of melanoma, manufacturer Merck has announced. A Merck statement said Sylatron is indicated “for the adjuvant treatment of melanoma with microscopic or gross nodal involvement within 84 days of definitive surgical resection including complete lymphadenectomy.” This means that […]

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About Fillers


Fillers are derived from collagen, hyaluronic acid, or synthetic material. Collagen (bovine or human derived) typically lasts between three to six months. Hyaluronic acid (e.g., Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane) is very popular; it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This gel compound serves many […]

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Springtime awakening, spring break makeover


Use your time wisely this spring by planning for a revitalized and rejuvenated you! Whether you want to finally address some tweaks with treatments or schedule a surgical procedure that will prepare you for summer fun—the options are endless. Check out these suggestions to say goodbye to the winter doldrums and to welcome the springtime […]

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Reducing the impact of stress on your skin


We all experience stress. Sometimes your body is in the midst of a flight or fight response, while other times it is a constant feeling of uneasiness. This prolonged or chronic stress is the most damaging to your skin. Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones and tensing various muscles. These can cause acne […]

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Getting to know your skin; which ones can be treated


If you have ever noticed a new blemish on your face and weren’t sure of what it could be, you may want to research what it is and if there is a remedy to improve your appearance. Or maybe you have been living with redness on your cheeks and aren’t sure if there is a […]

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Reducing the appearance of under eye circles


Reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes through quick fixes and long-lasting options. As we age, the skin around our eyes starts to thin, which causes the blood vessels to become more apparent—i.e., dark circles. Concealers that are yellow-based or green-based will counteract the blue of the under eye circle. Be sure to […]

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How to fight the aging process and succeed


There are many ways you can fight the aging process, whether it is slowing the clock down or resetting it with surgery. Start with simple steps you can do today: eat properly, practice good skin care, and exercise. You may want to consider a treatment plan to reduce the signs of aging, which may include a minimally invasive technique or even surgery. Slow down […]

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Beauty through the ages: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s


Beauty is not defined by age. If you want to enhance your beauty, get smart about what you can do for your skin in every decade. Not only can you learn to improve what you have, but also find out what options you have to change what you don’t like. Terrific twenties Your skin is […]

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Scar management: What types of scars respond best to varying treatments?


When the skin is recovering from an injury—from an accident, a burn, surgery, or acne—scarring will occur wherever there is surface loss or penetration extended through the basement membrane. The size, depth, thickness, and color vary depending on the cause of the scar. Once a scar forms, it is permanent; however, you have options to […]

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