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Skin Spectrum

Skinformation: Plated Skincare Products

Q: My friend swears by a skin serum that contains growth factors and says I should use it too. Are growth factors good for the skin? A: For years we have recommended skin care products that contain growth factors to our patients. Growth factors are substances that are produced naturally by our own body, but
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Skinformation: New Year’s Resolutions for Best Skin

Sun protection – Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, whether it’s winter or summer, cover up with clothing and a hat, and avoid outdoor activities between the peak sunlight hours of 10:00 and 4:00 Anti-inflammatory diet – Eat whole foods, leafy greens, brightly colored fruits and vegetables such as berries, cherries, and tomatoes, olive
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Skinformation: Acne in Adolescents

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Q: My daughter is going back to college next month. She has acne and it gets worse when she is away at school because she is busy and doesn’t always use her medication, she feels stressed, and she doesn’t eat the healthiest food. There isn’t a dermatologist near her campus. Is there anything she can
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Skinformation: Smoker Lines

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Q: I have wrinkles around my mouth that make me look much older than my actual age. They are annoying for several reasons. One – my lipstick bleeds into them causing them to look messy, and two – people sometimes assume I smoke cigarettes because of the lines. I’ve tried several different wrinkle creams, but
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Skinformation: Sagging Facial Skin

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Q: I’m 44 years old and have dark olive-colored skin. In the last few years, I’ve noticed that my face has started to sag and some lines have appeared on my cheeks. I’ve tried a number of different creams that are supposed to help, but I haven’t seen any improvement. What would you recommend for
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Skinformation: Sun-Damaged Skin

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Q: As a teenager, I would have a beautiful, glowing tan at the end of summer. Now that I’m in my forties, my “end of summer” skin looks discolored and dehydrated. Is there a way to brighten up and refresh my face? A: As summer fades away, many of us find that we have more
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Skinformation: CO2 Laser

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Q: I saw a friend recently whom I hadn’t seen in a year, and she looked so good. She told me that she had a CO2 laser treatment since we last met, and she’s very happy she did it. Can you tell me about this treatment? What does it do, and would it be good
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Skinformation: Uneven skin, brown spots from summer

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Q: I’ve had a wonderful summer. I’ve traveled to visit family, spent some time at the beach, and played some golf. I wore sunscreen every day, but I wasn’t as diligent about using my other skin products. Now as I look in the mirror, my skin looks tired and my brown spots are more visible
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Skinformation: Lip lines

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Q: The only place on my face where I have wrinkles is around my lips. I feel that they have a very aging effect on my appearance. Also, I find that my lipstick bleeds into these lines. What do you recommend for this problem? A: The skin around the mouth is predisposed to developing lines,
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Skinformation: Exfoliation

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Q: I’ve read that I should exfoliate my skin. Is this true, and if so, what’s the best way to do it? A: Exfoliation is necessary to make our skin healthy and look its best. What is exfoliation? It is simply removing old, dead cells from the skin surface. Exfoliating improves dullness, flaking, fine lines,
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