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  • Coloring and perming tips

    Many treatments that enhance the appearance of your hair can actually damage it, causing your hair to become dry and brittle. Follow these dermatologists’ tips to prevent dry, brittle hair: When dyeing your hair, stay ‘on shade’. Choose a dye within three shades of your natural color. Typically

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  • Acne scars

      Acne scar treatment: This woman's dermatologist treated her acne scars (left) with acne scar surgery and laser therapy. At 3 months (right), she has noticeable improvement. Acne scars: Overview If acne scars bother you, safe and effective treatment is available. Treatment can diminish acne

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  • Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin

    Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Fortunately, acne can often be reduced with simple changes to a person’s skin care routine. It’s very common for patients with acne to scrub their skin and to use harsh products, yet doing so often makes acne worse. In order for acne to

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  • Before getting cosmetic treatment, ask questions

    Cosmetic treatments may look easy. But knowing whether a treatment is safe for you and can deliver the results you want requires in-depth medical knowledge of the skin. Dermatologists have this unique training. Without this training, complications become more common. One woman had blisters, swelling,

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  • Botulinum toxin therapy

      Before treatment: This woman disliked her deep frown lines. Botulinum toxin therapy: Overview Also called botulinum rejuvenation Brand names: Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, MYOBLOC®, and XEOMIN®   When you look in the mirror, do you see deep frown lines? These lines bother many people.   To

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  • Bedbugs

    Bedbugs: Overview Bedbugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood. They hide in dark places close to where humans sleep and usually crawl out to feed while people are fast asleep.   Bedbug bites: Most people who are bitten by bedbugs have welts that look like these shown above. Bedbugs can be

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  • Acne

    Adult acne: The number of adults who have acne is growing. Acne: Overview Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it's common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. This can make it difficult to get clearer skin. The information on this site can help you understand

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  • Acne products: How to avoid allergic reaction

    A few people who used a non-prescription acne product have developed a serious allergic reaction. Between 1969 and January 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 131 such reports. That makes this reaction extremely rare. All products named in the reports contained either benzoyl

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