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CoolSculpting is an amazing procedure that safely removes fat cells in a non-invasive way. It is technically called “cryolipolysis,” which means dissolving fat cells through freezing. It is not only safe but also it is painless, and it is approved by the FDA. What Does CoolSculpting...

A skin tag is nothing more than a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk and is not skin cancer. Skin tags are not dangerous. Most often they are found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts...

Skin moles can range from harmless freckles to dangerous skin cancer lesions and it is of vital importance that we all learn the differences. Skin Cancer and Moles Though they might look unsightly, benign moles, lumps, and bumps on the skin, many times insurance will not pay...

The medical term for hives is urticaria. Hives are different than allergies or allergic reactions and are red, itchy, raised welts on the skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. Each is thought that each one characteristically lasts no longer than 6 to 12 hours....

Freckles aren't complicated. What freckles are, are merely a pigment (color) called "melanin." Melanin is a chemical made by skin cells called "melanocytes." Melanin helps to protect the skin from the Sun's harmful ultraviolet rays by reflecting or absorbing them. Freckles are natural, and they...

What Does CoolSculpting Do? CoolSculpting is primarily a fat reduction treatment, not a weight loss treatment. The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is a person who has a problem area that diet and exercise just will not budge. The rule of thumb is between 20-40 % fat...

Eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne are chronic, nagging skin problems that don't go away. They can, however, be managed with excellent results. Medications and lifestyle changes can work together to get chronic skin problems under control. Eczema Eczema affects about 10% to 20% of infants, and about...

What Is Mohs Surgery Mohs surgery is a microscopically guided procedure for skin cancer removal. A medical student at the University of Wisconsin, Frederick Mohs (pronounced “mo-ze) developed this technique more than 60 years ago. Since that time, the procedure has been advanced and refined. Today,...

Juvederm is an injectable hyaluronic acid filler used to add temporary volume to moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, as well as add fullness to the lips. Juvederm injectable also contains lidocaine for added comfort during treatment. What Can I Expect From Juvederm? The best thing...

Moles, brown age spots, and growths on the skin are usually harmless, but not always worth getting checked out. It is also important to note that anyone who has greater than 100 moles is at a higher risk of Melanoma. The good news is there are...