Category Archives: Dermatology

Common Skin, Hair and Nail Conditions

Skin, Hair and Nail Conditions – “Overview” Healthy hair, skin and nails can indicate one’s overall health. Take nails, for example, that turn yellow when someone has diabetes or a lung disorder, or red nails that could be an indicator … Continue reading

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Acne Symptoms

What Is Acne? The cause of acne is not fully understood. Though stress can aggravate acne, it clearly does not cause it. What Causes Acne? Basic terms?.. Hormones. Common acne in teenagers starts with an increase in hormone production. During … Continue reading

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Retin-A Skin Treatment

What is Retin-A? Retin-A (tretinoin) is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself. The Retin-A and Avita brands of tretinoin are used to treat acne. The Renova brand of tretinoin is used to reduce the appearance … Continue reading

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Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

What’s Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation? Post Inflammatory pigmentation is temporary pigmentation that follows injury (e.g. thermal burn) or inflammatory disorder of the skin (e.g. dermatitis, infection). It is mostly observed in darker skin types. Post Inflammatory Pigmentation is also called acquired melanosis. … Continue reading

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Treating Acne with Salicylic Acid

Treating Acne with Salicylic Acid It’s one of the most commonly seen ingredients on the labels of acne treatment products—but do you know what salicylic acid actually is, and how it works? Because understanding ingredients is a vital step in … Continue reading

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