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Dermabrasion for Acne Scars, Wrinkles and Age Spots

Dermabrasion is a procedure in which the top layer of damaged skin is removed or “sanded” by a high-speed rotating brush or a diamond wheel. During healing, a new layer of skin replaces the old layer. This improves skin contour and gives it a smoother appearance. Dermabrasion is particularly effective in treating deep facial scars and defects, including chickenpox scars, acne scars, age spots, deep wrinkles and sometimes also color changes in the skin such […]

All About Acne: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Acne (vulgaris) is the most common skin disorder. Nearly all teenagers will have some pimples at some stage, and about 15% will have acne that causes them to seek medical advice. Acne mostly affects the face, but can also occur on the hairline, neck, back, chest and shoulders. The condition usually begins with puberty and reaches its peak by 16 to 28 years of age. In most people it then improves, but it can persist […]

Treatments for Adult Acne in Women

If you are still having acne in your 30s, 40s and even beyond, you are not alone. Even if you never had acne as a teenager, you may start breaking out as an adult. Women tend to develop adult acne more often than men and some women may even get acne after menopause. Causes of Adult Acne Adult acne is the most common skin disorder among white Caucasians, affecting approximately 15% of the population. This […]

Drink 2 Litres of Water a Day Myth

Water is actually our most essential nutrient, so one might expect that advice on something as basic as how much water we should drink each day and when would be fairly simple and clear. However, most of what we are told about water and how much we should drink seems to be complete mythology. And indeed, many people really believe in fairy tales such as ‘drink two litres of water a day’ myth. Myth number […]