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  • Don’t Let Frown Lines Get You Down!

    Don’t Let Frown Lines Get You Down!

    Regardless of what you opt to call those pesky lines and grooves that appear between your eyebrows, if you’ve got them you probably loathe them. Why? Because they can make you look weary. Or angry. Or like someone who needs to constantly be asked, “What’s wrong” ALL. THE. TIME.

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  • Microsurgery


    What does this mean for patients? Well, first and foremost, it means that injuries that couldn’t have been repaired previously – before the technology was available – probably wouldn’t have been routinely successful. Microsurgical techniques allow surgeons to do things like reattach fingers that have been amputated, or to transplant sections of tissue (muscle, bone, etc.) from one area of the body to another. All of this culminates into the surgeons’ ability to (re)attach blood vessels and nerves, allowing the transplanted tissue to thrive in its new location AND so that the feeling (sensation) of the tissue can be maintained.

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  • After-Surgery Care

    After-Surgery Care

    One of the most important things you should do after surgery is to follow all the post-surgery care instructions from your doctor. Don't be naive enough to think that your doctor's instructions don't apply to you.

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  • How to Prepare for Surgery

    How to Prepare for Surgery

    Before committing to a procedure, discuss your options with your healthcare provider and take some time to think everything over. Surgeries aren’t procedures that you should rush into (with the exception of emergency surgery). Make sure you consider all alternatives and weigh the pros and cons before committing.

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  • Frostbite

    Frostbite is an injury that’s caused when the skin and the tissues beneath it freeze. It’s most commonly seen on the fingers, toes, ears, nose, cheeks, and chin – however, ANY exposed skin in cold, windy weather is vulnerable.

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  • Signs of Healthy Skin

    Signs of Healthy Skin

    As we age, some of that perfectness of our skin begins to fade away. We tan. We burn. We’re out in the elements exposing it to sun and wind. We don’t use sunscreen. We forget to moisturize. We’re too tired to take our makeup off at night.

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  • More Than Skin Deep: The Anatomy of a Sunburn – Part 2

    More Than Skin Deep: The Anatomy of a Sunburn – Part 2

    Blistering. If the burn is bad enough, the cells in the dermis (which is below the epidermis, or outermost layer of skin) will become damaged as well, creating a 2nd-degree burn as well as blistering.

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  • Anatomy of a Sunburn – Part 1

    Anatomy of a Sunburn – Part 1

    Melanin. Melanin is a type of pigment molecule that resides in your skin. Melanin is, surprisingly enough, responsible for some of the warmth that you feel when you’re out in the sun – in fact, that feeling of warmth comes from those pigment molecules absorbing and converting all those UV rays (that are hitting your skin) into heat.

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  • Why do some people have bigger pores than others?

    Why do some people have bigger pores than others?

    The size of the pore is determined by the amount of sebum (oil) being produced and flowing down the follicular canal. The more sebum produced, the more the follicle and pore stretch to accommodate the quantity of sebum being secreted.

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