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5072 W. Plano Pkwy, Suite 150,
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Wow!!! I randomly looked up a dermatologist in my area for a small procedure I needed done and I will say I could not be happier with this team!!!! EVERYONE in the office is just so friendly and welcoming. The Doctor was super super nice and explained everything in detail that was easily understandable and even had suggestions on how to keep costs down.The nurse I had was WONDERFUL!!! Just an all around perfect experience and I highly highly suggest this office to anyone in the West Plano area. Great example of good culture in an office. Loved my visit!

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OCEAN’S CORAL MAY MAKE A SUNSCREEN PILL FOR HUMANS!

(Kings College London 8/11). Scientists hope to harness coral’s natural defense against sun damage and make it into a sunscreen pill for humans. It seems algae gives the coral a compound which it then modifies into a very potent sunscreen. The fish that feed on the coral also seem to benefit from the coral’s sunscreen, … Continue reading OCEAN’S CORAL MAY MAKE A SUNSCREEN PILL FOR HUMANS!

TANOREXIA: UV RAYS ACTIVATE BRAIN’S ADDICTIVE RESPONSE

(9/11 World News with Diane Sawyer-ABC). The dangers of tanning are well known, yet millions of people still expose their skin to sunlight. Now scientists think they know why. On ABC, a patient explains that even though she has been diagnosed with skin cancer five times, she still has dreams about tanning. She said that … Continue reading TANOREXIA: UV RAYS ACTIVATE BRAIN’S ADDICTIVE RESPONSE

HAIRDRESSERS SCREEN CUSTOMERS FOR SKIN CANCER

(10/11. Archives of Dermatology). Your hairdresser may serve as your first line of defense against skin cancers by checking your scalp and other areas of your head for suspicious moles, which might otherwise go unnoticed. Up to 40% of the hair care professionals questioned said that they had looked at customers’ scalps for suspicious moles … Continue reading HAIRDRESSERS SCREEN CUSTOMERS FOR SKIN CANCER

“VAMPIRE LIFT” INCREASES COLLAGEN, ACTIVATES CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS

(10/11. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery). A mixture of platelets and fibrin that is extracted from one’s own blood and re-injected into the same donor for cosmetic purposes…dubbed the “vampire lift” was studied in a small group of people by re-injecting the mixture back into the arm. Analysis of the biopsied arm did show activated … Continue reading “VAMPIRE LIFT” INCREASES COLLAGEN, ACTIVATES CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS

FISH FOOT SPA PEDICURES MAY SPREAD DISEASE- YUCKY! YUCKY! YUCKY!!

(10/11. Daily Mail U.K.) Faddish fishy pedicures could spread diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV. According to officials from the Health Protection Agency, this increasingly popular treatment puts users at risk. Although they concede the risk level is low, they emphasize that it is real.   This unique treatment features dozens of little fish … Continue reading FISH FOOT SPA PEDICURES MAY SPREAD DISEASE- YUCKY! YUCKY! YUCKY!!

ANTI-INFLAMMATION DIET MAY IMPROVE PSORIASIS

(11/11. Daily Mail U.K.) The concept of food acting as medicine is not new. There have been some anecdotal reports coming in from psoriasis sufferers who reported improvement in their condition after following a diet to reduce inflammation, which is suggested to decrease their disease’s pathology of over-producing skin cells. The diet consisted of oily … Continue reading ANTI-INFLAMMATION DIET MAY IMPROVE PSORIASIS

*DERMATOLOGIST WARNS GEL MANICURES ARE A CANCER RISK… BUT READ ON TO SEE HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

(Washington Times, New York Post, Journal of the American Academy of Medicine – 3/7/13) Dr. C. Adigun, with the New York University School of Medicine, warned that the fad of replacing nail polish with the quick-hardening gel manicure could result in skin cancer. The risk of skin cancer is due to the UV light that … Continue reading *DERMATOLOGIST WARNS GEL MANICURES ARE A CANCER RISK… BUT READ ON TO SEE HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

(Pediatrics 2/25/13) Missouri has no tanning laws.

(Pediatrics 2/25/13) Missouri has no tanning laws. It seems a majority of tanning salons there would allow children as young as the age of ten years to tan because there are no legal restrictions against doing so. Investigators at the Washington University of Medicine randomly selected 243 tanning salons in Missouri to study. 65 percent … Continue reading (Pediatrics 2/25/13) Missouri has no tanning laws.

CHEMICAL PEELS MAY PREVENT SKIN CANCERS

Tumor formation was delayed and reduced with chemical peeling agents after exposure to ultraviolet (sun) radiation   (Journal Dermatology Science 10/2010) Chemical Peels are popular procedures for the rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin. They can improve fine lines and brown spots on skin that is already at risk for skin cancers. Researchers investigated the effects of … Continue reading CHEMICAL PEELS MAY PREVENT SKIN CANCERS


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