Conditions

Laugh Lines

What causes Laugh Lines? Laugh lines can discourage even the most positive person. These lines are annoying wrinkles and fine lines which develop over time. These lines/wrinkles usually develop in the forehead, the lip area, and the area between the cheek and nose extending to the chin called the nasolabial
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Frown Lines

What causes Frown Lines? There are many factors involved which can cause frown lines. The most common cause for the “gathering or knitting of the tissue between the eyebrows” are repeated facial expressions. Facial expressions such as an angry or sad face which will furrow the brow area will cause
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Fat

Causes for Fat Fat or adipose tissue is composed of adipocytes in the loose connective tissue areas, meant to cushion and store energy in the body. In many cases, there are too many fat cells and a person will be overweight or obese. It can result from many things but
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Cheek Volume Loss

What is Cheek Volume Loss? Part of the normal aging process and genetics can cause volume loss in the cheek area. Environmental factors can also contribute to this such as sun exposure. Many other factors play a huge roll such as up and down dieting, hormonal changes and having a
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Eyelid Sag

What is an Eyelid Sag? Eyelid sag, also called ptosis, is a drooping of the upper eyelids of one or even both eyes. Of course eyelid sag can occur in the lower lid also. At times, the drooping may not be very noticeable but other times it may even block
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Atopic Dermatitis

What is Atopic Dermatitis? Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema or atopic eczema, can cause severe itching with a raised red rash. At times, the rash can develop into blisters and can be long-lasting (chronic) in nature. This condition will usually require more than one treatment. Atopic dermatitis mostly affects infants
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Actinic Keratosis

What is Actinic Keratosis? Actinic Keratosis(es) (AK), also called Solar Keratosis, form on skin which soaks up a lot of sun (ultraviolet light) or using a tanning bed over a period of years. It forms as a rough, dry, scaly patch on the skin. As a person ages, the skin
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Cellulite

What causes Cellulite? A condition caused when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. It causes a dimpled look to the skin or lumpy appearance. Cellulite has also been called orange-peel skin; cottage cheese skin; hail damage; and mattress phenomenon. Men and women alike can develop cellulite
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Spider Veins

What causes Spider Veins? Some people suffer from spider veins which are not to be confused with varicose veins. The difference is that the varicose veins are larger more raised and swollen veins. Spider veins are much smaller red, purple, or blue vessels. Both types of veins twist and turn
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Skin Cancer

What causes Skin Cancer? Cancer is a condition where one type of cell grows without limit in a disorganized fashion, disrupting and replacing normal tissues and their functions, much like weeds overgrowing a garden. There are three main forms of skin cancer — Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and
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