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Living with acne scars can make life difficult, especially for someone in the middle of their career. While many of the choices and effects of your teenage years fade away, deep set acne scars can persist for the rest of your life, clouding your every interaction and even interfering with your career. Fortunately, microneedling has been show to work wonders for people with acne scars.

While microneedling can have overwhelmingly positive results for many acne scar sufferers, some are intimidated by the procedure. In this blog, we attempt to demystify microneedling by answering the most frequently asked questions about microneedling for acne scars.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling procedures essentially involve tiny needles that pun...

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Your skin can be a confidence booster or a confidence stealer. Whether you're dealing with wrinkles, sun damage, aging skin, or acne, there are a lot of "miracle" skin treatments out there to help. The skin rejuvenation products and treatment choices are endless. Should you try a weekly facial? Injections? Botox? Almost 85% of people have or had acne at some point in their lives. With this many people suffering from acne scars, there has to be a treatment out there that covers all skincare needs! And there is!

“Microneedling is a safe, chemical-free method that triggers new collagen production,” says Beverly Hills, California, nurse and aesthetic trainer Sylvia Silvestri, RN.

Microneedling is quite possibly your one stop shop...

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If you are a man or woman looking to combat the gradual effect that time has on the human form, then you might want to listen up. A new treatment from Juvederm is specifically designed to help counteract some of the most subtle symptoms of aging, but it can have a tremendous effect.

Here's how it works. As you age, the small fat deposits in and around your cheek bones begin to decay. While normally less fat is considered a boon, here it has a slightly less benign effect.

That is because the skin on your face is designed to compensate for the fat deposit. As the deposit thins, the skin starts to become loose. This is what creates that loose, hanging skin that plagues so many of us.

In the past, the only way to combat this effect was to mi...

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Our skin comes into contact with incredibly damaging forces every day -- the sun, pollution, dryness, extreme heat or cold, and so much more. Our skin can also be a sign of our youthfulness and personal care, as well as a major aspect of our attractiveness. Bad skin can make many people incredibly self-conscious, even though almost 85% of people have had acne or other bad skin issues at some point during their lifetime.

As our body's first defense against germs and other harmful things, skin starts to show the effects of guarding us as we age. Wrinkles are a natural part of life and can be either fine surface lines (caused by exposure to UV light) or deep furrows which come from muscle contraction. Our skin loses some of its elasticity a...

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Botox continues to be a popular procedure for many people throughout the world. It is the top aesthetic procedure for women over 35 and is being researched as a treatment for other medical conditions. Much of what many of us know about botox injections comes from TV, movies or the occasional friend or neighbor. So let's start with the basics.

What is it?

Botox® comes from a particular strain of botulinum. The strain used for Botox is FDA approved and is a far less potent neurotoxin than any other strain of botulinum. That is what allows it to be injected into specific facial muscles without causing damage to other nearby muscle groups. It is a very safe and noninvasive treatment.

What is the Procedure Like?

From start to finish, Boto...

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If you happen to be someone who has tried many of the weight loss programs available and have not had success, looking into the HCG weight loss program might be the best solution for you.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (or HCG) is produced naturally during pregnancy, and this hormone is combined with a specifically designed low calorie diet to give a patient the weight loss they are looking for, without having to resort to surgery or other more invasive methods. HCG has been proven to be effective in providing a significant weight loss solution that is safe and highly effective, when prescribed by and administered under the supervision of a certified physician. The rising popularity of this obesity treatment implies that myths and misinfo...

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Sharing a laugh with your friends and family is one of the most effective ways of releasing tension, especially when things are difficult.

Studies have shown that the immune system is also boosted from laughter, and we all know how much it elevates our mood already. It keeps your heart healthy and removes stress from your body. Since laughing does so much good for the body, is it possible that too much laughter could cause any issues?

Laugh lines, and noticeable deep grooves and wrinkles are a major concern to people who have had their share of laughter, and their face reflects that. The face can be affected by laugh lines in an area, but usually the deeper grooves are near the eyes, on the forehead, and around the lips.

Luckily enough,...

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There are many surgical and aesthetic procedures available that can help you to shed pounds quickly and achieve the body type that you always wanted. While friends and family will definitely notice your new look, you won’t stay looking great if you don’t take care of your body.

It’s simply not enough to just lose some weight, you need to stay fit if you want a higher overall level of fitness. There are those who lose a great deal of weight, and are left with excess loose skin afterward; this is not so easy to get rid of.

Luckily, there are several ways in which you can keep your body looking toned and fresh after any amount of weight loss. Changes in your lifestyle make a huge difference in your overall health, as exer...

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So much effort goes into the skin on our faces, the skin on our hands is not a concern?

It’s easy to forget that your hands are actually exposed to the elements as much as your face – even more so, in fact, because your hands are a part of nearly every activity throughout the day.

What’s worse, our hands have thin skin and few oil glands, so they are damaged more easily.

Beauty can once again be restored to your hands!

Make sure you exfoliate often to have attractive, radiant hands. Facial exfoliants work well, as body scrubs are not designed to be as gentle. Definitely hydrate the skin with emollient cream after every treatment – use one that fills between outer skin cells and replaces the oils.

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Anger, fear, anxiety, excitement, and general nerves can make us sweat. It’s part of the sympathetic nervous system, or that “fight or flight” response to stress. But when you’re nervous about your sweating, worried that others may think you sweat too much, becoming embarrassed and anxious and sweating more, it might be time to talk to your dermatologist.

A lot of people wonder whether their sweating is abnormal. Excessive sweating is sometimes called hyperhidrosis, and it affects about 1 in 33 people. There are so many external and internal factors at play that the line between normal and abnormal isn’t always clear, though.

Stop Feeling Embarrassed

People should not feel embarrassed or worry if they exper...

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