Microdermabrasion at home

Home Microdermabrasion: Reviews on Best Machines for 2019

What is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, mild sun blemishes, age spots or shallow acne marks. It’s typically applied to the face, although the treatment can be used anywhere on the body, including the neck, hands, chest or back. This popular skin rejuvenation technique employs tiny crystal granules of … Read more

Skin Tests for allergies

Skin Allergy Test: Procedure, Types, Results, and Cost

Although allergies are fairly common and affects millions of Americans, diagnosing their causes can be tricky since symptoms may come and go, change over time and vary from person to person. Identifying the cause of an allergy helps avoid triggers, reduce symptoms, and improve quality of life for people with allergies. This generally requires special … Read more

Diagnosing Lupus

Lupus: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is lupus? Lupus — also known as Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune, inflammatory disease. The body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues and organs, notably the skin, joints, heart, blood vessels, brain, kidneys, bones and lungs. Typically, our immune system makes antibodies to fight against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria. … Read more

Aspire rewards

Aspire Rewards by Galderma: How to Make the Most of Your Membership Points

Galderma is a pharmaceutical subsidiary owned by Nestlé Skin Health. The subsidiary provides “a comprehensive portfolio of aesthetic treatments for subtle, natural-looking results.” Nonsurgical treatments offered help soften the aging process and upkeep to maintain results require repeated applications. Galderma has set up a rewards program to encourage repeat customers. We investigated how the program works and … Read more

wet wrap therapy

Wet Wrapping: An Effective Treatment for Dry Skin and Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a long-lasting condition with symptoms that vary from person to person. It may clear up for a time and then flare again periodically. “Hydration is key to eczema treatment and prevention,” says Dr. Bobby Buka, a leading dermatologist in New York City. “A well-moisturized skin barrier is less susceptible to environmental … Read more

Orthodontic Retainer

Wearing and Cleaning Your Orthodontic Retainer: Advice from the Experts

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, wearing retainers as prescribed is the most reliable way to preserve the placement of teeth that you and your orthodontist worked so hard to achieve. We asked the experts to answer some of the most frequently asked questions on the use of orthodontic retainers. Here’s what they had … Read more

Cheap Dental Care

Free or Cheap Dental Care: Beautiful Smiles for the Uninsured?

Access to affordable dental care is a major issue for most Americans. Many employers don’t offer dental coverage, while those who do often charge costly deductibles and employee contributions. Some plans don’t even cover routine dental care, let alone dental emergencies. Although it may require some research and patience, there are still ways to obtain affordable … Read more

Seaweed wrap

Seaweed Wraps: Real Skin and Body Benefits, or Placebo Effect?

The medicinal benefits of seaweed have been known for thousands of years. The ancient Romans used them to treat wounds, burns and rashes. More recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Ocean Service has stated that “seaweed is chock-full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents.” While the benefits of seaweed in … Read more