Entries by Alice Pien, MD & Asher Milgrom, PhD

Eczema Treatment – How to Treat Adult & Baby Eczema

 

Treating eczema, a condition whose cause remains unclear, can turn out to be a rather sensitive topic. For one thing, most over-the-counter and doctor-prescribed treatments for eczema have been proven to be ineffective—not to mention expensive and laced with side effects. That being said, it’s important to know how to prevent the evolution of mild cases of eczema and alleviate the pain caused by the more severe ones.

ECZEMA TREATMENT TIPS FOR ADULTS

The truth is modern medicine still can’t pinpoint exactly what will work for the apparition of eczema rashes on your skin.

Skin Tags : Causes, Prevention, Removal

 

They look like small flats of hanging skin and are more common than you imagine.

Although not dangerous or painful, skin tags are a source of discomfort. That is why so many people are eager to get rid of them as soon as they develop. Before learning how to remove skin tags safely and painlessly, here are just a few of the questions about skin tags and what they are all about that we are going to answer in this post:

 

What are Skin Tags?

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Stretch Marks : Causes, Prevention, Treatment

 

50% to 90% of pregnant women experience stretch marks around their stomach in the latter part of their pregnancy. Teenagers often experience stretch marks during the puberty years due to growth spurts. Though stretch marks may fade over time, they will rarely, if ever, completely disappear. Weight lifters are also prone to stretch marks in their arms and shoulder areas as the muscles expand quickly in these areas stretching the skin and causing stretch marks.

Acne Treatment with Lasers & Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

 

For over 18 years we have specialized in Integrative & Laser Medicine. Our expertise includes a broad spectrum of treatments for cystic acne and skin. From conducting our own independent research to utilizing well established conventional acne therapies. We have explored the use of virtually every applicable technology, from the most expensive and sophisticated medical lasers, to the simplest and most “natural” remedies for acne, with which we have administered over 85 thousand treatments.

Jowls : What Causes Them and How to Get Rid of Them

 

Once upon a time…. the skin on our face was tight and toned, and our cheeks proudly proclaimed to the world

“I am healthy, and filled with vim vigor and vitality”

Then one day our cheeks start getting loose and sagging… our jaw line loses its sharp contours… hanging jowls begin to appear, folds around our mouth deepen, marionette lines frame our chin that proclaim to the world…

“gravity is in charge of my face”!

What is Eczema? Symptoms, Causes & Different Types

 

Why pay so much lip-service to the different types of eczemas?

After all, they’re just rashes that can’t be cured and tend to go away on their own, right? While the above may be true, it’s also true that eczema is an issue for 10-20% of U.S. children and approximately 3% of adults. The drop in percentage of people affected is explicable through the fact that most children born with eczema will outgrow it by age 10.

Teenage Acne – What Causes it and How to Prevent it

First you must understand what is causing your acne breakouts in order to prevent them

 

The first key to understanding why teens get acne is that poor exercise and eating habits are not the cause of teenage acne.

No, while diet can make things worse for people who get acne, those french fries and chocolate did not cause those darn acne pimples. Similarly, while not exercising and poor hygiene are definite contributors to poor health, washing your face too much or not getting enough exercise also does not cause teenagers to get acne.

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Acne : What is it and What Causes it – The Basic Science

 

Basic Scientific Background of Acne Explained:

For those who desire a basic scientific background on acne, the following series of articles will bring you up to speed with scientific accuracy but with the ease of common language and metaphor. Effective treatments for acne are discussed in earlier articles in this series.

Watch the video : Acne & Acne Scarring : A Deep Dive into the Cause & Treatment

The Elements of Acne

There are 4 main “players” involved in the development of acne.

In Search of Optimal Health

 

Imagine if someone told you that there is a cure for herpes, diabetes, Lyme disease, lupus, MS and many more diseases considered to be incurable life-sentence illnesses by conventional medicine. Wouldn’t you be overjoyed? What if you found out that there are treatments for cancer that are 1000% more effective than conventional treatments? What if you found out that many of these therapies have been available for some time but that the “powers-that-be” such as the FDA, “big-pharma” and insurance companies shut the door on these “alternative cures”?

What Causes Hormonal Acne? Can Birth Control Help?

 

Before we dive into the science behind hormonal acne, let’s briefly touch on genetics. Is acne genetic?

Given that almost everybody suffers from some degree of acne, our genetic endowment is almost irrelevant. We have treated many teenage patients whose parents did or did not have it, and whose siblings did or did not, and vice versa. Even patients who happened to be identical twins living in the same home and eating the same food had completely different experience with acne.