Your 8 Biggest Acne Myths Busted

When pimples start popping up, so does the advice about treating and preventing acne. But it isn’t always backed by medical evidence, so it’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction. We asked dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, to address these commonly held acne beliefs: 1. Putting Listerine or toothpaste on a zit will clear it up Maybe, … Read More

Skin Tags and Cysts: When You Should Worry

You may be wondering about that little outgrowth of skin that popped up on your otherwise smooth skin surface. Most of the time, a skin tag or cyst is nothing more than unsightly, and usually not painful or bothersome. But sometimes, there might be more to these common skin flaws, and it’s important to know … Read More

4 Tips for Teenage Acne

Acne, a skin problem that typically affects teenagers, develops when pores become clogged by the oils and other substances on the skin. Jennifer Lucas, MD, a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic, says your first line of defense is a good cleaning regimen. Here are some other tips to keep acne at bay: 1. Look for benzoyl … Read More

5 Tips to Winterize Your Skin

It won’t be long before the cool, crisp days of fall give way to cold, harsh winter. Now is the time to prepare your skin for weather conditions that can really do a number on it. Dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, says the weather has a direct effect on your skin. Moisture and humidity in the … Read More

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Cancer Found and Removed — While You Wait

Imagine a scenario where you walk into a doctor’s office in the morning with skin cancer. During the next few hours you undergo a procedure that removes and examines every bit of the carcinoma, testing until it’s sure you are completely cancer-free. And you can drive home that afternoon. It happens every day. The procedure … Read More

5 Things You Need to Know Before Botox

Since gaining FDA-approval in 2002, Botox has grown exponentially in popularity as a minimally invasive way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent underarm sweating. This simple, non-surgical injection is often used to temporarily reduce or eliminate forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck.  And while effective, there are … Read More