Dermatology Articles & Stories

Gray Hair and Vitilgo Cure Discovered

Gray Hair and Vitilgo Cure Discovered

A new compound that reverses oxidative stress and could provide a cure for loss of skin and hair color has been discovered by UK and Germany researchers. This compound, a modified pseudoatalase, could make the need for hair dyes to cover up gray hair could be a thing of the past, according to ... Read More


Chinese Acupuncture Can Treat Atopic Eczema

Chinese Acupuncture Can Treat Atopic Eczema

Historically, Chinese medicine has referred to the condition eczema as the "wind of four crooks", describing the rashes that appear on the inside of the knees and elbows. Their approach to treating eczema is not related to suppression of immune response, but rather correcting the imbalances th... Read More


Regular Doctor Visits Are Key to Melanoma Defense

Regular Doctor Visits Are Key to Melanoma Defense

Doctors are more likely to find malignant skin cancer at an early, treatable stage than is the patient's spouse, friend or the patient himself, a recent study showed, indicating that visiting the doctor regularly is a wise health precaution. Read More


10 Ways the Sun Sneakily Damages Your Skin

10 Ways the Sun Sneakily Damages Your Skin

While getting a healthy- and sexy-looking tan may be a big temptation to many, it's actually a poor health choice, according to experts. That's because sun overexposure contributes to the majority of skin cancers in the United States. And the American Cancer Society (ACS) says skin cancers acc... Read More


Botox For Clearing Up Acne?

Botox For Clearing Up Acne?

Botox is widely known as a muscle relaxant that temporarily smooths out facial lines and wrinkles. However, it has also been shown to positively affect the skin as well, according to research and practice by Chicago plastic surgeon, Anil Shah, M.D. Dr. Shah is one of the only doctors worldwide... Read More


In Times of Recession, Botox Beats Out Facelifts

In Times of Recession, Botox Beats Out Facelifts

Cosmetic surgeons are saying that surgeries such as facelifts and breast augmentations are down, while procedures that don't entail going under the knife - and which are less expensive - are up. Read More


Skin Cancer May Lead to Other Cancers

Skin Cancer May Lead to Other Cancers

A new study suggests that people who have had non-melanoma skin cancer may be at increased risk of developing other cancers, including those that affect other parts of the body. Previous research has already found a link between skin cancer and an increased risk of developing melanoma, a rare... Read More


Cosmetic Laser Surgery: The Cutting Edge

Cosmetic Laser Surgery: The Cutting Edge

Laser surgery has become the cutting edge in cosmetic medicine. Why? Because it's able to accomplish just as much as invasive surgical techniques in less time and with faster recovery rates. Using laser surgical techniques is also more precise, and produces less bleeding, bruising and scarrin... Read More


Injectable Fillers Produce Youthful Appearance

Injectable Fillers Produce Youthful Appearance

The latest strategy to overcome wrinkles, sagging facial flesh, bony hands and flappy earlobes is under-the-skin injections of cosmetic fillers with exotic names like Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, ArteFill, Juvéderm, Ultra Plus and Perlane. The idea behind all of these fillers is to i... Read More


Separating Fact From Fiction For Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Separating Fact From Fiction For Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Consumers are regularly bombarded with mixed messages about Vitamin D and the best source for obtaining this nutrient. Though some may argue that small doses of intentional sun exposure are safe, dermatologists point out that the risk of developing skin cancer from UV radiation far outweighs t... Read More


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