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DIY: Home Ice Cube Facials

20. April 2013

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DIY: At-Home Ice Cube Facials (via NewsLook) Video News by NewsLook An easy at-home facial is the ice cube facial browse this site. If you are wondering why you would put ice on your face, the ice will help smooth out your complexion, ease wrinkles, fight acne and promote blood circulation, which helps heal blemishes.

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Fibrocell Science Autologous Fibroblast Injections Show Improvement in Facial Acne Scar Appearance

20. April 2013

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Fibrocell Science Autologous Fibroblast Injections Show Improvement in Facial Acne Scar Appearance (via Business Wire Canada) EXTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fibrocell Science, Inc. (OTC: FCSC) today announced that its Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of azficel-T (LAVIV®) for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe acne scars has been accepted for publication in Dermatologic [...]

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The Stratum Corneum

1. April 2010

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The stratum corneum (Latin for “horny layer”) consists of dead skin cells that, in losing their living nuclei as they are pushed to the surface by new cells forming underneath them, have been flattened into tiny flakes. These flakes, by their shape, interlock into a shielding veneer. In young skin, his veneer layer is rapidly [...]

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How Does Skin Function?

22. March 2010

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Our skin protects us – and continues to do so year after year throughout our lives – because it replaces itself constantly. In young people, the entire skin is replaced within less than a month. In old folks, it may take the body as long as 45 days to replace the skin. During an 80-year [...]

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WHAT IS SKIN?

11. March 2010

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Most descriptions of skin explain that it consists of  three layers: the epidermis, which is the outer layer; the dermis, which is the main part of the skin; and the subcutaneous, or fatty layer at the base of the skin. However, while correct, this oversimplification clouds rather than enlightens our understanding of skin. For one [...]

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What Does Skin Do?

4. March 2010

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Simply stated,  skin is a miracle. We think you’ll agree by the end of this article. Just consider some of your skin’s extraordinary qualities: Treated properly, it stays with you – and in good working condition – for a lifetime. No man-made flexible protective covering lasts nearly that long. Plastic becomes stiff and cracks. Rubber [...]

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Basic Acne Explanation

16. June 2008

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Acne is the most common skin disorder in the world.  Blemishes, bumps, papules, spots, whiteheads, zits, goobers, the plague, or whatever you want to call it, almost everyone is liable to get it.  In the United States and Canada, acene affects 45 to 55 million individuals at some point in their lives, the vast majority [...]

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Can Adults get Acne?

16. June 2008

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Although acne is typically thought of as a condition of youth, an ever-growing number of women (less often men) get acne for the first time as adults.  Acne is no longer just teenage affliction.  There’s definitely been a rise in the number of adult women in their 20s and 30s with acne – even those [...]

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It Appears to be Acne, But It’s Not?

16. June 2008

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There are several skin conditions that appear to be acne, but that aren’t acne at all.  Rosacea and keratosis pilaris closely resemble acne, as does another acne look-alike, pseudofolliculitis barbae – also known as razor bumps.  These conditions, among others, are pretenders that sometimes even fool doctors into thinking they’re actually acne.  There are many [...]

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Do I Need to See a Physician or Dermatologist?

16. June 2008

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For some folks, acne can be more serious.  In fact, by their midteens, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne severe enough to require some treatment by a physician or a dermatologist who is an authority when it comes to acne.  And adult women who are having problems getting their acne to respond to [...]

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