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Facts and Fables about Botox injections for Wrinkles

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Botox injections for wrinkles are one of the most popular anti-aging procedures done today, and one of the most effective in terms of tried-and-true methods of addressing some of the most common signs of aging.

However, as the popularity of the procedure increased, so too has misinformation about Botox treatment. Here we will outline some of the more prominent fables about Botox and the other neurotoxins (Xeomin and Dysport), as well as the real facts about this very common cosmetic procedure.

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How Dermal Fillers are Used to Remedy Drooping Skin and Wrinkles

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Sat, Nov 08, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, among others, are a very popular and effective means of reversing some of the most common signs of skin aging. 

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How Effective are Laser Treatments for Hair Reduction?

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Laser treatments for hair reduction have become very popular in recent years, advertised as a safe, effective and convenient means of dealing with the problem of unwanted hair on the face or body. Seeing their advertisements makes many people who are tired of the endless routine of shaving, tweezing or waxing wonder whether these treatments can offer some relief. 

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Skin Care for the Eye Area

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Most of us know that the skin around our eyes is thinner and more sensitive than skin elsewhere on the face; it is typically the first to show the signs of aging and sun damage. For these reasons, there are hundreds of skin care products advertised specifically for the eye area, with many of them providing this delicate portion of your face with some much-needed additional protection. So just what, among all of these options, does the eye area really need to fend off those fine lines, dark circles and other signs of aging for as long as possible?

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Understanding the Ingredients in Sunscreen

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Sat, Oct 18, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

These days, virtually everyone knows that they should be wearing sunscreen to protect their skin against damaging UV radiation from the sun. Did you know that 90% of the aging appearance of skin is due to sun damage? Just what sort of product to use is often a source of confusion. Even a superficial glance at the many skin care articles out there will make it clear that all sunblocks are not created equal. That's why knowing what to look for in the ingredients in sunscreen should be your goal rather than just looking at the SPF number. After all, if you are going to spend your hard-earned cash on these products and invest your time applying them as recommended, you want to know that your investment is paying off in terms of effective protection against sun damage and skin cancer.

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Maintaining Healthy Skin in the Winter

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

There is no doubt about it, winter is tough on the skin. Frigid temperatures and howling winds cause drying and chapping, and the heating systems that keep our homes and offices warm and cozy dry the air, causing skin to lose even more moisture. For many of us, the result is dry, tight, itchy and flaky skin. However, that result is not inevitable. With smart winter skin care, you can keep your skin healthy and attractive throughout the winter season. Please read on for some tips on maintaining healthy skin this winter.

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Treating Acne On Your Back

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Most people will experience facial acne at some point in their lives, and more than half of the people who do will also suffer with outbreaks of body acne. The back is the most common area for body acne to appear, and one of the more difficult areas to treat. Of course, some of that difficulty stems from the awkwardness involved with reaching the area for proper cleansing and skin care, but adult acne on the back can also present more of a challenge due to differences in facial and body skin.

Skin on the back is thicker, tougher and has larger pores than facial skin. Additionally, it tends to be covered with clothing the majority of the time, which can contribute to breakouts, holding sweat, oil and bacteria against the skin. The combination of these factors and others can lead to more severe and persistent adult acne breakouts on the back than are typically seen on the face. So how to go about treating acne on your back?

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Skin Care Includes Makeup Brushes, Tools

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

On the topic of skin care, most discussions center around the right sort of products to use to keep your skin healthy and attractive. However, the means by which these products are applied – makeup brushes and other application tools – seldom get much attention. Let's talk about those tools and how to care for them, to insure that you are doing the best for your skin.

The first thing to know about makeup brushes and tools is that you get what you pay for, so invest in quality. A good set of brushes, if properly cared for, will last for years. On the other hand, that same care will cause most cheaply made applicator tools to fall apart.

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Anti-aging Skin Care Should Extend to the Tips of your Toes

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

When people hear the term “anti aging skin care,” they tend to automatically associate it with care of facial skin. Taking good care of your face is great, of course, but your face isn't the only area of your body that needs a little TLC to prevent you from looking older than you should – and it is not necessarily the area that will begin to show signs of aging first or most dramatically. Believe it or not, your feet tend to show the impact of time much sooner and, often, more markedly.

Fact is, people tend to neglect their feet in terms of skin care – at least until sandal season, when they might dash off to the local salon to get a pedicure. However, that simply isn't enough care to prevent common issues that can make your feet look older than they should, such as calluses, cracks, bunions, fungus and wrinkles. So what anti aging skin care do feet need to keep them looking great?   Read More

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Facts Vs. Fallacies: Adult Acne

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

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