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Accutane – The Answer for Acne?

Accutane, otherwise known as Isotretinoin, is a powerful drug used in the treatment of severe acne, or acne that is not responsive to typical treatments. The word acne may have you thinking this is a drug just for teenagers, but Accutane is prescribed for patients of all ages. It is a derivative of Vitamin A and can be a miracle drug for those suffering from acne – able to stop and reverse acne, prevent new scarring, and reduce existing scarring. Acne occurs due to over-active sebaceous glands in the skin producing too much sebum, or oil. The oil then blocks … Continue reading

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Has Winter Dried Out Your Skin? – Top Dry Skin Tips

In winter, and its low humidity, your skin can easily dry out. Here are some tips on how to prevent dry skin or keep it from getting worse. Continue reading

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Gynecomastia: Causes & Treatments

What is Gynecomastia and what causes it? Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in both boys and men. Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. More specifically a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen. Infants, boys going through puberty, and older men can develop gynecomastia simply as a result of the normal changes occurring in hormone levels, although some other causes do exist. Gynecomastia affects one or both breasts and sometimes unevenly. In general, gynecomastia is not a serious condition but the embarrassment or pain in their breasts might … Continue reading

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