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Low Dose Accutane: Results without side effects? Too good to be true?

Last time we talked about Accutane, we talked about the drug’s effectiveness in treating moderate to severe acne, typically the cystic acne of the teenage years. Accutane is a great treatment option for this otherwise difficult skin condition. However, it often comes with side effects such as dry eyes, nose and lips, muscle aches, etc. And like a TV drug commercial, I have to mention the less frequent but more severe possible side effects like vision loss, hearing loss, bone growth abnormalities, suicide risks, and GI symptoms. But what if there was a dosage of Accutane that would still clear … Continue reading

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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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November is National Healthy Skin Month

Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? It regulates your body temperature and protects muscles, bones, and internal organs from outside infection and disease. But there is much more to your skin than that! Your skin accounts for 15% of your body weight and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels. It also acts as a waterproof, insulating shield guarding your body against extreme temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. Here are some tips to keep your skin in great shape not only during National Healthy Skin Month but all year long: Wash your … Continue reading

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