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Living with Psoriasis? We Can Help!

Did you know there are more than 125 million people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis all over the world? Psoriasis is a common inflammatory disease, caused by abnormal T-lymphocyte function, most often characterized by raised, red, scaly patches. These patches or plaques are usually found on the elbows, knees and scalp but may appear on any part of the skin. Joints and nails can be affected as well. This happens because skin cells in people with psoriasis grow at an abnormally fast rate which causes a buildup of the psoriasis lesions; these lesions are NOT infectious or contagious but may … Continue reading

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All About Alopecia

Did you know hair grows everywhere on your skin but your palms? You have about 100,000-150,000 hairs on your head and lose up to 100 of those per day. So finding a few stray hairs on your brush or pillow is not necessarily cause for concern. However, if you’re experiencing sudden hair loss or more hair loss than usual, it could be indication of a medical condition that requires a visit to Dr. Baker. Alopecia is a general name for hair loss. Sometimes it is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your hair follicles. This attack causes … Continue reading

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Beauty and Botox – Face Forward 2012

Did you know that BOTOX injections are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery today? In fact, Botox injections far outnumber breast augmentation and rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery on the nose), as the most preferred aesthetic surgical procedure. In western culture, attractiveness is closely wedded to youthfulness. The appearance of wrinkles on the face is a source of anxiety for millions of women and men. Studies show that wrinkles begin to appear as early as the age of 27. If it is our face that betrays our age the first, no wonder it the focus of so much anxiety. … Continue reading

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