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Douglas Hamilton M.D.
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MOLE CANCER ( MALIGNANT MELANOMA ) – READ THIS & YOU WILL HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR
Which do you know more about (we hope #2)? #1 Where Kim or Khloe took their last vacation or #2 the fastest growing cancer in the U.S.? Cancers in the U.S. over the past 30 years in general have actually been falling EXCEPT for malignant melanoma which is 1...

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GET DELICIOUS FOR SUMMER - VECTUS LASER CONQUERS ALL
We have the Vectus laser for removal of hair anywhere on the body & for all skin types ( I- VI ); lightening fast - 2-3 times faster than any prior hair removal lasers; very reasonable rates. Ladies, look delicious; feel delicious; bros, you may get lucky w...

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CAN YOU REALLY TIGHTEN YOUR SKIN WITHOUT SURGERY?
The answer is "yes" but know the facts: #1 There are 2 major competitors: Thermage (potency was increased a few years ago) & Ulthera. Thermage is radiofrequency, which by heating loose collagen fibers deep in the skin, causes them to gradually curl over a 6...

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IF ALL YOU HAVE IS A HAMMER THEN THE WHOLE WORLD LOOKS LIKE A NAIL
So we had a patient in her 20's come to our Beverly Hills office last week whom we had seen a few years back. Lovely face with acne scars. 2 lessons for all of us: #1. She had received laser treatments with an older (bad) version of the right (good) laser b...

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Self-Screening for Melanoma
Don't be shy; melanoma isn't, and finding it early  could save your life. To that end, our education team has developed this helpful guide to self-screening. Follow the steps each month and pay attention to moles or spots that change shape, size or color. K...

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How often do children need to wash their hair?
As an adult you know the basics of hair care and proper hair hygiene.
Don’t condition your roots just your ends. Do not over wash if you have dry
scalp. You know when it's time to wash all the grime from your hair. However, it
is much harder to know when yo...

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More Do's and Don
When it comes to skincare do’s and don’ts, we like to think
we’ve got it all under control. Pointers such as ‘do take your makeup off
before bed’ and ‘don’t use hand soap as a facial cleanser’ are mantras, widely
known and rehearsed by us all. However, thes...

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Types of nail fungus and how to treat
Fungal
nail infections can be caused by three different types of fungus, alone or in
combination. Dermatophytes are a
type of fungus that can grow on the skin, hair, and nails. The most common
dermatophyte, Trichophyton rubrum , causes most cases ...

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Treating acne scars
There are lots of ways to heal your scars and keep new ones
from forming. It is important to prevent acne scars before they begin. If
your scar is red or swollen, use a cortisone cream to calm your skin. The cortisone
is absorbed by skin cells and reduces i...

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Have eczema? Avoid this list of foods
The old saying “you are what you eat” is typically used to teach children healthy dietary choices, but as time and medical technology
advance, we have learned just how accurate that saying really is. What you put into your body is what it uses for fuel, so ...
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