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Itchy scalp and other scalp issues.

July 26, 2019
Our scalps have a LOT of oil glands, and those don’t go away completely when hair thins or men go bald.  The oils that are secreted change somewhat with what we eat, medications, supplements (including fish and plant oils) and...

Less pain with injections, procedures, and lasers is a good goal.

July 23, 2019
So glad you asked this! There must be as many different ways that dermatologists and clinics help their patients manage discomfort/pain as there are clinics. Please see #2 below for your answer! Bruising is a different issue, so please see...

For my lines and blotchiness on the chest, what would help?

July 19, 2019
I think a lot of progress has been made over the past 5 years or so to improve  skin on the chest.  It’s never been an area where surgery has been a good option.   And………for those of us who tried...

A wedding, reunion, an event…..what can I do to look better?

July 16, 2019
Hi Lee – We hear this a lot and it’s based on age somewhat, as you point out.  A 30 y.0. getting married needs something different than a 65 y.o. who’s mother of the bride.  Congratulations to you! Maybe the...
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