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Minoxidil 1. What is this medicine and what is it used for? This medicine contains: minoxidil (the active ingredient in Rogaine)  which acts on the scalp to help stimulate hairs to return to the growth phase. It can be used for a...

Topical Retinoids (Adapalene, Epiduo, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Fabior, Tazorac, Aklief) Retinoids provide a number of benefits, such as unclogging the pores and fading dark spots (for acne patients) as well as helping to maintain younger, healthier-looking skin cells (for those seeking cosmetic...

Laser treatments can be an effective way to remove hair, superficial blood vessels, and some dark spots as well as improve the appearance of various scars; however, there are things you should know before your first appointment   General laser requirements Avoid...

1. Your skin may be irritated or red and feel as though you have mild sunburn. This is a normal occurrence and you may apply cool, not cold compresses to the treatment site. Do not apply ice or anything frozen...

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare Instructions Some redness and swelling is normal and may feel similar to a sunburn. This should go away in a few days. Some people may react more and have redness for up to 2 weeks. During...

Actinic keratosis (AK), also known as solar keratosis, is a common skin precancer, affecting more than 58 million Americans. People with a fair complexion, blond or red hair, and blue, green or grey eyes have a high likelihood of developing...

What is androgenetic alopecia? Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of progressive hair loss. It is also known as male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness, or just common baldness. It affects about 50% of men over the age of 50, and about...

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a very common cause of alopecia or hair loss in women of African descent. Hair loss from CCCA occurs primarily in the central (crown) part of the scalp. The hair loss radiates outward in...

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURGICAL WOUND CARE Keep the initial dressing in place and dry for 24 hours. If the wound starts to bleed, apply continuous pressure on the area for 15 minutes without removing the bandage. Change the dressing when bleeding...

Biopsy Site Care Instructions Keep the initial dressing dry and in place for 24 hours. You may shower after the initial 24 hours. Change dressing only once a day until the wound heals. Clean biopsy site with gentle cleanser using...

Eczema Skincare - Dry Sensitive Skin   1. Apply all topical medications and lotions to damp skin. Damp skin absorbs medication better and leaves skin moisturized.   2. Use mild soaps (ex. Unscented Dove White BAR, Cetaphil, Aveeno, Purpose, Neutrogena) when taking showers or...

ABCDE's of Melanoma Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. In its advanced stages, it can cause serious illness; if it spreads to the internal organs, it can even be life-threatening. Fortunately, melanoma rarely strikes without warning signs. Watch...

Microneedling Aftercare Instructions 1. A sunburn-like effect is normal for 1-3 days. Severity of redness will depend on how aggressive the treatment was performed. The skin may feel tight, dry, swollen, and sensitive to the touch. The skin may appear darker...

Chemical Peel Aftercare Instructions For Face OR Body 1) Leave the peel on for 4-6 hours, then gently wash it off with warm water ONLY. 2) For the first 2 days, wash your face/body with warm water only, TWICE a day. Then...

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