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Newsletter 2017
Clearing Up Psoriasis Myths
Throughout the month of August, the National Psoriasis Foundation is providing tips on how to manage this common skin condition. The itching, patches, scales, and joint pain of psoriasis affect some 7.5 million Americans. Chances are, if you haven’t seen us for psoriasis, a loved one has, or has sought the expertise of a skin specialist. Since it is such a prevalent condition, our team is used to clearing up misconceptions about it on a year-round basis, not just during Psoriasis Awareness Month:
  • Psoriasis isn’t contagious. It’s a chronic autoimmune disease.
  • You don’t develop psoriasis due to inadequate hygiene. As a condition affecting the immune system, it’s believed skin cells can’t keep up with how quickly your body produces new skin. The result is a patchy, scaly, often itchy buildup of skin cells.
  • Psoriasis isn’t just one type. There are several different types, each with characteristic symptoms.
  • Psoriasis doesn’t only affect the health of your skin. It’s linked to other serious medical conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, vision disturbances, depression, and anxiety.
There is a lot to know about psoriasis. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

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Pointing Out The Wrinkles In Botox Myths
Botox reigns as the most sought-after, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S. While more people are sharing their great experiences with Botox, old myths linger. Here we provide some truth:
  • Myth 1: Botox makes your face look frozen. Small amounts introduced to specific muscles preserve natural expression, resulting in softer lines without inhibiting muscle action. The obvious “frozen face” you may have seen on celebs happens when too much is injected.
  • Myth 2: Botox is risky. Botox is among the most well-researched cosmetic treatments available. Botox Cosmetic secured FDA approval in 2002, but its medical application goes back much further than that as a successful treatment for everything from excessive sweating to migraines. Complications such as droopy eyelids, crooked smiles, and dry eyes are very rare, and usually resolve in a few weeks.
  • Myth 3. Botox is for old ladies. Younger patients, including males, are driving Botox’s popularity. Look at Botox as prevention; a muscle that doesn’t contract can’t make the lines that result in a perpetually angry or tired look. Also, you may need less Botox over time as muscles are retrained.

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