Can You Shrink Pores? – The Evidence Says Yes!
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Can You Shrink Pores? – The Evidence Says Yes!

Ahhhh pores! They are useful little fellas for the most part. However, enlarged pores are often a cosmetic concern for many people (including me). So why do some people have very visible pores while others have largely unnoticeable pores? What causes large pores? Why are the pores on my nose so big compared to the…

Topical Treatments For Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE)
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Topical Treatments For Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE)

We previously discussed the various different laser treatment options for Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE). However, laser treatments are often costly and come with downtime and side-effects. You will hear people claim that “you can’t get rid of PIE with topical treatments, it will go away with time”, but this is only partially true. There are a number of topical treatments for Post Inflammatory Erythema that can improve the appearance of PIE and fade it faster.

Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE) Treatment: Lasers
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Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE) Treatment: Lasers

Post-inflammatory erythema (PIE) is a relatively new term used to describe the erythema (redness) that occurs after inflammatory acne. It is considered a form of acne scarring but is different from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), atrophic scars, and hypertrophic scars.

Acne is caused by multiple overlapping factors and is primarily an inflammatory disease. When a hair follicle (pore) becomes clogged, oil accumulates inside which provides an ideal breeding ground for the p-acnes bacteria. This causes in an immune response and results in inflammation.

Inflammation begins with the clogged pore, continues throughout the acne lesions life-cycle, and remains even after the acne lesion has cleared. Post-acne inflammation is visible in individuals with dark skin as brown marks (hyperpigmentation) and in individuals with fair skin as red marks (erythema).

Facial Fat Loss After Radiofrequency Treatments.
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Facial Fat Loss After Radiofrequency Treatments.

There are many positive reviews of radiofrequency facial treatments and they are considered safe and effective for tightening skin and improving the appearance of wrinkles. However, a number of people have reported facial fat loss after radiofrequency treatments and have been left with skin that appears older than before the treatment. For this reason, it is important to understand the risk of side-effects from radiofrequency treatments before you spend a small fortune on a treatment that may do the opposite of what you were hoping for! So, why do some people experience facial fat loss after radiofrequency treatments? To answer this question, we need to know how radiofrequency treatments work.

The 4 Main Causes Of Acne
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The 4 Main Causes Of Acne

Understanding why you get acne is the first step in a successful treatment plan. Afterall, its easier to find an effective treatment when you understand how that treatment works. There are 4 main causes of acne that are consistently backed by science. So how can understanding the main causes of acne help you in your search for effective treatment?