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Restylane “news” (that is not so “new”)

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | 8/22/05 Restylane “news” (that is not so “new”) Two new developments in Restylane this year may be of interest to you. New Development #1 A new “trial size” syringe is available. This allows a “first timer” to try Restylane without making such a large investment. It also gives […]

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Age Spot Removal (9/21/05)

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | 9/21/05 Age Spot Removal Last month we discussed the brown spots that we remove using bleaching cream, specifically “melasma” and “hyperpigmentation”. This month we will discuss the brown spots that respond well to laser: “age spots”. Age spots Their scientific name is “solar lentigines”, but we know them […]

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A New Laser at Minars Dermatology

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | October 2005 October 2005, Vol 1 Iss. 1 A New Laser at Minars Dermatology This month we are discussing two new “additions” to our practice that may interest you. First, we have added a new dermatologist. Dr. Lesley Clark- Loeser joins us for two days a week. We […]

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New FDA Restrictions on Accutane

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | November 2005 November 2005, Vol 1 Iss. 2 Accutane is the most effective drug we have to treat acne, but also the most controversial. The media has been irresponsible at times by reporting stories of questionable side effects and in effect “demonizing” this very safe and useful drug. […]

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Attention: Women who get Pedicures

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | December 2005 December 2005, Vol 1 Iss. 4 This month we have chosen to highlight a problem that we have been seeing more and more often in our office: A chronic follicular infection that seems to only occur in women who 1 – getting regular pedicures at nail […]

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Skin Care Product Recommendations: Part 1

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | January 2006 January 2006, Vol 1 Iss. 4 Skin Care Product Recommendations: Part 1 This month’s newsletter features skin care product recommendations. As dermatologists, we are in a position to help you sort through the massive number of skin care products available and the equally massive marketing hype […]

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Keratosis Pilaris (February 2006, Vol 1 Issue 5)

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | February 2006 February 2006, Vol 1 Iss. 5 This month we will discuss a skin condition that is so common, that you probably have some form of it somewhere on your body. Keratosis Pilaris (or “KP”) is so common that some dermatologists do not even consider it to […]

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Tinea “versicolor” (March 2006, Vol 1 Issue 6)

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | March 2006 March 2006, Vol 1 Iss. 6 When a patient tells me that they have “sunspots”, I am not always sure what they mean. People use the term “sunspots” to describe several distinct conditions. Some people mean “age spots” (see our previous newsletter for how to treat […]

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Laser for Acne (April 2006, Vol 1 Issue 7)

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | April 2006 April 2006, Vol 1 Iss. 7 There are several lasers now approved by the FDA for the treatment of acne, and we use most of them. The newest and perhaps the most effective, is a procedure called Photodynamic Therapy or PDT. What is PDT? Photodynamic therapy […]

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Nail Fungus (May 2006, Vol 1 Issue 8)

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | May 2006 May 2006, Vol 1 Iss. 8 This months newsletter is about a common problem that is difficult to treat: toe nail fungus (also known as onychomycosis). It is difficult to treat for two reasons. 1) a toe nail is nearly impenetrable to creams and other topical […]

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