Acne Scars (June 2006, Vol 1 Issue 9)

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | June 2006 June 2006, Vol 1 Iss. 9 This month’s newsletter is about acne scars. August marks our one year anniversary for treating acne scars with the Fraxel laser. This laser has made the subject of “acne scars” interesting again. A discussion of acne scars should begin with […]

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Juvederm: A New Wrinkle Filler

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | December 2006 December 2006, Vol 1 Iss. 12 This month’s newsletter is about Juvederm, a new wrinkle filler from the company that makes Botox. It will compete directly with Restylane, which is currently the most popular filler used in the United States. What is Juvederm? Juvederm (like Restylane) […]

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Which local pharmacies have the lowest prices?

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | January 2007 January 2007, Vol 1 Iss. 13 As dermatologists, one of the most expensive medications that we prescribe is Accutane. Over the last few years we realized that many of our “self- pay” patients have been buying this medication at a very wide range of prices: anywhere […]

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Medical Mystery, Solved?

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | March 2007 March 2007, Vol 1 Iss. 14 Occasionally in modern medicine, there are still actually “new” diseases. When a new disease is described, such as AIDS in the 1980’s, it is remarkable how quickly the medical community attacks the problem, learns the cause, and starts to develop […]

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The Vitalize Peel

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | July 2007 July 2007, Vol 1 Iss. 15 Several months ago, three of our patients separately requested the Vitalize Peel by name. We had not heard of it but we were already doing a similar peel called a “Jessner’s Peel” from a different company. The problem with the […]

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Toe Nail Fungus just got Cheaper!

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | September 2007 September 2007, Vol 1 Iss. 19 This month is a short newsletter, but there is some BIG news: Toe Nail Fungus just got Cheaper! The patent for the very effective, but very expensive oral antifungal called Lamisil (generic name = terbinafine) just expired in June of […]

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Propecia, Balding, and Prosate Cancer

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | October 2007 October 2007, Vol 1 Iss. 20 This month’s newsletter is about a drug called Propecia that we often use to treat male pattern baldness. New studies on this drug reveal that it may protect men against prostate cancer. What does Propecia have to do with your […]

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Announcement: We can now check labs in office!

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | November 2007 November 2007, Vol 1 Iss. 21 Attention Accutane Patients: We can now check your labs in the office. We have purchased a machine that can test both serum lipids and liver function with a small amount of blood from a fingerstick. The good news: This means […]

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Will my acne antibiotic affect my birth control?

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | December 2007 December 2007, Vol 1 Iss. 22 Many woman being treated for acne with antibiotics are concerned because they “heard somewhere” that antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pill (aka oral contraceptives). The effects of antibiotics on oral contraceptives may be overstated. What we […]

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Spiders and Spider Bites: Wrongfully Accused!

Minars Dermatology | Columns & Newsletters | January 2008 January 2008, Vol 1 Iss. 23 There is a group in Florida that is frequently being accused of crimes that they did not commit. The group I am referring to is spiders. Not a gang that calls themselves the “spiders”, but actual spiders. Almost once a […]

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