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    What is Vacubrasion?

    Vacubrasion is a novel new at home microdermabrasion machine. This new device easily helps everyone to access microdermabrasion at home without buying expensive machines and equipment. This new at-home microdermabrasion kits often can provide the same or better depth of skin abrasion and  remove the dead skin cells by vacuuming as professional microdermabrasion. Basically, fine diamond abrasive particles and suction  help gingerly abrade the skin and remove surface cells to achieve the result of skin smoothening. How is Vacubrasion less expensive than microdermabrasion creams? Many microdermabrasion at-home creams cost $10-$95, which usually provides about 20-30 treatments, while some can be over $100. Once the jar is used up, so is your initial investment. These creams…

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    Beginner’s Guide to Microdermabrasion

    What is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a machine-assisted gentle skin exfoliating treatment that has grown in popularity in recent years. It is also referred to as microderm, lunchtime peel, Parisian peel, and Diamond peel. It is a simple skin rejuvenation procedure that makes use of a fine crystal abrasive tip and vacuum suction. Contrary to popular belief, needles are not used during microdermabrasion, making it non-invasive and painless. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity and tolerance of the skin. Microdermabrasion is often  compared to the feeling of a cat licking your face: a deep, yet gentle abrasive force. Microdermabrasion sessions vary from five minutes to one…

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    Blue Light Treatment (Photodynamic Therapy) Basics

    There’s no reason to suffer with acne. If you have acne, it can be embarrassing and lead to low self esteem. Without treatment severe cases of acne can be disfiguring, leaving permanent scars. New techniques are available to treat acne and minimize outbreaks. Acne is an equal opportunity condition, afflicting teenagers, young adults, and occasionally even more mature adults. Blue Light Acne Treatment uses light – without drugs or antibiotics – to treat hard to control acne, including acne vulgaris. The special blue light kills the p. acnes bacterium that grows inside clogged pores that swell up and form pimples on the skin. Light treatments involve sitting with your face…

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    Rosacea

    Questions and Answers about Rosacea This booklet contains general information about rosacea (ro-ZAY-she-ah). It defines rosacea and describes its symptoms, possible causes, and treatments. If you have further questions after reading this booklet, you may wish to discuss them with your doctor. What Is Rosacea? Who Gets Rosacea? What Does Rosacea Look Like? How Is the Eye Affected? What Causes Rosacea? Can Rosacea Be Cured? What Research Is Being Conducted to Help People With Rosacea? Where Can People Find More Information About Rosacea? Information Box Working With Your Doctor to Manage Rosacea What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic (long-term) disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes. The…

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    Rosacea FAQ

    What is rosacea? Is rosacea like acne? What causes rosacea? What are risk factors for rosacea? Is rosacea contagious? What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea? How is rosacea diagnosed? What else could it be? What happens to the nose? What happens to the eyes? How is rosacea cured? What about using acne medicine? What is used for treating rosacea? What should be avoided? What foods are good for rosacea? What natural or home remedies can help rosacea? Does rosacea get worse with age? How should I care for the skin of my face? How are the telangiectasias (the red lines) treated? How is a rhinophyma (the W.C. Fields…

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    American Acne Foundation

    Place your preferred methods of contact here. If you prefer e-mail contact, use only the Contact Us Module on this page. Company Name Phone number Fax number Address line 1 Address line 2 Address line 3 E-mail address * First name (required):* Last name (required):* E-mail address (required):Phone number:* Message (required):I want to receive newsletters, updates, and special offers

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    Current Research and Clinical Trials in Acne

    www.ClinicalTrials.gov for a list of current acne research opportunities.   Display Options Rank Status Study 1 Completed Safety and Efficacy of MBI 226 1.25% and 2.5% Topical Acne Solutions in the Treatment of Acne Conditions: Acne Vulgaris;   Acne;   Propionibacterium Acnes Intervention: Drug: MBI 226 Acne Solutions 2 Completed Safety and Efficacy of MBI 226 2.5% and 5.0% Topical Acne Solutions in the Treatment of Acne Conditions: Acne Vulgaris;   Acne;   Propionibacterium Acnes Intervention: Drug: MBI 226 Acne Solutions 3 Active, not recruiting Comparative Antimicrobial Efficacy of Two Topical Acne Therapies for the Treatment of Facial Acne Condition: Acne Interventions: Drug: Antibiotic and benzoyl peroxide gel;   Drug: Antibiotic and topical retinoid gel 4 Completed A Study of Acne Treatment in Children Ages 9 to 11 Condition: Acne Vulgaris Interventions: Drug: Retin-A Micro 0.04% facial acne treatment;  …

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    Acne for Teens

    What is Acne? Acne is the term used to describe clogged pores or comedones (blackheads, whiteheads), pimples and deeper lumpes such as cysts or nodules that usually occur on the face, neck, back, shoulders and upper arms.  There are so many types of acne.  The most common is called acne vulgaris.  Almost everyone goes through a period of acne at one time or another.  Just beneath the surface of the skin lie hundreds of tiny glands called sebaceous glands.  Their function is to collect and excrete the oily substance called sebum, to keep the skin healthy.  However, the tiny pathway for the sebum to escape often becomes clogged, and a bacterium…

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    Acne Facts

    Audio Version of this Document | Time: 08:14 | Size: 7.7 MB What Is Acne? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public Acne is a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows. Most pimples…

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    Other Acne Resources

    More information may be found at the following websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acne_vulgaris http://www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/common_acne.html http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/acne.html http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-topic-overview