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What Your Surgeon Should Know About Your Skin

Surgery has its risks, as we all know. But as an interesting new study shows, people who have had skin infections, even just one, prior to surgery are at substantially greater risk of developing infections in their incision sites. According to a Johns Hopkins University study published in the latest issue of the Annals of […]

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The dangers of self-tanning sprays

ABC News this morning had an excellent and eye-opening segment on the potential dangers of self-tanning sprays, which I urge everybody to read or see. Until fairly recently, self-tanners were viewed as completely safe. Then self-tanning sprays became wildly popular and scientists began warning of the potential dangers of inhaling the spray. In my new […]

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Potential dangers of aerosol sunscreens

It’s been in the news for a couple of days: a freak mishap involving a spray sunscreen and a grill that left one man with second-degree burns. According to the news story, he applied a spray sunscreen, walked over to his barbecue grill … and caught on fire. CBS Evening News had me on a […]

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How to rejuvenate your hands

In my new book Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist, rule #70 is “Don’t Let Your Hands Show Your Age.” I was reminded of this rule when I recently appeared on Channel 4’s New York Live to demonstrate the amazing transformation of hands that can be done with Radiesse. People work […]

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The dangers of fish pedicures

A few years back, fish pedicures were all the rage, much to the astonishment of doctors. I, for one, always thought it was the creepiest idea ever and could not understand why anybody would even think of letting fish nibble away at their feet. It was a short-lived fad, and one that was soon made […]

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