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When it comes to skincare, most dermatologists will agree there are three essentials for healthy skin: Sunscreen, antioxidants, and a retinol (or retinoid). Opinions begin to vary once you step beyond this protective and corrective trifecta—and growth factors are often part of the anti-aging ingredient conversation.
Simply put, growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that promote cellular growth, proliferation and healing. In terms of benefits for your skin, growth factors can help improve fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin firmness, fade the appearance of scars and more. While that’s easy enough to understand, growth factors are biologically active, which makes formulating
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There are countless anti-aging ingredients used in skincare today, but few have the potential regenerative capabilities of stem cells. With the remarkable ability to limitlessly divide into new stem cells or more specialized cells such as muscle, blood cells or brain cells, stem cells play an integral role in repairing and replenishing all parts of our bodies—including the skin. But as with many other types of cells, stem cells in the human body decline with age.
New York City dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg recognizes the significance of stem cells and their impact on the skin and hair, which is why he offers umbilical stem cell injections at his practice. “By harnessing the power
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The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year—but it also has the potential for wreaking havoc on your complexion. From a jam-packed schedule to ingestible temptation at every turn, it’s easy to get off-track as far as healthy diet and lifestyle choices are concerned. Here, six top dermatologists share their advice for helping you and your skin weather the final stretch of 2017—and start 2018 off beautifully.
Don’t indulge your sweet tooth.
Cookies, candy canes and all sorts of tempting treats are synonymous with the holidays, but weight gain isn’t the only threat posed by these little indulgences. Excess sugar can have an aging effect on the skin thanks to a pr
For years, there was little, if anything, doctors could offer for advanced or spreading melanoma, the potentially fatal form of skin cancer.
But that was then.
“The landscape has totally changed and for the first time we have been able to essentially cure metastatic disease. What was once fatal now has real hope,” says Mona Mofid, MD, FAAD, Medical Director, American Melanoma Foundation and a dermatologist in San Diego, Calif.
Take former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, for example, she says. Diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in his ninth decade, he is now cancer-free. “I personally have four patients who had metastatic disease in the brain or lung whose melanoma is now undetect
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