Anti-Aging / Beauty
Glogau Classification of Photoaging
The Glogau classification system was developed to help classify the severity of wrinkles. This helps practitioners pick the best procedures to treat wrinkles and photoaging.
Microdermabrasion Machines Explained
Microdermabrasion is a popular skin rejuvenation procedure. Learn more about how this procedure works and the machine that makes it happen.
Fitzpatrick Classification Scale
The Fitzpatrick classification scale groups skin types by how easily they burn or tan.
Effects of Microdermabrasion on the Skin
Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic procedure performed for facial skin rejuvenation. This article gives a brief review of the scientific studies that show how microdermabrasion affects the skin.
What Causes Wrinkles
Wrinkles are caused by many factors as we age. Find out more about the major causes of wrinkles including normal aging, sun effects, free radical damage, and others.
Effects of Sun on the Skin
UV radiation from sun exposure causes changes in many vital skin structures. Find out more about visible and invisible sun effects.
The Science of Botox - How Botox Works
Botox was the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed in 2004. Even though Botox injections are so popular, there are still misconceptions about how Botox works. Find out more about the science of Botox.
The History of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a popular skin rejuvenation procedure. The concept of smoothing the skin by removing the top layers has been around since 1500 BC, but the modern microdermabrasion machine was developed in the 1980's.
Causes of Dark Spots
Dark spots, or hyperpigmentation, can be caused by many factors. Some of these factors are preventable. Learn more about the conditions and chemicals that can cause dark spots.
Beta Hydroxy Acid
There is only one beta hydroxy acid used as an exfoliant salicylic acid. Learn why this hydroxy acid causes less irritation than alpha hydroxy acids, and why it is used for wrinkles.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Alpha hydroxy acids have been used for thousands of years for skin rejuvenation, with good reason. Find out more about which alpha hydroxy acids work and the side effects they can cause.
These ingredients are used in sunscreens to absorb UVB radiation which is measured by SPF.
These ingredients are used in sunscreens to absorb UVA radiation which is not measured by SPF.
Paula Begoun's Cosmetic Cop
The truth about cosmetics and the cosmetic industry from the well-known author.
Understanding Skin Type
Explains what skin types are and what causes the skin to have different types.
Antioxidants and Free Radical Damage
Explains what free-radical damage means for the skin and the role of antioxidants in fighting this damage.
Tips for Using Nail Cosmetics
This article from the American Academy of Dermatologists explains how people can avoid nail diseases associated with some nail cosmetics.
Battle Plan for Dry Skin
Learn more about dry skin and ways to combat this condition.
Skinema - Dermatology in the Cinema
A fun look at how the skin is portrayed in movies. Also has a section on celebrity skin disorders.
Hyaluronic acid fillers for your skin
Fillers injected into the skin can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and restore volume and symmetry to the face. Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan) gel fillers are currently the most popular form of fillers.