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Cosmetic Procedures

All about the cosmetic procedures that make the skin look more beautiful including Botox®, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and surgery.

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.

Fitzpatrick Classification Scale
The Fitzpatrick classification scale groups skin types by how easily they burn or tan.

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.

Cosmetic Procedure Overview
Find out more about the various cosmetic procedures used to make the skin look more youthful.

Cosmetic Procedure Questions
Questions you need to ask before you have a cosmetic procedure done.

Wrinkle Procedures
Explains what procedures can be done if you don't want a facelift.

Saving Face
Information from the Mayo Clinic about how facelifts are performed and why.

Botox Injections
Get an update on botox injections - how they work and how long they work.

Laser Resurfacing
Find out more about laser resurfacing from the Mayo Clinic.

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
What causes spider veins and what can be done about them.

Body Sculpting With Liposuction
This article gives a brief overview of how liposuction is performed.

Liposuction
FAQs about liposuction.

Facial Peels
A facial peel is a mild chemical abrasion of the skin. Find out more here.

Facelifts
FAQs about facelifts

Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a procedure to remove unsightly veins by injecting liquids or foams into these veins. Common side effects include skin darkening and pain. Repeat treatments may be needed to remove unwanted veins.

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