The man's face to the left is possibly the most compelling argument for wearing sunscreen. Truck driver Bill McElligott, 69, has unilateral dermatoheliosis, according to The New England Journal of Medicine. Essentially, ultraviolet A (UVA) rays transmitted through the window of his delivery truck have severely damaged the skin on the left side of his face during the 28 years he has spent driving on the job. As a result, the left side of McElligott's face looks roughly 20 years older than the right.
Colorescience SPF 50 is a convenient, easy, portable brush-on mineral powder that gives UVA/UVB protection, water and sweat resistant for 80 minutes, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, that is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
The cost of one sunscreen brush is $50.
Chemical peels are used to remove the layers of damaged skin on all skin tones. Peels can lighten and improve sunspots, freckles, uneven skin tone, oily skin, scars and fine lines most commonly seen on the face, neck, chest and back of hands.
Chemical skin-peeling involves applying an acid to the skin in various strengths, depending on your skin type and severity of your skin damage. A lighter peel will peel less and requires less healing time but requires more peels to see the effects. A heavier peel will peel more and requires more healing time but requires less peels to see the effects. Medical-grade chemical peels can only be given by licensed, medical professionals. One medical-grade chemical peel is equal to the effects of 8 microdermabrasions.
The peel does burn during the application but a fan will help with the discomfort. Your face will be pink for a few hours afterwards. Peeling can last 10-14 days.
Treatments are every 4 weeks, and it may take 3-6 treatments before results are seen.
The cost of one peel is $250. You will receive a free post-peel recovery kit with each purchase.
Skin tags and warts are very common small, soft skin growths. Most are harmless but can be annoying. They tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds and under the breasts. An individual may have anywhere from one to hundreds of skin tags. Middle-aged, obese adults are most prone to skin tags. Some types of skin lesions are called actinic keratosis. These have a 10% chance of growing to cancerous lesions. They can also be treated.
Removal is done by freezing or using acid, depending on the size and location.
The cost is $100 for the first treatment and one repeat treatment.
Famcyclovir can decrease the intensity and length of time of your cold sore, especially if you take this prescription treatment within the first 1-2 days of first getting one. You take 3 pills at one time.
The cost of the treatment is $20.
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