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Dark Marks and Acne Scars: Your Complete Guide

A top dermatologist breaks down what these spots are, why they appear, and how to treat them. by Eden Univer and Christa Joanna Lee What's the difference between acne marks versus acne scars?In order to treat acne marks and scars, it's helpful to learn how to distinguish between the two. "Patients often mistake dark spots for acne scars but they're actually very different," says Dr. Bowe. "Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are red or brown marks that usually go away when you gently stretch out the skin," says Dr. Shah. "These marks can take 3-6 months to go away on their own, and...

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7 Ways to Treat Varicose Veins

Here's how the pros recommend tackling this surprisingly common problem.  By Sam Escobar If you've looked at your legs recently and noticed a few spots where your blood vessels are raised or darkened, you're not alone: Millions of people have varicose veins. For such a common condition, it's surprising how little we know about it. What are they, anyway? "Varicose veins are veins that become abnormally swollen, usually due to defective valves in the vein, abnormal valves in the vein, or abnormal venous pressures in the legs," explains Dr. Michael Swann, a board-certified dermatologist based in Missouri. "They are sometimes bluish in color, protrude from the...

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3 Ways To Fight A Zit That Keeps Coming Back

3 Ways To Fight A Zit That Keeps Coming Back

Bye forever, annoying zit.  By Alyssa Shelasky I blame Ethan Hawke…not just for turning me on to a lifetime of scruffy boyfriends but for setting off a recurring volcano of a pimple. As a journalist, I was assigned to interview Hawke, my ultimate celeb crush. The week before the gig was stressful, between work, dating, life. The day of the interview, I woke up with a huge zit on my left cheek, where I usually break out when I'm crazed. I went to our Q&A self-conscious, hiding half my face. That stress zit was now popping up every few weeks, whenever...

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