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What We Love About CoolSculpting

At Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery, we love CoolSculpting, the revolutionary way to tone trouble spots and tame stubborn body fat. Low-calorie diets and high-energy workouts are the best way to shed the pounds, of course but some fat cells simply refuse to respond to diet and exercise. These areas of stubborn fat can ruin your sleek appearance and…

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Curing Acne Once And For All

Affecting up to 50 million people in the United States each year, acne is the most common skin condition in the nation, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Acne usually begins in puberty, but some people experience acne breakouts and flares well into their 30s and 40s – this is particularly true for women. In addition to embarrassing whiteheads,…

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Treatment Options for Melasma

Melasma is a common problem that causes dark, discolored patches of skin that typically develops on the forehead, nose, upper lip, and cheeks. While the condition is not serious, it can affect someone’s appearance and can be embarrassing. Fortunately, a number of treatment options can help reduce the appearance of discolored skin associated with melasma. The condition can affect men,…

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Top 9 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

Winter can leave your skin red, itchy, and irritated; severe cases of “winter skin” can cause cracking and bleeding. Winter winds can also make your skin look and feel dry, chapped, and downright uncomfortable. Humidity levels tend to drop during the winter months, and this cold and dry air outside can make the moisture in your skin evaporate quickly; indoor…

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Double Chins are Scary

During this scariest month of the year, we’re all up for a good scare. Well, maybe not when we look in a mirror and see a sideways look at our profile. Wait. What happened to my sleek, firm, chiseled profile? What’s with the sagging, undefined profile that now seems to have taken up residence under my chin? Ugh. The dreaded…

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Fall’s Good for Spider Vein Removal

Around Portland, there’s no shortage of water, whether it’s the Willamette River to the south, the Columbia to the north, or the coast to the west. That means swimsuits and shorts are part of our summer wardrobe. So, when you donned your favorite suit or shorts this summer, were you distressed to see those little clusters of purple or blue…

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Better Skin with 12 Tiny Needles — Microneedling

At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we’re all about your skin, whether that means checking it for skin cancer, addressing conditions such as eczema, or even helping it looks its best. In that last category, cosmetic dermatology, one of our more popular treatments is known as microneedling. Microneedling uses the body’s own healing mechanisms to improve the skin…

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Vanquish the Fat

At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we help our patients slim their contours with two body-sculpting procedures, CoolSculpting and BTL Vanquish ME. These two treatments aim to reduce unwanted fat, but they do it in completely different fashion. Most people know that CoolSculpting freezes fat cells and they die and are flushed from the body. BTL Vanquish ME…

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How Does Sunscreen Work?

Everyone knows that the sun’s ultraviolet rays and human skin don’t get along. Sunscreens are a given today. We know that if we’re going to be out on a hike to Wahclella Falls, skiing at Mt. Hood, or playing golf at Eastmoreland putting on sunscreen is as important as the equipment such as hiking boots or a sand wedge. But…

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