• DermTV – Treating Dry Rough Patches on Your Knees [DermTV.com Epi #79]
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    DermTV – Treating Dry Rough Patches on Your Knees [DermTV.com Epi #79]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. Some people complain about dry rough knees and no moisturizer in the world is able to help them, what is the problem? The reason that they are calling their knees dry is because they are seeing all of these flakes and the skin seems a little bit thickened. Flaking often does mean dry skin but flaking really is a final result of many different processes one of which is inflammation of the skin and another is thickening of the skin, because in fact when the skin is injured it protects itself in one of two different ways. It either…

  • DermTV – How to Choose a Humidifier for Dry Skin [DermTV.com Epi #260]
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    DermTV – How to Choose a Humidifier for Dry Skin [DermTV.com Epi #260]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. Now that it’s Fall and temperatures are dropping the colder air jus doesn’t hold as much moisture as warmer air did, so there’s lower humidity and lower moisture in the air which can cause an uncomfortable drying on both your skin and your mucus membranes. An easy and relatively inexpensive fix for this problem is buying a humidifier because humidifiers increase the moisture in the air and get it back up to comfortable levels to avoid these problems. All humidifiers work on the basis of having a water chamber and in that water chamber the water is put into…

  • DermTV – Should You Push Back Your Cuticles [DermTV.com Epi #277]
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    DermTV – Should You Push Back Your Cuticles [DermTV.com Epi #277]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. People wonder if they’re supposed to push back the skin of their cuticles. Not only are you not supposed to push it back, but you should never push it back because that’s a great way to cause an infection. Your cuticle is that tiny but very important thin strip of dead skin that connects the skin of the end of your finger to your nail and most people think it’s just a piece of dead skin, they don’t realize how important it is, so they try to remove it, by cutting it, by pushing it, sometimes even by biting…

  • I Woke Up With Acne!
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    I Woke Up With Acne!

    When I was about in the fifth grade, I started getting acne. Like just one day out of nowhere, I just got really terrible acne all over my forehead. It wasn’t red or anything like that it was just like bumps, and people would just look at me and stare at my acne and would laugh sometimes, and I felt really uncomfortable. I just wanted to hide, I didn’t want anyone to see my acne. I thought that I would get colored contacts so they wouldn’t look at my acne, they would look at my eyes. So I got colored contacts and different eyes were different. They would look at…

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    DermTV – How to Remove Chickenpox Scars [DermTV.com Epi #382]

    Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] And welcome to DermTV. Since time immemorial, generations have succumbed to chicken pox infections and their legacy of both crater form and vertical walled, punched out appearing scars. The permanence of these scars is testimony to the fierce assault this virus can wage on the skin. But what assault can we wage on these scars? First, crater form, or softly sloping chicken pox scars are significantly improved and sometimes even completely corrected by a combination of subscision and filler. Subscision involves injecting local anesthesia around the scar and then using a pointed knife to painlessly separate the bottom of the scar from the underlying…

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    How to Treat Cleavage Wrinkles [DermTV.com Epi #491]

    Wrinkles in the middle of the chest between the breasts, better known as cleavage wrinkles, are the bane of the well endowed. Today, I’ll tell you about all sorts of treatments, including, believe it or not, Botox and fillers. Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] And welcome to DermTV. All anatomically well endowed women at some time develop cleavage wrinkles. Whether your “C,” “D,” or larger cup size is on the basis of original factory parts, or from augmentation, the laws of physics eventually catch up, especially from sleeping on your side or from wearing bras that push your breasts up and together. Sleeping on your side causes the top…

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    DermTV – Does Thyme Treat Acne [DermTV.com Epi #407]

    Should you believe the headline, “Thyme kills acne bacteria?” Today I’ll tell you how to read between the lines! And stay tuned until the end of this episode for the question of the day; if you answer it correctly, you’ll have a chance to win a free skincare product! Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz. [pause] And welcome to DermTV. Last week, Scientific American published an article titled, “Thyme Kills Acne Bacteria.” The title is an accurate statement based on the results of the study discussed in the article. But if you just read the title, it’s very easy to infer, especially if you have acne, that thyme can treat acne…

  • Injecting Insulin – Patient Education PostCare Task Medical HD
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    Injecting Insulin – Patient Education PostCare Task Medical HD

    This program will demonstrate injecting insulin. The goal is to inject the insulin into the subcutaneous tissue between the top layer of the skin, the dermis and the underlying muscle layer. The only concentration of insulin available in the United States is 100 units per milliliter. A milliliter is equal to a cubic centimeter. All insulin syringes are graduated to match this concentration. Insulin syringes are available in various volumes, for example: 3/10 cc, which would hold a maximum dose of 30 units, 1/2 cc to hold a maximum dose of 50 units and 1 cc to hold a maximum dose of 100 units. Some insulins are cloudy suspensions. To…

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    The Benefits of Eye Creams [DermTV.com Epi #475]

    In the spectrum of 21st century skincare, eye creams are a necessity, not a luxury. Stay tuned and I’ll tell you why. Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] And welcome to DermTV. I just said “eye creams are a necessity”… That’s a pretty bold statement. Think of the other necessary skincare products: cleanser, toner, sunscreen, exfoliant and antioxidant. That’s a pretty exclusive group to be part of. There are two reasons why I think eye creams are necessary. First is because your eyes and eye area, which are the first things people look at when they see your face, are also the first part of your face to show signs…

  • How to choose the best moisturizer
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    How to choose the best moisturizer

    As the head of dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Neil Shear gets asked one particular question a lot: what’s the best moisturizer? Moisturization is important for almost every skin disease and in many of the diseases it’s either caused by an inability to hold moisture in the skin or it’s part of the disease and you’re losing moisture and we are trying to replace that. He says poor moisturization can actually affect a host of skin problems, ranging from eczema, psoriasis, acne and itchiness. Luckily, Dr. Shear says there is good news to report. I tell patients now everyday: we had theory, we had science and now we…