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What happens when your blood sugar level drops?

Blood sugar level regulation is complex with contributions from many different systems. These multiple controls are designed to keep a steady supply of glucose to the brain. Brain metabolism depends primarily on glucose for fuel. If the amount of glucose supplied by the blood falls, the brain is one of the first organs affected. There [...]

Dr. Emily Altman’s answer to “Will dark spots on my skin fade?”

Most of the time dark spots or brown spots left after trauma or a burn to the skin are not permanent, although sometimes they can last a long time. How long they last depends on a number of factors: how much pigment there is in the skin initially. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation tends to be worse and [...]

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“What should I do about chronic hair shedding?” Dr Emily Altman

There are a number of causes to chronic hair shedding. Clearly not all of them will be applicable to a young, healthy man. We normally lose approximately 100 hairs a day, and they are replaced by new growing hairs. So the problem comes when either the numbers of hairs shed per day is greater than [...]

How do Botox® injections work? Dr. Emily Altman

How do wrinkles form? Lines and wrinkles form by repeated movements of the muscles of facial expression.  These movements are a normal daily part of our lives: smiling frowning concentrating raising our eyebrows squinting engaging in emotional discussions. We pay no attention to them – they are automatic.  Over time these movements cause the skin [...]

How to choose the right cosmetic surgeon?

Cosmetic surgery involves both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that improve the appearance of the face and body.  Selecting the right cosmetic surgeon is the single most important factor in successful aesthetic procedures. The demand for plastic surgery procedures increased almost 9% last year, according to the statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic [...]

Acne and acne scar treatment. Dr. Emily Altman, NJ.

Acne is a disease of the hair follicle, caused by a combination of both internal and external factors.  Abnormal build-up of skin cells causes a plug at the opening of the hair follicle, creating a clogged pore, the first step in acne lesion formation.  The clogged pore accumulates keratin, oil (sebum) and bacteria until it [...]

How to Combat Dry Skin? Dr Emily Altman

Although dry skin is usually not serious, it can be quite uncomfortable.  Dry skin is dull and flaky andmay feel itchy and tight. The tendency to dry skin may be inherited from your parents, as part of a condition called atopy, which includes eczema, hayfever and seasonal allergies, and asthma. A person with atopy may [...]

What are the side effects of laser hair removal? Dr Emily Altman

Today, laser hair removal (LHR) is the most commonly requested cosmetic procedure in the world and is routinely performed by dermatologists, other physicians, and non-physician personnel with variable results.  Although it is seemingly a simple cosmetic procedure, it does carry a risk of side effects and complications.  The number of laser hair removal side effects [...]


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