Author Archives: Clinica Sta. Cecilia

The Unhealthy Tan

Despite extensive media coverage highlighting the dangers of UV rays and the high risk of skin cancers associated with sun exposure, there still is a large population that view suntans as a “healthy” status symbol.  The Costa del Sol attracts masses of visitors from Northern European countries on pilgrimage-like holidays for sunbathing binges. Even in November the beaches […]

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When You Need a Medical Skin Specialist

If you needed a cardiac intervention to increase the quality of your life, you would never consult a general medicine or family practitioner. Your first consultation would be with a Cardiologist who, after evaluation, would send you to a Cardiovascular Surgeon. You would want someone with the proper credentials and training to give you the […]

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Dermatoporosis: Aging Skin

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” ~Mark Twain Wrinkles have a dual personality in our society. On one hand, we like to consider them “character lines”- a testament to the fullness of our lives and experiences. On the other hand, with Western society placing a high value on youth and beauty, we find […]

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Pretending to be Healthy: Everybody Lies

Everybody lies. Perhaps small white lies to be polite. Perhaps it is more serious lies to avoid problems and consequences. If you have ever lied to your doctor, you are not alone. Statistics show that approximately 50% of patients lie when questioned by their physicians. It may be unintentional by omitting,embellishing, overstating or understating information. […]

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