Acne treatments

Medical procedures, such as light therapy or chemical peels, may help clear stubborn acne.

Chemical peel

Chemical peel — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this skin-resurfacing procedure.

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a genetic condition affecting the adrenal glands and interfering with normal growth and development in boys and girls.

Cushing syndrome

Cushing syndrome is caused by an excess of the hormone cortisol, originating from your adrenal glands or from corticosteroid medications you're taking for another illness.


Dermabrasion — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this skin-resurfacing procedure.

Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic and often painful skin disease. Early diagnosis and treatment offer hope for managing the symptoms.


Hirsutism refers to excessive hair growth in women. Possibly a result of elevated male hormones, hirsutism is often caused by an underlying condition.

Light therapy

Light therapy can improve symptoms related to seasonal affective disorder and several other conditions. Here's why and how it's used.

OTC acne products

Over-the-counter acne products are often your first step in treating acne. Find out which products might help and why they're effective.

Precocious puberty

Precocious puberty is a rare condition in which the physical signs of puberty begin to develop too early in children.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can make you miserable in the days before your monthly period. Here's how to handle it — bloating, depression and all.

Nov. 08, 2014

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