Doctor Q&A for Dr. Brock Ridenour

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes but...: Vaseline sits onthe surface of the skin. It moisturizes the skin by preventing water from evaporating from the surface. Vaseline works well for some p ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: The cells at the surface of the skin contain 3 essential lipids - cholesterol, ceramides and free fatty acids. These lipids form a barrier and help to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
No clear difference: Several topical products claim to benefit scars. Onion extract gel and petrolatum (vaseline and aquaphor) may have a small beneficial effect and are e ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Facial Fracture?: Given your age and sex i assume that you were playing a recreational game of football and were not wearing a helmet or facemask? Since you didn't des ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Common Skin Cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (bce) is the most common malignancy in humans. It most often occurs in lighter skinned individuals in sun-exposed regions of the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Actinic Keratoses: In pdt, a medication is administered to reach a target tissue. Light of a specific wavelength is then used to activate the medication causing injury t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
No easy fix: Treatment varies according to the subtype of acne scars and the patient's skin type (pigmentation). Fractionated lasers (e.g. Fraxel) are effective ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Clean gently: Dried blood in the nostrils following rhinoplasty is normal. It is best to gently clean the dried blood with a dilute peroxide solution (50-50) and a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Same as women: We live in a youth-oriented society that is discriminatory towards the older population (ageism). While men are not judged on their appearance to th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: It really depends on the amount of facial skin laxity. Facial aging can be roughly divided into 3 causes: loss of the supporting deep fat and bone st ... Read More
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