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Is it OK to get Botox treatments at a Botox party? In brief: A Botox party — a social gathering at which Botox injections are given, often in a person's home — might seem like a comfortable way to get Botox treatments, sometimes at reduced ratesBOTULINUM TOXIN (BOTOX) INJECTION XEOMIN
However, a Botox party might not have measures in place to ensure safe and effective treatments.
What are the best foods for healthy skin? In brief: Research on the best foods for healthy skin is limited
Still, antioxidant-rich foods seem to have a protective effect for the skin.
When might sunburn require medical attention? In brief: Consult a doctor for sunburn treatment if: The sunburn is severe — with blisters — and covers a large portion of your body, The sunburn is accompanied by a high fever, headache, severe pain, dehydration, confusion, nausea or chills, You've developed a ski
Your doctor might suggest a corticosteroid cream for your sunburn, or a short course of prednisone for severe cases involving large areas of your body.
Antibiotics are most often not required unless you develop an infection.SUNBURN
Should I go to a tanning salon before a sunny vacation to help prevent sunburn? In brief: There's little evidence to support the idea that a base tan protects you against sunburnSUNBURN TANNING TANNING SALON
A few sessions of indoor tanning will not prevent you from burning in the sun.
My facial redness doesn't seem to improve with rosacea medications. Is light therapy a better rosacea treatment? In brief: Light therapy may be a better choice if you have tiny visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) on your faceLIGHT THERAPY ROSACEA
Two options are pulsed dye laser and intense pulsed light therapy.
Can changing my diet treat psoriasis? In brief: Although there's no special psoriasis diet, some people find that certain foods worsen their symptoms or that others improve skin inflammationDIET PSORIASIS
It can be difficult to determine what exactly is changing your psoriasis symptoms because the condition itself tends to fluctuate over time — with periods of remission alternating with times when your psoriasis becomes worse.
My son gets a red rash on his arms after being outside in the sun. What causes this and what can I do to prevent it? In brief: Sun rash and sun allergy are terms often used to describe a number of conditions in which an itchy red rash occurs on skin that's been exposed to sunlightCHILDREN'S HEALTH RASH RASH SON
A common form of sun rash is polymorphic light eruption, also known as sun poisoning.
What causes livedo reticularis? When should I see a doctor? In brief: Livedo reticularis is thought to be due to spasms of the blood vessels or an abnormality of the circulation near the skin surfacePURPLE MOTTLED SKIN
It makes the skin, usually on the legs, look mottled and purplish, sort of a net-like pattern with distinct borders.
Is sunscreen from last year still good? When does sunscreen expire? In brief: Sunscreens are designed to remain at original strength for up to three yearsSUNSCREEN
This means that you can use leftover sunscreen from one year to the next.