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A 41-year-old member asked:

anybody have any luck with laser hair removal on face?

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Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Sometimes it takes patience and you may have to switch lasers. It can be more difficult in women with poly cystic ovarian syndrome or those on testosterone. You may wish to discuss these with your doctor.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes but trial&error: Due tothe varying effectiveness of different lasers on different skin types and hair color and texture as well as the growth cycle, it may take several attempts using different lasers.
Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine 29 years experience
Laser Hair Reduction: Laser hair reduction of the face does work, but the effect depends upon multiple variables: skin type {lightly pigmented vs medium pigmented vs heavily pigmented}, hair color {gray vs black} and matching equipment to skin type/hair color {755nm vs 810nm vs 1064nm}. In regards to one's face, i would recommend you choose the highest qualified provider. Also: cheap ≠ good and good ≠ cheap.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done to treat acne on the face, chest, and shoulders?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
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What could be the source of lines on a 14-year-old girl's nose and mouth?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Could be cosmetic: No coomon for a young person. Please see a pediatrician or a dermatologist and have a great day!
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can mouthwashes containing peroxide cause mouth cancer?

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Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 32 years experience
Probably not: In japan they showed it could happen, but with 40% peroxide. It's illegal in the usa, here we only get up to 3-5% no proof here.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Eczema treatment: Keeping your eczema under good control is the best option. If you are having repeated epidsodes, talk to your dermatologist about more intensive treatment options for keeping your eczema under better control.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Are there any certain skin infections that may cause flu like symptoms or severe illness?

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Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, in fact if these are experienced you proceed to a doctors office or emergency clinic today.

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