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How To Use Retin A When You Have Facial Hair
Purpose: It depends on why you are using retina. If you are using retina for acne, i would suggest just using it on the areas of the skin which are clean shaven. If you do not plan on shaving the area where you want to use the retina, application may be difficult getting the medicine to the skin. Be sure to let your face dry completely before applying to limit irritation. ...Read more
Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more
How long before getting a facial or chemical peel should I stop using renin-a? I am using retin-a for acne but would like to get a facial. Do i need to be off of retin-a for any amount of time?
It : It depends what type of facial or chemical peel you are talking about, but in general i typically recommend that patients stop Retin-A a few days prior to their chemical peel. Again, it depends on the depth and type of peel so i would discuss with your dermatologist. Read more about the vitalize chemical peels i find to be very helpful at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Ask Dr. about Vaniqa: One can ask her doctor about vaniqa, which is used to slow the growth of unwanted hair on the face in women, usually around the lips or under the chin. Vaniqa (eflornithine) works by blocking a natural substance that is needed for hair to grow and is located in your hair follicle. Of course, it works better in some people than in others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to be seen by a doctor to get rid of acne? My skin is sensitive and I can't use the scrub face wash. I didn't have acne as a teenager.
ADULT ACNE: I don't know how old you are or if you are a male or female. Women often develop acne before their periods. Various medications can also cause acne. Are you taking any? Cut out nuts completely. Cut down on chocolate, dairy products and sugary things. If nothing that you are doing seems to help, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a manzillian wax what should I apply to the irritated skin? Also, any recommendations on what to use to avoid ingrown hairs?
How to prevent acne from sweat do I use a gentle skin cleanser then work out then use a more effective cleanser after.Exactly how do I prevent?
Acne: A benzoyl peroxide wash is very helpful to use after working out. A Clindamycin pad is nice to use on the slim twice a day and can help wash the skin and help with acne. Ask your doctor to write the prescription. Benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin also comes in a cream that can also be applied twice a day. You also need a prescription from your doctor for this as well. Good luck and good health! ...Read more
Try it and see: Your choice of shaving instrument is a personal one.With the proper cream and some skill, you can use a manual razor, but some may prefer another method. The medication you are on at the time does not determine the method. ...Read more
How many products are safe to use to treat my light/moderate acne? I want to use a scrub and a cleanser from Neutrogena. I also want to use Cetaphil.
Available OTC: You've noted several major brands of skin products available in the States. All are safe to use as intended & directed, assuming that you aren't sensitive or allergic to an ingredient. Whether any two or more can be used in combination is "unknown" as there are too many combinations for safety regulators to run thru. Discuss concerns w/your Family Doc & Dermatologist. Tell them about all products ...Read more
It is generic: And there is not much you can so to-get more facial hair ...Read more
I'm a black women with a lot facial hair. I don't want to use laser on my face. What other hair removing method do you recommend? An epilator ??
Im 17 and have thinning of hair. If i choose to get a hair transplant will my receipient area have to be shaved for the hair to be thicker? pls answer
No: First, I would rec making sure there are no definite medical conditions that are causing you hair loss. I would see your physician. Problems with thyroid for example can cause hair loss and treating the condition will help your hair. Secondly, for transplants the recipient area does not need to be shaved. The doctor will shave the donor site at the time of transplant ...Read more
What cream can I use after microdermabrasion at home? Do i need to wash my face with a cleanser after I do it or is the cream applied after enough?
Eucerin: Eucerin or and vitamtamina and d over the counter will do. ...Read more
If you have shaved your beard a lot and your chin is black, now how can you remove the blackness?
Depends...: ...On what is causing the skin darkening. You may be shaving too aggressively and causing something called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. There are creams which will lighten darkened skin, but you'll have to change your shaving technique. A dermatologist will be able to tell you exactly what is causing the problem and how to treat it. ...Read more
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