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Are Tca Peels Any Good
Tca peel refers to trichloroacetic acid peel. This is a type of chemical peel that can be used for facial rejuvenation. It can be a superficial or medium depth peel, depending on how it is done. When used as a medium depth peel, it usually causes about a week of significant redness, but the cosmetic improvements can ...Read more
There are many: There are many peels that are used to treat the skin. Mild peels result in a little flaking and deep peels can leave the skin raw and take a few days to a week to heal. Depending on your skin and your desired result your physician can help you decide what depth of peel you will require. Aesthtecians also do peels, their training is not the same as your physician so be careful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peels are healthy : Chemical peels are very effective for improving skin. They produce a significant exfoliation which then allows therapeutic products to penetrate better. They also have therapeutic value aside from exfoliation, improving texture and fine lines, among other things. Regular peels can improve the appearance and health of your skin. ...Read more
Several options: There are multiple options. Sometimes an injectable filler is a good choice. If the wrinkles are extensive then a skin rejuvenation treatment such as a fractional laser or dermabrasion may be a better choice. You should consult with a provider experienced in facial rejuvenation to see what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Nothing works well: The main thing you should do is make sure you control your active lesions. Once you get a scar, lasers, peels, creams, dermabrasions just do not work well! come on in and we can discuss your options. http://www.orangecountyplasticsurgery.com/index.html. ...Read more
Possibly: Chemical peels may help sebaceous hyperplasia. Main treatment options include liquid nitrogen, cauterization, localized topical treatment with a strong acid, shave excision & laser treatments including pulsed-dye laser, co2 laser and photodynamic therapy. Consult with a dermatologist to determine which treatments might be best for you, and to be sure that the lesion is not a basal cell skin cancer. ...Read more
Peel for lines &...: Chemical peels can be beneficial to improve the look of fine facial lines and soft wrinkling as well as mild acne scarring. A series of treatments are typically needed for best results. It is always best to meet with, and discuss your concerns, amount of correction you wish and how much downtime you are willing to tolerate, with your cosmetic surgeon. Best options for you can be outlined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any cosmetic procedures and/or products that work as good as botox on eliminating skin wrinkles but without animal testing?
Numerous: Laser resurfacing has made some major advances in the last few years. Fractional laser resurfacing with a co2 or erbium laser can effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, remove pigmented spots, improve skin texture and even tighten loose skin. The fractional technology has reduced the down time to about a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Mild glycolic washes and several types of enzyme peels are available for home use. Speak to your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more
Some help: Chemical peels do effectively "resurface" the skin from dead cells on the surface, and make it look more plump and smoother. In deep acne scars it is little help, as the chemicals follow the surface contours rather than plane them done like sanding (mechanical dermabrasion). Usually minor surface tightening can occur, which does mildly help the appearance of acne scars. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have acne and scars. Is laser effective in healing thescars? Are there any side effects of laser?
Yes -several options: Laser bur abrasion (scraping) partial-thickness gum graft (traditional scalpel surgery) electrosurgery cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) However, none of the studies I could find had enough patients to definitively say which is best. I'd recommend discussing with at least two oral surgeons before deciding on your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides excimer laser; what other therapies are effective for vitiligo? If its natural, even better. Thanks
People use different types of skin lightening/ whitening products containing kojic acid , alpha arbutin etc . What's your review if they are safe ?
Skin lightening safe: I am sure there is no good documentation that these are either effective or safe. Discuss with your local Dr there. ...Read more