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Breakthrough Cellulite Treatment
What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?
Cellulite is a surface irregularity in the skin caused by attachments between the back of the skin and the deeper muscle fascia. These attachments pull the skin. Like buttons on a throw pillow. Sometimes cellulite is solitary, and sometimes a larger area is involved. Cellulite can occur with or without weight gain. All current surface treatments are temporary. Surgery may ...Read more
Helps with cellulite: Cellulaze is a brand name of a type of surgical procedure using a laser cannula to eliminate cellulite. Cellulite appears due to fibrous connections (called septae) between the skin and deeper tissues and muscles. Dividing these connections can smooth out areas with visible cellulite. Dividing these with laser energy is known as cellulaze. ...Read more
Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
Is tricyclin more effective at preventing pregnancy then diane 35? Is diane 35 effective? Will switching to tricyclin cause breast reduction?
Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm terrified my acne can return once off acutane I'm almost done acutane treatment. What birth control pill is MOST EFFECTIVE for ACNE?
Little evidence: I'm not a big fan of mesotherapy, and am not aware of any significant well done study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, that documents its safety and effectiveness. I don't recommend it to my patients. There are reports of complications. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3002412/ & http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/234119-complications-of-mesotherapy/. ...Read more
Is smartlipo an effective cellulite treatment? My doctor told me that smartlipo is a very non-invasive cellulite treatment. How does smartlipo work, and can my doctor reduce the cellulite on my buttocks and thighs with this procedure?
Cellulaze: Smartlipo is not a treatment for cellulite. The only fda approved permanent treatment for cellulite is called cellulaze. It is a minimally invasive procedure. Few providers offer this amazing technology. For a list of providers in your area follow this link: http://www.Cynosure.Com/patients/practitioner-locator-results.Php make sure you click on cellulaze. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Cellulaze laser: Cellulite is seen in over 85% of post pubertal females. No effective treatment was available until the recent fda approval of the cellulaze laser by cynosure. This is a minimally invasive in office procedure. The split laser beam cuts the fibous bands which create the depressions, melts the fat under the skin, causes thickening of the skin with increased elasticity. The only proven cellulite tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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