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Can A Chemical Peel Reverse Sun Damage To Skin Such Roughness And Spots
A chemical peel is typically a controlled burn administered with an acid to the surface of the skin. Superficial, medium and deep peels are available with no, 1 week and several weeks of downtime. Peels burn the outer layer of the skin (superficial) or variable amounts of the dermis to increase collagen, elastin, remove dark spots and fine wrinkles and give ...Read more
Yes: There are many kinds of chemical peels from mild to strong acids and alkali similar to toilet bowl cleaner. In inexperienced hands they can cause permanent scarring. Do you homework carefully before agreeing to a peel and never without a doctors supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chemical peel cause severe irritations of sensitive skin? My skin is very sensitive to various skin care products and environmental factors. I would like to have a chemical peel of my feet and buttocks to rejuvenate my skin and make it smoother. How c
Yes: If you are sensitive to the ingredients in the peel, there is a potential for severe reactions. A skin test on an inconspicuous area should be done before doing the peel on your entire face. Other options are crystal free microdermabrasions, ipls or laser treatments since no chemicals are used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does face laser to remove hair cause discoloration & dark pigmentation to the skin? Does it also cause wrinkles/weakness of the skin? Using since 2004
Not usually: BUT different people call different things lasers. If you have a darker skin type then IPL for example (which some call laser but is not) can cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Assuming you had the laser hair removal done professionally, ask the person who did it what they used and what can be done now about the pigmentation. Another type of laser (1064 NdYag) perhaps. Good luck! ...Read more
Sun protection: Prevent hyperpigmentation by consistently using a broad spectrum sunblock (protecting against uva and uvb wavelengths) every day. Wear protective clothing (hat, shirt with sleeves), seek shade, avoid being outside during late morning and early afternoon hours. Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone might help as well. ...Read more
Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more
Can sunlight damage acne? Also will it cause the acne to discolor or get a scar if exposed to sunlight moderately?
Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?
Glycolic Acid Peels: These alpha/beta (glycolic acid) peels are superficial chemical peels and remove a few layers of dead skin with each peel. Sometimes, after several peels (every 4 weeks) the sun spots, freckles, and pigmentation can lighten sufficiently. You can combine these peels with other topical creams and lighteners to get a better effect. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more
It may: But their a many types. Fraxel 1550 may be better overall. ...Read more
I got skin burns due to applying garlic juice on my face. The burnt skin is peeling off after healing and pink skin is exposed. What should be applied to it to prevent blackening or scarring?
Don't do home peels.: These are not standardized in strength, and may cause unpredictable results and side effects. See a paramedical aesthetician next time you need a peel. For now, apply aquaphor ointment, 4 -6 times per day until healed, and go see a doctor to make sure you haven't given yourself a problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exogenous ochronosis: Higher strengths and persistent, sustained use of hydroquinone (eg 6 months or more) especially in darker skin types are risk factors for exogenous ochronosis. This results in brownish-yellow pigmented globules in the skin's collagen layers. Prevention is key by avoiding excessive use! ...Read more
Sometimes.: Some types of chemical peels do lighten the skin in some cases. It also depends on what kind of skin you have, so we usually test a small area first to see exactly how your skin will react. It cannot be done on the whole body. See a dermatologist with experience with lots of different kinds of chemical peels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?
None of these!!!!: There are several effective therapies to control and improve seborrheic skin. The exact treatment varies with the specific case. You have indulged in useless speculation when you need to describe the appearance and distribution of your condition to provide details necessary for suggestions about treatments. ...Read more
Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?
Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and soreness, but not permanent change. Interestingly, Isotretinoin and other so-called retinoid agents have been successfully used for years to actually help reverse chronic sun damage. ...Read more
Can a cellulite body lotion be prescribed for skin of the face(hypersensitive, pron to redness, sensitive to uv radiation) without burning the face?
No: First of all, there are no cellulite cream that work and none that are prescribed. Now that we have answered that, find something that does work for your face or condition of your face. Visit a reputable dermatologist and get some answers. Good luck from nyc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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