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Doctor insights on: Can Under Active Thyroid Cause Wrinkled Skin

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I am a 60 year old female-who has gradually increasing wrinkles and sagging skin on her neck. I also have sensitive skin. What would help ?

I am a 60 year old female-who has gradually increasing wrinkles and sagging skin on her neck. I also have sensitive skin. What would help ?

Depends: Several options are available, and without a proper consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, it would be irresponsible of me to advise. Alternatives consist of: laser, lipofilling (fat injections) to facelift. ...Read more

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How many fractional laser treatments should I get? I have always been good about using sunscreen on my face, but since i haven't routinely put it on my neck, I have wrinkles and sun damage on the skin there. Will i be able to improve the look of the skin

How many fractional laser treatments should I get? I have always been good about using sunscreen on my face, but since i haven't routinely put it on my neck, I have wrinkles and sun damage on the skin there. Will i be able to improve the look of the skin

Neck skin: Neck skin is more delicate than facial skin - you can't laser it as hard and expect the same sort of recovery as you can on facial skin. So, typically it takes more treatments, each with lower power settings for the neck than the face. The exact number of treatments will depend on your individual situation, and the type of laser used. ...Read more

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How to prevent sagging and wrinkly skin on neck?

How to prevent sagging and wrinkly skin on neck?

Good question: This is a tuff one for as you age the skin ages too and loses the elasticity and also thins. Now you can start young to protect your skin. Avoid laying out in the sun or tanning this will speed up the aging process use your moisturizers. Do not gain or lose a lot of weight and then hope you have inherited the good genes ...Read more

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Can having a food allergy cause wrinkles and bad skin?

Skin issues: Food allergy is not associated with wrinkles. Some people with lots of allergies can have creases under their eyes, but not true wrinkles. Some people with food allergies will also get rashes if they ingest the food they are allergic to. ...Read more

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Is makeup bad for skin?does it age skin?does it cause wrinkles in the long run?

Probably not: As long as your make up is not overly occlusive, oily, irritating, or something that your particular skin is sensitive to, make up generally does not cause any long term skin problems. No, it does not cause wrinkles. Sun, other sources of UV irradiation, smoking, and the passing of decades cause wrinkles! ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking help the skin look better? Do the wrinkles it causes go away?

Does quitting smoking help the skin look better? Do the wrinkles it causes go away?

Yes: Smoking is terrible for our entire physiology- skin, blood vessels, lungs, bladder, etc etc. Continuing to smoke will continue to damage most every organ in your body. Quitting smoking may be the most important thing you could do to improve your health, which of course includes your skin. ...Read more

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I am having my thyroid removed. Will this cause future hormone problems? Will it stop the skin outbreaks it has caused me to have for the past 2 yrs?

Hormone replacement: After removal of the thyroid gland you will require replacement of thyroid hormone for the rest of your life and will need to have your levels checked periodically to assure that you are on the right dose. The dose may require adjustments frequently or only occasionally. This may or may not help your skin outbreaks. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will pulling/ rubbing skin cause wrinkles?

Will pulling/ rubbing skin cause wrinkles?

Prevention: The best thing you can do to protect your appearance and decrease the formation of wrinkles is to (1) protect your skin from the sun through the use of broad spectrum uva and uvb sunscreens and (2) do not smoke. Cigarrettes dramatically age the skin and produce wrinkles. Once you see signs of aging, consult with a plastic surgeon. Any effects of pulling or rubbing on the skin will be lessened. ...Read more

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Is facial massage good for the skin or does the tugging cause wrinkles?

Is facial massage good for the skin or does the tugging cause wrinkles?

Very good: Facial massage should be light, up-lifting, using tapping, stroking, and light pressure techniques. It does not produce wrinkles. Sun exposure, smoking and dehydration or poor nutrition contribute to wrinkles and ageing appearance to skin. Use creams to reduce drag on the skin during massage. ...Read more