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Can You Reverse Wrinkles You Get As You Age
Laser or Chem Peel: Once wrinkles have set in, creams may have a limited role. I do recommend topicals with Retin-A and anti-oxidants, however you really need to try to stimulate new collagen and resurface the skin with laser procedures to see true "correction" in fine lines and wrinkles. Not all lasers are created equally, so seek the advice of a reputable laser surgeon in your area for more info. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Albinism vs vitiligo: If you are born with a genetic mutation that prevents production of melanin (and other pigments), then you are an albino and have albinism. If you begin to lose pigment (typically in patches) as you age, then you likely have vitiligo (e.g. Michael jackson), which is a skin condition where the pigment-producing cells die for various reasons. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitiligo/ds00586. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you find out if you are likely to get gout, so you can do some preventive measures years ahead of time?
Disease and less mus: As we get older, our muscle mass decreases and thus burns off less energy/food. If we burn less and yet eating/consuming the same amount of food, we gain wt. Also, physically we are able to do less because of diseases-heart, lungs, arthritiis etc..Thus burning less enegery. So stay physically active as much as you can, eat less junk food, see doc regularly, sleep well, and live well. Good luck. ...Read more
Certainly!: You may have to modify the types of exercise, but it is possible and highly recommended to continue an active lifestyle as you get older. Depending on your bone density and previous injuries, certain high-impact activities such as running might be more difficult as you get older, but non-impact exercise such as swimming and brisk walking are wonderful for all ages. ...Read more
Rx problem-not age: Treatment of cerebral palsy with adducted thumbs was one of the first indications for treatment with Botox & the procedure was carried out in young boys and girls.It is commonly used for adults for migraines, hyperhidrosis, spasmodic muscles with contractures & cosmetic reasons.See your local plastic surgeon for a consultation if wanting to know about cosmetic applications of temporary paralytics. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Eighteen: The protocol in most offices requires a patient to be old enough to provide medical consent for treatments like CoolSculpting. Though a parent may provide consent for a younger patient, there is also the issue of the developing body to consider. CoolSculpting is a proven method of fat reduction that can complement a healthy diet and exercise program. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Variable: Some women have a single breast augmentation surgery and things age reasonably naturally. A significant number of women are unhappy with the way their breasts sag over time, especially with the weight of implants. If this occurs, surgery would be required to reposition the breasts and implants higher on the chest wall, with or without removing or changing the implants. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes, possible: Impotence refers to the inability to have functional erections but you should have sperm. We have several methods to obtain the sperm which can be used for icsi. You should get evaluated for impotence in case treatment works, then icsi not needed. Further, better sex-life. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can you reverse arterial disease ?
I understand that you can stop it getting worse by giving up smoking etc. But can you reverse it and if so how ?
Free LASIK?: The question is why you are receiving free lasik. Some surgeons will not charge their first patients. If your surgeon has an experienced mentor, this may be ok. Others may want to try out new equipment and that may not be such a good idea. It is also important to find out if you are a good candidate and this can be checked by seeking a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It all depends: Teeth clenching +/or grinding causes cracks & breakage - night guard will help if teeth don't meet together properly it can lead to cracks - fix the bite imbalance with braces or dentistry photo here shows a deep overbite w/ top & lower teeth tight together. Combine that w/ grinding, it's trouble other habits like chewing pencils or some hard objects can lead to cracks - stop habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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