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Doctor insights on: Cosmetic Surgery To Get Rid Of Uneven Skin Color Does That Work If Fair

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is a procedure in which a person is operated on by a plastic surgeon to make some parts of the body more to the person's liking. Cosmetic surgery can be on any part of the body, such as the face. Examples include rhinoplasty, chin ...Read more


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What's a good cosmetic surgery to get rid of acne scars and blackheads?

What's a good cosmetic surgery to get rid of acne scars and blackheads?

Various treatments: Can be useful to treat acne scars. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel & fractionated co2 resurfacing. Tx for blackheads include topical creams (retin a/others), peels, microdermabrasions, and comedone extraction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to undergo a cosmetic surgery to get rid of the scars of vasculitis on , y legs? I am on medication for sle since april 2012.

Is it possible for me to undergo a cosmetic surgery to get rid of the scars of vasculitis on , y legs? I am on medication for sle since april 2012.

See details: I would not risk any surgery for this issue. Meds you are taking increase infection risk, the vessels supplying the skin in this area are not normal and healing from any surgery could be a problem. Live with it or cover the scars with makeup. ...Read more

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Cosmetic surgery vs professional facial to get rid of blackheads?

Cosmetic surgery vs professional facial to get rid of blackheads?

Skin care: Every individual has a unique problem when it comes to facial skin. Mere blackheads may get a nice headstart from a quality facial, but long term results are best achieved with a prescription grade skin care line such as obagi clenziderm, skinceuticals, etc. Plastic surgery is best reserved for scarring resulting from cystic acne. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of uneven skin tone & ance scarring on black skin?

Is there any way to get rid of uneven skin tone & ance scarring on black skin?

Yes and no: There is no treatment for acne scars that results in flawless skin, regardless of skin color. That said, dark skin does present unique challenges because it is more susceptible to pigment disturbance. You can begin with topical creams aimed at texture and pigment such as salicylic acid, aha, retinoids, and bleaching agents. A fractionated erbium laser may be helpful if your skin isn't too dark. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of uneven skin tone I tried every thing I'm African american the skin around my ryes and my nose are the lightest part of my face?

How do I get rid of uneven skin tone I tried every thing I'm African american the skin around my ryes and my nose are the lightest part of my face?

I am not sure there: a way. If this is a wide change in skin tone then one can use covermark which is a type of makeup specifically for this kind of problem. See a derm doc for better ideas and to make sure there is not something else going on. One must think of a condition called vitiligo. ...Read more

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I have a very uneven skin tone and mostly on my face area and i also do have a dark patch on the mustache area.. how do i get rid of it?

I have a very uneven skin tone and mostly on my face area and i also do have a dark patch on the mustache area.. how do i get rid of it?

Vitiligo: You may have vitiligo and depigmentation. Would suggest visiting a dermatologist about treatment and possible clinical trials that are available. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples and uneven skin tone for good?

How can I get rid of pimples and uneven skin tone for good?

No cure: Acne isn't curable. Eventually it will remit on its own, but there's nothing you can do to speed this. Until then, topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and/or a retinoic acid derivative as tolerable will help; if this does not clear you in two weeks, get with your personal physicain who can add something that will clear you. ...Read more

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What makes for uneven skin tone and how can one get rid of it?

What makes for uneven skin tone and how can one get rid of it?

Sun of a Beach!: There are many supposed causes of the problem from genetic to internal to external/environmental--and lots of hype products that say they'll cure you.That's best left to a professional, at least for a consult (a cosmetic dermatologist or aesthetician will do).And while you are waiting for your appointment, think about medications,allergies,soaps,cosmetics,junk foods,total sun exposure and vitamins ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?

I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?

TOPICALS !!: The best way to treat this is with otc hydroqinone cream, kojic acid and if very mild, retin a (tretinoin). If you have a darker skin type, you may want to have your dermatologist monitor your self intervention. ...Read more

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The skin tone on my stomach, chest, neck, and lower back is uneven. Occassionally bumps similar to pimples will appear too. I have a history with eczema. What can I do to get rid of this ?

See Your Doctor: Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition; causes dry, itchy areas; treated with topical steroids, moisturizers & more. Once the eczema clears, involved skin may become lighter due to loss of pigmentation. Return of pigmentation can takes wks to yrs. Treatment involves watchful waiting while using cosmetic cover-ups, laser, & more. Pimples sound unrelated; visual exam is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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After lap band weightloss, will you need to have surgery to get rid of the excess skin?

Depends: Younger, non-smokers with healthy skin may bounce back better and not show as much sagging. Older patients with less elasticity in their skin may not respond as well and sag. Exercising to build some muscle to replace the fat may help some. ...Read more

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Possible cystic lesions on head of pancreas vs dilated distal common dt. If it is gallstone, will i need surgery to get rid of it?

Possible cystic lesions on head of pancreas vs dilated distal common dt. If it is gallstone, will i need surgery to get rid of it?

Possibly: Cystic abnormalities of the pancreas are not uncommon. Mri imaging characteristics can raise or lower our suspicion of it representing or becoming something more worrisome that would require surgery. If you have gallstones in the common channel between the liver and the intestine, ERCP is necessary to remove the stone from the duct and the standard recommendation is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What should I do if my allergic rhinitis causes constant head pressure like Is there a surgery or what meds to take to get rid of this situation. ?

What should I do if my allergic rhinitis causes constant head pressure like Is there a surgery or what meds to take to get rid of this situation. ?

Yes there is treatment: For your condition, but you need to see a specialist an allergist or ENT doctor, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark skin on elbows? Been trying everything including hard pumice stone in shower. Is surgery an option? Hopefully not...Plz help!

How do I get rid of dark skin on elbows? Been trying everything including hard pumice stone in shower. Is surgery an option? Hopefully not...Plz help!

Elbows : Darkening of thickened skin of the elbows may respond to a moisturizer containing lactic acid. Lachydrin cream or lotion is a prescription. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and moles without scarring?

Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and moles without scarring?

Depends on surgery: Your skin will always heal with a scar of cut deep enough to remove most moles, but the scars can look good and usually better than many moles if performed by an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I like to shave raised benign moles flat, they usually heal beautifully with minimal scarring. ...Read more

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I had a baby 4 months ago, i've lost all the weight now I have excess saggy skin around my midsection how do I get rid of it? Prefer no surgery

I had a baby 4 months ago, i've lost all the weight now I have excess saggy skin around my midsection how do I get rid of it? Prefer no surgery

See below: This skin was stretched by the pregnancy, it will take time to recover. It is possible that it will never return to what you had before. Talk to your ob/gyn doctor, who has seen this problem before and get their suggestions about treatment options. ...Read more

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