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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Overview)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body hair, facial hair, etc...


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What is botox cosmetic?

What is botox cosmetic?

What is Botox?: Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles. For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
729 doctors shared insights

Cosmetics (Overview)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body hair, facial hair, etc...


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Are all cosmetics safe?

Are all cosmetics safe?

No: When you say all, the answer is always no. There are cosmetics that can cause skin irritaion, rash, etc. On some people. ...Read more

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Are cosmetics safe for you?

Safe Cosmetics: Depends on whether you have allergies to particular substances that may be in a cosmetic and the amount of allergen the cosmetic may contain. Consider going to a physicial who treats allergies to be evaluated if there is a history in your family or if you believe you have an allergy to cosmetics or if you have had an allergic reaction in the past. ...Read more

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Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Otoplasty cosmetic: I assume you mean otoplasty, which is "pinning" the ears back. It is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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How long do cosmetics last for?

How long do cosmetics last for?

Depends.: Are you asking about shelf life of the cosmetics or once they are applied on you? The pharmaceutical companies will answer them better than any of us. ...Read more

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How long do cosmetics last safely?

How long do cosmetics last safely?

Check the Label: If cosmetics have active or prescription ingredients, some of them can degrade over time and actually change into other things that may have a different or unintended effect on your body. That is why medications and skin care products carry an expiration date. Some topicals may also grow bacteria over time and could result in unwanted infection. Best to follow the instruction on the label. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic be absorbed by our skin?

Can cosmetic be absorbed by our skin?

Almost never: Commercially available cosmetics will not be absorbed through the skin which is highly resistant and impenetrable. Some might enter in the presence of dimethylsulfoxide. Be cautious about cosmetics not in the usual commercial category that you might find on line produced in countries with limited regulation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cosmetic sugery?

Can you tell me about cosmetic sugery?

That is such an open: ended question. In theory it is a way to help your skin look and feel a little younger and can include lasers, fillers, neuromodulators, but even face-lifts and brow lifts. See a board certified dermatologist or derm surgeon, or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's in cosmetics made or sold in us?

Research: You can research the profiles of us cosmetics at the environmenta working group http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/. ...Read more

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What cosmetics should I toss after a year?

All of it...: ...Except lipstick, and powder-based cosmetics, which typically last up to 2 years. You shouldn't wait a year to toss some products, such as mascara, which is easily contaminated by bacteria and should be replaced every 3 to 6 months. Other products, such as moisturizers, have an expiration date printed right on the label. ...Read more

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What are some low price cosmetic surgeries?

What are some low price cosmetic surgeries?

Many: There may be many low priced surgeries that are considered "cosmetic" for example "skin tag" removal is a simple in office procedure and may be only 1-200 dollars as opposed to major cosmetic surgery like breast augmentation, facial reconstruction, etc.. Etc. ...Read more

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Who is the best cosmetic surgen in philipine?

Geography: Living on the other side of the world near Philadelphia, I would not know. Ask a professional,ask your knowledgeable primary care Physician for a recommendation. ...Read more

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What countries tend to add lead to cosmetics?

Europe: Europe leads in using lead, which is a toxic heavy metal, in cosmetics. Recently, lead was found in about half the lipstick brands tested by the campaign for safe cosmetics. As a holistic dentist & member of the iaomt & iabdm, I am concerned about the use of all toxic metals. Mercury, lead, beryllium, nickel, cadmium, aluminum & many more. We carefully monitor this in our dental & med spa. ...Read more

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How can I get cosmetic lenses for astigmatism?

How can I get cosmetic lenses for astigmatism?

See ophtho or optom: See an ophthalmologist first and then an optometrist for options available. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how safe are cosmetic surgeries?

I'm wondering how safe are cosmetic surgeries?

All surgery . . .: While cosmetic surgery procedures are generally well-tolerated and typically have good results, there are possible risks and complications you should be aware of for any surgical procedure. Be sure to consult with board certified plastic surgeons and be as informed as possible. (http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2009/09/16/board-certification-in-what-specialty-and-by-who/) ...Read more

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What sort of procedures are cosmetic surgeries?

What sort of procedures are cosmetic surgeries?

Enhancements: Cosmetic procedures include everything from facelifts, tummy tucks, (witch hazel) breast augmentation, liposuction, etc. Basically all the things we do to enhance a part of our body electively. ...Read more

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How do cosmetic and chirurgical surgery differ?

How do cosmetic and chirurgical surgery differ?

Chirurgigal ?: This is not a acommonly used term ant it essentially is the latin root which is used in many romance languages to refer to surgery. ...Read more

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Can someone get cranioplasty for cosmetic reasons?

Can someone get cranioplasty for cosmetic reasons?

Yes: Usually cranioplasty refers to opening of the skull to deal with brain tumors, bleeding or aneuryms but the root words, "cranio" can simply mean anything related to the skull and "plasty" can refer to shaping surgery. Some people have abnormally shaped skulls. Such surgery may be solely cosmetic to change the shape, for functional reasons to relieve pressure on the brain or sometimes a combo. ...Read more

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How would I know if the cosmetics I buy are kosher?

Purpose?: For passover? Every day use? Rabbi will have list of kosher cosmetics and shomer shabbos pharmacy may be offer good reference. ...Read more