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Doctor insights on: Countertop Resurfacing

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Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin. ...Read more

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Can one remove stretch marks using chemical peels / microdermabrasion?

Can one remove stretch marks using chemical peels / microdermabrasion?

Improve not remove: Yes, these interventions could improve stretch marks. Laser and retinoids may also provide some relief. However do not expect complete removal. ...Read more

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Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Not really: Depending on the scars and your skin type, a fractionated laser may be stronger/better than creams. Overall ice pick acne scars are very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Are derma rollers good for the skin?

Are derma rollers good for the skin?

Derma rolling: The idea behind dermarolling is that small needles puncture the skin thereby enabling better penetration of a serum. The trauma of pricking the skin with needles is also supposed to prompt a repair response leading to improved looking skin. Personally, i regard dermarolling as potentially unhygienic, and unnecessary (as a good serum should be able to penetrate the skin without it being cut. ...Read more

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How effective is laser resurfacing on ice pick scars?

How effective is laser resurfacing on ice pick scars?

Fractional CO2: Ice pick scars are notoriously resistant to treatment. Co2 laser or fractional co2 with deepfx seems to work the best. ...Read more

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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Yes: As always if you first get a consult with a doctor at a medspa you can analyze your specific skin needs and determone if that doctor has the correct equipment to meet your needs. There are many types of lasers that do skin resurfacing and are all very differrent in how deep they go, the level of energy used, the skill of the doctor performing the procedure, and specific goals being met. ...Read more

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Which -over the counter- bleaching agents are safest to lighten skin on hands?

Not effective: Over the counter contain 2 per cent hydroquinone which is not very effective. Revaleskin, or prescription lustra or epiquin micro are more effective. Revaleskin contains coffeberry extract and is not irritating. It is also less expensive then others. ...Read more

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How effective are 30% chemical peels on forehead wrinkles?

How effective are 30% chemical peels on forehead wrinkles?

30%?: Are you referring to 30% TCA? Should be somewhat effective. Often need ongoing botox for lasting results. See facial plastic surgeon for best results. ...Read more

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How effective are chemical peels for lines, scars etc?

How effective are chemical peels for lines, scars etc?

Peel for lines &...: Chemical peels can be beneficial to improve the look of fine facial lines and soft wrinkling as well as mild acne scarring. A series of treatments are typically needed for best results. It is always best to meet with, and discuss your concerns, amount of correction you wish and how much downtime you are willing to tolerate, with your cosmetic surgeon. Best options for you can be outlined. ...Read more

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Which is a better procedure derma rollers or co2 fractional laser?

Which is a better procedure derma rollers or co2 fractional laser?

Depends...: Depends on what you're treating for and how fast you want results. Fractional laser will generally get much better results with a single treatment. It will cost more and have more downtime. Micro needling (derma roller) will take more treatments to get similar results, but costs much less and has less downtime. Both work well for acne scarring. PRP can be added to get better anti-aging. ...Read more

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Can the Fraxel 1550 resurface superficial burn scars from laser tattoo removal? I'm desperate to diminish its appearance.

Can the Fraxel 1550 resurface superficial burn scars from laser tattoo removal? I'm desperate to diminish its appearance.

Possibly: i would say that depending on how irregular or prominent the scar is, it may help blend and smooth the scar. It is unlikely to hurt anything other than your wallet. :) Depending on the size of the affected area you maybe be able to excise the bad areas, but that will leave a scar as well, just likely flat and thin. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing the same as microabrasion?

Is laser skin resurfacing the same as microabrasion?

No.: Microdermabrasion is a superficial procedure that requires little or no recovery time. Laser resurfacing is deeper, and requires recovery time - but achieves faster and more dramatic results. ...Read more

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Could the co2 fractional laser resurfacing really work for acne scars?

Could the co2 fractional laser resurfacing really work for acne scars?

Yes: Fractional lasers can do a nice job of improving acne scars. I generally treat bad acne scars with a combination treatment, including laser, PRP and sometimes subcision (for the deep ice picks) or fillers/fat transfer. For scarring that is not so severe I will generally start with a course of Laser Genesis (about 5-6 treatments). ...Read more

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What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

Does not remove skin: Ablation refers to removing layers of the skin with a laser. Non-ablative lasers do not do this and are hence associated with less recovery time. Depending on the laser, they target pigmentation, vessels or water. This interaction of light with the tissue generates heat and promotes new collagen growth. These lasers are more popular because of the shorter recovery period. ...Read more

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36 female 130lb. What is the best non-invasive approach to crepey inner thigh skin? Thermage, fraxel, venus freeze, ect?

36 female 130lb. What is the best non-invasive approach to crepey inner thigh skin? Thermage, fraxel, venus freeze, ect?

Nothing noninvasive: Go seek a consultation with a cosmetic expert, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I do not believe that non invasive interventions actually work. Losing some weight with exercise daily will help. ...Read more