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Dermaplaning Facial Reviews
Big dif: The former is basically exfoliation- removal of dead outer skin cells sort of buffing the skin. The latter removes living cells at a deeper level and actually addresses wrinkles. ...Read more
Depth!: Dermaplaning: scraping the skin with a scalpel blade held perpendicular to the skin so as to remove dead layers only. Microdermabrasion: a rotating burr or abrasive crystals blown against the skin removes the dead layers and a tiny amount of live skin to help with fine wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and adult acne. Dermabrasion: more invasive / removes part of the live skin for acne scars / creases ...Read more
No obvious advantage: Dermaplaning is a proprietary name for using a surgical blade to scrape the outermost layers of the epidermis, supposedly to exfoliate the skin and regenerate new skin cells. Frankly, I see no advantage to this procedure over time-tested exfoliating techniques such as microdermabrasion and superficial chemical peel - and you have the added risk of nicks & cuts. ...Read more
I use glycolic acid every night but once a week when I have a dermaplaning done, is it ok? Can I use Vit C in the mornings or will it be too much?
Using good Vit C cream is absolutely harmless and may be done twice a day. You will only benefit unless an unwanted reaction is seen.
Glycolic acid is best used with in conjunction with Ratin A.
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Is dermaplaning bad for acne? Will hair grow back blunter? Are blackheads different from acne? Is dermaplaning ok for ppl w blackheads? Dermatology.
Yes, no, yes, maybe: Dermaplaning over active acne is not a good idea; it increases the risk of infection & scarring. Hair grows back normally, since dermaplaning is basically a very close shave. Blackheads are plugged oil glands, and the most basic lesion of acne, but blackheads by themselves are not acne per se. Dermaplaning will probably not make blackheads worse, but it is not a treatment for blackheads either. ...Read more
I took biotin 10, 000but it increase acnes in my face. So how can I reduce them? I've read some reviews of people taking it of that side effect of acnes
Manage your acne: This is famous for making acne flare. I'm wondering why you're taking the biotin -- trying to change your hair? Maybe you'll get a good result, but you'll want to do something about your acne. Topical benzoyl peroxide isn't pleasant but I bet it will help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it ok to use bio oil on the face while on absorica (accutane)? I've read good reviews about it online and how it helped people's scarring.
Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of olive or bio-oil and so I generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel strips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read more
I've read good reviews about olive oil helping acne scars and redness on the face, and I want to use it but im not sure if I should? Do you recommend?
Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of olive or bio-oil and so I generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read more
Weekly to monthly: If someone has certain problems they're trying to fix such as acne and blemishes then it may be helpful to have a series of facials closer together (ie: every 1-2 weeks) until they achieve the desired results and then try to maintain with monthly facials. Facials can be enhanced with procedures such as microdermabrasion and glycolic peels. ...Read more
IRM, MRB: Internal Review Board and Medical Review Board are organizations within institutions such Universities, Medical Schools, Hospital. Organisms who oversee all aspects of Research, compliance, Review protocols before studies are implemented, review the concent forms, and the language used to avoid patient coercion. Do periodic review of ongoing studies. Oversee compliance in research. ...Read more
Fillers, weight gain: Loss of facial volume is common in patients with weight loss, malignancy, chronic diseases like hiv. This wasted appearance can be improved by techniques to increase the volume. Weight gain with increase calorie intake. Fat transfer with fat grafts from the abdomen to the face. Facial fillers with strategic volume replacement. Physician review is necessary to make educated recommendations. ...Read more
An Interested Smile: I suspect this is not what you're looking for - but, it's what I got. We find a look of interest on another's face very attractive. We like animals more if they can show interest. A gentle smile is universally welcomed. There are products galore and procedures too that change actual features some degree - but my suggestions are safe and free. ...Read more
Lopsided Face: As this always the case, or have you suddenly developed a "drooping" visage? You may have always had asymmetry, and many people do - including some very famous people, like winston churchill there is a congenital condition known as "hemifacial microsomia, " which is the same thing. On the other hand, if this seemed to have developed obpvernight, you need to deck in with your doctor and I discuss it. ...Read more
For most people avocado facials would not hurt. If any thing they can provide moisture and lubrication to the skin.
Some people can be allergic to avocado. If they eat avocado, melons, bananas etc they can have itching in the mouth. This is known as oral allergy syndrome. These people are usually very allergic to pollen also one can also develop contact rash or dermatitis with avocado skin. ...Read more
Nondiagnostic: Your information is inadequate to make a diagnosis. More information about the pain is needed. Location, swelling, type of pain, any discoloration, dental issues, etc. Neuralgia, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, abcessed tooth, bone disease are all possibilities. Your MD will take a history, examine you and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Gentle Soap: I recommend using a gentle soap (and warm water) such as Unscented Dove or Eucerin. Cleanse twice each day. Rinse with cool water. If you have particularly oily skin use an astringent 1-2 times/day to wipe oil away as well. Also avoid touching your face unless you have washed your hands to avoid clogging pores. ...Read more
Skin, fat, bone, etc: Alterations in shape of skin, fat, muscle, bone, cartilage and other tissues as well as tumors can all be causes of facial asymmetry, diagnostic imaging is often required. Many options for treatment are available depending on the underlying cause. See a plastic surgeon, ENT or dermatologist for an initial evaluation. ...Read more