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Does Anyone Know A Good Way To Get Rid Of Keloids Caused By Piercings
Several: There are a number of treatments for keloids. We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. Subsequent to that scars may require peels, lasers, resurfacing, dermabrasion, fillers or fast injection, excision, flaps, . ...Read more
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more
Yeast: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching.>>. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutane, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more
Razor bumps: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. For secondary infections your physician may recommend oral or topical antibiotics. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of body hair permanently? Apart from seeing a professional. ...what can I use to do so? (Is there any other options)
Laser removal: laser hair removal could help you ( if there is no contraindications for this treatment), but total removal could be a bit unrealistic ...Read more
Please look into: A consultation with a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist regading your scars. Take care. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Double chin: There are several surgical treatments to improve the appreance of your chin and neck. You can seek a consultation with a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: For someone with a serious acne problem who wants fast results, perhaps for the prom, topical benzoyl peroxide, topical clindamycin, and systemic tetracycline perhaps 500 2x/day is one possible combination; it would be adjusted after. All acne is manageable. If you're responsible for a teen's health, it's your duty to get him/her seen. Good luck. ...Read more
Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the option in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you get rid of sebaceous filaments on nose? What is an easy way to do at home that can remove a good portion of them?
Wash and clean face: Several times a day , with soap and water , several cleansing soaps are available , some times touching ; cleaning with rubbing alcohol or nail polish removal ( with out getting into eye ) may help for excessive accumulation of sebaceous material .Even better see a dermatologist for permanent solution ...Read more
No such thing: I see you are a 23 year old woman. I'm sorry your acne was neglected when you were a teenager, producing scars. All the "pop" remedies for scars you find on the internet are phony. The actual depressed scars can be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon using fillers, laser and/or microsurgery. Please try to lose weight and have a competent physician rx the acne you presently have. ...Read more
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