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Does Dermatend Work
Claravis: What is claravis (isotretinoin)? Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin a. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Isotretinoin is used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, including antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Remove skin: MDA is a technique of removing the outer layers of the epidermis without causing a lot of trauma or bleeding. Several things exist from fine sand to diamond tip attached to a suction hose. THe MDA unclogs pores reduces acne and scars. It causes a stimulation of collagin secondary to trauma ...Read more
Melanin: Melanin is the pigment which gives skin its color. Melanin produced in discreet areas results in darker spots in those areas. Skin lightening agents, such as hydroquinone, work to block production of melanin so that the skin gradually loses its pigment and lightens over a period of time while hydroquinone is used. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
?????: There are no studies on this product. I could only find ads in spanish. They seem to work by peeling just like chemical peels so I have no reason to believe it would be really effective. You would be better off seeing your dr or medical esthetician for medical grade peels just for you! ...Read more
Aczone: Aczone is antibacterial, antiinfective, and anti-inflammatory. It is one of the gentler prescription acne products out there, so it is often prescribed for acne patients with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate retinoids or drying actives like benzoyl peroxide. (Aczone is also suitable for those with Rosacea, although not that effective for Rosacea). ...Read more
Doubtful: Lurosil is a combination of glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid. Some but not many studies suggest glucosamine may help with some osteoarthritic joints but hyaluronic acid is broken down in the G.I. tract. Most physicians are skeptical of any benefit of these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a board certifieddermatologist or plastic surgeon to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. I cannot see how a product whose ingredients are unknown could be relied upon to improve scars. ...Read more
Perhaps: The standard for rosacea includes avoiding any known "triggers" - that may include sun, foods, topical agents, etc. Beyond that, using sun protection and occasionally antibiotic therapy will help in some individuals. Trying "natural" products is prob fine, but results (as with any skincare) will vary - particularly with non-prescription agents. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minoxidil Works, but: Minoxidil promotes improved hair growth from weak follicles. Twice a day, everyday until further notice, is the recommended dosage. Get a HairCheck measurement if you want to track your progress in 90 days, otherwise you'll have to wait 6-12 months to judge. OTC minox (rogaine) is weak & messy. Formula 82M compounded minoxidil goes on dry & is much more powerful. Stop the minox? Lose the result! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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