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Does microdermabrasion work to get rid of superficial skin markings?

Does microdermabrasion work to get rid of superficial skin markings?

Microdermabrasion: Microderm by nature only gets into the epidermis of the skin (and usually only a few microns deep). The primary effect is to give the skin a more healthy glow by deeply exfoliating the surface. Certain procedures combine microderm with facial treatments such as skin lighteners, antioxidants, acne therapy, hydration, etc. Over time these treatments may help to reduce skin markings. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Ann Hern
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Microdermabrasion (Definition)

A spray of fine crystals or a wand embedded with and abrasive material such as diamond dust is used to scrape a layer of dead skin off your face. Suction is used to remove debris from clogged pores. Microdermabrasion can help stimulate collagen and lighten ...Read more


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Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

Leave it alone: There's nothing to gain and she runs the risk of disfiguring herself. A cosmetician may be able to offer advice, but don't try to alter the skin directly. You have one another and that's what matters. Often KP remits on its own; until then, nothing really works that well. She's free to try a preparation with lactic or salicylic acid. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Skin condition-hyper pigmentation- how do I get it back to the original skin tone. Does exfoliation work?

Skin condition-hyper pigmentation- how do I get it back to the original skin tone. Does exfoliation work?

Dark skin: There are many different reasons for skin to become hyperpigmented. Once your doctor is sure that the cause is not serious, there are several different options to lighten the area. Medications such as hydroquinone in combination with laser treatment is an effective treatment of hyperpigmented skin. ...Read more

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Can skin bleach be use to get rid of white scars?

Can skin bleach be use to get rid of white scars?

Bleach will whiten: Skin bleaching creams, like hydroquinone, will only whiten the scar more. Unless the scar is darker than surrounding skin to start, bleaching might be counterproductive and make the scar more apparent. ...Read more

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How does co2 laser resurfacing get rid of wrinkles and dark spots? I understand that the co2 laser damages the skin and forces it to heal itself. But i don't understand exactly how that gets rid of wrinkles and spots. .

How does co2 laser resurfacing get rid of wrinkles and dark spots? I understand that the co2 laser damages the skin and forces it to heal itself. But i don't understand exactly how that gets rid of wrinkles and spots.

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This : This is a good question. Total fx laser resurfacing (co2 laser) vaporizes the soft tissues of the face to eliminate/reduce sun spots, decrease and remove lines and wrinkles as well as reducing pore size. This is through the production of a controlled injury to the papillary dermis (upper dermis), after which replacement of damaged tissues with new healthy, compact collagen takes place. One also sees a more homogenous complexion of the skin tone (color) and the reduction of telangiectasias (small red capillaries) due to this injury and tissue replacement. Optimal results are seen over a 90 – 120 day timeline. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

Not curable: Dr. Ferguson has given you good advice. You need to accept that acne is not a curable disease but will remit at some unknown time. I was able to stop using meds when i was 50. If you can't tolerate the meds you listed, perhaps a combination of a salicylic acid wash and a topical or systemic antibiotic chosen by your physician, or spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill will clear you. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?

Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?

Sorry: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Can skin rejuvenation therapy get rid of freckles?

Can skin rejuvenation therapy get rid of freckles?

Not usually: Typical forms of skin rejuvenation will not remove freckles. However aggressive peels or laser resurfacing may remove freckles. Long term treatment with retinoids and avoidance of the sun may also help to soften the appearance of freckles. ...Read more

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Does Mederma get rid or reduce the appearance of acne scars as it says?

Does Mederma get rid or reduce the appearance of acne scars as it says?

Scar treatment: Over the counter scar remedies can help soften and reduce appearance of scars. There is nothing that erases a scar. No laser, no cream, no surgery... All of these can only "improve" the appearance of a scar. If the scars are significant and deep, i would recommend seeking out the advise of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of skin tags, will wart remover or floss work?

How can I get rid of skin tags, will wart remover or floss work?

Probably not: Aside from all the bleeding, they'll probably come back. See an appropriate md. ...Read more

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Does a tca peel get rid of fine lines under the eyes or just reduce the apperance?

Does a tca peel get rid of fine lines under the eyes or just reduce the apperance?

Chemical peel: Tca chemical peels are very effective at removing fine wrinkles. Tca comes in a variety of strengths and as the % increases as does the effects (but also the risks). ...Read more

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Whats the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

Whats the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

Usually need Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires both a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, and/or salicylic acid, plus a systemic antibiotic for at least a few weeks which you'll need to get from your physician. You are free to use your derma-oil but if you actually believe it will "get rid of" scars and pigmentation, you'll be disappointed. The world's full of misleading ads. ...Read more

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What works most effectively to use to get rid of marks on skin left by insect bites?

What works most effectively to use to get rid of marks on skin left by insect bites?

Good skin care: The best way to minimize scarring of any type, whether a injury, bite, scratch - is good skin care. Keep clean, use moisturizers several times a day liberally, and use sunscreen, as sun and uv radiation exposure can make the marks look darker. Don't use tanning beds, and be careful if you are shaving the area not to use razors or methods that are irritating ot the skin. ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove or fade freckles? Does bio oil used for stretch marks and scars do anything for freckles?

What's the best way to remove or fade freckles? Does bio oil used for stretch marks and scars do anything for freckles?

Pigment: There are a few options for treating abnormal pigment depending on your skin type. Some may include bleaching creams like hydroquinone, light chemical or laser peels, or broad band light (bbl/ipl) treatments. It typically takes several treatments and several months for lightening to occur. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can assess your skin for the best option. ...Read more

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Does face laser to remove hair cause discoloration & dark pigmentation to the skin? Does it also cause wrinkles/weakness of the skin? Using since 2004

Does face laser to remove hair cause discoloration & dark pigmentation to the skin? Does it also cause wrinkles/weakness of the skin? Using since 2004

Not usually: BUT different people call different things lasers. If you have a darker skin type then IPL for example (which some call laser but is not) can cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Assuming you had the laser hair removal done professionally, ask the person who did it what they used and what can be done now about the pigmentation. Another type of laser (1064 NdYag) perhaps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing therapy really do clear and smooth skin ..

Does laser skin resurfacing therapy really do clear and smooth skin ..

Caution: There are laser technologies that work for improving the texture of skin. Lasers need to be operated by well trained professionals with the greatest of care, as improperly used lasers can cause burning and scarring that leave you worse off than when you started. ...Read more