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Doctor insights on: Extra Skin Growing

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Extra skin in unwanted places?

Extra skin in unwanted places?

Depends: If the extra skin is from weight changes, exercise to tone area can help somewhat. Other options include plastic surgery or skin tightening using machines such as thermage or ulthera. Consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss the options. ...Read more

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Can Biotin make unwanted excess body hair growth worse?

Can Biotin make unwanted excess body hair growth worse?

Yes...: Yes biotin is very effective for hair and nail growth. It will promote hair growth everywhere. ...Read more

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Does skin rejuvenation mean exfoliating the skin extra deep?

Does skin rejuvenation mean exfoliating the skin extra deep?

Yes and No: Skin rejuvenation takes on many forms. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing can all be classified as skin rejuvenation methods. Also, topical "cosmeceuticals" like tretinoin, vitamin c, antioxidants and others can also help with skin rejuvination. Lots of options out there, so see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Can skin tags grow back?

Can skin tags grow back?

No but more occur: If completely excised, these do not recur. However, the conditions that predispose to these (moist creases/folds) generally create co dictionary where new skin tags will appear ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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Sunburns on face can inhibit the growth of my facial hair, harm or make it grow slower?

Sunburns on face can inhibit the growth of my facial hair, harm or make it grow slower?

Not to worry: Sunburn does not reach to the hair roots and will not affect hair growth. It may bleach the hair already there and cause some hair shaft brittleness but that will only be temporary. ...Read more

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Around my baby eyes look dry and crusty almost like extra growth of skin. Is that an ilness?

Around my baby eyes look dry and crusty almost like extra growth of skin. Is that an ilness?

Benign crust: The eyes need to be seen by your doc to be definitive, but the most likely cause is either eczema or seborrhea. Either way it is not worth treating unless it is getting worse. I would suggest calling your doc or showing it at your next well visit. ...Read more

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Just pulled an inch long ingrown hair from chin. How can hair grow healthy like that under skin?

Just pulled an inch long ingrown hair from chin. How can hair grow healthy like that under skin?

Yes, can grow very l: But usually irritating to skin, and usually results in a blocked oil gland. Will heal quickly after hair is liberated. ...Read more

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Can I grow eyebrow hair faster by putting baby toothpaste on the over-plucked area?

Can I grow eyebrow hair faster by putting baby toothpaste on the over-plucked area?

No: While there are many home remedies to increase the growth of eyebrows including castor oil, coconut oil, biotin and onion juice there's limited data to suggest any real strong benefit. At least, though, these remedies are unlikely to harm you. You do need to be careful about overgrooming though. ...Read more

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Extra bone growth in heels called?

Extra bone growth in heels called?

Heel spur: Also known as a Calaneal Exostosis, it is an outgrowth of bone on the heels, typically found either plantarly (on the bottom) or posteriorly (at the back) of the heel. It usually grows in response to stress on the bone by a tendon and subsequent inflammation; typically the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the Achilles tendon (at the back) ...Read more

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Could plucking your armpit hairs make them grow slower? Would they eventually thin out and stop growing?

Could plucking your armpit hairs make them grow slower? Would they eventually thin out and stop growing?

Unfortunately not: That would be s wonderful thing for lots of people if only it would work that way. Laser hair removal is about the closest thing you will get to stoping the hair from not coming back. ...Read more