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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Remove facial wart?

Remove facial wart?

FACIAL WARTS: Facial warts, actually called "flat warts, " are sometimes difficult to eliminate. Dermatologists usually freeze them off with liquid nitrogen. (i do not recommend that you try this yourself!) there are some prescription products that are being used for these and your dermatologist will know about them. Sometimes castor oil, on a q-tip, rubbed in gently a couple of times a day may help. ...Read more

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Does oily skin cause facial redness?

Does oily skin cause facial redness?

YES: Oil from skin can clog pores causing skin irriation and redness. Gentle soap washing and observation for 2 weeks is advisable. ...Read more

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Can skin rejuvenation means exfoliating the skin?

Yes: Exfoliation is the most common form of rejuvenation and good to start early. However, there are other treatments that become more aggressive depending upon age and the result that you would like to achieve. ...Read more

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Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more

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Uneven skin tone?

Uneven skin tone?

Uneven sun exposure: Normal skin responses to sunlight exposure--more exposure, it gets darker by producing more melanin. Thus areas covered by clothing is always lighter. Arms typically remain darkest parts of body. Private areas are often lightest because they are under covers most of time (for most of us anyway :-)). I am not sure if this is what u are asking. If not, repost your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Unlikley: You can stop using it and see if it clears up, but doubtful that it is the cause of your acne. Look closely at diet. ...Read more

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Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Facial hair and acne: In short, no. There is no relationship. ...Read more

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Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Mole: Mole color is determined by pigment (melanin) deeper in the skin. Sunlight does not effect the mole 's color. ...Read more

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Skin tags inside nose?

Skin tags inside nose?

Skin tags: Not usually. But sometimes a person can have filliform warts inside their nose. See your doctor or a dermatologist to check them out. ...Read more

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Chlorestol skin tags over eye lids?

Chlorestol skin tags over eye lids?

Which one?: "skin tags" usually refers to papillomas- common growths around the eyes and sometimes on the neck and elsewhere. They are elevated off the skin + look like microscopic cauliflower. They sometimes have a narrow stalk at the base. They are like a wart; caused by virus. Cholesterol deposits occur as yellow slightly raised patches on the inner parts of the upper lid- called xanthelasma. Both benign. ...Read more

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What skin moisturizers make your skin glow?

Various: Jergens makes a good one called soft shimmer radiance moisturizer. Clean and clear makes a line called "morning glow." aveeno (oatmeal) positively radiant facial cleanser gives you an instant glow. Yes to carrots body lotion /body butter. Mario badescu seaweed night cream works great overnight! ...Read more

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Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

Depends on how bad: A sunburn is just that, a burn. Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life. ...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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Do you know of a good facial skin moisturizer?

Do you know of a good facial skin moisturizer?

Products: Health Tap doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Docs, could your facial skin get used to chemical peel?

No: chemical peels work on different cellular structures that hold the cells together so there is no resistance developed. However you may become more tolerant of the burning thus the peels seem milder. If your peel isn't working try a different brand or type ...Read more

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What should I do about greasy facial skin during pregnancy?

What should I do about greasy facial skin during pregnancy?

Teenage advice: With pregnancy your hormones are producing the same sebaceous facial oils as when you were in early puberty, so the advice is the same for both. Wash your face frequently to remove the oils, dirt, and makeup to avoid acne with a mild soap such as Dove or Caress. The delivery will affect a "cure". ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor skin moles that is on my face?

What are good home remediesfor skin moles that is on my face?

Moles : There are no effective home remedies for mole or nevi removal. Without proper surgical removal the mole is more likely to become infected or scar if home remedies are attempted. The mole also should be removed by a dermatologist who would send the specimen for pathological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove skin moles on your face without surgery?

Is it possible to remove skin moles on your face without surgery?

Not usually: A mole is a collection of skin pigment cells that are usually dark but not always. The base of the mole extends the full depth of the skin so to completely remove it a minor surgery is usually necessary. In most cases the final scar is less visible than the mole itself. Simply shaving the mole off flush with the skin is not effective. Non-surgical treatments may fade a mole but not remove them. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely necessary to use a moisturizer everyday for facial skin?

Is it absolutely necessary to use a moisturizer everyday for facial skin?

Nothing is absolute!: No, it is not absolutely necessary, however, it is a very good thing to do. The skin needs to moisturized and hydrated to stay in it's most healthy form. Without this, one will see changes such as wrinkles, dryness, looseness, sagging, and other features you may find undesirable. To answer---hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! drink plenty of water and lock in moisture to the skin with moisturizers. ...Read more

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Are oils, creams or lotions best for extremely dry facial skin? Thank you.

Are oils, creams or lotions best for extremely dry facial skin? Thank you.

Creams: Creams are best for dry skin. You could even put on an ointment such as vaseline or aveeno (oatmeal) healing ointment or aquaphor at night. You should also use a mild soap such as cetaphil, basis for dry skin, vanicream soap or oilatum. ...Read more

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I am 62 year old indian woman. Over last 4/5 months my neck and facial skin has darkened. Hormone level is normal?

I am 62 year old indian woman.  Over last 4/5 months my neck and facial skin has darkened. Hormone level is normal?

Have you consulted: with a Dermatologist or an Endocrinologist?Have the creases in your palms darkened as well?If so,Addisons Disease must be ruled out ( aka Bronze Diabetes ).Good luck ...Read more

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My facial skin breaks out really bad while on sun holidays, have tried antihistamine but it still breaks out, i try and keep face out of sun?

Photo dermatitis?: Many patients suffer from sensitivity to sun, a condition known as photo dermatitis. We advise them to reduce exposure to sun. Using protective hats with long extension beyond the forehead can be helpful. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old african american woman. I took isotretnoin (30mg tid) for 2 weeks and my facial skin darkened 3 shades. I stopped...Help!

Hyperpigmentation: What you have is postinflammatory hyper pigmentation meaning that skin irritation causes increased pigment. Isotretinoin causes increased sun sensitivity which could also cause increase in pigment in your skin. Treatment is with prescription bleaching cream called hydroquinone. ...Read more

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I have some sort of white pores deep in my facial skin. While pressing them a white substance is released, what is this and how do I get rid of it?

Comedones: Plugs of sebum (skin oil) in the duct leading from the oil gland to the skin surface. Often inflamed. Everybody has a few. They vary in size and number. If exposed to air long enough the sebum becomes oxidized to a dark color, a "blackhead". Ok to squeeze out. Somebody is sure to warn you sternly to never squeeze, but everybody squeezes their zits, and they heal nicely after the are cleaned out. T. ...Read more

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Could daily application of kenecomb ointment to facial skin cause permanent damage to collagen synthesis with prolonged use? Prolonged being 8 months.

Perhaps : Typically we use it for a short period of time to reduce pigmentation issues following resurfacing or hypertophy of scar revisions. Why are you on it for so long ? ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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