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Fibrin Degradation Products
Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C
Growth factors: We have known since the 70s that retinoids and retinols are great collagen stimulators (which equals wrinkle fighters). In this century, we developed collagen growth factors which are derived from actual human skin and are necessary for collagen to thrive, thus reducing and eliminating wrinkles. Note i did not say "appearance of wrinkles". Skinmedica is my favorite product to contain these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alpha hydroxy acids: Alpha hydroxy acid is used as an exfoliant to help with wrinkles, roughness & variable pigmentation. It won't cause the skin to be younger but can give that appearance. ...Read more
Vaginal walls lubricate due to transudation of plasma. Is it whole blood plasma or fractions of blood plasma (ie: albumin, immune globulins, etc)?
Huh? : I'm sorry but that question makes no sense. Please restate and try to clarify what it is you want to know. ...Read more
Blood has 4 key components: white&red cells, platelets & plasma. Is vaginal transudate made of whole blood plasma? If no, then what is transudate?
Modified plasma: Contrary to what people believe, the vagina doesn't increase secretions with arousal, instead it just decreases its usual resorption of fluid by altering the effectiveness of ion channels. The vessels draining the vagina constrict as well so reabsorption is inhibited. Essentially it is plasma, but many of the ions are absorbed. The cellular components cannot penetrate through capillaries. ...Read more
Avoid with rosacea: Aha, Alpha hydroxy acid creams are generally safe to use and good exfoliants. Patients with acne and oily skin do well with aha. However, it may exacerbate people with rosacea. If you develop burning sensation and redness with use, you should stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dendritic macrophage: There are reliable textbooks and websites where you can read about these fascinating players in the wonderful and still-puzzling immune system. ...Read more
Synthetic chemicals: Most chemotherapy is made from the synthetic chemicals just like any other drugs. A few of chemotherapy drugs are derived from metals like a drug called Cisplatin is derived from the metal, platinum and is widely used to treat various cancers. ...Read more
What conditions would prevent RBCs from absorbing zinc in the presence of abundant serum zinc levels? Heavy metals?
Does bacterial lysate contain heavy metals? Actually,i'm using an immunostimolant called broncho munal
Bacterial lysate: These are prepared by sonification, freezing and grinding or by enzymatic lysis. None of these techniques or the bacterial lysate involve heavy metals. Efficacy and safety of OM-85 have been demonstrated in several clinical trials, and systemic analytic reviews underscore the heterogeneity of the study populations. Nonetheless, prevention strategies are fundamental in both children and adults. ...Read more
Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?
Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more