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Get Rid Of Red Marks After Slapping
Will endermologie leave any visible marks on my skin? I want to have endermologie to firm my skin and get rid of extra fat, but I don't want anyone to notice when I wear my bikini at the beach. Will people notice any scars, marks, or redness?
No scars, but you may get bruised. Remember, the skin appears tighter only for a short period of time. It will return to the pretreatment condition.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Reduce inflamm: Kp is a common skin condition worsened when the skin is dry. Moisturize with products containing Lactic Acid or urea. These are keratolytics that will exfoliate and hydrate. Don't pick as it will make kp worse. For the redness, a short course of otc Hydrocortisone 2-3 times a day (not longer than 2 weeks or can damage the skin) can help. ...Read more
Don't Squeeze: See your MD or dermatolgist and get treated for the skon condition. ...Read more
Manage it: Acne cannot be cured. Red post-acne lesions must heal on their own. You must manage it until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. No "pop" cure works. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a prescription-strength rx. ...Read more
Fades with Time.: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink H2O. ...Read more
Not fast!: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more
Lasers: Redness is caused by blood vessels in the face. Shrinking the blood vessels with lasers can help decrease the red appearance. Lasers which treat blood vessels include: ktp, nd:yag, pulsed dye, intense pulsed light (ipl). Sun and meds that increase sensitivity to the sun (ie: retin-a, certain oral antibiotics, accutane) exacerbate redness. ...Read more
Antiinflammatories: The use of topical and systemic anti inflammatory agents may help. ...Read more
There is not: Enough specific information to venture a guess as to what you are actually referring to. Where are the spots? How long have they been there? Do they itch, hurt, etc...? Re submitting with more info and possibly an uploaded photo may be worthwhile. ...Read more
Local reaction: The redness surrounding the bump (induration) if there is of a PPD test is a form of local allergy to one of the components of the tester, the carrier or the base. It will disappear on its own. If it itches or continues to be red an antihistamine systemic or local cream can help and last resort would be to use a steroid cream. ...Read more
Maybe ice: If you are talking about the brief redness right after the injection, you might make it go away quicker by gently icing the area. Don't put ice directly on the skin (use a cloth) and don't leave it in place more than 20 min out of each hour. ...Read more
Leave it alone: If you hadn't popped the pimple in the first place it would be gone by now. I know how hard it is to leave pimples alone, but you'll be surprised how much less "angry" your face looks when you use your prescribed treatment and keep your hands off. I tell all my patients, "your face is not on strike, you don't have to pick it.". ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Not sure what this redness is caused by? You may have to be more specific or even have a picture available in order to get the most accurate answer. If it's due to irritation, however, a moisturizing agent, such as vaseline, will help heal the area. Also, avoiding the irritant such as certain lip balms/lipsticks, lip licking, will greatly help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Eye drops: You can get over the counter eye drops designed to "get the red out". These are fairly effect in the short run but do not use them chronically. ...Read more
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to advise and treat you. It is not usual that eczema causes redness all over the body, as it usually is a crusty eruption in patches. ...Read more
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