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Doctor insights on: Good Cosmetic Way To Cover Up Lupus Lesions

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Would you recommend vit E oil to clear up face acne scars? Whats the best thing to use that doesnt cost a fortune?

Would you recommend vit E oil to clear up face acne scars? Whats the best thing to use that doesnt cost a fortune?

No.: Vitamin E has no effect on scars and will only plug your oils glands further. If you are getting scarring, you need to see a dermatologist. People think they will save money by self-treating; but all they do is delay proper care and risk permanent scarring. Save yourself a ton of money, time, and worry; see a dermatologist and get a regimen designed for you that will actually work. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best foundation to cover up boxcar acne scars?

Please recommend the best foundation to cover up boxcar acne scars?

See a dermatologist: The best cosmetics to cover birthmarks, tattoos and other scars are available through a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance

What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance

Physical Exercise: Tai chi, yoga for low back pain, Osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and lots of walking may work to help alleviate your symptoms. Here is an explanation of osteopathic medicine: http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/about-osteopathic-medicine/Pages/default.aspx ...Read more

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I'm getting 50% Gylcolic peels to clear acne scars. Assuming they can all heal, how many peels would I need to replace all skin layers?

I'm getting 50% Gylcolic peels to clear acne scars. Assuming they can all heal, how many peels would I need to replace all skin layers?

Never happens: A properly performed glycolic acid peek should be partial thickness. It should never replace all layers because it should not penetrate to the deep dermis. ...Read more

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What are the best skin care products to preserve young looking skin per price point (expensive, moderate, cheap)?

Physician Prescribed: Without mentioning any brand names as i don't believe this is the forum for that sort of thing. I would strongly recommend a prescription-based product line. I have been using it on my patients for over fifteen years and have not found another line with as good results. It uses tretinoin and hydroquinone as it's main ingredients. Ask your plastic surgeon or derm if they carry it, you will be happy. ...Read more

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Does the dermapen skin care procedure really work for scars and stretch marks? How many procedures does it take to see results?

Does the dermapen skin care procedure really work for scars and stretch marks? How many procedures does it take to see results?

Perhaps: While i don't have personal experience, there is evidence that mild "dermal wounding" such as is achieved with the dermapen products can stimulate a mild amount of collagen production. It does take several treatments and the change is likely minimal. Also, as the skin continues to age, the change is not permanent. ...Read more

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Circumcision revision and costs associated to it. Does medical cover? Trying to fix suture tunnels and bad scarring

Circumcision revision and costs associated to it.  Does medical cover? Trying to fix suture tunnels and bad scarring

Insurance should pay: Bad penile scarring after circumcision is a medical problem ; should be a covered expense. Suture tracts or tunnels accumulate dead sloughed skin cells ; keratin which appear like tiny "black heads" ; are also worth opening up or removing. Coding should indicate secondary phimosis or miscellaneous penile abnormality ; thus be covered. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does cryotherapy work for hypertrophic acne scars on the back? To thin to inject and doctor said they don't have lasers for raised scars.

Does cryotherapy work for hypertrophic acne scars on the back? To thin to inject and doctor said they don't have lasers for raised scars.

Acne scar therapy: I use a "palette of therapies" for acne scars based on the characteristics of the scars in question. Cryotherapy works well for darker color, and is also used in conjunction with intralesional Kenalog (triamcinolone). However, it does not play much of a primary role in treating scars. ...Read more

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Safe way to remove very large (and in an uncomfortable area) skin tag at home? Dr. confirmed is skin tag. Don't want to pay $350 for a 5 minute job..

Safe way to remove very large (and in an uncomfortable area) skin tag at home?  Dr. confirmed is skin tag. Don't want to pay $350 for a 5 minute job..

Skin Tag: Please be aware that having a doctor remove skin tags is usually not covered by medical insurance because it is considered an elective procedure. You can tie a string tightly around the base of the skin tag and then cut the tag with a scissors. The problem with this method is infection may occur. ...Read more

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Experts always say to moisturize your delicate eye area to prevent aging signs. So does using powder eyeshadow daily contribute to wrinkles and crepey?

Experts always say to moisturize your delicate eye area to prevent aging signs. So does using powder eyeshadow daily contribute to wrinkles and crepey?

No: Prior using your eye shadow be sure to use some form of moisturizer around your eyes to prevent wrinkles. But eye shadow powder do not cause or contribute to wrinkles. ...Read more

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Is Vaseline good for face & lips or it makes them darker in color? I want a product as well to open face pores.

Is Vaseline good for face & lips or it makes them darker in color? I want a product as well to open face pores.

Not ideal: Vaseline used on the face and lips should not cause discoloration unless you are sensitive to one of the ingredients, such as petroleum. It is generally not recommended for use on the face in people who have acne as is will clog the pores. People with eczema often find it useful for dry itchy skin. ...Read more

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Will it be visible to the people around me that i've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Will it be visible to the people around me that i've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Save your money: See a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Injecting "vitamins" will be a waste of time & money. Homeopathy is strictly placebo only. For tv you need only makeup. Don't believe the hype. A few blemishes are never ugly. Major scars can be improved with cosmetic proceedures. If it sounds too good to be true, it is not true. ...Read more

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Will it be visible to the people around me that i've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Will it be visible to the people around me that i've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Mesotherapy : Mesotherapy involves multiple small injections into the skin of various chemicals depending on the intent of the treatment. Typically reddness and swelling will be present after the procedure and can last for several hours to days after the treatment. A optional technique is the use of a medical dermaroller which is roller with multiple fine needles that is applied by rolling the needlesover the area after applying a topical anesthetic. The small needles cause increased circulation into the dermis layer of skin as well as the release of growth factors from the blood plasma that stimulate fibroblasts to form new collagen and fill in acne scars. The procedure is performed in the office and swelling and reddness will last for a few days. Cover makeup and sunscreen can be applied over the reddness the day after the procedure. Depending on the depth of the scaring multiple sessions may be required to acheive desired results. ...Read more

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Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?

Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?

Light therapy: Light therapy is generally prescribed along with other treatments such as topical steroid and vit D. The prescribing physician should clearly indicate the amount of UV exposure prescribed both to optimize results and to apply for insurance reimbursement. ...Read more

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How to make multiple superficial face ulcers heals face,what are the best drugs for this situation and does mebo herbal ointment worth for that?thanks

How to make multiple superficial face ulcers heals face,what are the best drugs for this situation and does mebo herbal ointment worth for that?thanks

No: See a dermatologist. Mebo is for suckers. Stop wasting time and money. You need to define the cause of the "ulcers" and treat according to this. Might be impetigo but an exam is needed. ...Read more

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Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm

Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm

Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary. ...Read more

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What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

What's the best way to sleep (position, mattress, etc.), as a lifelong habit, so not to get sleep problems 30 years later?

Long answer!: Best way to sleep can be very personalized. In general i would say make sure you are correct/near ideal body weight, avoid sedative hypnotics prior to sleep, sleep on side if comfortable, avoid matresses that may become old and worn, avoid allergens during sleep (make sure breathing clean air). ...Read more

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