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Doctor insights on: Handling Keloids Condition

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Is hair removal laser is safe in keloid patients or in people with tendency to develop keloids??

Is hair removal laser is safe in keloid patients or in people with tendency to develop keloids??

You should try in: a small inconspicuous area before you go for the whole thing, because keloid formation is unpredictable. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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Is derma rollers efficient in treating acne scars?

Is derma rollers efficient in treating acne scars?

Works great: Takes around 3-5 sessions. Prp with the treatment will work great. ...Read more

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Can esthesicians remove milia?

Can esthesicians remove milia?

Some good ones: can, just be careful around the eyes, for those you may want to see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Can alcohol or toners irritate a person with the skin condition called atopic dermatitis ?

Can alcohol or toners irritate a person with the skin condition called atopic dermatitis ?

Yes!: People with eczema or atopic dermatitis need to keep their skin moisturized. Alcohol is drying to the skin and can be deterimental. Toners that contain alcohol (astringents) should also be avoided. Find a moisturizers that is free of alcohol, scents, dyes, fragrances, or other chemicals. Moisturizers that contain ceramide, free fatty acids and cholesterol (barrier lipids) are very beneficial. ...Read more

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I'm undergoing laser tattoo removal. Read about possible cancers caused by fragmented ink particles. Can a healthy immune system eliminate most ink?

I'm undergoing laser tattoo removal. Read about possible cancers caused by fragmented ink particles. Can a healthy immune system eliminate most ink?

Yes: There is no solid data to believe that the ink causes cancers. THe q switched laser shatters the ink and your immune system carried it to the lymphatic's. Many times the entire tattoo can be removed esp black ink. but not always at times there is residual ink left behind. Colors like yellow, white some blues and greens also are more likely to have residual ink. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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1.Are there any surgical procedures to remove the uric acid crystals? 2. Is thiazide induced gout reversible ?

1.Are there any surgical procedures to remove the uric acid crystals?  2. Is thiazide induced gout reversible ?

Yes: Collections of gout crystals are called tophi. They can be removed surgically if your circulation is adequate. Thiazide is a diuretic. By removing water in your system you in effect increase the concentration of uric acid in the blood. This caused the gouty attack. ...Read more

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Is keratosis pilaris cureble with treatment in homeopathy?

Is keratosis pilaris cureble with treatment in homeopathy?

Keratosis pilaris: There is no 1 homeopathic remedy that cures all cases of this condition, but consitutional homeopathic treatment may help. A skin problem is only one expression of a deep level disturbance. You can work with an experienced homeopath who will take your whole case & prescribe accordingly; selection will be based on your whole being. Omega-3 and vitamin a supplementation may help too. ...Read more

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Can acne scars/blackheads scar be permanent? Need expert opinions!

Can acne scars/blackheads scar be permanent? Need expert opinions!

Yes: PhotoGuy is a quarterback who has major disfigurement because nobody cared enough to manage his acne when he was a teen. The same is true of actor Chris Pine -- he usually hides his scars with beard stubble. This remains a serious personal and professional liability. Please get treated effectively. Acne is not curable until it self-cures with time, but it is always manageable. ...Read more

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Can infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas? What are your expert opinions?

Can infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas? What are your expert opinions?

Gene dose effect: Hi. Is the infant homozygous or heterozygous for FH? Homozygotes can develop tendon xanthomata or xanthelasma in childhood. Many heterozygotes don't ever get xanthomata. If the infant is a homozygote, he/she has a tough road ahead; heterozygotes too, but very tough for homozygotes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is topical kelocote and Mederma are good for newly formed inward scar or depressed scar ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?

Is topical kelocote and Mederma  are good for newly formed inward scar or  depressed scar  ( scar 1mm depth inwardly from surface), ?

Not really: This is more for scar lightening and massaging the scar, inward scar may require a filler to fill it in or in some cases a minor surgery to correct it. ...Read more

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Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased. ...Read more

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Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Tattoo inks are safe: But some people still react to them. "hypoallergenic" isn't a guarantee against allergy. Anyone can have an allergic reaction to nearly any substance, even after years of exposure. In general, tattoo ink allergic reactions are fairly rare. Only use a reputable artist. If you're concerned, ask for a test spot in an inconspicuous area 1-2 weeks before a full tattoo as a precautionary measure. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

Is rosacea dangerous: Rosacea is not dangerous. It can lead to some unsightly changes but rarely causes serious health problems. If rosacea involves the edge of the eyelid it can cause some more significant ocular problems. ...Read more

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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What health problems are caused by laser tattoo removal?

What health problems are caused by laser tattoo removal?

None as noted: Laser tattoo removal allows for the macrophages to remove your ink bringing it to the nodes. There does not seem to be any ill effects. There are immediate risks and most of which are operator dependent scar formation , blistering, infection from poor after care and some others not related to the persons allergic reaction to ink, swelling, itch, pigment loos ( the skin looses pigment) ...Read more