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How can I get rid or fade those tiny dark follicle hair marks? Am a african american female, and I do not shave my legs. I have pics to show you as well but didn't know how to post. Thank you

How can I get rid or fade those tiny dark follicle hair marks? Am a african american female, and I do not shave my legs. I have pics to show you as well but didn't know how to post. Thank you

Skin lesions: Would love to be able to see the pictures. You can perform a virtual consult to help you. This follicular problem is common and can be treated once we can confirm what it is ...Read more

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African american female already have dermatologist want to get rid of discolored area on neck from chemical relaxer burn will lemons help lighten?

African american female already have dermatologist want to get rid of discolored area on neck from chemical relaxer burn will lemons help lighten?

Most likely no: Lemon juice can be irritating to the skin, however, and if you get sun exposure after getting lemon juice on the skin, it can cause a powerful reaction that can leave dark marks for months, called a phytophotodermatitis. For the dark area from the relaxer burn, i'd see your dermatologist to get you on a regimen with good lightening agents. ...Read more

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Is there a compound or skin bleach to get rid of dark marks on african american skin I am llight brown skin and I have a lot of dark marks from plucking and tweezing facial hair?

Is there a compound or skin bleach to get rid of dark marks on african american skin I am llight brown skin and I have a lot of dark marks from plucking and tweezing facial hair?

Melanage peels: First you must avoid the sun, and protect your skin from uva & uvb radiation.
Most bleaching creams are not very effective.
The best treatment for hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) is a melanage peel. This treatment is especially effective for darker skinned individuals. Dark skinned people must be very careful not to actually make the dark spots worse. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark spots on my face (african american)?

How do I get rid of dark spots on my face (african american)?

Difficult but doable: Your situation is not an easy one but can be treated successfully. In my experience, you would have to pre-treat your skin with with hq and then either have repeated ipl treatments or laser resurfacing.

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I am an african american with freckles. Is there a way to get rid of them?

I am an african american with freckles. Is there a way to get rid of them?

African american fre: You need to see a dermatologist, it depends on your skin shade and the type and amount and location of freckles. The treatments available are limited with bleeching creams and laser treatments and may not be covered by the medical insurance. ...Read more

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I have a dark ring around my lips and im african american. How do I get rid of this. I?

I have a dark ring around my lips and im african american. How do I get rid of this. I?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist for exam/advice. Solution may be as simple as a lightening cream. ...Read more

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Do your skin peel with a light chemical peel? I'm trying to get rid of hyperpigmentation but only want a light peel. I'm African American

Do your skin peel with a light chemical peel? I'm trying to get rid of hyperpigmentation but only want a light peel. I'm African American

Yes it does: Yes it peels and that is why it is called peel. The chemicals used cause peeling of superficial skin layer. I don't know why you want to go through peel I suggest you consult a Dermatologist for your skin condition as there are other modalities available like Lasers and some creams which may be better option for your skin problem. We don't know how old you are&skin condi ...Read more

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How do I get rid of uneven skin tone I tried every thing I'm African american the skin around my ryes and my nose are the lightest part of my face?

I am not sure there: A way. If this is a wide change in skin tone then one can use covermark which is a type of makeup specifically for this kind of problem. See a derm doc for better ideas and to make sure there is not something else going on.
One must think of a condition called vitiligo. ...Read more

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I'm african American is there a possibility to get rid of dark circles on inner thighs due to legs stickin together for years and no air to breath for clothes?

I'm african American is there a possibility to get rid of dark circles on inner thighs due to legs stickin together for years and no air to breath for clothes?

Hyperpigmentation: When darker skin gets irritated, increased pigmentation or darkening of the skin can occur. While there are over the counter preparations that state they can lighten the skin, most do not work. I would seek consultation with a board certified dermatologist who can suggest options for lightening the skin. It is possible though that you will be left with skin color irregularity. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of stretch marks fast?

How do I get rid of stretch marks fast?

Sorry: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to lose weight fast, and get rid of stretch marks?

Can someone tell me how to lose weight fast, and get rid of stretch marks?

Weight loss: Unfortunately, effective weight loss takes time and effort. Through a good diet and exercise program expect to lose 3-5 pounds per month. Carbohydrate restriction (breads, pastas, sugar, beans, rich desserts) may cause a bit more rapid weight loss initially. Consider talking to a nutritionist to get into an effective weight loss program. Vit E oil may help with the stretch marks. ...Read more

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How to lose weight fast, and get rid of stretch marks?

How to lose weight fast, and get rid of stretch marks?

Weight loss: Unfortunately, effective weight loss takes time and effort. Through a good diet and exercise program expect to lose 3-5 pounds per month. Carbohydrate restriction (breads, pastas, sugar, beans, rich desserts) may cause a bit more rapid weight loss initially. Consider talking to a nutritionist to get into an effective weight loss program. Vit E oil may help with the stretch marks. ...Read more

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22...female. Mississippi...how much will it cost for a breast reduction from a 42DD to a 34 C? And best way to get rid of stretch marks?

22...female. Mississippi...how much will it cost for a breast reduction from a 42DD to a 34 C? And best way to get rid of stretch marks?

Varies: The cost of a mammary reduction is highly variable from doctor to doctor and hospital to hospital. Stretch marks fade with time - there are creams available but not a lot of evidence that they are effective. ...Read more

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22 year old female. Have white strech marks on stomach, boobs & arms. Any treatment to get rid of them? Weight 72 kgs. Was obese earlier. Please reply

22 year old female. Have white strech marks on stomach, boobs & arms. Any treatment to get rid of them? Weight 72 kgs. Was obese earlier. Please reply

Improve: Stretch marks are permanent changes to the skin from rapid expansion either due to rapid growth or weight gain. We don't have anything to get rid of them but the initial redness will usually fade over time. For chronic stretch marks some improvement has been seen with needling and fractionated laser resurfacing. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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I am an african-american woman and I have been dain my hair shampoo should I be using and what ingredients should I stay away from to prevent dandruff?

I am an african-american woman and I have been dain my hair shampoo should I be using and what ingredients should I stay away from to prevent dandruff?

Medicated shampoos.: Rather than avoiding certain ingredients, you should try to use medicated shampoos in attempt to control, not cure, your dandruff or "seborrheic dermatitis". I like to recommend selsun blue, neutrogena t-sal or t-gel as well as many of the various head and shoulders products. If these do not work by lathering onto scalp x 5 min at least 3 times per week, see a dermatologist for prescriptions. ...Read more

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I'm 17. I weighed 185 lbs last 2 years. Now I'm 153 lbs. What is the best way to get rid of stretch marks w/o spending expensively?

There is no way.: Stretch marks are prmanent and not amenable to topical therapy. Surgery can remove some and stretching the remaing skin can obscure others. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of stuff to get rid of stretch marks after you finish losing weight?

Probably: Various cosmetic preps available on shelves with claims of effectiveness. Not sure if one is really superior. Some of the top brands are quite pricey. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of stretch marks on my buttocks?

Limited options: Unfortunately there are no really great options for you. However, the best success I have had is by using the dermaroller or the dermapen. These microneedling techniques work well especially when combined with good medical skin preparation. I like preparing with tretinoin and then doing the needling several times for the best results.
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How to get rid of stretch marks around my buttocks?

Can't: Stretch marks are breaks in the elastic fibers of the skin. Various therapies, such as laser and dermal abrasion, can reduce visibility but not get rid of them. ...Read more

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Does liquid nitrogen help fade or get rid of stretch marks?

Does liquid nitrogen help fade or get rid of stretch marks?

Stretch marks: No absolutely not. Cryotherapy is used to freeze off and remove raised lesions such as Actinic Keratosis or Warts. Stretch marks are atrophic scars and there is no indication for use of liquid nitrogen that is clinically proven and is evidence based. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretch marks and cellulite after delivery?

How to get rid of stretch marks and cellulite after delivery?

Cellulite: There is good news and some bad news. The good news is that there you have plenty of choices when it comes to cellulite treatments. From laser cellulite treatment to cellulite creams, the options for getting rid of your cellulite are numerous. The bad news is that many cellulite treatments don't live up to the hype. And some of them cost more than most of us can afford. ...Read more

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What is the best or most effective way to reduce or get rid of stretch marks and scars?

What is the best or most effective way to reduce or get rid of stretch marks and scars?

Stretch marks: See a cosmetic surgeon for a laser skin/scar resurfacing consult. There are now fda approved lasers and a list of doctors who provide that care on scars1.Com and stretchmarks. Com. Also, some laser liposuction procedures (if some tummy fat needs removal) give great resolution of tummy stretch marks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of stretch marks a year after giving birth? Is that too late?

Is there any way to get rid of stretch marks a year after giving birth? Is that too late?

Stretch Marks: It depends on the location of the stretch marks. If they fall below the belly button then they can be removed with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). There is no other way to get rid of stretch marks. They are scars from stretching the skin and fracturing the dermis which is a layer of your skin. ...Read more