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How can do I reduce the appearance and the feel of keratosis pilaris?

How can do I reduce the appearance and the feel of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: You can buy a "buff puff" over the counter and use a cream called amlactin (over the counter) after you get out of the bath or shower. Try not to rub too hard but use the medicated lotion twice a day and exfoliate the area may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Keratosis Pilaris (Definition)

A condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like ...Read more


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How can I reduce the appearance and the feel of actinic keratosis?

How can I reduce the appearance and the feel of actinic keratosis?

None: Unfortunately there is no studied over the counter treatment for actinic keratosis (ak). Since ak is a form of precancer, it is important to have it treated before it progresses. There are available treatments through a dermatologist that are effective (some topical, some freezing technique). ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

What can I do to reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Heavy moisturizing products like eucerin professional repair or smoothing repair. Lachydrin (lactic acid) is also helpful as are temporary use of topical prescription cortisone creams. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

How can I reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

Keralytic cream: First, using a good moisturizer cream or ointment, nivea creme, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, etc., are all good ones; second, your dermatologists might prescribe prescription-strengthed medications like lachydin-12, keralyt gel, salex cream, etc. To control kp. ...Read more

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Why can you only improve the appearance of stretch marks but not heal your skin and get rid of them?

Why can you only improve the appearance of stretch marks but not heal your skin and get rid of them?

"Broken skin": The skin contains elastic fibers which when "broken" cause the stretch marks and like Humpty Dumpty can be put back together again. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the appearance of scars left by my water birth?

What can I do to reduce the appearance of scars left by my water birth?

Gyne than plastic: I would first discuss with your gynecologist who may make a recommendation or refer you to a plastic surgeon for possible options. In all likelihood, time may be your best friend. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the appearance of dr, dark skin?

Options exist : Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your personal options. This may include surgery, lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or even prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Can liposuction get rid of the pendulous skin under my arms? I want to get rid of the wobbly fat and skin under my arms. Can liposuction help with this? How often do patients need to have the skin removed as well as the fat?

Can liposuction get rid of the pendulous skin under my arms? I want to get rid of the wobbly fat and skin under my arms. Can liposuction help with this? How often do patients need to have the skin removed as well as the fat?

No.: No, generally arm lifting surgery is necessary to remove “pendulous skin" under the arms. Liposuction surgery alone will likely leave you with loose/irregular/unattractive skin. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the redness associated with keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Topical steroid, laser skin therapy, excision or other therapies can be considered for this condition depending on the findings. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What make-up can I use to minimize the size and appearance of my chalazion?

What make-up can I use  to minimize the size and appearance of my chalazion?

Makeup : A little eyeshadow or concealer may help but getting the chalazion taken care of by an eye doctor may be necessary if the chalazion does not resolve. ...Read more

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Need on advice on how i can hide or reduce the appearance of my cold sore?

Need on advice on how i can hide or reduce the appearance of my cold sore?

You could use: 'cover up' product. But then throw it away - as it will be contaminated. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the appearance of chicken skin?

How can I lessen the appearance of chicken skin?

Improving chix skin: Not knowing exactly to what you are referring makes it difficult to help. If you are referring to prominent bumps on cheeks, triceps, back and thighs, this is called keratosis pilaris. Exfoliative actions including mild washcloth abrasion and glycolic acid pads and creams can improve its appearance. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the redness of my acne?

What can I do to decrease the redness of my acne?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the pimples on my face, what can help get rid of them?

What can I do to reduce the pimples on my face, what can help get rid of them?

Multifactorial: Maintain cleanliness about articles what touch your face. If male your testosteron is a factor. Chronic issue can be treated in a step wise fashion with local and systemic meds. See pmd. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce the amount of acne I have to make the redness better?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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What would cause whiteheads to come up on the inside of my elbow and how can I get rid of them?

What would cause whiteheads to come up on the inside of my elbow and how can I get rid of them?

Infection: Sometimes bacteria can cause whiteheads to occur and local care can help treat them, just like you would use for a white headed pimple on your face. If they continue, then see your Dr. for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of moles on the skin and how to get rid of them without surgery?

What are the causes of moles on the skin and how to get rid of them without surgery?

Surgery: Moles appear when the cells that give the skin color, melanocytes, grow in clusters. They are usually thick into the dermis, so the only way to remove them is surgically. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of cellulite?

How can I reduce the appearance of cellulite?

Combination therapy: There are multiple methods available to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite including: mechanical stimulation, mesotherapy, radiofrequency and lasers. Cellulite is such a pervasive problem that I have spent years researching different technologies. So far, the best best results I have seen were from the smoothshapes® device using a combination of mechanical, laser and led technology. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more