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How can I get a tattoo removed?

How can I get a tattoo removed?

TATTOO REMOVAL: Many dermatologists can remove tattoos. Depends on where and how large. Lasers often work. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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How long before surgery can I safely get a tattoo?

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Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first. ...Read more

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How can I remove a scar?

How can I remove a scar?

IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here but it is genrally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. ...Read more

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Can i get a tatto removed while pregnant?

Can i get a tatto removed while pregnant?

Wait: Probably best to wait. Laser removal takes several treatments. A small tattoo removed by surgery under local anesthesia may be ok. ...Read more

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How early can you detect hepatitis from a tattoo? I just got a tattoo done but i can't remember if they had the needle unopened. Can you get rid of it

How early can you detect hepatitis from a tattoo? I just got a tattoo done but i can't remember if they had the needle unopened. Can you get rid of it

Hepatitis: Blood tests can tell if you have active hepatitis from hepatitis virus a , b, c, or d. They can also tell if you have ever been exposed to the virus in the past. You should see your doctor for evaluation and blood tests to ease your mind. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get a big skin tag removed?

How old do you have to be to get a big skin tag removed?

Any Age: Even newborns can have skin tags safely removed by qualified practioners. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo to cover my defibrillator?

Can I get a tattoo to cover my defibrillator?

No: I'm not an electrical engineer, but I think it's a bad idea. If you insist, you may receive an inappropriate shock from your device. Even worse, it may be reprogrammed, so be sure to have it fully interrogated immediately afterward if you proceed to assure that you're fully protected. I'm in my 60s too so as one older man to another, consider discussing your self-image concerns with a counselor. ...Read more

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How can I get a chalazion?

How can I get a chalazion?

Acute stye: Can turn into a chalazion after it's walled off by the body. ...Read more

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How can I hide and/or remove a mole?

How can I hide and/or remove a mole?

Mole removal: It may be difficult to hide anole if darkly pigmented or raised. You are better off seeing a board certified doctor who can evaluate the mole and remove it with expertise. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my arm is infected where i just got a tattoo?

Look and feel.: Generally bacterial infection is heralded by redness or red streaking, swelling of the local area, warmth at the site, discharge, and maybe more systemic and distant signs like fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. Viral infection and other blood born infections such as hepatitis and HIV viruses may not give you local symptoms at all. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a keloid from my piercings?

How to tell if I have a keloid from my piercings?

Keloids are rare: Not all scars are keloids. Many thick or hypertrophic scars can be treated more readily than true keloid scars. Keloids can occur from piercing or any other minor trauma as well as more major surgery. There are many treatment options but keloids are much more difficult and can reoccur. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

By having God do it: It's a common misconception that lasers can circumvent the normal eventualities and exigencies of the healing of the human body. Once a scar is created it is present ever after. The remodeling of the skin can result in one with such a fine line that the typical human can't perceive it at a conversational distance but this has more to do with the skin physiology of that individual than it does w. ...Read more

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I have a growing black mole how should I remove it or get it removed?

I have a growing black mole how should I remove it or get it removed?

Agree w Dr Gallia: It is best to have a black mole assessed by you dermaologist and s/he will determine if biopsy and incisidious are indicated. ...Read more

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I have a laceration just below the wrist. How long can I wait to get a surgery?

I have a laceration just below the wrist. How long can I wait to get a surgery?

Depends: The laceration should be evaluated in the er or by your doctor. Often the skin is closed initially even if there is deeper injuries. A hand surgeon will usually operate on the hand or wrist in the next several days to repair the deeper structures. This allows you to have surgery on an empty stomach and with a well rested surgeon, both very important. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am a candidate for mole removal? How will i know it i need to have a mole removal procedure performed on a mole that just developed out of the blue? .

How do I know if I am a candidate for mole removal? How will i know it i need to have a mole removal procedure performed on a mole that just developed out of the blue?

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See your doctor: Have your primary care physician evaluate your moles. If there is some concern then some primary physicians can and will remove moles. If there is concern and they do not do the procedure, they will refer you to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Probably not: This procedure is basically a gentle scraping of your skin to smoothen it. It can be irritating...Thus your doc may use a topical anesthetic before the procedure is done...So needle is not really needed in this case.... ...Read more

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