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How Do You Know If Laser Goes Through Your Dermis
Lasers: Lasers can penetrate the skin directly, (cause a controlled injury) or pass through the skin and target a specific color, (brown for age spot or red for spider veins). If the laser heats the skin it can blister as well. If the laser damages the deep dermis the area will be numb 3rd degree burn, if the skin hurts it is 2nd degree. It is best to ask your laser physician. ...Read more
What do you mean?: The epidermis is so thin (think "roof" of a blister) that nearly all wounds reach the dermis. The dermis is the thick, sturdy portion of the skin (think the tough, fuzzy part of leather) and the epidermis is the waterproof layer on top (think the smooth layer on top that gives the leather its "finish"). Even a scratch often reaches the dermis. Hope this helps, but if not, ask again! ...Read more
Periods change: Most women have 4-8 years of menstrual cycle changes before menopause. There can be lighter or heavier bleeding, shorter or longer cycles, skipped periods, or no changes until periods stop. A woman is considered postmenopausal after she has not had a period for 12 months. The average age of menopause in the us is 51. ...Read more
It's inside vagina: The "graffenburg spot" or "g" spot is in the upper portion of the vagina just in front of the cervix and under the bladder. It forms during 2nd stage female sexual excitement as a firm "tented" spot. It can be felt during that stage by placing a finger inside the vagina and making a "come hither movement" with that finger. It provides pleasure in additon to the clitoris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain if it's still considered dermotalomania if all you do is dig your nails into your skin?
How long do your pores stay open after you wash your hair just want to know if i can wash my hair blow dry it curl it and then go outside
Pores : Pores tend to open up in a warm situation such as a shower, and close in colder temperatures. Once you are out of a warm bathroom, pores tend to close rapidly. Once you are outside, if the temperature is cold pores tend to stay closed. ...Read more
How do you prevent vomit going out the nose? It's unpleasant and don't want it again. If it does occur, how do you clean your nose?
Difficult: to,explain. Irrigate your nose with a little water afterwards ...Read more
Need docs help! I am wondering what they do at the gynecologist office and if it stretches you out permanently or does any damage?
Bad idea: Dangerous permanent damage.Get a more detailed answer ›
If your gynecologist says you need to have electric shock therapy on your vagina how do they do that?
Dont understand ?: Nicotine metabolism is pretty much the same in most, if not all people. It is already rapidly metabolized, which is why people smoke 20 cigarettes a day on average. I don't know what you mean by a 'normal' smoker. Smoking tobacco is, in and of itself, abnormal, and you would be far better off in every way if you quit. Please consider a smoking cessation program. ...Read more
Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more
Will have big surgery and need time to heal. Someone does not care about it; wants to visit the race track/stay 2 overnights anyway. How do I say no.
Common Pathway: When our bodies sustain any injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Stab wound depth and location is the key. Injury to intestines need surgery whereas skin/muscle may need simpler care. Infection is biggest concern. ...Read more
A corn : Is a buildup of dead skin. Kissing corns are when you have this on adjacent toes so a corn on one toe matches up with acorn on the opposing digit. The corns can be trimmed or pared away but will likely grow back once the person puts their shoes back on. Shaving down the underlying bony prominence is how to get rid of this. This is not done by you, rather by a foot doctor. ...Read more
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