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How do you know if laser goes through your dermis?

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

Dermis (Definition)

Dermis is the technical term for the outside skin of the body. It is used in a combined form for a number of skin related conditions such as dermatitis as well as the name of the skin ...Read more


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How do you know when a wound reached the dermis?

How do you know when a wound reached the dermis?

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

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What happens when you break your arm and you go to the ER? What will they do? Do you get an IV?

What happens when you break your arm and you go to the ER? What will they do? Do you get an IV?

Xray/splint/cast: pain medication will usually be given by mouth, unless it's a serious fracture. xrays will be performed and either a splint or cast will be placed. a follow-up referral is usually given ...Read more

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Change of life menopause; how do you know if you are going through it?

Change of life menopause; how do you know if you are going through it?

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

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How do you know where your g spot is and how can you tell your touching it?

How do you know where your g spot is and how can you tell your touching it?

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 more

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Do you get pimple scars after you go do your laser skin treatment?

Do you get pimple scars after you go do your laser skin treatment?

No: ...But sometimes using the vaseline-type ointment afterwards during the healing process can cause some temporary acne flareups. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's still considered dermotalomania if all you do is dig your nails into your skin?

Can you explain if it's still considered dermotalomania if all you do is dig your nails into your skin?

Irrelevant: What you call the condition is not really that important. What you do with it is important. If one has impulse control problems, whenther pulling, picking, or digging, it is recommended that one sees a mental health professional for assistance. ...Read more

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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

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

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Need docs help! I am wondering what they do at the gynecologist office and if it stretches you out permanently or does any damage?

Need docs help! I am wondering what they do at the gynecologist office and if it stretches you out permanently or does any damage?

No stretching: when the doctor inserts the speculum to visualize your cervix this may be uncomfortable but it will not stretch you permanently or cause any damage ...Read more

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How can you tell if you go into labor before your water breaks?

How can you tell if you go into labor before your water breaks?

Contractions: Bonnie, If you develop contractions every 3-5 minutes, or start having clear fluid leakage, you may be in early labor. Call your OB or go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If your gynecologist says you need to have electric shock therapy on your vagina how do they do that?

If your gynecologist says you need to have electric shock therapy on your vagina how do they do that?

Electric shock?: I assume they are talking about helping to strengthen the pelvic muscles to help retain the vaginal tone. The electrical pulses cause the muscles to contract--keegle exercises. Check out www.Intonemedical.Com. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard if you are not a normal smoker it goes through your body quick ?

What to do if i heard if you are not a normal smoker it goes through your body quick ?

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

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How long would menopause last and when do you know you are through it?

How long would menopause last and when do you know you are through it?

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

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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.

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.

Take care of yoursel: Look out for yourself and the time you will need for healing. Don't let other people interfere with your healing time. You may need to be firm but you need to look after yourself. ...Read more

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How do you get treated if you got it in your mouth the same way as the normal way.

How do you get treated if you got it in your mouth the same way as the normal way.

Huh?: Sorry but you speak with foreign tongue....in other words, you need to specify what is "it" in YOUR mouth and what "normal" way....what are you referring to? ...Read more

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How does your body heal if you got stabbed?

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

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What is kissing corns and if so how do you remove them?

What is kissing corns and if so how do you remove them?

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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Laser (Definition)

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