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How to cure skin aging?

How to cure skin aging?

Work at it: Our skin & our body continues to evolve, age and alter itself. Sun exposure, without a protective barrier, will significantly alter the quality, texture and ability to regenerate healthy cells. Using moisture creams, anti-oxidants and cleansers that are for the skin assist in a healthy glow. Eating well and being content also nurture from within. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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Mask Of Pregnancy (Definition)

Mask of Pregnancy, or Melasma, is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed ...Read more


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How to cure acne?

How to cure acne?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

How to cure acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: This depends on the severity. You can start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, higher strengths are also available. If this is not helpful, you can move up to using benzoyl peroxide and another agent such as salicylic acid. Beyond these, you may want to see a doctor who specializes in the care of acne. There are many excellent prescription options available. ...Read more

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How to permanently cure acne?

How to permanently cure acne?

No cure: It can be controlled with a number of medications including antibiotics, benzyl peroxide, retinin a...... ...Read more

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How to cure ED naturally?

How to cure ED naturally?

Depends: The answer depends on the cause. If ed is caused by an anxiety (performance anxiety, etc), than treating the anxiety with relaxation techniques and discussing with your partner can help. If the ed is caused by diabetes effects, long standing hypertension, and vascular issues in your penis, there may be no definitive natural cures, and you may need medications to help you. ...Read more

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How to cure strechmarks?

How to cure strechmarks?

Laser therapy: Stretchmarks, or striae distensae, can be treated with fractional photothermolysis (fp). Fp uses small laser beams to create numerous microscopic areas of thermal necrosis within the skin called microscopic treatment zones. It is also used to treat acne scars, photodamaged skin, and fine wrinkles. ...Read more

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How to treat dandruff naturally?

How to treat dandruff naturally?

Good question: Dandruff is called by malessi furfur, a yeast. This can be treated with antidandruff shampoos and antiyeast medications. ...Read more

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How to cure pimples?

How to cure pimples?

Keep at bay: While you're a male teen, all we can do is keep them controlled. For the long-term, often a systemic antibiotic is best for most men; your physician can make a recommendation. Over-the-counter drugs fail except for benzoyl peroxide; you may wish to add this. All acne can be controlled nowadays and it's your right. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure pimples?

How to cure pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks and/or it's on your trunk, get with a mainstream scientific physician who can add prescription-strength meds such as topical Clindamycin and/or a retinoic acid derivative, perhaps something stronger. ...Read more

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How to cure pimples?

How to cure pimples?

Manage them: Acne cannot be cured until it self-cures as you get older. There's no predicting when. I was able to stop treating mine when I was 50. Until then, topical benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid are your best friends; about half of acne patients will need to add prescription-strength medication from their physicians. Ignore all "pop" advice about treatments and supposed causes. ...Read more

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How to cure body pimples?

How to cure body pimples?

Benzoyl peroxide was: A benzoyl peroxide wash can be spread for short periods of time over large area to decrease bacteria from sweat or heat on body such as trunk or extremities.Creams are difficult to apply to large areas. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles naturally?

How to remove freckles naturally?

You can't; don't try: You'll disfigure yourself and be disappointed. Freckles are as natural to you as the color of your hair, or the special things about your body that the special people in your life like as distinctive to you. Less sunlight is less freckles. Pippi longstocking, asked whether she "suffered from freckles" laughed and said, "no, i love them." since you can't remove them, it's your best choice also. ...Read more

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How to cure alopecia?

How to cure alopecia?

Start medication now: for male pattern baldness. Get evaluated by an MD since some forms of hair loss are not MPB. However if it is MPB, you will have better results by starting now with minoxidil and dutasteride. Hair loss is progressive, so the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Try meds first. If they don't stop the loss, you can consider transplant. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne naturally?

How can I effectively treat acne naturally?

Get real Rx: If it were easy to do, there wouldn't be acne. No home remedy works. If benzoyl peroxide fails, your physician has topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics & the possibility of a dermatology referral. If someone thinks "natural is better", the person with acne is being done a grave disservice especially nowadays when it's easy to manage scientifically. ...Read more

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How can you cure vitiligo?

How can you cure vitiligo?

Waxes and wanes: Medical treatment isn't always necessary for vitiligo if the patches of skin aren't noticeable and are small. Treatment for vitiligo can take up to 18 months, and you may have to try several different treatment to find the one that works best. A dermatologist can walk you through the treatment options. ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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How to naturally remove spots/acne overnight?

How to naturally remove spots/acne overnight?

Removing acne/spots: There is no overnight solution. See a doctor trained in skin care and find out what can really be done. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples naturally?

How to remove pimples naturally?

Forgive my frankness: You're a twelve year old male. Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease that needs to be managed scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, phone your personal physician and ask about an appointment for prescription-strength rx. 'natural remedies' work poorly for acne and almost all other serious illnesses ; the sooner you discard superstition, the better. ...Read more

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Ms, how to naturally treat it?

Ms,  how to naturally treat it?

Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read more

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Cure for melasma that is permanent?

Cure for melasma that is permanent?

Melasma cure?: Melasma is very challenging to treat and there is no cure. The goal is pigment control. Combination therapy is the typical strategy. Peels, topicals and laser treatments may be used to reduce pigment deposits. Daily spf use cannot be overstated. Consult with a facial cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in treatment of melasma and other pigment disorders for a regimen that's best. ...Read more

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What are some cures for melasma? Besides rentins and hydro creams?

What are some cures for melasma? Besides rentins and hydro creams?

Melasma: In conjunction with home cream applications, in-office treatments include chemical peels (chemical exfoliation), microdermabrasion (mechanical exfoliation), and laser therapy. These additional treatments may be useful for some cases of melasma. ...Read more

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Is melasma permanent? I am concerned about getting melasma if i get pregnant. Is this something that can be cured or reversed? .

Is melasma permanent? I am concerned about getting melasma if i get pregnant.  Is this something that can be cured or reversed?

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Melasma: Melasma usually worsens during pregnancy. There are fade creams containing hydroxyquinone that may be used after the pregnancy. Melasma is caused by high estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Why haven't dermatologists been able to find a cure for melasma (i.E. What makes it so difficult to treat)?

Melasma: Melasma is from hormones and sun exposure. Since hormones are in your body all the time (you need them), it's impossible to "cure" melasma. You should protect from the sun and use fading agents, hydroquinone being the best. You can get significant improvement with treatment but a cure remains elusive. ...Read more

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Which type of laser therapy will you prefer for a 40yr female patient,came with melasma on her face for 8years..tried medicine but not cured.

Which type of laser therapy will you prefer for a 40yr female patient,came with melasma on her face for 8years..tried medicine but not cured.

See a dermatologist: Details matter. You fail to specify any detail about the "medicine". Prescription creams are more effective than laser for melasma. Typical approach is to use sunscreen every AM. At night she would apply a cream combining a retinoic acid, a low strength steroid, a hydroquinone, maybe others. Expect to do this for several months. It is less costly and more effective than laser. ...Read more

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What is melasma?

What is melasma?

Pigment change: Melasma is a pigment change that is affects many layers of the skin and usually is related to hormonal imbalances. It can occur in all ethnic groups, it is treated with skin lightners such as hydroquinone 4%, vitamin c/kojic acid, retin-a, lasers and peels like the melange peel. Avoiding the sun, using SPF can help. Adding vitamin d helps since you limit your sun exposure. ...Read more

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What causes melasma?

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What causes melasma?

The: The exact cause of melasma is still unknown, however researchers theorize that melasma occurs as a result of the color-making skin cells (melanocytes) producing too much color or melanin resulting in patchy discoloration. There are also genetic and other predispositions that are the cause. Common triggers of melasma include extended sun exposure, estrogen supplements, birth control pills, and pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I treat melasma?

How can I treat melasma?

Bleaching agents: Avoidance of sun is utmost importance and sunscreen as the sun worsens melasma. Bleaching creams, retin-a, combinations of them, chemical peels and laser are all possible treatment. ...Read more

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Why do women get melasma?

Why do women get melasma?

Great question: A tough but good question. It is thought to be caused by the stimulation of melanocytes or pigment-producing cells estrogen and progesterone. This can cause those cells to produce more melanin pigment when the skin is exposed to sun. Pregnancy can trigger this as can the use of birth control pills. It is a frustrating condition to have and to try and treat as there are no guaranteed treatments. ...Read more

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What does melasma look like?

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What does melasma look like?

Lacy pigmentation: Melanoma is most often seen on the cheeks, forehead and around the mouth. It is a lacy patchy brown pigment that gets dark in the sun. ...Read more

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Does melasma go away on its own?

May lighten some: Melasma is a discoloration of the skin that comes from a combination of hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure. It is extremely frustrating because it can be faded with fading creams, sun screen, sun shielding, and chemical peels, but it will recur with minimal sun exposure. It sometimes lightens without treatment over time if it occurs during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of melasma?

None: Melasma is a darkening of the skin that occurs on the cheek bones, nose, forehead.. It is not associated with any pain, itching or swelling. It can be distressing because it appears unsightly. It is can be caused by sun damage, hormones in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy. It can become worse in pregnancy. Tretinoin, skin peels or laser treatments may help improve appearance. ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis of melasma made?

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Melasma: Melasma is diagnosed through its visual signs & personal history. A dermatologist may look at your skin under a device called wood's light. In some cases, rarely melasma may look like another skin condition, in which case the dermatologist may perform a biopsy and send it to a lab for diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat melasma?

What is the best way to treat melasma?

Combination: This is difficult to totally eradicate but a combination of microdermabrasion followed by laser with home treatment with bleaching agents offers a good option to sognificantly decrease melasma. Another option is the medium strength vi peel which can improve melasma within one week. ...Read more

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What other conditions may be mistaken for melasma?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are several. ...Read more

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What is melasma, and can men get it as well as women?

What is melasma, and can men get it as well as women?

Yes: Yes both can get melasma although it is usually much more common in women than men. Especially in cases of pregnancy for women. Often it is seen as a darkening of pigment with patterns on face and body with varying severity. It is thought to be a significant reaction to hormonal changes in the body. ...Read more

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Started spirolonactone 2 weeks ago and think that my melasma is worsening. Is this possible?

NO: Melasma not due to spirnolactone. Why taking it? Dose? Other meds? Birth control? Menstrual and pregnancy history? The answer is in the details. You can treat melasma if you wish. ...Read more

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Where does melasma most commonly develop? What areas of the body does melasma most often develop? .

Where does melasma most commonly develop? What areas of the body does melasma most often develop?

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Face : Almost all of the time it is on the face. I've seen 1 patient who had it on their arms. ...Read more