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How To Get Rid Of Deep Frown Lines Around My Mouth Without Surgery
I have a rough spot on the roof of my mouth that won't go away. It bugs me. I'm wondering if there's any way to get rid of it, without oral surgery?
Rough Spot: It would depend on what the "rough" spot is. I would see a dentist or an oral surgeon to take a look and give you advice as to the best method of treatment. Thanks for consulting with Healthtap. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have a big lower lip, part of it goes in my mouth& burns is there a surgery I could have 2 get rid of the pooch w/o getting rid of my lips fullness?
Identify cause first: Yes, surgical lip reduction can help reduce excess tissues but I am not sure what is causing the lip burning or whether that will dissipate following any surgery. See your pcp to diagnose the problem. If you have an inflammatory condition then that may cause burning sensation and may even cause some swelling and if that is treated then you may not need any surgery. ...Read more
How can I get rid of the bad taste in my mouth after my wisdom teeth surgery? I rinse with salt water after I eat
Bad taste: . Do you have pain? Swelling? Stitches? Keep rinsing with salt water. Did the oral surgeon give you a syringe to irrigate the area with? Sometimes there is an unpleasant taste because of the healing process going on. Sometimes it can be from food debris stick in the hole. See the extracting dentist about this. It is the best way to get an answer. ...Read more
Depends...: It all depends on what is causing it. It might be related to dry skin or dermatitis so I would recommend to try a chap stick which you can get over the counter in many pharmacies. If not better with that it might be related to a skin condition that may require other type of treatment so you would need to see your provider in order to have something prescribed. ...Read more
Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I always get bad acne around my mouth and chin. What is the best way to get rid of irritating acne?
Sequence: Benzoyl peroxide is the best over-the-counter remedy; I've had success with adding prescribed topical Clindamycin and replacing benzoyl peroxide with a retinoic acid derivative if lots of blackheads. Next step if needed is a systemic antibiotic that's right for the person or the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can & wants to take it. Dermatologists have the big guns. ...Read more
Well: First you need to give a good history of this discoloration and then an examination and then a diagnosis and then a treatment plan ...Read more
I have had spots for far too long now, not huge spots, just little ones around my mouth that build up and look awful, how do I get rid of them?
Recommend: Dermatologic evaluation to determine what the lesions are. ...Read more
Avoid irritants: Be careful with whiteneing brightening products. Same for misturisers. See a dermatologist for proper control. ...Read more
I've had a white discoloration around my mouth my whole life. Might be due to breathing through mouth since nose often stuffy? How do I get rid of it!
I have a red rash on my face around my mouth and on my cheeks it burns and itches and I can't get rid of it?
How do I get rid of bumps around my mouth? They are small bumps around my lips. They get itchy, but not all the time.
HSV 1 and HSV 2: Herpes simplex is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. It is your call. ...Read more
Hi, I'm just wondering, hoe can you tell the difference between acne and perioral dermatitis? I'm 18 years old and these red bumps around my mouth some look like small pimples. Also if it is perioral dermatitis, what's the best way to get rid of it? T
Need to be seen: Cannot guess without visual inspection at the least, see your doctor or dermatologist for management, good luck ...Read more
A diastema between: Maxillary central incisors due to a thick and inferiorly attached labial frenum/frenulum can be surgically removed via a frenectomy or frenuloplasty and then the teeth can be brought together via orthodontics. This would be one instance where surgery can help eliminate a gap between teeth. ...Read more
Lisps: Don't know of any such procedure. Therapy can help with muscular aspect of speech and orthodontics or dental work may be of benefit. Jaw plastic surgery (orthognathic) can change the position of the teeth relative to reach other but is mostly used to affect chewing. Would start with a speech therapist. ...Read more
What should I do if my allergic rhinitis causes constant head pressure like Is there a surgery or what meds to take to get rid of this situation.?
Yes there is treatment: For your condition, but you need to see a specialist an allergist or ENT doctor, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Ice packs placed immediately after surgery, half hour on, half hour off for the first twelve hours after the procedure is important
before the procedure avoid meds like aspirin, etc.
Bromelain taken the week before the procedure may also help. Discuss this with your oral surgeon at your consult visit! ...Read more
Absolutely: The treatment for cleft lip is surgical repair. I would recommend finding a trained cleft surgeon (facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon) near you that is trained and experienced in this complex and artistic procedure. They will be able to counsel you appropriately about the repair options based on the type or cleft. ...Read more
Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but I still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?
Get to an expert!: One are the advantages of having your Botox and fillers done by a plastic surgeon is that you can be evaluated for other noninvasive or invasive procedures while assessing your response to Botox and fillers. Multiple minor procedures can be combined to give a good effect. However, the key is having someone who knows your goals, how aggressive you want to be, and of course, your budget! Good luck. ...Read more
Best way to get rid of a gummy smile? I have a gummy smile I would like to fix, but I also have really small teeth. So, I'm not sure which would be the easier or cheaper route to make me look better, gum reduction surgery, or something like veneers..
Before: Before you do anything consult an orthodontist. If your upper front teeth are over-erupted (they grew down too far) they can be moved up bringing the bone and gums with them thus reducing the gummy smile. ...Read more
Depends: Sometimes parasthesia will be permanent if damage to the nerve was substantial. More likely, it's a partial parasthesia that with time, may be partially or totally restored. Your surgeon would know the degree of trauma and could best answer the time table for recovery. Sometimes a steroid can be prescribed to reduce internal swelling and sipped things along, but overall nerve regeneration takes t. ...Read more
Possible cystic lesions on head of pancreas vs dilated distal common dt. If it is gallstone, will I need surgery to get rid of it?
Possibly: Cystic abnormalities of the pancreas are not uncommon. Mri imaging characteristics can raise or lower our suspicion of it representing or becoming something more worrisome that would require surgery. If you have gallstones in the common channel between the liver and the intestine, ERCP is necessary to remove the stone from the duct and the standard recommendation is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
Connected ball inside crotch lip on left side, sometimes hurts. Doctor said somthing about lymph nodes. What is it anddo I need surgery to get rid of it?
See your doctor: A doctor would need to examine you to diagnose and treat the lump ...Read more
Depends on anatomy: There are many potential treatments and various injectable fillers can be used for this purpose. These tend to offer short term results whereas surgery can provide longer lasting results and will range from less invasive procedures with fat grafting to more extensive surgeries such as blepharoplasty or mid-face lift. ...Read more
Find the cause first:
You must first identify the cause of the wrinkles: sun damage, smoking, repeated movement, volume loss, laxity, thinning, etc?
Depending on the cause, targeted treatment will deliver the best results and may include: nutritional counseling, hydration, moisturizers, antioxidants, sunblock, retinoids, fractionated therapy, resurfacing, ablative treatment, fillers, botulinum, facelift, etc. ...Read more
Will dysport immediately smooth my wrinkles? I want a quick way to get rid of the deep creases above my eyebrows. I don't want surgery, and I don't want to wait for a cream to work. Will dysport work right away or do I have to wait a few days or weeks?
2-3 days: Effects of Dysport will be seen in the first 2-3 days after injection. Fine lines may still be visible but may improve over the coming weeks. ...Read more
A facial wrinkle is a small ridge or furrow in the skin caused by age, sun damage, smoking, poor diet, lack of sleep, and repetitive use of certain facial muscles (frown lines, smile lines, crows feet). To minimize wrinkles, eat well, drink plenty of water, get 8 hours of sleep, wear sunscreen daily, wear sunglasses in bright ...Read more