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How To Plump Your Face
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Be healthy: As long as a person is healthy and well-nourished, his or her lips will be as plump as they were intended to be. Each person has different-appearing lips, which help make us all individually special. There is no "natural" thing to do to make a person's lips more plump than they were intended to be. That means one's lips are already natural, however they appear. ...Read more
Plastic Surgery?: You may need plastic surgery to make your face look thinner. Orthodontics will change the alignment of the teeth but can't change your skeletal or muscular structures. You will probably need to consult an orthognathic surgeon or a plastic surgeon in conjunction with your orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fillers, weight gain: Loss of facial volume is common in patients with weight loss, malignancy, chronic diseases like hiv. This wasted appearance can be improved by techniques to increase the volume. Weight gain with increase calorie intake. Fat transfer with fat grafts from the abdomen to the face. Facial fillers with strategic volume replacement. Physician review is necessary to make educated recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you if you aren't seeing results in a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the flaccid state: wrinkles are entirely normal and can't be "ironed out" (Don't try!). In the erect state, wrinkles are seen in uncircumcised men with loose foreskin. If you are uncircumsized, and the wrinkling really disturbs you, a urologist could perform a partial or full circumcision, which will result in tighter skin. ...Read more
Many things: Acne can be caused by hormonal fluctuations, stress, friction. Using good skin care products that help exfoliate the skin, peels can help with more superficial acne, but if more moderate to severe, you will need lasers. If there is active acne, ala and light treatments can stop that. Scarring is treated with pixel lasers very effectively. ...Read more
How do you keep your throat from sagging? How do you firm your throat area? How to keep your chin from sagging?
Honestly : Honestly this is almost impossible to do. Unfortunatley as we age the skin loses collagen and starts to sag. There are many over the counter creams aimed at tightening and firming the skin. You can also consult a dermtologist for treatment options. If you are interested in surgical options, please consult the plastic surgeons here on avvo.Com. Best of luck. ...Read more
Injection vs topical: The best and most consistent option is a hyaluronic acid filler like juvederm or restylane (dermal fillers). These are reliable., can be done in the office in about 20 minutes and last about a year or so. Seek a experienced injector to make sure you keep a balanced natural appearance. Skin medica makes a lip plumper system which is nice, and does help, but can't approach what injectables can do. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Is this a real post or a bad yoke? :). ...Read more
Difficult question: This is a very difficult question. In general, most people have some asymmetry to their faces, some just more noticeable than others. The answer to your question depends upon the degree of asymmetry and the underlying cause (i.e. aging, nerve injury, tumor/mass, trauma, etc.). Unfortunately, there aren't any entirely "natural" ways to change underlying facial structure. ...Read more
Embrace who you are: You're a man nearing the peak of your physical and intellectual prime. I hope you will not try to lighten your skin, beyond using sunscreen. If you use a depigmenting agent, you are likely to disfigure yourself. In the usa, which is the world trend setter, it's now considered the height of ignorance to judge a person by skin color. To look great / be healthy, get physically fit. Best wishes. ...Read more
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