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Is it dangerous to tatto over a deep stretch mark?

Is it dangerous to tatto over a deep stretch mark?

Tattoo: Probably not. However since the skin in this area is thinner the ink color may look different than the surrounding normal shin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo over a birthmark?

Is it safe to get a tattoo over a birthmark?

I don't see why not: Should be fine; unless your birthmark was a hemangioma (a large collection of vessels in the skin) the birthmark is, literally, skin deep. You could even use your birthmark in the tattoo if u want! Make sure your artist is using clean technique, and that he/she is licensed. There is definitely a risk of getting an infection, even Hepatitis B/C, and we'd like to minimize that. Good luck! ...Read more

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I would like to know if benzoyl peroxide is effective agaisnt red marks left by acne. I heard that it prolongs red marks. Is it true?

I would like to know if benzoyl peroxide is effective agaisnt red marks left by acne. I heard that it prolongs red marks. Is it true?

red=Inflammation: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to remove the boil marks in my body? Can time fades it or it will be like this forever?

Is there anything i can do to remove the boil marks in my body? Can time fades it or it will be like this forever?

More info: Do you mean a scar from a pimple or from boiling water? Most scars tend to fade with time , some more so than others. ...Read more

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Will it be particularly painful to get a tattoo over a scar?

Will it be particularly painful to get a tattoo over a scar?

No: Please read my recommendation to ur other question about tatto and scars. But tattooing a area with scar should not be more painful, unless there is a problem like active inflammatipn or infection. Then you should avoid the area completely. Even keloids are active inflammation areas and they should be avoided. ...Read more

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Got bit by dog on upper lip, scar is forming and is raised. it has been a week, what can i do to reduce/correct scar so it heals flat?

Got bit by dog on upper lip, scar is forming and is raised. it has been a week, what can i do to reduce/correct scar so it heals flat?

Lip scar topical tre: lip scars tens to take much longer than other areas on the skin to settle down. massage, sun avoidance and topical steroid cream would be first line of treatment. don't ingest the silicone. make sure the key line between the pink of the lip and skin is lined up correctly. ...Read more

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Have a bump from getting tattoo on stretch mark what is it ? Artist told me if I go back over it with ink it will go away is this true ?

Have a bump from getting tattoo on stretch mark what is it ? Artist told me if I go back over it with ink it will go away is this true ?

Not sure: I'm not sure if the "bump" is the ink or an infection.. I don't think it was a good idea to get a tattoo over a stretch mark. It might be a good idea to get a second opinion from your family physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on

Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on

Probably: It may be ok but not sure what your goal is. This will get dark again. There are places that would do that blanching and probably last longer. Is this something that just happened or all your life. Let me know. Thanks ...Read more

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Can you soften a mole by using neosporn on it for a day? My friend says that that is an easy way to identify a scar from a mole since the scar softens

Can you soften a mole by using neosporn on it for a day? My friend says that that is an easy way to identify a scar from a mole since the scar softens

No: That's not going to help. The only concern is whether you have something that needs to be removed. If your possible moe shows any signs of perhaps being a melanoma, get seen. ...Read more

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Is it alright to tattoo over lipomas?

Is it  alright to tattoo over lipomas?

Sure: Go right ahead. Won't do anything to the lipoma. If you ever want or need to have the lipoma removed, the surgery might mess up your tattoo though. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use celtrixa while pregnant it is a lotion to reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Is it ok to use celtrixa while pregnant it is a lotion to reduce  the appearance of stretch marks?

Not evaluated: Celtrixia has not be evaluated by the fda, so there is no data about safety during pregnancy. Consult your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Help, I put toothpaste on a pimple and burned my face. The scar has fallen off but it has left a dark scar. Can scar gel help? Also, how long would it take for the scar to fade as I am very worried. Thank you

Help, I put toothpaste on a pimple and burned my face. The scar has fallen off but it has left a dark scar. Can scar gel help? Also, how long would it take for the scar to fade as I am very worried. Thank you

Acne: It is very hard not to touch/squeeze/abuse pimples. Toothpaste probably didn't make things worse. A pimple is a pocket of inflammation; after it heals it can be darker or sometimes lighter than the surrounding skin. This can take a long time to fade. You should not worry, although you may be self conscious. It will get better. ...Read more

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I had a scab, which is removed now and it shows pink skin do I put neosporin on it or aloe vera cream.. Is this a scar? How can I prevent it to scar

I had a scab, which is removed now and it shows pink skin do I put neosporin on it or aloe vera cream.. Is this a scar? How can I prevent it to scar

Leave it alone: I don't know how severe or large your skin injury was, or where it is on your body. But your skin was/is trying to heal itself underneath the scab, and you removed it before it could do that completely. All new skin is pink, whether or not it's going to scar. It may continue healing ; resolve. Don't use an antibiotic (including ointment) unless it looks infected (oozing pus, swollen, etc.). ...Read more

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I had a facial mole removed by the shaving method. It is now flat but darker. Is there anyway to lighten it? Or does it need to be removed again?

I had a facial mole removed by the shaving method. It is now flat but darker. Is there anyway to lighten it? Or does it need to be removed again?

May need excision: There is professional debate about the removal of benign skin lesions - whether to shave them off or cut them out (excise them). Of course sometimes a darkened scar can be helped by topical applications of a skin-lightening prescription-medication-crème (e.g., hydroquinone). Nonetheless, sometimes the most effective treatment of a round scar from shave-removal is actual excision of the round scar. ...Read more

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I remove a mole at home by myself The blackspot disappear n wound healbut now turn into a grey area. Is it pigments? How can i remove the grey skin?

I remove a mole at home by myself The blackspot disappear n wound healbut  now turn into a grey area. Is it pigments? How can i remove the grey skin?

Not a do it yourself: issue. The removed mole should have been submitted for examination by a pathologist. Removing moles is not a do it yourself project. Please see a doctor for proper care. ...Read more

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I have a conjuctival nevus on my left eye? Will it be beneficial to remove it? Will it leave any scar?

I have a conjuctival nevus on my left eye? Will it be beneficial to remove it? Will it leave any scar?

Depends: You don't have to remove it if it's been stable for many years. If it is growing in size or changing in shape and may not be a nevus anymore, it is good to remove it. You could also do it for cosmetic reasons. If addressed properly, there should be no visually significant scar to the naked eye. That really depends on how you heal and the surgical technique used. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get stretch mark laser treatment on your stomach?

Is it safe to get stretch mark laser treatment on your stomach?

Safe lasar use: Yes lasar is usually safe but more important the results this is not a eraser so make sure you are looking for levels of improvement as little some or a lot so be sure you read the expected range of results. ...Read more