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Is it possible to reverse the sun damage on my face?

Is it possible to reverse the sun damage on my face?

Depends: Sun damage occurs from excess time in the sun and the sensitivity of the skin to the sun. It can be improved upon but not fully reversed. The earlier you start the better. Mild sun damage can use good skin care products, regular peels and intense pulse light lasers. More severe sun damage will need good skin care, deep peels or resurfacing lasers to help. Use sunblock, minimize sun & no smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Sun Damage (Definition)

Sun damage takes two forms. The sun damages the skin resulting in loss of elasticity along with wrinkles and discoloration. Over time it also brings on skin cancer if the skin has been repeatedly damaged and there is no sun protection. ...Read more


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What is something good to use on your skin to reverse sun damage?

What is something good to use on your skin to reverse sun damage?

Combo of products: First of all you need to restrict your sun exposure with a reflective block and larger brimmed hat. Ipl or intense pulsed light will improve pigment from sun. Using glycolic acid products, anti-oxidants and moisture cream may also give you better looking skin. ...Read more

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What is the best way to repair damaged skin due to sunburn? Mainly for skin on hands.

What is the best way to repair damaged skin due to sunburn? Mainly for skin on hands.

Hand burn: Keep area clean and dry. Use cooling towel. Hands needs special care due to cosmetic and functional importance of the hand. Tetanus shot should be updated. Sivadene cream may help, some time antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have skin condition and I'm required to face the sun directly, my question is, is it harmful for my eyes to face the sun even when I'm looking away?

I have skin condition and I'm required to face the sun directly, my question is, is it harmful for my eyes to face the sun even when I'm looking away?

No harm: As long as you do not face the sun with open eyes, you should not get into trouble. Consider wearing sunglasses if you have to do this for lengthy intervals or wearing the kind of goggles that are used in sun tan bed booths. ...Read more

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I applied dettol on my face pimples for the very first time will it cause any damage?

I applied dettol on my face pimples for the very first time will it cause any damage?

No but it is not: an effective treatment. Consult this site for home treatment of acne: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a sun allergy on your back mainly due to that area not getting much sun?

Is it possible to have a sun allergy on your back mainly due to that area not getting much sun?

No: Reactions to the sun are not allergic. Some people get small hives when they get hot but that is unrelated to the sun, it is just a heat effect. ...Read more

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What is the best to get rid of face and back acne? Is there any tube to rub on the effected area?

What is the best to get rid of face and back acne? Is there any tube to rub on the effected area?

Depends on skin type: Laser hair removal has been the most satisfactory treatment especially for light complexioned people with darker hair color. Depilatories, waxing and threading have been around for a long time but do not have long lasting results. Seem to be problematic for such large areas. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get actinic keratosis on an area of skin that has had little sun damage?

Is it possible to get actinic keratosis on an area of skin that has had little  sun damage?

Yes: It is common on face, scalp and arms, but can oocur on the legs, back or. Chest. Sun is major factor but light skin color and weakened local immune system are also factors. These are treatable with cream, cryosurgery, electrosurgery. ...Read more

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How to quickly recover your sunburned face back to the way it is? Such as making it fair again and less dry

How to quickly recover your sunburned face back to the way it is? Such as making it fair again and less dry

Depends, but soon: It depends on how sunburnt it is. If it's mild it shouldn't take more than a week. If you are very red, your face may peel. In this case your complexion may take longer to even out. In either case you can use over the counter moisturizers, creams, or aloe to help with the dryness. ...Read more

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What is the certain time can I be exposed to the sun when i used hydroquinon cream on my face to fade dark spot? Should i forever hide from the sun?

What is the certain time can I be exposed to the sun when i used hydroquinon cream on my face to fade dark spot? Should i forever hide from the sun?

Avoid Sunlight: Sun spots, melasma and other causes of skin pigmentation can sometimes be lightened with bleaching creams like hydroquinone (hq). It is important to note that any exposure to sunlight works against you. Shading the skin with a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen (spf 30+) is the best way to help the hq work for you. You will always have to be mindful of sunlight to avoid re-pigmentation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse the thinning of the skin?

Is it possible to reverse the thinning of the skin?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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Is it possible to cut the skin off your face to remove acne?

Is it possible to cut the skin off your face to remove acne?

Don't do it: If you feel an urge to cut or self-mutilate, please make an appointment with your physician, or if you cannot resist it, go to the emergency room. This won't help acne and i believe you realize this. If you feel self-loathing because of you acne, you are not alone. Any competent primary care physician can manage it. Pick up the phone and make a call on your own. ...Read more

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The skin on my face is extremely dry and it burns to put lotion on. What could be wrong?

The skin on my face is extremely dry and it burns to put lotion on. What could be wrong?

Dry skin no longer: functions as a good barrier. Thus substances can reach through to deeper layers or tissue which can cause pain. ...Read more

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My is skin over the top hypersensitive to the sun from retin-a and hydroquinone overuse. What can I do?

My is skin over the top hypersensitive to the sun from retin-a and hydroquinone overuse. What can I do?

Sun Screen: You must use sunscreen and protect your skin when you are using retin-a. If your skin is peeling from the retin-a, take a break from using it to calm your skin down. Otc aquafor is also calming. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get melinoma on the skin?

Is it possible to get melinoma on the skin?

Yes: melanoma is a skin lesion characterized for the most part by a pigmented mole which continues to grow and has an irregular shape and variation in the pigmentation for most of the lesions. When there is signs of noduarity or an immine response with a ring or erythema around the growth biopsy for DX is required. ...Read more

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I got skin burns due to applying garlic juice on my face. The burnt skin is peeling off after healing and pink skin is exposed. What should be applied to it to prevent blackening or scarring?

I got skin burns due to applying garlic juice on my face. The burnt skin is peeling off after healing and pink skin is exposed. What should be applied to it to prevent blackening or scarring?

Don't do home peels.: These are not standardized in strength, and may cause unpredictable results and side effects. See a paramedical aesthetician next time you need a peel. For now, apply aquaphor ointment, 4 -6 times per day until healed, and go see a doctor to make sure you haven't given yourself a problem. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to put on your skin to stop it from peeling and to get the redness out from a sunburn?

What is the best thing to put on your skin to stop it from peeling and to get the redness out from a sunburn?

Cold milk: To reduce the discomfort cold milk compresses will soothe and the skin and calm the burning sensation. A non steroidal such as allege, Motrin or Aspirin will decrease the inflammation.Aloe can be added to the regimen. A dermatologistcanpres ribe a steroid cream to cut down on the redness ...Read more

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