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Is Photorejuvention A Safe Procedure
Yes: The term "photorejuvenation" can have many meanings, but generally refers to treating the skin with light energy to achieve improvement. Another similar term is "photofacial". Typically an intense pulsed light (ipl) type "laser" device is used to reduce red and brown spots and improve fine lines by causing minor inflammation below the skin surface leading to collagen remodelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Primer on ulcers: With the advent of modern medication, we rarely have to perform elective anti-ulcer procedures. Many times gastric irritation is not due to hyperacidity but is actually a bacterial infection. But, to your question - antrectomy is the removal of the distal third of the stomach, an area which secrets a hormone which causes the upper stomach to secrete more acid. It is safe, but i suggest a 2d opinion. ...Read more
It is available: In some countries, but for the most part is considered aesthetic, as in done for cosmetic reasons. I can understand the cultural significance of something like this. And while the surgery is usually day surgery and relatively safe, I would urge you to strongly consider undergoing a cosmetic surgery unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more
Is it common for long term complications or pain to result from a full epididymectomy? Or is the procedure considered safe?
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more
Very safe: The advent of tumescent (meaning swollen or engorged) markedly increased the safety of traditional liposuction by diminshing the blood loss and increasing the amount of local anesthetic that could be delivered at one operative session. Although any surgical procedure carries risk, tumescent technique has improved the results when performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers