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What's the shelf life of facial treatment (masque)? I have some that are a couple years old, and just curious if they are still effective. Eg: clay
Cautious : If they are sealed you might be ok. If they have been opened i would discard them. Better to be safe. ...Read more
Facial filler: Facial fillers are cosmetic treatments performed in the office with minimal local anesthesia. Results are typically immediate and last for several months or years. Example treatment areas may include the lips, smile lines, cheeks, or under eyes. A large variety of facial fillers are available, such as restylane, juvederm, radiesse, sculptra, and belotero. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cellulitis: Facial cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the face. The infection is characterized by swelling, redness, warmth, and pain. Risk factors for the condition include problems in the lymphatic system, upper respiratory infections, and infections of the teeth or middle ear. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A minor burn ...: Would be a 1st-degree burn, such as a sunburn, or a 2nd-degree burn. Both are partial-thickness burns that will heal on their own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. Use simple pain meds, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for discomfort. If it does not heal or seems like it's getting infected, you should seek medical care. ...Read more
Call Your Doctor: Radiesse is a dermal filler (hydroxyapatite and cellulose) that is much denser than juvederm or restilyn. The material could potentially be pressing on a nerve or irritating the neurovascular bundle, depending on the area of injection and normal variations in anatomy. I agree with dr ruden that you should call your doctor and they should see you within a few days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea or telangiectasias. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. If not treated, the tiny facial veins become engorged and can fill up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Facial Skin : New fractional laser resurfacing laser skin tightening techniques are a great improvement. By fractionating or breaking up the laser into many small beams, untreated areas are left to speed healing and complications are less common. The new fractional resurfacing techniques also can go deeper into the dermis to firm up the deeper collagen and elastin layers. ...Read more
Which is the best facial treatment for my skin which if fair & fine but quite dry and I have dilated capillaries?
Possible rosacea?: From your description this sounds like it could be rosacea. It could also be due to chronic sun damage. Moisturize regularly for the dryness and use a mild soap. A dermatologist can help you decide how best to treat the dilated capillaries. Lasers can help as can intense pulsed light. However, it is always possible that these dilated vessels can recur after treatment. ...Read more
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