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Remedies For Doll Like Facial Appearance
Are there OTC products that help reduce appearance of facial wrinkles? Please help. 56 y/o white female. Cannot afford dr procedures.
Wrinkle reduction: There are two types of products that can be helpful with wrinkle reduction, Alpha hydroxy acid creams/lotions and retinols. These are not as strong as prescription medications but do have some benefit in improving wrinkles. Daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen also helps prevent new wrinkles from forming. ...Read more
I am African American. What's the best product or remedy to remove older darker in color scars ? Tried different product's especially Coco butter
I'm 40 years old and have very large pores on my nose...Is there a way to shrink them? An prescription or OTC treatment? They look like mini blackheads. Thanks!
PORES: Pores are not like doors. You cannot open and close them whenever you wish. Pores are the openings of oil glands; they are inherited; you cannot change their size. Oily skin & severe acne may make pores “appear” larger. Squeezing blackheads & pimples can lead to permanently widened pores. Toners & astringents can make them look smaller temporarily. And get rid of your magnifying mirrors! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of creams, surgeries, or home remedies can make freckles fade away or lessen their appearance?
I wouldn't do it: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?
Is contractubex or Mederma an effective remedy for scars on my legs caused by pimple like blotches?
Scar Away works !: I am not impressed with Mederma for scar improvement. I recommend Scar Away and other Silicone based scar treatments. They work by creating a hydrostatic charge at the top of the skin to help align fibroblasts and collagen . They really work. we use them in plastic surgery and they are available over the counter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avene / La-ROche: Avene / la-roche posay have good products for reddness, etc. Also glytone is very good. ...Read more
What are treatment options for an 11 year old who exhibits facial tics such as eye blinking andd mouth opening?
Sudden onset?: If the tics have a sudden onset, then pandas needs to be considered particularly if they started after an illness. Stressful psychosocial events can trigger a tic in a susceptible individual. Developmental or benign tics usually start around 7 yo, so this is a bit late. Please get a thorough evaluation by a well trained doctor in this area. There are many effective treatment options once DX made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of creams, surgeries, or home remedies can make freckles fade away or lessen in appearance?
Scar improvement: Scar improvement can be achieved, but it takes patience. An overnight improvement is simply impossible. There is no clinical evidence to support Mederma. You need a long peel. This is achieved with tretinoins. Also, microdermabrasion and/or dermabrasion depending on scar depth. A chemical peel is also an otpion, Tretinoins, abrasions, and peels all achieve the desired skin slough. Good luck ...Read more
Scared of face lifting procedures any good cream or serum for saging skin like checks and jaw light wrinkles around eyes and jaws line thanx sir?
Many options: Best options: topical retinol (0.2 to 0.6 percent are enough; increase slowly to avoid rash that can occur); carbon dioxide laser resurfacing; and injection of hyaluronic acid, a moisture-retaining acid that occurs naturally in the skin; botox. See plastic surgeon for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there home remedies to get a smaller nose, hair removal & to get a baby smooth young looking face? (For oily/combined skin)
Looking for an oil free lotion like some thing like advanced face lotion but not as pricey. Any suggestions?
Lotion: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Consult a dematologi: Yoy need to consult a dermatologist to find the cause of your face being like marshmallow and find the correct therapy to correct it, there are many choices like local therapy, dermabraison, lasers etc. ...Read more
No: Having TMJ should not affect your face, unless you are in a lot of pain and you have a pained expression on your face. Tmj has to do with the muscles that move your jaw spasming or cramping causing pain. This should not affect how your muscles look, as the spasm is deep in the muscle. So, i would say you shouldn't notice any facial changes due to tmj. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Puberty: Yes it does, maybe even a little earlier in the 10-15 range. ...Read more
Genetics: The vast majority of ds patients will have enough similarities in physical appearance to be recognized by knowledgeable people.This is caused by the effect of the extra chromosome material on every cell of the body during the formation of all facial and body structures. ...Read more
My facial appearance has changed so much from 15 yrs to 16 yrs and I dont know why, i know faces change in puberty but i just dont look like myself?
:): This is your new mature face, Believe me when I tell you, who you are comes from within. And don't forget this is advice from a person who has not seen the old "you" or the new "you"! ...Read more
Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance(on the exterior), skin flexibility,jaw volum loss,..as time goes by? I can't afford an implant
Missing tooth: Molars are key teeth in your mouth. They serve to bring food and that's where most of the chewing occurs. Losing a tooth in one jaw causes the tooth in the opposing jaw to over erupt and the neighboring teeth to drift. A replacement in the form of a "bridge" or an implant crown may be indicated to prevent any undesirable consequences. Consult with your dentist to determine the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can one reverse the muscular changes and facial appearance changes from teeth grinding? My jaw has widened and hardened.Can the masseter muscle atophy
Hello, i was curious to know .. Can antipsychotic drugs permanently alter appearance making one less physically attractive throughout treatment?
Depends : Antipsychotic medications can alter appearance through weight gain and sometimes slow movements and cause stiffness in muscles, which can change a person's appearance. At the same time, the reason someone takes antipsychotic medications, like bipolar disorder, depression, or schizophrenia, can itself change someone's appearance through stress. It's best to speak to your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more
Male 26 old, born with single kidney, my sexual parts are not grown per my body & my physical appearance look immature so what kind of treatment ?
See a specialist: I think you need to see an endocrinologist as soon as possible. You may have some type of syndrome. To start with, ask your primary care physician to refer you to an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?
I had an ED&C procedure done on my scalp a month ago. Can you suggest any home treatment for the appearance of the red area that remains?
Certain scar creams: usually redness subsides following procedure. Sometimes one needs top steroid cream to help. If persists see your doc for F/u post-op. ...Read more
I have a soft corn on my third toe and
I have been using Dr. Scholls corn removers to rid the appearance, but it keeps re-appearing after treatment. ?
Soft corn: These are tough, because the area between the toes is usually very moist--it is difficult to get anything to stick there. The condition is most often caused by a prominent bone in one or both of the toes that rub against each other. Try padded sleeves or tube foam. Ultimately, an X ray and surgery (shaving down the prominent bone, etc.) may be necessary to get rid of the problem. ...Read more
Hi, The only problem that I have with my DNS is my nose distorted appearance and my lose of self confidence. Plz give me a safe treatment. (Cosmetic)?
Cosmetic: All we can do is recommend you consult a facial plastic surgeon since you have provided no information about yourself like age or medical history and no pictures for us to evaluate. ...Read more
I am way too conscious of my appearance. Please tell me, does the surgical treatment of mucous cyst of lip ruins your look in any way? The stitches?
Size and location: The size and location of the cyst will usually dictate the answer. Most mucous cysts are rather small and incision usually leaves little to no scars. If removed with a diode laser, no sutures are usually needed. If a scalpel is used, very thin sutures may be used. This is a very common procedure and discuss the details with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I m 22 unmarried girl.Is there any treatment to reduce the appearance of white stretch marks on arms, breasts, tummy & shoulders?
Stretch marks: Yes there are treatments! Start with a visit to your primary doctor! ...Read more
Can a gential wart texturally change from a raised bumpy wart to Verrucae wart in appearance after TCA acid treatment?
Wart topical therapy: Sure - you're basically trying to destroy the thing with a chemical compound, so I would expect some morphological changes. What exactly that's going to look like on it's way to final destruction depends on the starting size, how much treatment you give it etc. The thing about warts is they 'hide' from the immune system, so they can be somewhat persistent. Sounds like you're making progress tho. ...Read more
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