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Remove Fine Line
Yes: Eyelid moisturizer and help or mask the appearance of fine lines. Prescription cream like Renova (tretinoin) is much stronger and has side effects that you need to discuss with you doctor. Chemical peels like obagi is the next level of aggressiveness. Laser resurfacing (full ablation or fractional laser) is an option. Lower lid blepharoplasty is the most aggressive. All depends on your need. ...Read more
Fine lines: Never completely go away. As we age, we develop "personality" in our facial contour. How much wrinkling can you possibly have at age 25? Enjoy who you are and your beautiful self now. Be well. ...Read more
Yes and No: Microdermabrasion is an excellent modality for skin texture, but unless you are very young, it will probably not give you as large a result as you want. I use microdermabrasion in conjunction with broadband light, fractional resurfacing, and injectable modalities to bring about greater results. ...Read more
I smoked last night and have a Drs appt. Tomorrow at 10am, a checkup to see if the cyst I got removed 5 months ago is growing back. Will I be fine?
Likely be fine: Smoking in general can cause a lot of health problems, but unlikely will cause a cyst to regrow overnight. Nonetheless, I don't encourage smoking period. ...Read more
I want to get microdermbrasion done for undereye fine lines are results temporay I am only 19, will I need to keep going back to remove fine lines?
No: Prevent w/ sunscreen. Irecommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both uva and uvb rays. Usually, at least three active ingredients are called for. These generally include paba derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates for uvb absorption;benzophenones for shorter-wavelength uva protection;and avobenzone, ecamsule, and titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for the remaining uva spectrum. ...Read more
Dr wanted to remove mole then looked at it with dermascope and said actually it's fine. Why is that?
It may: Yes it may work well for fine lines. However, this is not a definitive measure, results might not be lasting unless used periodically. Dermatologist know this best. Consult your dr. And remember that those are potentially teratogenic agents (retinol and derivatives), may harm a fetus so make sure that you have no plans to get pregnant around the time that you use it. Best wishes. ...Read more
Aging lines: On the eyelids cannot be removed but can be treated using various types of cosmetic lasers. Just remember that even after you receive treatment for this condition, that normal aging will continue to cause more lines to develop in the future. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, but not recommended! Stay away from the eyeball! ...Read more
Chemical peel: Unless you are seeing an experienced injector, I would not suggest Botox under the eyes. Botox is good for crow's feet - the lines to the sides of the eyes and also the frown lines between the eyebrows. For the fine lines under the eyes, laser or chemical peel is often a good treatment. ...Read more
Yesterday my stent was removed. I was fine until this afternoon now I have bad pain. What should I do?
I have a pilar cyst and I know the best thing is too remove it but is it fine if I just leave it there. Is there any risk? Can it turn malignant?
No risk: Remove it if inflamed, painful, ugly, or just because you hate it. NEVER malignant. Perfectly safe to ignore it. It is tax-free. Exactly where is it? Size? Tender? If punctured and drained, it will grow back. Removal is best if the entire capsule is delivered intact. ...Read more
Cannot: It is possible to lessen them with certain creams---see an oculoplastic specialist or dermatologist. ...Read more
None of them: There are several lasers which can help with fine lines, but none that I know of which can guaranteed remove completely all fine lines under the eyes. For less down-time, the fraxel laser is good but may not have a good results as a co2 laser. Discuss your concerns with your cosmetic surgeon and ask to see typical results on his/her patients. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy 1030am, now 8pm. 3 'diminutive' polyps removed. Feel perfectly fine. Have eaten & rehydrated. Ok to have 1 or 2 glasses of wine now?
Not really: Microdermabrasion should not be used on the lower eye lid. Fine lines there should be treated with a chemical or laser peel by a physician. ...Read more
Yes: Probably a good idea to not drink strikingly high temperature hot chocolate until the healing is well on the way but warm hot chocolate might soothe the throat and certainly will pose no harm. ...Read more
I had 1/2 my thyroid removed 11 yrs ago and was told other half would be fine, but it hasn't- anything to help so I don't look so worn out?
When the gall bladder contains stones, does that mean the gall bladder is not doing its work at all? What if we remove the stones, will it be fine?
Not really: Gallstones can cause gallbladder pain or gallbladder attack. That doesn't mean gallbladder not working. Nowaday, gallbladder surgery mean taking gallbladder and stone out at the same time. The risk of taking stones out of it possible its that you can get more stone develop in there and had to go back and doing the same stuff again. Not worth it. ...Read more
My birthmark may (or may not) have health risks. If I get it removed by a doctor before I get a health risk, will I be fine?
Yes: Should be good if there are no complications from the removal process. Some birthmarks can change in a bad way, so preventative can be good thing, before problems do occur. ...Read more
Hi. I've had my HPV warts removed and for a while now it has been fine but recently I noticed that one of the "scars" look a little more prominent..
Local recurrence: Is not unusual. Go back to your doctor for another treatment before it gets any larger. It is much easier when the lesions are small. ...Read more
I had my right thyroid removed yesterday. I feel fine. I'm afraid I will "overdo it" since I feel okay. What are my restrictions? Lots of rest or no?
They will have instruction sheet.
If no bleeding, minimal bruising just be careful but you can be out and about.
No strenuous lifting, contact sports - common sense. If it hurts stop! ...Read more