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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Tretinoin (Definition)

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Has anyone used photogenica and star pulsed dye laser? Which is better?

Has anyone used photogenica and star pulsed dye laser? Which is better?

Vbeam: With my experience, i like the vbeam the most among all pulsed dye lasers. It differs from doctors to doctors. ...Read more

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Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Dual lasers: So- called Q-switched dual Nd:YAG lasers are often used to remove dark brown skin blemishes and tattoos. You haven't said what procedure the doctor is planning for you or what you want to know about it. ...Read more

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Is tretinex different than renova (tretinoin)?

Is tretinex different than renova (tretinoin)?

Tretinex=Acne Only: Tretinex is acutaine and used for acne. Tretinoin (Retin-A) is a cream used to treat sun dsmaged skin. Renova, in my opinion, has no use as it is tretinoin mixed with mineral oil to prevent its penetrating the skin, thus markedly reducing its effectiveness. At your age, tretinoin is what you need. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist experienced in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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Uses of reserpine?

Uses of reserpine?

Hypertension: It is an old antihypertensive which is rarely used for that at present because of incidence of depression but has been used for treatment of acute psychosis. ...Read more

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Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Not really: Depending on the scars and your skin type, a fractionated laser may be stronger/better than creams. Overall ice pick acne scars are very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Which laser works better: thermage or titan?

Which laser works better: thermage or titan?

Comparable: These care probably comparable technologies with the owners claiming superiority of their product over the other.V2mrlx. ...Read more

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Which is better and safer for lightening skin: alpha arbutin or hydroquinone ?

Which is better and safer for lightening skin: alpha arbutin or hydroquinone ?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is certainly more potent in real clinical settings. However, it is quite concentration dependent. I do not find the 2% concentrations to be very effective vs. the 4% concentrations (or higher if compounded) that you can get by prescription. Nonetheless, Arbutin could be quite effective as a stand alone treatment for milder cases of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Which is better for wrinkles on your face Retin A, (tretinoin) Glycolic Acid or a product containing Retinol. I'm confused. Tyvm?

Which is better for wrinkles on your face Retin A, (tretinoin)  Glycolic Acid or a product containing Retinol. I'm confused. Tyvm?

Different chemicals: They are all beneficial but are different. They stimulate skin to rapidly exfoliate, make new smoother skin and stimulate collagen&elastin. Tretinoin and Retinol come from Vit.A . Retin A:brand of Tretinoin, best effect, mostirritation,Script only. Retinol :midpotency, midirritant, OTC Glycolic acid is from Sugar. Lesser exfoliation and improvement of collagen&elastin, OTC, better for dry skin ...Read more

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Is Fraxel Restore as effective as Pulsed Dye Laser at flattening hypertrophic scars?

Is Fraxel Restore as effective as Pulsed Dye Laser at flattening hypertrophic scars?

I don't know;: not aware that either was particularly good at flattening hypertrophic scars (keloids). Most lasers work only on hyperpigmented (dark) lesions, most keloids are white. Individual physicians may be tempted to suggest whatever equipment they have. I would suggest that you pose the question on RealSelf, a site that operates somewhat like HealthTap but the docs are aesthetic/plastic surgery docs. ...Read more

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How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

Mildly effective: Patients can expect a mild improvement from these acids that peel the epidermis. In-office peels with higher concentration will provide deeper peeling and more noticeable results. ...Read more

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Is photon therapy for acne useful?

Is photon therapy for acne useful?

Proton Therapy: Proton therapy is a type of external beam radiotherapy, and shares risks and side effects of other forms of radiation therapy. Proton therapy has been in use for over 40 years, and is a mature treatment technology. However, as with all medical knowledge, understanding of the interaction of radiation (proton, x-ray, etc.) with tumor and normal tissue is still imperfect. This therapy not for acne. ...Read more

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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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Does MRI machines use special lenses like ones used in microscopes in combination with powerful magnets 2 get powerful resolutions for detailed image?

Does MRI machines use special lenses like ones used in microscopes in combination with powerful magnets 2 get powerful resolutions for detailed image?

There are no glass: Lenses in an mri. It's a complex electromagnetic machine that converts induced and detected changes of different tissues in magnetic field into digital information on the computer screen. ...Read more

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Is SkinLite cream effective? Also, is it safe to use? Active ingredients: Hydroquinone 2% + Tretinoin .025% + Mometasone Furoate 0.1%

It is safe but not: without risks. First remember that HQ2% is low concentration so may not be enough to lighten skin. Tretinoin is sun senstizing so use product at bedtime and sparingly so you don't get too dry or irritated. Mometasone is a steroid so again use sparingly and take breaks off the topical. If not getting results you want, see derm for prescription strength or other treatment options ...Read more

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What is better, amo signature phacoemulsification system or bausch and lomb zyoptix 217z100 laser treatment ?

What is better, amo signature phacoemulsification system or bausch and lomb zyoptix 217z100 laser treatment ?

Different treatments: Unrelated question, phacoemulsification is done for cataract surgery and the b&l laser is for refractive laser surgery. One removes your crystalline lens that has a cataract and the other reshapes the cornea. So there is no comparison here. Both machines have had good results if done correctly as with other similar but different brands but for very different problems. ...Read more

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Facial fillers vs chemical peel. Which gives better results?

Facial fillers vs chemical peel.  Which gives better results?

Different results: The best option depends on what you are trying to address. Peels improve the tone and texture of the skin and will improve fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers are used for deep lines and wrinkles and/or the augmentation of areas of the face which need more volume (nasolabial folds, lips, etc). Seek consultation with an experienced facial plastic surgeon for personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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