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Will thermage or skin tightening lasers tone saggy skin on thighs post weight loss.Age 23 female.will gaining weight help?
Please help! what is the machine for preventing wrinkle, sagging skin and tightening the facial skin and muscles?
There are several: There are several machines that are marketed for skin tightening. Exilis, Ultherapy, Thermage, Titan, Skin Tyte to name a few. Generally they are all stimulating collagen production by heating up the skin. None generally work as well as laser, or surgery but you can usually get some improvement with these treatments. ...Read more
No: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: This is a tuff one for as you age the skin ages too and loses the elasticity and also thins. Now you can start young to protect your skin. Avoid laying out in the sun or tanning this will speed up the aging process use your moisturizers. Do not gain or lose a lot of weight and then hope you have inherited the good genes ...Read more
Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?
Don't give up!: Deep acne scars are a tough problem. Laser resurfacing, in my opinion, is the best way to improve the appearance. It is rarely a one time treatment, however. We use active fx and deep fx and repeat the treatment a few times (we wait a few months between treatments to evaluate the effect) for maximal benefit. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Age 23 female.Im planning to get thermage and laser skin tightening on thighs due to loose skin. Will these procedures cause inferility/lipoma?
Loose skin Rx: 23 F India: Im planning to get thermage and laser skin tightening on thighs due to loose skin. Will these procedures cause inferility/lipoma? ANS: Not likely but only the Drs doing this and your own Dr should be consulted about this as they know the situation and experience in Indians in India in your area. ...Read more
Are collagen injections considered a non-surgical face lift? Would a non-surgical face lift tighten the sagging skin on my cheeks and neck or are they simply done with fillers like collagen?
Nonsurgical facelift: A nonsurgical facelift includes noninvasive procedures like fillers, laser treatment and ultrasound treatment. Most physicians do not use collagen anymore but there are many fillers to choose from. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon to learn your options. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Moisturizers: Acne meds dry out your skin causing wrinkles. Need to counteract by applying moisturizers that are water-based (lotion as opposed to cream). Fragrance free noncomedogenic such as cetaphil, cerave, aveeno (oatmeal) are good brands made for sensitive skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Exfoilation can lead to thinning skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Scaly leg skin: Scaly leg skin is often due to dryness, which can be caused by harsh soaps, hot water, chronic sun exposure or genetic condition with fish-like scales (ichthyosis vulgaris). Other health conditions associated with ichthyosis. You can improve the appearance of dry skin or ichthyosis by using good skin care and moisturizers with a little Alpha hydroxy acid in them but there is no permanent cure. ...Read more
Thermage vs cellulit: NO! At best only a 10-14% improvement after multiple sessions. There are really no GREAT treatments/remedies/surgeries. At best the CELLULAZE 1440 nm Yag laser treatments with the use of a pre tunneled sharp pickle fork fiber offers the most potential in obtaining moderate improvements. These are usually under local anesthesia with sedation or general. The CellFina offers only short term results! ...Read more
Acne: Best idea is to have your doctor refer you to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
36 female 130lb. What is the best non-invasive approach to crepey inner thigh skin? Thermage, fraxel, venus freeze, ect?
Nothing noninvasive: Go seek a consultation with a cosmetic expert, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I do not believe that non invasive interventions actually work. Losing some weight with exercise daily will help. ...Read more
Usually not: Fractional laser isn't something used on lower lids, as the eyes are often protected from the heat of the laser on purpose.Usually, the dermis of skin is built up upon repeated exposure to laser not fat loss. Not sure if you mean orbital fat loss.Have your oculoplastics eye doctor review your case to give you the most accurate answer. They can tell on eyelid/slit lamp exam quickly what's going on. ...Read more
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