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Should I Go To The Spa For A Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is typically a controlled burn administered with an acid to the surface of the skin. Superficial, medium and deep peels are available with no, 1 week and several weeks of downtime. Peels burn the outer layer of the skin (superficial) or variable amounts of the dermis to increase collagen, elastin, remove dark spots and fine wrinkles and give ...Read more
I want to get laser treatment on my skin for acne. Would i go to a dermatologist for this or a plastic surgeon?
Laser Treatment: Dear Matthew1: Either a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist would be fine. Make sure whoever you chose has experience with acne treatment and is a ASLMS member. Please check for board certification and ask to see pre and post op photo's demonstrating that doctor's results. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best to see MD: If you want good results. Deeper peels give more impressive results. However, these meical grade peels should only be done by md's with experience (facial plastic surgeons/dermatologists). Medical grade peels should only be done on the face, never on neck or any where else (high risk of scarring). Superficial peels can be done by aestheticians but won't do much dramatic wrinkle reduction. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How is the skin prepped before a chemical peel? What is the process that a spa takes your skin through prior to a chemical peel in order to get it ready for the treatment?
The : The skin is cleansed and de-oiled prior to any skin resurfacing procedure. Prior to procedures involving skin resurfacing i place patients on medication to prevent a herpes breakout, to increase the "turn over" process of skin cells (retin a) to promote healing, and to prevent pigment changes. Make sure that the procedure is being done by a trained medical person because skin resurfacing can lead to pigment changes and scaring if not done properly. ...Read more
Neither!: It depends on how long ago you stopped your accutane, but if it has been less than a year, i'd recommend avoiding any type of surgery or inflammation-causing procedure. The risk of scarring is low with both of these procedures (the least is microdermabrasion), but whatever those risks are, they are multiplied significantly with accutane-stimulated skin. Just say no, be patient or worse can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to get botox at a med spa? Can i safely get botox at my local mall med spa, or do I really need to go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon?
What kind of qualifications should I look for in a spa that offers chemical peels? Is a chemical peel something rather easy to administer or are there certain certifications that I should be looking for in a spa that offers this treatment?
How much would it cost to remove a mole by laser and which specific doctor i should go to for that ? (I'm from rabat, morocco)
A dermatologist is: the type of doc you need to see. He/she will tell you all the particulars of your situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more
How long before getting a facial or chemical peel should I stop using renin-a? I am using retin-a for acne but would like to get a facial. Do i need to be off of retin-a for any amount of time?
It : It depends what type of facial or chemical peel you are talking about, but in general i typically recommend that patients stop Retin-A a few days prior to their chemical peel. Again, it depends on the depth and type of peel so i would discuss with your dermatologist. Read more about the vitalize chemical peels i find to be very helpful at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my face is peeling from getting a tan, can I use a home chemical peel (glycolic acid) on the skin?
I've been going to a medical spa to have syringiomas removed with a laser, I have many under each eye and need to go for my third treatment, an ob gyn is doing this, should I be seeing a dermatologist?
Not sure: Dermabrasion machines are of 2 kinds, those that use crystals such as aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate, and those that use a diamond-tipped surface, to sand away small uneven spots on the surface of the skin. Professional machines should be fda-approved for medical use. Good results can depend on the judgment and skill of the physician using the machine, rather than on the machine itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It's not illegal to get education. Using that education is regulated by each state. You might be able to find a course that will let you attend and listen, but you probably won't find a course that will let you stick a needle in a person with or without Botox in the needle. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What ingredients should I look for in an exfoliate for my face and how many time should I exfoliate?
AHAs: Alpha hydroxy acids are good options found in many products. Also a clarisonic mia is an option. Do it twice a week to begin. ...Read more
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