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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?
Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...Read more
Depends on your goal: Sublative rejuvenation can help tighten the skin and get rid of some wrinkles. It is not a replacement for a facelift if one is needed. As long as your goals are realistic, there is a benefit in most patients. Sometimes more than one treatment is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly...: Dmso is used topically to decrease pain and speed the healing of wounds, and muscle and skeletal injuries. Its exact mechanisms are unknown. It causes a garlic-like taste, and breath and body odor. It is a prescription drug but industrial grade DMSO is avail. Do not use nonprescript. As it may have impurities. Dmso is a strong solvent and can carry these impurities rapidly into the body. ...Read more
Physical therapy: Aquatic therapy is a kind of physical therapy used in different diseases. To decide whether it is appropriate in your case and how best it can be used, you will need to be referred to physical therapy. The physical therapist will be able to tell you if your injury is best treated by it and if so, you will be prescribed a regimen that you will follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe: Overall, shoulder resurfacing is very safe. The outcomes, however, depend on the amount of arthritis and deformity of the shoulder. The percentage of patients that are good candidates for resurfacing is quite low compared to needing a regular shoulder replacement, so confirm the resurfacing with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This isn't science: From its ads, this is a pricey drink containing fermented yeast and hydrolyzed collagen ("birds nests"). I have no reason to think it will touch your acne or provide any other benefit. They make other weird concoctions that they claim will make old ladies' breasts bigger, heal men's facial scars, etc. Try something real. If benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you in 2 weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more
Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more
Consult a homeopath: Berberis aquifolium is recommended for acne and other skin conditions used both internally as a tincture (often 10 drops 3x/day) and topically on skin, but how to best use it is individualized; ideally see a homeopath to learn the best way for you to use it. See http://abchomeopathy.Com/r.Php/berb-a and http://www.Homeopathyandmore.Com/forum/viewtopic.Php?P=15259;highlight=. ...Read more
Promising, untested: The essence of trapeziometacarpal arthroplasty depends upon excision of the trapezium. Simple excision without "suspension" has been shown to do as well as with suspension. I favor a suspension which utilizes a local tendon slip, while the tightrope uses a devise to hold the thumb metacarpal out to length. It is not yet known how long it will hold up and is worth the added cost. ...Read more
Dark spot corrector from poactive, safe to use while 6 months pregnant? Ingredients: octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylene glycol, glycolic acid..
Why take the chance?: My standard advice for all pregnant women is take or apply medicines only when necessary - and then only if your obstetrician okays it. Dark spots are a cosmetic issue; why not wait until you have the baby - at which time the dark spots may very well fade on their own, as they often do. ...Read more
Insurance coverage??: Tommy john surgery, known in medical practice as ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) reconstruction, is a surgical graft procedure in which the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. If you have to pay for it yourself, it will likely be quite expensive, especially with surgery center or hospital costs added on. ...Read more
Yes: I use it freqently for persons with moderate knee arthritis. It is safe well tolerated and works pretty well for about a six month period of time. It does not cure anything but i find it works for a few years in an individual. At that point the arthritis has worsened and then knee replacement is usually necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not best choices: The first is overpriced hyped retinol. Bioderma has salicylic acid that may work. Both compounds have some use in some acne preparations, but if you're serious about managing acne, start with some topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and ask your physician if you need something more. ...Read more