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Is skin atrophy actually reversible?

Is skin atrophy actually reversible?

Yes to some degree: Ablative lasers such as the erbium fractionated laser and many other modalities can thicken atrophic skin abd retinoic acid is very powerful for causing increasd turn over. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Are there any medications to reverse skin atrophy from cortisone? Also can high cortisol levels in body cause skin thinning?

Are there any medications to reverse skin atrophy from cortisone? Also can high cortisol levels in body cause skin thinning?

Maybe and Yes: Yes to the second questions. Localized skin atrophy can be a side effect of cortisone type medications when injected locally. Image guidance, choice of steroid formulation & technique can minimize the risk, but does not eliminate it. It may improve with time. In a few of my own patients, I've had excellent results with dermal fillers injected by plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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If I'm tested low for igf1 reflecting low hgh, would it benefit my thinned skin/skin atrophy?

If I'm tested low for igf1 reflecting low hgh, would it benefit my thinned skin/skin atrophy?

Depends: The diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency is not that simple. You would need to see an endocrinologist. Low igf1 can occur in other settings. Growth hormone is very costly. It has pros and cons to treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse skin atrophy caused by excess use of topical steroids?

Is it possible to reverse skin atrophy caused by excess use of topical steroids?

Time and retinoids: Time and the use of retinoids may help the dermis to thicken. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get prescribed topical vitamin d analog for skin atrophy?

Is it possible to get prescribed topical vitamin d analog for skin atrophy?

Top Vit D analog: This type of prescription medicine is indicated for psoriasis, but it is possible to have vit d topically. Contact a local compounding pharmacist. ...Read more

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Hi I have skin atrophy from oral steroids, my skin burns and get irritated when I apply a basic moisturizer, how can I get back my skin?

Hi I have skin atrophy from oral steroids, my skin burns and get irritated when I apply a basic moisturizer, how can I get back my skin?

Be careful: One of the other physicians stated that you could use a retinoid-while this is true it may irritate your skin and the results may be minimal. I would also be careful if you choose to have ipl treatment-it may help-just remember that thin skin scars more easily so go to someone that has had alot of experience. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of mild cortical atrophy?

What is the treatment of mild cortical atrophy?

Find the cause: Many conditions, in addition to aging (which normally is accompanied by mild cortical atrophy) can lead to this. This includes neurodegenerative conditions, nutritional deficiency, alcoholism, chronic oxygen deficiency, remote effect of cancer, genetic predisposition. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse testicular atrophy obtained after treatment of acute orhoepididimit?

Atrophy testis: Unfortunately this cannot be reversed. The affected testis will be atrophic and small when compared to the normal side. ...Read more

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Any treatment on optic atrophy?

Sometimes: Optic atrophy associated with multiple sclerosis, thyroid compression and cerebral spinal fluid elevation can respond to proper therapy. Most others might improve spontaneously but do not respond to treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for optic atrophy?

Mostly no: Most forms of optic atrophy cannot be treated. If associated with multiple sclerosis, steroid infusions can help. If caused by thyroid nerve compression, then treatment of the orbital compression can reverse the atrophy. Sometimes it occurs in associated with long standing elevation of spinal fluid pressure and will improve if the pressure is relieved. A neuro-ophthalmologist can advise you. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment for cerebral atrophy?

Cerebral atrophy: Cerebra; atropy is most commonly related to ageing, can occur after head trauma and some rare neurological disorders. While much research is being so nothing for reversing the illness or loss of brain. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vaginal atrophy?

What is the best treatment for vaginal atrophy?

Estrogen cream: Vaginal estrogen cream can help vaginal atrophy, even if only used twice a week. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any treatment on optic atrophy?

Not really: Optic atrophy is a condition in which the main nerve from the eye to the brain, loses its ability to transmit visual information to the brain. When the ophthalmologist looks at the nerve it will look pale white. When a nerve gets to the state, there is no treatment known as the nerve is essentially functionless. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vaginal atrophy?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal estrogen: My favorite product is vagifem vaginal tablets. They dissolve in the vagina and are not as messy as vaginal creams. Vagifem causes almost no absorption of estrogen into the blood, so it is very safe. Atrophy takes time to improve, however. It will be a few weeks before you start noticing improvement. ...Read more