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Doctor insights on: Skin Blemish Removal

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more

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Will removing dead skin leave scars?

Will removing dead skin leave scars?

Usually, yes.: But the depth of the dead tissue is the important factor. Superficial thickness burns, for example, do not leave scars (when properly cared for). Deeper thickness blistering burns can require skin grafts or heal like freddie kruger's face! full thickness loss require excision, and flap or graft reconstruction. Both leave scars, but plastic surgeons know how to minimize these! ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

It can: Liquid nitrogen is sometimes used to freeze off freckles by killing the pigmented cells. Any injury can cause a scar if it is deep enough so be sure you get someone who is careful and has experience to do this treatment. You could end up with a white spot instead of a freckle! ...Read more

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Product to remove acne scars?

Improve not remove: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and topicsl antibiotics prescribed by your dermatologist may all help to improve scars i'm addition to surgical interventions and/or resurfacing techniques. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more

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Acne remove cream?

Acne remove cream?

There are many: There are several retinoids, all by prescription: tretinion, tazarotene, adapalene. Antibiotics can also come in cream form but those also require a prescription. There are also benzoyl peroxide creams that generally do not require a prescription. You should consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read more

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How to remove under skin acne?

How to remove under skin acne?

Cystic acne: The deep kind that is easily palpated below the skin surface will usually respond only to isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Is skin tag removal painful?

No: There are easy to remove and are not at all painful. ...Read more

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Remove facial wart?

Remove facial wart?

FACIAL WARTS: Facial warts, actually called "flat warts, " are sometimes difficult to eliminate. Dermatologists usually freeze them off with liquid nitrogen. (i do not recommend that you try this yourself!) there are some prescription products that are being used for these and your dermatologist will know about them. Sometimes castor oil, on a q-tip, rubbed in gently a couple of times a day may help. ...Read more

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How to remove red pigmented acne scars?

How to remove red pigmented acne scars?

Laser: Red scars are usually very vascular, meaning new blood vessels have proliferated in the scar causing the redness. Treating them with a pulsed dye laser to reduce it he blood vessels can help decrease the redness of the scars. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Fade Acne Scars and: It i supposed to fade acne scars and does skin resurfacing.It may also improve pigmented lesions on your face. I may not make your skin lighter, if that's what your question is, but it will fade pigmented lesions consult a dermatologist who offers this type of laser therapy. ...Read more

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Will skin lotion eliminate scars?

Will skin lotion eliminate scars?

Best Scar Management: Best Scar Management is important to minimize or completely hide from view, the telltale signs of your surgery—namely, scars. Both you and your surgeon want you to have the most minimal scarring possible. There are many possible causes for scars that are enlarged or not healing well. Here are some simple tips - se link: http://drnichter.com/best-scar-management/ ...Read more

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Can skin rejuvenation means exfoliating the skin?

Yes: Exfoliation is the most common form of rejuvenation and good to start early. However, there are other treatments that become more aggressive depending upon age and the result that you would like to achieve. ...Read more

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Can i remove acne marks by applying whitening lotion?

Can i remove acne marks by applying whitening lotion?

Acne Scars: Yes. Avoid hydroquinone cremes. Cortisone helps. There are other ingredients to look for over-the-counter that help lighten hyperpigmentation. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (aka bearberry extract), and even vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to look for in over-the-counter lightening creams. ...Read more

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What creams can remove pimples scars the permanent redness on the face?

A few options: First, if the scar is red or swollen, use an over-the-counter cortisone cream to calm the skin. You can also do laser therapy or filler therapy, within one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase new collagen formation to help fill in acne scars. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sun makes the scars worse. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin removal?

What is the definition or description of: skin removal?

Skin removal: This question is misleading. Did you mean skin tag removal? If so, this involves either scissors or a scalpel to remove a protruding piece of skin. ...Read more

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What happens after skin removal surgery?

What happens after skin removal surgery?

Question is vague.: I am not sure what you are asking about. However, if it is about postoperative care, the following applies: https://www.gastricsurgeon.com/procedures/excess-skin-removal ...Read more

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Has anyone had successful removal of tattoos from their head?

Has anyone had successful removal of tattoos from their head?

Frequently: Head and neck tattoos generally respond well especially if black ink. Red is a close second. Multiple treatments are required. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I keep skin lesion removals covered?

How long do docs recommend I should I keep skin lesion removals covered?

A week or two: As long as the lesions don't get too moist, and start to macerate, then you can keep it on for about ten days or so, and the wound will have the best chance to heal. I routinely ask my patients to keep them covered for this period of time. There is literature to support less infection, but also better healing when covered. ...Read more

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How will the skin under a fingernail look like after removal of a splinter?

It varies.: It all depends on the size of the splinter and the technique used to remove it. The results could range from showing minimal effect to loss of the nail, or at least part of it. ...Read more

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Im a 23 year old male, 5'6" 190 lbs, if i lose 40 lbs will I have excess skin and need skin removal surgery?

Im a 23 year old male, 5'6" 190 lbs, if i lose 40 lbs will I have excess skin and need skin removal surgery?

Skin: At your age skin still has good elasticity. You are not going to loose weight in one day. Skin will adjust in most cases. If you replace fat with muscles the skin should not be an issue. ...Read more

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I am using blackhead removal strips but my blackheads are too deep into my skin to benefit. How should I bring them to the surface without any product?

Not mechanically: Any mechanical removal of blackheads has probability of causing tissue damage which may lead to scarring. You will need combination of oral and topical medicines to reduce the bacteria causing acne and exfoliate the skin. A prime consult will help us determine the correct combination for you! ...Read more

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Is skin tag removal painful?

No: There are easy to remove and are not at all painful. ...Read more

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If I used hair removal cream, am I damaging my skin?

If I used hair removal cream, am I damaging my skin?

No: Most hair removal creams, when used correctly, do not damage skin, although they may be irritating. ...Read more

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For what reasons has my skin tumor returned after surgical removal?

Missed some?: The excision might have missed a mmicroscopic portion and it grew back. Or, you could have grown another tumor right next to it. Some malignant tumors can be very aggressive and recur frequently. Either way, please return to your physician if you havent already. ...Read more

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How safe are laser hair removals? Will it hurt my skin health?

Safe and effective: Laser hair removal is safe and effective in patients of all skin colors. It works well on pigmented hairs but not well on blonde or gray hairs. It is important to have the right laser and experienced person performing the procedure for safe treatment. Lasers generally help stimulate new collagen growth in the skin, so they are actually beneficial for improving skin health. ...Read more

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Does my risk of Lyme disease increase if the tick head gets stuck in the skin during the removal process?

Does my risk of Lyme disease increase if the tick head gets stuck in the skin during the removal process?

Lyme Disease: Only blacklegged ticks in the highly endemic areas of the northeastern and north central U.S. Are commonly infected. Finally, blacklegged ticks need to be attached for at least 24 hours before they can transmit lyme disease. This is why it's so important to remove them promptly and to check your body daily for ticks if you live in an endemic area. ...Read more

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Dermabond was used to seal our 7yr old's head cut in August. Cut looks fine but the glue is still there. Is acetone safe for removal?

Dermabond was used to seal our 7yr old's head cut in August. Cut looks fine but the glue is still there. Is acetone safe for removal?

Yes: I assume the cut is totally healed under the glue seal. Acetone is the right product to remove it. It is available in beauty product areas as a nail glue remover and dabbing at the glue on your childs head can remove it although at this point it might simply peel off. ...Read more

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Cut myself on my bike wheel but it was a light scrape, no blood but some skin removal. Do I need to be concerned about tetanus or no chance?

Cut myself on my bike wheel but it was a light scrape, no blood but some skin removal. Do I need to be concerned about tetanus or no chance?

NO worry, but....: You don't have to worry about this specific incident. The likelihood of tetanus infection in a scrape injury is very low. That being said, it is no joking matter to stay up to date with your immunizations as an adult. So if it has been 10 years since your last tetanus vaccine, it is still time to get it done. Contact your doctor or the local health department about what shots you are due for. ...Read more