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Permanent treatment for scaly skin on legs?

Permanent treatment for scaly skin on legs?

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

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What are the treatments for Skin rash?

What are the treatments for Skin rash?

The treatment: depends on the cause: antibiotic, antifungal medication, anti-inflammatory medication, antihistamine, ETC. ...Read more

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What are some treatment for skin pigmentation?

What are some treatment for skin pigmentation?

Pigmentation: If it's dark pigmentation: laser treatments, bleaching creams and chemical peels are used. Daily spf is necessary if it's lighter pigmentation : could be vitiligo if widespread and i would recommend a dermatology evaluation hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the Dermatological treatments for dark spots/hyperpigmentation on legs?

What are the Dermatological treatments for dark spots/hyperpigmentation on legs?

Surgical biopsy: Most Dermatologist realize skin creams and bleaches from caustic Chemicals are not good for the skin or your health. If a spot appears suspicious (large, growing, irregular in shape, mottled in appearance, bloody) then a biopsy to exclude melanoma or other cancer is indictated. If it is small, circular, and looks the same year after year, leaving it alone & wearing sunscreen is your best bet. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for dry flacky dead skin for face?

What are good treatments for dry flacky dead skin for face?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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Are there any laser treatments for acne marks or pitted scars?

Are there any laser treatments for acne marks or pitted scars?

Yes: There are a variety of options if you wish to be rid of acne scars; lasers are one choice. There's also the option of keeping them, as some of hollywood's stars have done. It's your body and your decision. ...Read more

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Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing: Laser is more effective overall. By using different lasers and laser techniques the depth of surface removed can be finely controlled for optimal response and result. No method is 100% successful. ...Read more

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What are some suggested skin creams for acne?

What are some suggested skin creams for acne?

Rx: This is the 21st century and i would urge you to move at once to a prescription that actually works. The oral contraceptive pill if usable and acceptable for a young woman may clear acne. Otherwise i start with topical Clindamycin with a retoinoic acid derivative if there are lots of blackheads and benzoyl peroxide if not. If this fails, oral antibiotics; failing this, a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Acne: Depending on the situation and appearance it could be medical and/or cosmetic, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist as the starting point. ...Read more

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For fractional laser how many sessions will be effective for wide pores scarring skin face?

For fractional laser how many sessions will be effective  for wide pores scarring skin face?

# of Fraxel Laser Tx: Very hard to offer exact #s but if after 2 sessions you do not see ANY improvement than this therapy option will not work for you. Best of Luck.. Dr B ...Read more

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What are some treatments for scalp psoriasis?

What are some treatments for scalp psoriasis?

Many.: Tar, zinc pyrithion, selenium, salicylic acid, ketoconazole shampoos; scalp corticsteroid; intra-lesional steroids. And or course systemic therapy. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for creams to treat flakey, dry skin on eyelids and face?

Dry skin: Regular facial cleansing with gentle exfolitation followed by eucerin sensitive location. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are my options for skin resurfacing on my face other than lasers?

Depends: To improve skin texture, tightness and tone, resurfacing is often used. Intense pulse light lasers or led lights can help improve discoloration and provide some wrinkle reduction. Peels, superficial and deep can improve skin as well. Obagi skin care line is a great line of topical products for patients who do not want to do skin procedures. Expensive but effective. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day or a retinoic acid derivative is your best start. If this isn't strong enough after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What are good dandruff treatments for forehead/bald patches?

What are good dandruff treatments for forehead/bald patches?

OTC Antidandruff : Use any over the counter anti dandruff shampoo as a face wash. It doesn't care where you use it and works equally well all over. ...Read more

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What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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