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Doctor insights on: Skin Turgor

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Uneven skin tone?

Uneven skin tone?

Uneven sun exposure: Normal skin responses to sunlight exposure--more exposure, it gets darker by producing more melanin. Thus areas covered by clothing is always lighter. Arms typically remain darkest parts of body. Private areas are often lightest because they are under covers most of time (for most of us anyway :-)). I am not sure if this is what u are asking. If not, repost your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Can skin rejuvenation means exfoliating the skin?

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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Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones. ...Read more

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What skin moisturizers make your skin glow?

What skin moisturizers make your skin glow?

Various: Jergens makes a good one called soft shimmer radiance moisturizer. Clean and clear makes a line called "morning glow." aveeno (oatmeal) positively radiant facial cleanser gives you an instant glow. Yes to carrots body lotion /body butter. Mario badescu seaweed night cream works great overnight! ...Read more

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Does skin rejuvenation mean exfoliating the skin extra deep?

Does skin rejuvenation mean exfoliating the skin extra deep?

Yes and No: Skin rejuvenation takes on many forms. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing can all be classified as skin rejuvenation methods. Also, topical "cosmeceuticals" like tretinoin, vitamin c, antioxidants and others can also help with skin rejuvination. Lots of options out there, so see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

Ask Michael Jackson: Yes, they can. We use a 4% hydroquinone at my practice, but a 20% like benoquin (monobenzone) can bleach you forever. Over the counter products are typically ok. ...Read more

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Can palomar skin resurfacing cause fat loss under the eyes?

Usually not: Fractional laser isn't something used on lower lids, as the eyes are often protected from the heat of the laser on purpose.Usually, the dermis of skin is built up upon repeated exposure to laser not fat loss. Not sure if you mean orbital fat loss.Have your oculoplastics eye doctor review your case to give you the most accurate answer. They can tell on eyelid/slit lamp exam quickly what's going on. ...Read more

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Can dry skin cause flat skin moles to crack and look abnormal?

Can dry skin cause flat skin moles to crack and look abnormal?

Yes, but: Yes, but, use moisturizer. If mole still looks abnormal, see derm for exam. ...Read more

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Will pulling/ rubbing skin cause wrinkles?

Will pulling/ rubbing skin cause wrinkles?

Prevention: The best thing you can do to protect your appearance and decrease the formation of wrinkles is to (1) protect your skin from the sun through the use of broad spectrum uva and uvb sunscreens and (2) do not smoke. Cigarrettes dramatically age the skin and produce wrinkles. Once you see signs of aging, consult with a plastic surgeon. Any effects of pulling or rubbing on the skin will be lessened. ...Read more

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Which skin products make skin radiant and fresh?

Which skin products make skin radiant and fresh?

Cleopatra bathed : in sour milk, which contains lactic acid, and kept her skin beautiful. so products with lactic acid or salicylic acid tend to remove dead skin from surface and make skin glow ...Read more

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Arm skin itching and redx stains?

Arm skin itching and redx stains?

Skin patch on arm: This may be a form of psoriasis or eczema. Look at some pictures online to compare and schedule a consultation with dermatotolgist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to heal sores on delicate skin and delicate skin areas?

How to heal sores on delicate skin and delicate skin areas?

Many options: Maintain good hygiene , clean sores with peroxide/antibiotic cream/ eat healthy foods-fruits & veggies, take multivitamins / vitamin c, may need antibiotic tablets if it becomes pussy etc if its recurrent get checked for diabetes or immunodeficiency. Go see your primary dr for a thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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Chlorestol skin tags over eye lids?

Chlorestol skin tags over eye lids?

Which one?: "skin tags" usually refers to papillomas- common growths around the eyes and sometimes on the neck and elsewhere. They are elevated off the skin + look like microscopic cauliflower. They sometimes have a narrow stalk at the base. They are like a wart; caused by virus. Cholesterol deposits occur as yellow slightly raised patches on the inner parts of the upper lid- called xanthelasma. Both benign. ...Read more

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Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Mole: Mole color is determined by pigment (melanin) deeper in the skin. Sunlight does not effect the mole 's color. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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How to prevent sagging and wrinkly skin on neck?

Good question: This is a tuff one for as you age the skin ages too and loses the elasticity and also thins. Now you can start young to protect your skin. Avoid laying out in the sun or tanning this will speed up the aging process use your moisturizers. Do not gain or lose a lot of weight and then hope you have inherited the good genes ...Read more