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Is micro needling combined with sun exposure effective for treating hypopigmented scars?

Is micro needling combined with sun exposure effective for treating hypopigmented scars?

Micro needling: "is micro needling combined with sun exposure effective for treating hypopigmented scars?" micro needling is a new procedure that is supposed to stimulate collagen growth in treated areas and probably won't help for hypopigmented spots. Sun exposure has been a common treatment for that for years though and may help you. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Will tanning help with raynaud's disease?

Will tanning help with raynaud's disease?

No: Tanning the skin is not known to alter raynaud's disease. Symptoms can be triggered by emotional stress and cold temperatures. During tanning, the temperature would be warm, and so would make raynaud's phenomenon less likely to occur at that time. Also, if being tanned makes one happier, there may be less emotional stress to trigger symptoms. ...Read more

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Psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamp, do they work?

Psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamp, do they work?

Phototherapy: While sunlight can help, artificial ultraviolet light can be used on your psoriasis plaques with more precision. Uvb treatment involves exposing yourself to lights designed to emit the sort of ultraviolet rays that are most helpful for psoriasis. Usually, you would get uvb treatment at the doctor's office, but you may also do it at home using a phototherapy lamp recommended by your doctor. Typical. ...Read more

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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Are tanning beds good treatments for seasonal affective disorder?

No: Tanning beds use invisible ultraviolet light. The lights we use to treat sad is bright visible light, with open eyes". ...Read more

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What do tanning beds give off (beta rays, gamma rays, alpha rays)?

What do tanning beds give off (beta rays, gamma rays, alpha rays)?

Uv rays: Tanning beds give off uv rays at the short end of the visible spectrum. The sun also gives off such rays which causes sunburn. The tanning bed is therefore an artificial sun. The beta, alpha, & gamma rays are from radioactive sources and would be dangerous for a tanning bed and would not cause tanning anyway. ...Read more

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Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Sometimes: This may help resolve some acne spots more quickly. But is expensive. Significant acne will still require skilled management with combinations of meds tailored to each specific person. ...Read more

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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Adjunct: Don't neglect stuff that works. Topicals like benzoyl peroxide and or retinoids acid are your mainstay. Your physician can add stronger stuff as required. ...Read more

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Sun exposure? Or phototherapy? Which would be the best treatment for pityriasis lichenoides for black skin?

Sun exposure? Or phototherapy? Which would be the best treatment for pityriasis lichenoides for black skin?

Both, but: Both have similar effects and wavelengths of light that can be useful. However, it's a bit more difficult to control the harmful effects and 'dose' of sunlight. Also, if you have a week of rainy days, you interrupt your therapy. While one or two days without treatment may not be a big deal, the best way to treat is a consistent schedule, which would be available with phototherapy. ...Read more

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Are psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamps effective?

Are psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamps effective?

Yes it is: If used properly it is an effective therapy for psoriasis. ...Read more

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Does reducing sun exposure benefit your skin?

Does reducing sun exposure benefit your skin?

Yes: Decrease the chance of getting skin cancer; wrinkling and freckling would also be lessened. ...Read more

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How is indoor tanning better/worse than current biological and other uv in office treatment ?

How is indoor tanning better/worse than current biological and other uv in office treatment ?

Indoor tanning: Indoor tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors. One indoor tanning session a year while in high school or college boosted development of basal cell carcinoma(bcc) to 10%, more than 6 times a year had an 82% higher risk of bcc. Over 200 treatments of office uvb causes skin cancer development. Tanning beds and sun exposure increases skin cancer. ...Read more

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Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition that causes some areas of the body — such as the fingers and toes — to get decreased blood circulation and to feel numb and cold in response to ...Read more