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What Are Some Options For Tattoo Removal
Tattoo removal: There are many options for tattoo removal . I agree that use of one of the several qswitched lasers is the least invasive approach , there are many others. Some are surgical which may be the best option for rapid removal of a small lesion. If you don't mind some scarring other lasers can be utilized in fewer treatments.A consultation is required to review all options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
Not "removal!": Sorry, but no lotion can remove a scar. Scars can be improved, however, by massage, and several different products have been tested and are known to help. Cocoa butter, Vitamin E, and a commercial product called Mederma all will help smooth and flatten scars and speed the reduction of redness. It is firm massage that matters, though, not which of these you use (once your surgeon says it is OK!) ...Read more
Yes a few options: Yes, but in the meantime consider avoidance of sun exposure with sunscreens, topical elastic gel sheeting, scar massage, and pressure therapy. If the scar continues to grow beyond 6 weeks, consider steroid injections. Also consider e use of skin bleaching agents for hyperpigmentation scars. Ultimately surgery may be necesssary. ...Read more
Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery risks: Risks will vary depending on the procedure, anesthesia, and health of the patient. Generally, cosmetic procedures are elective and therefore not done on patients who carry too high risk. An example: many plastic surgeons not doing breast lifts on patients who smoke because of risk to tissue. General risks: infection, bleeding, failure, damage to tissues, recurrence, ; need for other procedure. ...Read more
Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Several approaches used short of surgical resection of a kidney tumor. it depends on size of lesion. Chemo-embolization, by injecting chemotherapy directly into the renal artery can be used. For RT, Cyberknife treatment covers a larger field than gamma knife also available in lesions smaller than 6 cm. Recent interventional cryoablation data show near 100 percent control.in the smaller tumor ...Read more
Improving Scars: Scars come in many varieties, including traumatic, post surgical, hypertrophic and even keloids. Once a scar is present it can only be improved but not completely eliminated. New laser technologies have dramatically increased a doctors ability to reduce the appearance of a scar. You should seek out a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation for a realistic evaluation of you options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very unusual: A primary spleen cancer is very unusual. The spleen can be a site of metastases(spread of a cancer that started somewhere else). The spleen can be removed surgically. The artery that feeds the spleen could have clot put in it to starve the tumor(hurts afterward). Radiation could be given to shrink spleen. Chemotherapy could be tried if the primary tumor site was known. ...Read more
None.: Fibroadenoma are mostly benign. Sometimes fluid filled become cystic and painful. Can be aspirated with needle by a breast surgeon or Invasive radiologist. Avoid Chocolate,Coffee. Add Vitamin E and some times BCP also help prevent recurrent exacerbation of painful Fibroadenoma ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.
Surgical repair: There are many types of hypospadias repair. Pediatric urologists, who perform lots of these procedures, tend to have the most experience with these procedures. Even in adults. Hypospadias is a structural problem & thus requires structural repair unless the hypospadias is very mild & penis is fairly straight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...Read more
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