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What Is The Best Treatment For Scars
Multiple: So acne is a very common and complex issue. There are many many treatments and they are very individually tailored. So the best answer for you may not be the best for someone else. There are many medications that work really well but are very risky for pregnancy so require regular pregnancy tests and birth control. Others that are topical ointments. Again best is to visit with your doctor or derm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type dependent: If shallow, crater-like scars, use of mechanical dermabrasion is probably most effective. Use of lasers, chemical peels or punch/excisions are optional. Most difficult to treat are the "ice-pick" variety, which may end up looking like enlarged pores regardless of the therapy provided. Proper skin care and avoidance of acne infections is the best....Do not squeeze or pick such lesions if active. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick at them! A dermatologist should be able to help you, but be sure to report your current pregnancy. ...Read more
You are on it: The best medicine for this are the retinoids as I see you are already on. Other than that, using facial products that are non "comedogenic" and they will usually be marketed as such. Stay away from oil based makeup and use moisturizer to avoid drying out your skin. Good luck! ...Read more
Cellulaze: Cellulite is a structural issue with the skin, related to genetics, diet and exercise, age and your body shape. It does worsen with age, so it won't go away on its own, but Cellulaze is an effective, long lasting treatment for Cellulite. Creams and external treatments do not give lasting results. Learn more at http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/cellulite-treatement/cellulaze/ ...Read more
Melanoderma: "melanoderma: increased skin pigmentation, darkening of the skin. This is directly due to an increased amount of melanin pigment in the skin when there is increased production of melanin by the melanocytes (the cells that make melanin) or if there is a rise in the number of melanocytes." this means any thing from freckles to melanoma. Treatment is with skin bleaching creams, either otc or by md rx. ...Read more
Vitiligo treatment: Leukoderma or vitiligo treatment has to be individualized based on your age, extent of the disease, distribution and the rate of progression. Initial best treatment choice is a high potency topical corticosteroid although other combination treatment modalities can be used. You should consult with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Smallpox: The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would not return naturally.A Smallpox patient should be isolated in a negative-pressure room until all scabs have fallen off. Provide intravenous or oral hydration wi electrolyte/ fluid monitoring. The person should be vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure. Wound care is > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable treatment: There are 2 kinds, Alpha and beta thalassemias. Severe thalassemias require blood transfusions or stem cell transplant. Thalassemia trait has mild anemia and doesn't need treatment. In between this, occasional blood transfusions may be needed. Iron overload from blood transfusions can be a problem. Check out this website for good information: www.Thalassemia.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the type: Scar excision, subcision, fillers/fat grafting, tca cross, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels are options for acne scars. These options have various ranges of improvement. For best results, it is better to get the skin surface relatively smooth before using the skin resurfacing procedures. If acne scars are depressed, skin resurfacing may improve the texture, but not the flatness. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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