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Which Vitamins Help Plump Up Wrinkles
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
Do hyaluronic acid filler injections into skin cause reduced production of natural hyaluronic a. by skin over time?
Hyaluronic acid: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are peptides in facial moisturizers just a hyped marketing ploy? Do they actually "plump" up skin or is hyaluronic acid better for this?
SAVE YOU MONEY!: Cosmetic manufacturers would sell snake oil if they could make money... Healthy skin absorbs as much water from the blood as it needs. "Dry" skin is often caused by alkaline (i.e., solid bars, natural) soap. DO NOT use soap with pH above 7 anywhere on your skin, especially on your face. Maintain slightly acidic skin pH with lemon juice – and SAVE YOU MONEY! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've read mixed reviews. Does applying tazorac (tazarotene) uner eyes help with wrinkles and firming, or make them worse by drying out the eyes?
Would be more effective 0.01% pure retinol or 5% pure vitamine C to help with wrinkles under the eyes?
Peri orbital wrinkle: In short, BOTH vit C and retinol are quite effective in reducing wrinkles. Great care is needed when using this in the eye area as the tissues are fragile. A sustained release retinol is excellent as it is often better tolerated in areas of thinner skin. Good hydration (moisturizer) is essential as is good sun protection ...Read more
Is juvederm one of the dermal fillers that can stimulate collagen growth? I know some fillers work partly by causing your skin to make more collagen naturally. Is juvederm one of those?
Can refined sweet almond oil be used over glyc acid or retinol to prevent redness and help hydratation? I read that this oil helps exfoliate the skin
Not alone: Almond oil alone isn't an exfoliant which "removes dead skin cells" that requires the addition of either an acid(like glycolic or alpha hydroxy which chemically remove cells) or mechanical means(like sugar, salt, walnut shell). It is an emollient which "hydrates" and softens skin and may reduce redness. Retinols work at a molecular level to alter skin thickness, pigmentation and collagen. ...Read more
Belotero and crow's : Belotero may be used to smooth wrinkles in the eye area, either alone or along with xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Botox or dysport. There is currently no clinical evidence that treatment with belotero improves skin's elasticity. For this look at retinols, peels or laser treatments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What oil or cream is best to lessen appearance of lines on stomach from sitting that don't go away? VitE oil? Retin-A to help exfoliate? Strivectin?
Wrong question: None of these things will have even slight effect on the NORMAL folds of skin on your abdomen. Put your energies into thinking about real improvements in your life. Exercise. Do not smoke. Eat vegetables. See what you can do to make someone happy. Learn new skills. Save for the future. ...Read more
Is sculptra a good choice for lip enhancement? I'd like something long-lasting to plump up my really thin lips. Will sculptra work?
Is OTC retinol as effective as tretinoin in smoothing out & preventing wrinkles and stretch marks?
Hi,what is more effective? Retinol or hyaluronic acid?
in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and giving you a youthful look.. thanks
RETINOL VS HYALURONIC: RETINOL YOU ARE 26 AND YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT WRINKLES! JUST STAY OUT OF THE SUN. ...Read more
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dermatologists: anyone heard of OSMOTICS vitamin C patches for lines and wrinkles? Could high does of vit c actually soften lines? Would these work?
Topical antioxidant: topical antioxidants lke Vit C or OPC are often used to treat facial skin wrinkles or sun injury ...Read more
listen to your body: Folic acid is generally considered safe but this is not a dose to correct deficiencies. Some individuals find high doses of Folic Acid cause them to feel hyperactive and excitable. If hair isn't growing normally you may be under stress. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and junk food. Eat healthy, get a good night sleep, reduce stress, and exercise to foster health. ...Read more
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