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Why Is Doctor Considering Cryotherapy For Skin Spot
Cryotherapy: Cryosurgery is best suited for use in patients with light skin and for treatment of lesions in most non–hair-bearing areas of the body. Benign skin lesions that are suitable for freezing include actinic keratosis, solar lentigo, seborrheic keratosis, viral wart, molluscum contagiosum, and superficial squamous and basal cell skin cancers. ...Read more
What are chances for a chemical peel going wrong? Should i be worried to undergo the trtreatment for acne scars?
The skin I am treating for plantar warts with patches is peeling and a bit pink, should I wait before using more patches so it heals? Or is it safe?
Silver duct tape: Plantar warts can be stubborn to treat, and often the surrounding skin becomes eroded and painful, with little effect on the actual wart. If the skin around the wart becomes irritated, take a week off the topical salicylic acid treatment, and use silver duct tape. Once the skin is healed, you may restart with the salicylic acid pads. You may need to have your warts treated at the doctors office. ...Read more
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Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm
Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have precancerous spot on my face that would leave a huge scar if removed. Dr prescribed fluorouracil. Spot is very close to eye. Precautions/advice?
See Plastic surgeon: At a young age i would not expect you to have skin cancer but if you do have a suspicious lesion it will likely be small. Ask a plastic surgeon what the pros and cons are for having excisional surgery and they will also be able to tell you what kind of scars to expect. Usually patients get pretty good results in the longterm as plastic surgeons try to minimize scars and scars also fade with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is your opinion on fluorouracil 5 and other treatments you can recommend for skin cancer on nose?
Multiple options: Non-melanoma skin cancer is usually treated by surgery. Choice of other options, 5fu, (fluorouracil) radiation, etc. Usually is based on potential cosmetic result and feasibility of surgery. A very large lesion or one that recurs might not be able to be treated surgically. A lesion on the nose might be a problem re cosmetic result and then the other options are reasonable alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?
Let him see a: A primary care dr and a dermatologist . It could be a sign of problems with stomach , intestinal , pancreatic , adrenal problems or tumor(less likely ) etcgive us some feedback ! ...Read more
Would a dr do radiation treatment if pt is pre-cancerous? My sister doesn't like me to worry & has had 2 radiation treatments in the last 2 months for what she says is pre-cancerous cells...Would a doctor really do that harsh of a treatment if she is pre-
Radiation : Radiation therapy can be used for both malignant and benign conditions. Occasionally, radiation therapy is employed to treat precancerous lesions that are either highly suspicious for an underlying malignancy or are not able to be treated with a surgical approach. The radiation oncologist would explain the rationale for their decision to use radiation therapy. Most of the time, this decision is made by a multi-disciplinary team of providers (i.e. Surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, pathologist, etc.). ...Read more
Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it?
CO2 laser: Co2 laser resurfacing can be ablative removing the surface of the skin to a set depth in a continuous manner in the area treated. There is also fractional co2 resurfacing. Hypopigmentation is more associated with the continuous co2 rather than fractional. The hypopigmentation can last for a very long time and may be permanent. Fractional co2 is somewhat safer but may still have side effects. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How safe is it to undergo laser treatment for hair removal on face? What are the possible after effects?
It is safe: Laser removal of hair is safe with the proper laser and proper technique. I would visit a center that has a physician on site either a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. After your treatment you must avoid the sun on the treated area to avoid dark staining of the skin. ...Read more
Is there anything i can do at home to remove cholestoral skin tag on my eyelid? If i see a doctor is it considered cosmetic and not covered by insuran
Pigmentation: The efficacy of cryotherapy (freezing) and trichloroacetic acid (tca) were compared for the treatment of solar lentigo. Cryotherapy was more effective than tca 33% solution in the treatment of solar lentigines of the back of the hands, particularly in lighter-complexioned individuals. For darker-complexioned people, tca 33% may be preferred. Your dermatologist may also prefer other therapie. ...Read more
Would laser skin resurfacing be an effective anti-aging treatment for sun-spots? I have some brown sun-spots on my face (near my eyes especially) i would like to have removed. A friend told me about how laser skin resurfacing can cause them to just disapp
I've been recommended to see a dermatologist about a wart under my eye for further evaluation and treatment, what is the avg cost for this appt?
Tough to say: First, let them know if you have no insurance. ..some Docs can provide services depending on your insurance or lack there of at a discounted rate. Depending on how they/you would like to get this treated, it may be higher or lower, for example, they may opt to treat it with medications or with excision, or with cryosurgery etc...and all can be differing prices (and usu. costly without insurance) ...Read more