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Will Bio Oil Help Hypopigmentation
May be: Bio-oil has minerol oil which can cause skin soft and supple and is great for those with dry skin. In many users, it definitely reduces the appearance of fine lines and spots and may make the scars less red while lightening the skin tone. But if one is allergic to any of the componenets, one should not use it. It may not work for large and old scars. ...Read more
Emollient: If you mean that your face is sunburned, any bland emollient lotion and a bit of time will solve the problem. But please heed the lesson that Mr. Sun is trying to teach you, and apply a good sunscreen lotion anytime you might be out in the sun. Repeated sunburns are not good for your skin over the long term. ...Read more
I have Keratosis Pilaris on my butt cheeks. It is not very red anymore, there is mainly just scarring left. Will bio oil help or make it come back?
Exfoliation to unclog pores is at the top of the list of treatments
using the bio oil would not be a good idea--this may cause more problems.
Dermatologist will address this further for treatment and prevention ...Read more
Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the melanocytes. Second, is the erythema, the redness of the inflammatory process. Sunscreen will help both of the processes. The first may also require hydoquione, retin a, (tretinoin) kojic acid, chemical peels, etc. ...Read more
Hi doc, I have acne mostly everywhere on my face and scars, will bio oil help me? My friend said it worked for them but im scared it won't work for me
OIL MAKES IT WORSE!:
SUGGESTION: GO TO YOUR PHARMACY, GET AN ACNE WASH OR SCRUB, GET A BENZOYL PEROXIDE CREAM OR GEL AND APPLY IT AT BEFORE BEDTIME.
STOP EATING ALL NUTS! NO PEANUT BUTTER, NO CHOCOLATE, CUT DOWN OR CUT OUT ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS FOR A MONTH!
IF THIS DOES NOT HELP AT ALL, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
SEND ME A THANK-YOU NOTE WHEN YOU GET BETTER. . . ...Read more
Stick to basics: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
What product: Your question is to broad, what product, what effect are you looking for etc. ...Read more
Possibly: Bio oil may help with improving scars but the studies that have been done are very small trials involving 20 -25 patients. The results are variable. Read the label carefully to make sure your are not allergic to any components or try a small patch test. Apply a small amount on an inconspicuous area and wait for 1 -3 days to check for any sensitivity. ...Read more
It won't work: It's a health fraud. It won't touch scars. It won't remove freckles. If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
No: It's just another health fraud. I'd urge you to keep your freckles anyway. If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Depends: I would try using on a small patch of skin for 48 hours. If no allergy then try applying to face. Some people rave about the product and some people are allergic to components in the oil. ...Read more
Bio oil / locacid: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
What is the best product out there known to reduce stretch marks? Don't say bio oil or palmers lotion because I've used both and there were no results
Stretch Marks: Using marksplex™ can substantially reduce the appearance of your stretch marks in addition to helping improve the skin's overall appearance by making it feel tighter, firmer and providing more elasticity to the skin surrounding your stretch marks. Results can be seen in as little as two weeks, but strongly suggest waiting at least eight weeks for optimal results to appear. ...Read more
Could yes, but why?: Water soluble lubricant like KY jelly or Sugilube are best. Also wash of more easily. ...Read more
Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods. You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more
Mederma or bio oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more