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Biocorneum gel , Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?
Depends: Don't expect much from any of these. Where is the scar? How big? How old? If it is important to you, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Keloid scar options: Keloids are scars that grow outside the boundaries of the original scar and usually require more agressive treatment such as surgery and injections. Scars that are thick or red but not keoids can be treated with various topicals, my recommendation being scar gel from skinmedica. Most scars improve over time without special treatment, and taping them for 6 weeks after surgery helps more than creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Although both etonogestrel (in nexplanon) and clindamycin are metabolized by the liver, because the etonogestrel is released subcutaneously it avoids the 'first pass' effect of liver metabolism that an oral contraceptive would be subject to. Using a condom as a backup method would certainly decrease any chance of getting pregnant, just to be safe. ...Read more
Great question: To which you are unlikely to get a straightforward answer. Try writing the manufacturer of Nexplanon, or csLimb their toll-free number. As you already know, tetracyclines can reduce oral contraceptive efficacy. If the drug company can say with confidence that Nexplanon will be effective, let us know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is mixing over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide 5% gel with Clindamycin 1% gel an effective & relatively harmless alternative to Benzaclin 1-5% gel?
Yes: Yes. This is good and safe combination. ...Read more
Acne: Adapalene is formulation of Retin_a basically a vitamin A durative that helps control exfoliation and reduces acne. It is not sensitive to Benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin is an antibiotic you rub onto your face and it gets absorbed. It is a means of taking antibiotics without a pill. it doesn't get as high a blood lever and tends to act at the acne itself. These are mainstays of acne care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem: It is generally easily removed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Safe: Breast implants are the most studied thing we surgically place in a body today. The institute of medicine study, and now over 400 peer reviewed studies show that silicone implants are safe. If they were not, we would not have them in the office. They are not permanent devices. Ask your local board certified plastic surgeon. They should be able to answer your questions. http://www.jjrothmd.com. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm worried about hormones in birth control, how affective are the store bought contraceptives? Like vcf film, conceptrol gel, gynol II gel or encare?
Which fillers last longer: restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, teosyal, esthelis, aquamid, or bio alcamid?
I avoid "permanent": Though Aquamid (and others)is not available in the US, it is in other countries. (if it's being offered in the US you should avoid that office altogether). I generally recommend that my patients avoid permanent fillers though, especially when they are young like you, because you don't know how your face will change over the next 20 years. You may end up with volume where you don't want or need it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer