Is herpes of the eye contagious?

I have a co-worker who said she has herpes of the eye. I was wondering if this is contagious or not?

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  • Can Radiesse be removed?
    (4 answers)
    I had radiesse in my temples, but on my right side the radiesse has moved down under my eye. I have a large hard ball of radiesse under my eye, can this be rectified?
  • Can Smart Lipo treat cellulite?
    (4 answers)
    I know SmartLipo is mostly used for toning and contouring, but will it help reduce the appearance of cellulite on my thighs?
  • Lash tint with Latisse?
    (4 answers)
    Is it okay to get a salon lash tint while using Latisse? Will it impact the effectiveness?
  • Latisse and Permanent Eye Makeup
    (3 answers)
    I had permanent eyeliner done yesterday. How long should I wait before using Latisse? I stopped the Latisse 1 week before the procedure at the request of my operator. If I wait a few more days to start Latisse, will my eyelashes still be long?
  • Will Latisse have a residual effect?
    (3 answers)
    I've been using daily Latisse for six months, and love the results. If I reduced the frequency of applications, to maybe 3 times per week rather than daily, would my new eyelash thickness be maintained? Or do I still need to apply every day?
  • Cellulite Treatment
    (3 answers)
    Does VelaShape remove cellulite? Are there really no incisions involved? It sounds too good to be true.
  • Does thermage treat loose skin?
    (3 answers)
    I had lipo in January and now I have an extra small fold under my one of my butt cheeks. Can thermage treatments help tighten this area? Very little fat was removed. I also have a dimple where too much fat was taken out. Can I have fat put back in?
  • Will Thermage treat Acne Scars?
    (3 answers)
    My esthetician said that thermage may work to reduce the appearance of my acne scars, but most of the reviews I've read online just talk about it as a wrinkle treatment.
  • Can Smart Lipo lasers burn me?
    (3 answers)
    I am concerned about the use of lasers under the skin. Is it possible to be burned during Smart Lipo? What other risks are involved?
  • How do I reduce redness after an at-home facial?
    (3 answers)
    I recently used a new acne wash to give myself a facial, and I got excessive redness on my face and puffy cheeks. I stopped using that cleanser, but how do I reduce the redness? Can you recommend a good every day facial cleanser for acne?
  • just had restylane lip injections yesterday...look too big?
    (3 answers)
    I had lip injections done yesterday for the first time. I'm so scared now, I look fake & my husband wont even look at me. He says I look like the joker. Please tell me they will go down. What can I do? I just wanted them to look full but not like a clown.
  • Injection in Nasolabial Folds nodule
    (3 answers)
    I had a radiesse injection for nasolabial folds about 2 1/2 weeks ago and now have a pea sized nodule on the left side at the injection site. It's causing area to be puffy/swollen. I was told to massage it that it should help it go away, which it hasn't. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  • A Bad Result with Radiesse
    (3 answers)
    I recently had Radiesse for frown line between my eyes. The filler went toward my eye and the side of my nose, not the frown line. I have had this treatment for years, but this is the first time this has happened. Is this common? Should I avoid further injections?
  • What is the best product to fade these brown spots?
    (3 answers)
    I'm 43 and have a few small brown spots on my jaw line and one on my cheek. I can't afford to have a chemical peel- what is the best cosmetic product to fade these spots? I would like to improve the look of my skin in the next 7 months.
  • Will coconut oil or cocoa butter fully restore my skin?
    (3 answers)
    I got cut 3 weeks ago. It has begun to heal and the scab has fallen off. Now, I have a big light scar mark. Can I apply pure coconut oil or something else (like cocoa butter) to help fully restore my skin? Can they speed up the healing process?
  • How to get rid of stubborn solar lentigos?
    (3 answers)
    IPL not strong enough for pigmented lesions on my legs. I've heard YAG laser works better. What's your advice? I've already had several regular IPLs that haven't worked. Thanks.
  • I have a tatoo on my inner leg. Can this be taken off?
    (3 answers)
    I have a tattoo of a cross about 5 inches long, I really want it removed. I got it when my Mother passed away and really want it removed. How long will it take to remove? Also, can you tell me apporximately how much it will cost (just a ball park figure) thank you.
  • Sun spots, age spots and hydroquinone
    (3 answers)
    If I have used hydroquinone directly on age spots, which has only stung and made them darker. Have I damaged my skin? Can I do laser to remove the spots? What would you recommend?
  • Does photodynamic therapy treat psoriasis?
    (3 answers)
    I have mild to moderate psoriasis and would like to try treatment options other than internal medication. Is photo therapy effective, and what other options do I have>
  • Is microdermabrasion worth the cost?
    (3 answers)
    I have fine wrinkles and sunspots, but heard that microdermabrasion isn't worth the cost. I'm 55 years old and would love to have spotless, fresh looking, youthful skin. I've never smoked, but sunbathed a lot. Will a microdermabrasion work?
  • Will laser resurfacing help with postinflammatory hyperpigmentation?
    (3 answers)
    I had laser hair removal performed on my upper lip 2 years ago and developed postinflammatory hyperpigmentation in the dermal layer. I've been on Rx tretinoin and hydroquinone for over 1.5 yrs with little improvement. Would laser resurfacing be a good next step?
  • What kind of laser for brown spots?
    (3 answers)
    HI.
    i have alot of sunspots on my face(especially on my chin&cheek).
    I was thinking about laser
    What kind of laser is appropriate for me?
  • Laser Hair Removal for Facial Hair
    (3 answers)
    I have facial hair. I was young when I first noticed and started shaving it so of course it has gotten worse to the point I have to shave everyday. Does this procedure work on faces and is it safe?
  • Is this swelling or weight gain?
    (3 answers)
    I'm concerned about other areas being effected. I had a laser procedure on 12/3 today 12/9 and can notice that my thigh area is more thicker, though my upper body was done. I tired on jeans that I could wear before the procedure which are now tighter. Please inform me, is this swelling or weight gain?
  • Will Juvederm increase the volume?
    (3 answers)
    I suffered from breast cancer in 2003. It was on primary stage. Now, I'm 51 years old and want to know if there are there any risks in a Juvederm treatment?
  • Can swelling from Juvederm cause additional wrinkles?
    (3 answers)
    I had a deep wrinkle between my eyebrows and Juvederm was recommended. It has been almost two months and the swelling at the arch of the nose and eyebrow have not gone away. It appears that a wrinkle is forming just on this side. Can this happen?
  • Should I see a Dermatologist or a Burn Surgeon?
    (3 answers)
    After foot surgery my bandages were too tied and caused what I see as 2nd/3rd degree burns on top of my foot. My DMP is treating it but I am afraid there will be some bad scaring and I want to have it treated by an specialist. Should I see a burn sur
  • How well does Fraxel work on Acne Scars?
    (3 answers)
    I have acne scarring (No pitting), and I have been working with a Plastic Surgeon with Micro Dermabrasions, as well as the Obagi Program with Retin A. I want something more. What type of results can I expect with Fraxel?
  • Can IPL affect a baby's eyes if they are in the room?
    (3 answers)
    I had an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment done on my face to clear up some freckles. The treatment was performed on Friday afternoon and my baby who was in the room now has watery eyes, has been really irritable day and night, and won't sleep. Could the light have affected her eyes?
  • Is there a way to close a hole in the middle of my nose?
    (3 answers)
    I have had a hole in the middle of my nose since I was born. Ever since I can remember, hair would grow out of it and white pus will come out if you squeeze it. It never closes and sometimes it will hurt as if it is getting infected. I want to close it. Is that possible?
  • Do derma fillers work on acne scars and regular scars?
    (3 answers)
    Hello I wanted to know if i was to get the dermal fillers would it work on an acne scar i have? Also, would the fillers work on a dog bite scar that's on my nose? Lastly, how much do the dermal fillers cost??
  • Do Dermal Fillers contain gluten?
    (3 answers)
    How would I find out if an injectable filler has gluten in it? I have celiac disease and want to make sure the product is safe for me.
  • Permanent Dermal Fillers
    (3 answers)
    The dermal filler maintenance treatments that I need to keep receiving to maintain my youthful look are getting expensive. Are there any permanent dermal fillers available, and what are the pros and cons of long-term dermal fillers?
  • Facial Damage Procedures?
    (3 answers)
    I had a severe head injury that caused a collagen imbalance in left side of face and some anomalies elsewhere. My left nasal valve is collapsing and left laugh line way more pronounced/swollen than right side. Can these be helped with HA or Botox?
  • Chemical peel and blue light recommendations?
    (3 answers)
    I am currently doing 2 blue light sessions a week for treatment of moderate acne. Would chemical peels be recommended? Do I need to stop the blue light and for how long? Which type of peel would be best?
  • Blotches from chemical peel after I got a facial?
    (3 answers)
    I got brown blotches right after my chemical peel when I went and got a facial. I went back to show her because it looked like burns and she said it will go away when it peels. Is this true?
  • Are chemical peels the proper treatment for rhinophyma?
    (3 answers)
    I've done about 20 chemical peels (every 3 days) on my nose to treat my rhinophyma/very large pores. The solution contains 70 percent glycolic acid. At first the peels didn't hurt, but now they really sting as the dead skin is gone. My nose is back to the shape/size it was in 2000. What's your take on this?
  • Post Road Rash Hyper-Pigmentation.
    (3 answers)
    I have a brown mark on my upper cheek from where I had roadrash 4 weeks ago and the skin seems to have healed completely but the brown mark does not seem to be fading. Is it ok to use TCA peel to try to get rid of the mark- or is too early/dangerous?
  • Does skin produce Collagen?
    (3 answers)
    Can the skin not produce collagen? Can you deplete the skin after years of collagen treatments?
  • Why are collagen fillers are no longer available?
    (3 answers)
    The collagen fillers lasted longer and worked best for me. I have tried other fillers, but I don't like the swelling. Since I already have full lips, I'm forced to hide for two days and the fillers only last three weeks and feel hard under the skin. Can you explain if/why collagen is no longer available?
  • Will the puffiness from Botox injections go away?
    (3 answers)
    I was injected with 30 units of Botox 7 days ago in order to address my crow's feet. The day after I noticed puffiness right on my cheek bone. I also have what appears to be a half circle under my eyes. Will this go away?
  • Is it bad to use different types of Chemical Peels?
    (3 answers)
    I've had two VI peels, but it seemed like the second one didn't work as well as the first in smoothing my skin tone and texture. Is the skin resistant to it? Should I try blue peel, or vitalize peel instead?
  • Will Blue Light burn my skin?
    (3 answers)
    I have very fair, sensitive skin. Is the blue light powerful enough to irritate or burn my skin? I sunburn very easily.
  • What should results of ArteFill be at 2, 3 or 4 months?
    (3 answers)
    I had ArteFill injected in November and immediately saw results, but the results disappeared after about 1 month. Since the bovine collagen was absorbed, will my face produce collagen in those areas in order for it to fill back in?
  • What can a 14-year-old do about acne on the nose?
    (3 answers)
    My 14-year-old has really bad acne breakouts. And her nose is a very problematic area. This started around her period and seem to be getting worse. Please help. What can be done? Thanks
  • Effective antibiotic to remove acne ?
    (3 answers)
    I have acne for the past few months. I have tried taking antibiotics for 15 days. Can you suggest an effective antibiotic, which can/will remove my acne permanently?
  • Can I start chemical peeling along with Reaccutane?
    (3 answers)
    I have been on Reaccutancefor one & half months. Can I start Chemical Peeling along with Reaccutane? If not then when can I start that? Is there any other treatment you can suggest for pigmentation and scars?
  • How can I get rid of rash-like acne?
    (3 answers)
    I have acne all over my cheeks, chin, and forehead, but all of it looks more like a rash. I've tried oral and topical medicactions but nothing seems to be working and I've had this problem for months now. Please help!
  • Reoccuring hard pimple?
    (2 answers)
    Whenever I go to the doctor, the pimple flattens but reoccurs in other spot and on that spot again! is it better off pricking them? The puss is stuck inside. What is the best thing to do?
  • What procedure would be the best for sun damage scars?
    (2 answers)
    I got a sunburn on my left cheek 10 years ago it blistered now its almost like non-raised blisters still maybe 8 small ones in a small spot on my cheek not too noticeable but I want them gone which procedure would be best?
  • How can you biologically treat and cure pimples?
    (2 answers)
    There are biological causes of acne (i.e. overproduction of oil, bacteria and irritation of the hair follicles). Can changing your diet or being more hygienic help? How can you biologically treat and cure pimples?
  • Does low-dose Isotretinoin work as an acne treatment?
    (2 answers)
    Can a lower dose of Isotretinoin (10-20 mg) be as effective as a higher standard dose? I'm a 43-year-old female with moderate cystic acne. My doctor wants to prescribe this dose for 3-4 months. I'm concerned about efficacy at this level, but nothing else has worked.
  • Sensitive skin and severe acne problem, help!
    (2 answers)
    I have very sensitive skin which reacts to an awful lot of products and lately I have had quite bad acne and inflammation on my face. I have tried products with salicylic acid, which just makes my face sore. What could I use to help control my acne?
  • Is Chemical Peel Before Acctanec Ok?
    (2 answers)
    I am currently in the one month waiting period to receive Accutane I want to get chemical peel (VI peel) during this time. To try and clear some of my acne scarring prior because I know I will be unable to do this during treatment and 1 year after.
  • Is it common for Blue Peels to not cause a complete peel?
    (2 answers)
    I had my second blue peel 8 days ago and have yet to fully peel like I did the first peel one year ago. Is it ok to scrub my face yet? By this point last peel I had already peeled all over my face and was told I could scrub my face?
  • Can I combine a glycolic acid peel with Isotretinoin and Retin-A cream?
    (2 answers)
    I am taking Isotretinoin soft caps (10mg everyday) and Retin-A cream 0.05% to blur red spots caused by inflammatory hyperpigmentation. But after 3 months of using the products, they haven't helped much. Will combining the two with a 30% glycolic acid peel give me better results?
  • Can I use Artefill under my eyes?
    (2 answers)
    I just got Restylane above my lips (the smoking lip area), and after 3 hours it was completely gone. I am scared to try Restylane under the eye due to my skin absorbing the product too fast. My physician recommended I get Artefill. Would that work? I am 40 years old and my eyes are not too bad.
  • Can Chemical Peels help lessen facial hair?
    (2 answers)
    I am pre-menopausal and have noticed a tremendous amount of light hair growth on my face and neck. Because it is light hair it is not compatible for laser hair removal. Would a chemical peel help?
  • Should I be worried about albumin in Botox?
    (2 answers)
    I know albumin is a human blood derivative - could I possibly get infected with bloodborne dieases? I am worried because I receive botox for hyperhidrosis and it has helped me, but I am now worried about the risk of contracting something from it.
  • How often do you get a Chemical Peel?
    (2 answers)
    I like the results of my first chemical peel and was wondering if it is safe to have them on a regular basis. How often can I receive a chemical peel?
  • Is there a way to get rid of Botox?
    (2 answers)
    I had Botox 18 days ago, but my laugh and smile has changed. When I laugh and smile the sides of my lips go down and I look like a squirrel!! I had 10cc near my nose and 5cc on each cheek. Was that too much? How can I reverse the effects?
  • Can the fat removed during cool lipo be injected elsewhere?
    (2 answers)
    I am planning to have Cool Lipo at some point in the next few months and want to use some of the fat removed for lip injections and in my cheeks, as well. Do patients do this often and what are the results like? Better than collagen injections?
  • Can I use a 50% or 70% glycolic acid chemical peel at home?
    (2 answers)
    I am a 29 year old from India who has a normal complexion. I get pimples on my face and due to squeezing the pimples, dark spots have remained. Can I use a 50% or 70% glycolic acid chemical peel at home? Three years ago I had a dermatologist do this peel on my face...just wondering if it's safe to do myself.
  • How often should I apply my glycolic acid peel?
    (2 answers)
    I just did a glycolic acid (50%) peel. It was burning before the neutralization step, but after that I didn't feel anything. Nothing has changed, not even the skin color (complexion). My face is not red or peeling. Can I apply the peel again the next day? How often should I apply the peel and how many applications will it take to get the results I am looking for?
  • Can I resume weight lifting immediately after a chemical peel?
    (2 answers)
    I've used 14% glycolic acid every day for 10 years. Now, I want to do an 18% TCA peel. Every article I've read seems to say use Retin-A and AHA for two weeks. Is this correct? Also, I lift weights and would like to know if I can resume my weight lifting immediately following the peel.
  • My skin is tough and thick after applying a chemical peel, what should I do?
    (2 answers)
    I started peeling around my mouth and a little on my chin the second night after applying a chemical peel. I used the second towelette all over (even the peeled areas) and now I'm afraid I have burned the skin! Everything has peeled off now, but my skin is tough and thick. What should I do?
  • Is it normal to get blisters after a chemical peel?
    (2 answers)
    I had a Vitalize Peel four days ago. My skin is peeling as I was told it would. My concern is that I have small blister-like bumps all over my face. Is this normal? What can I do about them?
  • TCA 6% during breastfeeding is safe?
    (2 answers)
    I have 5 months old and I am breastfeeding. I am thinking about getting chemical peel. My aesthetician said she will use 6% Trichloroacetic Acid and 14% of Lactic acid. Are they safe to use while nursing?
  • Post burn hyperpigmented scars
    (2 answers)
    I have post burn hyperpigmented scars on my face from a 2nd degree burn injury 8 months ago. I tried hydroquinone cream, it lightened the brown scar but made it red and photosensitive. Now I use only calamine lotion, will a peel be a permanent cure?
  • Are chemical peels effective and safe after or with roaccutane?
    (2 answers)
    Would I be required to have clearer skin with no acne for a chemical peel to be effective? I am in the first week of roaccutane treatment, as advised by my dermatologist. I am a 23-year-old female asian on roaccutane 40mg because I have acne on my cheeks for a year now. I have acne scars/marks and the area around my lips is dark. Is chemical peel safe to undergo and can it remove the scars and even out my skin tone?
  • Can dermabrasion cause melasma?
    (2 answers)
    I had a dermabrasion treatment that left dark markings on my cheeks. How can I correct it and get my skin back to normal?
  • Dysport vs. Reloxin
    (2 answers)
    I’ve been trying to research different dermal fillers and I’m really confused. Is Dysport the same thing as Reloxin? How is it different from Botox?
  • Filler for Volume that lasts for life?
    (2 answers)
    First, does a "permanent" filler last for life (i.e., 50+ years), or just longer than existing ones? For creating volume (cheeks/mandibular), which one currently used in Europe would be best? (I've had Radiesse, it didn't last long). Thanks!
  • is a any link with fillers and lupus
    (2 answers)
    Hi, I have had Artefill, Sculptra, and Radiesse, is there any link with these and lupus? I have been getting Radiesse and Sculptra for years. Recently, I had a terrible reaction which put me into the hospital with infection and now they said I have lupus?
  • Which wrinkle fillers are NOT tested on animals?
    (2 answers)
    I'm getting mixed information on the Internet regarding which dermal fillers are and aren't tested on animals. I would like to try a filler but am against testing on animals. Do you know which wrinkle fillers are NOT tested on animals?
  • best filler for acne scar
    (2 answers)
    what is the best/preferably permanent filler options for acne scars? I have had multiple laser treatments which showed minimal results and left me with very sensitive skin and also cost me a fortune. Have been looking into dermal fillers. Please help.
  • What is the most effective way to get rid of dark circles?
    (2 answers)
    I use Teamine twice a day and make up to cover my dark circles, but I would love to get rid of them or lessen them a whole lot more. If I am going to spend a lot of money to fix them I just want it to be the most successful! What is the most effective way to get rid of dark circles? Thanks!
  • IPL for red acne scars?
    (2 answers)
    I have 2-month-old red acne scars all over both cheeks. The acne is gone now, can I get IPL to help the redness go away? Or is it better to let it repair on its own?
  • Can IPL treatments alter a brown spot that could be melanoma?
    (2 answers)
    I have a family history of melanoma and lots of age spots on my chest, hands and face. I get skin checks yearly but they do not know about how intense pulsed light treatments will affect my skin. Given my background, do you think it's safe to undergo this form of treatment? Is there any chance the treatments will alter my brown spots?
  • IPL or chemical peel for facial brown spots?
    (2 answers)
    My dermatologist recommended IPL to remove some brown spots, acne marks, etc. on my face. Would a chemical peel do the same thing? Is the IPL permanent, or will the spots come back? I had frozen nitro used on the spots, & they came back 2 years later.
  • Can IPL treatment worsen rosacea?
    (2 answers)
    Had my first ipl with lumenis M22 6 weeks ago. On day 3 I developed increased redness, blotchiness, larger pores and "orange peel" look to my cheeks. It has not improved. Wondering if there are any treatments for this adverse effect.
  • I am 60 and am about to undergo Fraxel for facial rejuvenation
    (2 answers)
    My wrinkles are not too bad, but they are becoming more pronounced. I do have some roseacea, broken capillaries, sun damage and crows feet. What setting and what type of Fraxel should be used? Will one treatment be enough to get a good results?
  • Why have my pigmentation problems come back?
    (2 answers)
    I had a successful full face Fraxel to rid dark pigmentation and some minor old acne scars. My face scabbed over and I applied Cu3 cream for 10 days, after which time the skin shed the dark marks. However, five weeks later the dark pigmentation is back even worse! Why? Please help me! What can be done about this?
  • Are bumps and pimples normal after Fraxel?
    (2 answers)
    I underwent Fraxel three weeks ago and I noticed that my face purged with whiteheads and small acne all over my forehead (but not cystic). Is this normal? Thanks for any help or advice you can provide.
  • Can I workout post Fraxel treatment?
    (2 answers)
    I had my 1st fraxel to to help reduce hyperpigmentation. Is it ok to run indoors right away? Or should I wait so I don't get my face overheated? How long should I wait to run?
  • How do I dissolve my Voluma injections? What does the process entail?
    (2 answers)
    I had 2 syringes of Voluma 4 weeks ago & don't like the results. I want to have the filler dissolved. What does the the process entail? Will the Voluma all dissolve, or will my face continue to appear uneven? Also, how long does it take for it to dissolve after injection?
  • Can Juvederm cause dryness?
    (2 answers)
    I had Juvederm injected into my nasolabial folds. About two weeks later, I am experiencing extreme dryness along the injection sites and dryness in my nostrils. Also, there are small bloody scabs that come out my nostrils when I blow my nose. Is this normal? Can Juvederm cause dryness and bleeding near the injection site?
  • Should I expect to pay if I am dissatisfied with my Juvederm results?
    (2 answers)
    I had Juvederm fillers injected 5 days ago and I am unhappy with the results. I am more than positive she injected too much. I have somewhat of a chipmunk/joker smile. Should I have to pay? Also, should I expect to pay for the dissolving agent that will remove some of the filler?
  • What skin firming treatments can be combined with Juvederm?
    (2 answers)
    I've had Juvederm fillers done, but would still like to do other facials, particularly those that firm the skin. I've heard that radio frequency treatments may dissolve the filling. Is this true? How about microcurrent therapy? Are there other skin firming facials you can recommend?
  • Which filler to choose for nasolabial folds and upper lip?
    (2 answers)
    I am interested in using a filler for my nasolabial folds and for plumping upper lip. Of the fillers I am trying to evaluate (Juvederm, Restylane, Latisse, Perlane-L, Dysport) which one do you think is the safest, has the longest-acting results?
  • Reduce the swelling and bruising under my eyes?
    (2 answers)
    I had this product injected at the inner corner and under both eyes 5 months ago. It has since left the area under my eyes dark and puffy. Can I use anything to reduce this swelling?
  • Will laser lipo procedure work on calves?
    (2 answers)
    I have large calves, knees and thighs but I am not a large person. It appears as though I have stored fat in these areas. Is laser lipo an option for me?
  • How effective is laser hair removal on a 14 year old?
    (2 answers)
    My daughter is 14 years old and has been scheduled for laser hair removal on her upper lip, stomach, and bikini (possibly Brazilian). How effective is laser hair removal for a person her age? Would the treatment be permanent?
  • Can lasers lighten hair without removing it?
    (2 answers)
    I have been bleaching one spot on my scalp for years because I love the way a single platinum streak looks in my hair. I am wondering if it is possible to remove the color of hair without destroying it. Can this be done? Can lasers lighten hair without removing it?
  • Scratches and Laser Hair Removal?
    (2 answers)
    A friend of mine had a scratch and after his LHR treatment the area around it looks burnt and is itchy. Should areas like that- moles and darker areas be masked in some way during LHR sessions?
  • Pain by Laser type
    (2 answers)
    Sona med spa says their Apogee laser is more painful and blows cold air. The Soprano laser is suppose to have no pain. Is the Soprano laser just as effective?
  • Stretch mark removal
    (2 answers)
    I have old stretch marks on my stomach from having my kids 10+ years ago. I am a small person so I don't need of a tummy tuck but wanted for years to get rid of the stretched out wrinkled skin around my belly button, what are my options?
  • How do I use tretinoin and kojic acid?
    (2 answers)
    I received a tube of tretinoin (1%) and a tube of kojic acid (5%), but there were no instructions that came with them. Which one do I use first? Is one applied on top of the other?
  • What is the best treatment for discoloration on my face?
    (2 answers)
    I have brown discolored areas on cheeks and mostly on the side of my face by hairline. I think it is the Melasma. Difficult to cover up with makeup.Would microdermabrasion be the best treatment or chemical peel? What would be the approx cost of each?
  • Do Mesotherapy treatments contain any lactose?
    (2 answers)
    I’m severely lactose intolerant and am afraid of a bad reaction with mesotherapy. How can I find out what is in the ingredients? Are the ingredients universally consistent or do they change depending on the facility?
  • Age spot appears after microdermabrasion. Is this possible?
    (2 answers)
    I received my first session of microdermabrasion today and developed a new brown age spot (the spot was not there before the treatment.) Is this possible? Why did the spot appear? Is it permanent? What can I do to get rid of it? Thank you
  • Would this be a good treatment for me and my face?
    (2 answers)
    A few weeks ago I got a very severe staph infection on my face. I have now been left with scars from the bumps covering almost my entire face. I hyperpigment easily and I am not sure if microdermabrasion would help or make things worse.
  • What's the advantage of using one filler over another?
    (2 answers)
    I am interested in using a filler for my nasiolabial folds and for plumping upper lip. Of the fillers I am trying to evaluate (Juvederm, Restylane, Latisse, Perlane-L, Dysport) which one do you think is the safest, has the longest-acting results?
  • Are lumps a common side effect of LipoDissolve?
    (2 answers)
    I am interested in this procedure but I have heard that lumps under the skin sometimes occur after treatment. Is this true, and is there anything that can be done to reverse them if it happens to me?
  • I am interested in lip enhancement, how is this done?
    (2 answers)
    I am 54, recently quit smoking, and have very thin lips. I would love to reward myself with this type of procedure. Please give me the information on this to help me decide if it is for me. Thank you in advance
  • Do tattoo still fade up to 6 weeks after laser removal?
    (2 answers)
    Some part of my tattoo is peeling and its only a week and the other is not peeling yet and doesn't seem to lighten much.. is it still going to fade up to 6 weeks? is that the purpose why it takes a month apart?
  • Removing Stretch Marks on Stomach
    (2 answers)
    Hello. I am 45 years old and have a few stretch marks on my stomach that I would like to get rid of.What treatment do you recommend I use? Skin Tyte? Please advise asap as I want to start treatment right away.
  • Hyperpigmentation melasma?
    (2 answers)
    Now I am 17 yrs old, at 13 my skin started to have some pigmentation. As it was little wheatbrownish colour that time. Now skin on my face and arms have tanned and look quite black. Can I regain earlier skin tone back or fairer skin?
  • Is IPL a good choice for me?
    (2 answers)
    I am thinking of having an IPL treatment on my legs. My legs aren't very soft and I have little dark spots where the hair grows from. They say that IPL is used for hair removal and for better skin.. I have fair colored skin and dark hair. Would one session give me good results?
  • Will picking at scalp cause balding?
    (2 answers)
    When I'm stressed my scalp gets very flaky. I've a habit of picking at the flakes, especially the front hairline which has become very thin where I do the most digging with my nails. Am I damaging the follicles, & will it result in permanent baldin
  • Can Sculptra be injected with a microcannula?
    (2 answers)
    I have concerns about bruising. Can Sculptra be injected with a microcannula? My doctor said this is not possible because Sculptra is viscous and therefore cannot be effectively released from a small needle. Is that true?
  • What are the chances of having side effects after Sculptra injections?
    (2 answers)
    I am supposed to get Sculptra injections in my cheeks. I will be attending a wedding that same night and will be back to work a few days afterward. Following that, I will be out of town on a big job for a month. Is this treatment risky? Could I have side effects? Should I wait?
  • A lump formed after getting Restylane injections, will it ever go away?
    (2 answers)
    A lump formed above the side of my mouth following Restylane injections in June 2012. I went back to the physician to have enzymes injected so that the lump would vanish. Seven months later and the lump is still there. Will the lump ever go away? Are there any treatments you could recommend?
  • Can Radiesse cause infected zits?
    (2 answers)
    A red bump with white pus appeared after a Radiesse treatment two months ago. I didn't know exactly when it came up so the doctor who injected the Radiesse said it was a zit, and I spread infection by rubbing on it. It changes in severity each day. I tend to get cystic zits and have them lanced occasionally. The dermatologist didn't know if this was a zit or from Radiesse.
  • Facial Fillers Before Pregnancy
    (2 answers)
    How far in advance should I have my restylane injections before trying to get pregnant. I would like to start trying in about 5-6 months. Would getting the fillers now be a problem for me later?
  • I massaged my face after Radiesse and now have a bruise, what do I do?!!!
    (2 answers)
    This was my first Radiesse treatment. The swelling has my face lopsided. They didn't explain to me that I'm not supposed to massage the swollen areas; I saw it later in my post-treatment brochure. I massaged my face and already a bruise has popped up. I'm freaking out, what have I done? What do I do?
  • I had Smart Lipo a month ago, why do I look exactly the same!?
    (2 answers)
    I had smart lipo done on my flanks and stomach area a month ago and I feel exactly the same, if not fatter in that area. I am a petite girl to begin with also. My stomach looked different the first week was happy, but now I look like NOTHING happened
  • Healthy diabetic a candidate for SmartLipo?
    (2 answers)
    I am a healthy diabetic 38 yr old woman.Despite my years of effort with daily exercise and healthy diet I have been unsuccessful in losing the excess weight on my lower stomach and would lke to know if I could be a candidate for Smart Lipo.
  • SmartLipo and Diabetes
    (2 answers)
    I do take medication for diabetes and heart meds, why would that prevent me from getting smart lipo since it is so non invasive.
  • Is Smart Lipo helpful after a c-section?
    (2 answers)
    I had a c section 9 months ago and still have an over lapped belly. I would like to get back to my original weight of 115 pounds or in the range of 105-110. I currently weigh 130. I also have severe stretch marks. Can Smart Lipo help?
  • Does Smart Lipo use the Zerona laser?
    (2 answers)
    I have been reading about the Zerona laser, and wondered if Smart Lipo is the same procedure. What are the benefits and drawbacks of undergoing such a procedure.
  • I had smart lipo and no change after 6 weeks, what is going on?
    (2 answers)
    I am still the same size as I was when i went in. I am not a petite girl with a tiny pouch to remove. I weigh 223 pounds, I measure at below the breast 42" across my belly at 47" and lower belly at 51" I was told i should have lost at least half.
  • Would one treatment of Skintyte be enough?
    (2 answers)
    I only have a small amount of sagging skin on my neck. Would one Skintyte treatment be enough? I am 37 and not overweight at all. I just have a tiny bit of loose skin that bothers me.
  • Should Skin Tyte and lipotherapy be combined?
    (2 answers)
    A medispa I went to recommended combining both Skin Tyte and lipotherapy for optimal results. However, I can't seem to find any information regarding that. Are they trying to sell me something unnecessarily? Is it OK for the two procedures to be combined?
  • Does Thermacool help with cellulite?
    (2 answers)
    I know that Thermacool tightens loose skin, does it have a positive affect on the appearance of cellulite? Does it hep with skin discoloration, age spots, large poors?
  • Smart Lipo vs. Tummy Tuck and less recovery time?
    (2 answers)
    I have had 2 c-sections and wanted to know if the results would betweeb Smart Lipo and a Tummy Tuck would be similar? I can't be out of work too long so I was wondering which one has less recovery time? Thanks!
  • Does Smart Lipo cause skin to stick to the muscle?
    (2 answers)
    I had Smart Lipo done to my torso two months ago and it seems that on my right side from my armpit to my waist my skin is stuck to my muscle. I am not able to really stretch that side as I can my left. Will this go away on its own?
  • Will Smart Lipo work on my whole body?
    (2 answers)
    I weigh about 240 pounds and I want my whole body treated with Smart Lipo except my chest and butt. Would I be able to get that done? How many treatments would that require?
  • Is Titan safe if you are pregnant?
    (2 answers)
    Can Titan can be used in the facial region if you are pregnant at any stage. Would there be any danger to the baby in early days of pregnancy??
  • What are the limitations of Titan?
    (2 answers)
    It sounds very tantalizing, non invasive and supposed to give great results for all ages, can you advise? I have been considering, I am 61 and hesitant about throwing good money away!
  • If a person is 60 can they have Vaser Liposelection?
    (2 answers)
    I have underarm skin (or fat) that I would like removed, and some on my stomach and thighs. If I can have this Vaser Lipo done can the fat that is removed be put in other areas to smooth out the cellulite areas. I am 60 and I just want to look better
  • Do Lumigan or Careprost work the same as Latisse?
    (2 answers)
    I will soon be travelling to Europe and researched where I could purchase Latisse in France. I found they sell these products called Lumigan and Careprost. They say they are the same as Latisse because they contain Bimatoprost 0,03%. Is that true?
  • Does Latisse affect permanent makeup ink results?
    (2 answers)
    If a client were using Latisse prior to a permanent makeup application, would Latisse compromise the permanent makeup ink results by breaking down the ink and not allowing it to stay in the skin?
  • Is it dangerous to combine products in a liquid facelift?
    (2 answers)
    I understand that a liquid facelift involves the use of multiple dermal fillers and botox to achieve a rejuvenated look. Is it really safe to combine these materials? Could they have a reaction, or do they effect they way each other work?
  • Do you think Zerona is my best option?
    (2 answers)
    I am 23 years old and I'm looking to lose 2 inches from my waist and 1/2 inch on each arm. Do you think Zerona is my best option?

    If so how many treatments will I have to undergo to lose a total of 3 inches?
  • Is VI Peel the best treatment for Melasma?
    (2 answers)
    I have dark splotches on my forehead as well as my upper lip. It looks like very large freckles and seems to be Melasma. I have done some research and I'm wondering if VI Peel is the best or if there is a more effective treatment for this problem.
  • Does VI Peel work for everyone?
    (1 answer)
    I had 3 VI Peel treatments but it doesn't seem to work for me. I still have hyper-pigmentation on my face. If VI Peel doesn't work for everyone, is there something else I can try for hyper-pigmentation?
  • Bloating of Face
    (1 answer)
    I am a chubby girl and my face bloats up very often, mainly when I dont sleep well & occasionally if I dont workout. Is there any remedy, medicine, or exercise I can do or take?
  • Eye lashes and eyebrows without having to get a tattoo.
    (1 answer)
    I have alopecia aerata total body hair loss. Is there a way to have eye lashes applied safely and maybe eye brows? I am not interested in tatoo. i didnt know what service this would be so I just picked facial procedure since I had to pick something.
  • Will a VI peel be helpful or harmful for these conditions?
    (1 answer)
    I am a 38 yr old male, dealing w/ acne since I was 16. Im italian, w/ a dark olive complexion. I have sun spots, and acne scars on my face, which makes me uneasy in social situations. Do you think this peel will help? Can it make my skin look worse after?
  • African American skin - dark spots and large pores
    (1 answer)
    Is this truly effective on darker skin? I see specialist rave about this for african american skin but I feel its strictly because its one of the few procedures that can be done on our skin, not because you get great results?
  • Am I a potential candidate for Zerona laser lipo?
    (1 answer)
    I'm 50, have diabetes, and am taking medication for depression and anxiety. I have no energy and need to lose approximately 50 pounds. I am on disability (Medicare) and have private insurance. Would I be a good candidate for Zerona laser lipo? How do I find out if insurance will cover it?
  • Will Zerona work on obese women?
    (1 answer)
    I am thinking about zerona to help me lose enough around the mid-section so that I can walk without pain. I am 5 feet 6 inches and weight 273. I have started eating correctly and have a support group for weight loss.
  • What are the risks of the VI peel?
    (1 answer)
    My Dr said there is a risk of pigmentation changes, ie brown spots could get worse. My skin is pretty even toned, could it cause discoloration that wasn't there before? How effective is it for acne/acne scars? Should I stop using epiduo before peel?
  • Does VI Peel contain Salicylic acid?
    (1 answer)
    I am allergic to salicylic acid- learned this from a Jessner peel that went very wrong some years ago. Does the VI Peel contain this acid?
  • I have a lot of redness after my VI Peel, is this normal?
    (1 answer)
    I have just received a peel and my face looks sunburned. I got nervous and washed it after 2 1/2 hours of the peel, it is still very red and tender. Is this okay and will the redness subside. was my skin too sensitive and what should i do?
  • Prolonged healing after Deep FX laser?
    (1 answer)
    I had this procedure done 5 days ago and my skin is peeling very slowly and I tend to have many scratches on my face even though I haven't been scratching or picking my skin. I'm afraid I will end up with scarred skin. Is this normal?
  • Do you have to repeat Deep FX every year?
    (1 answer)
    I went to a board certified doctor and he said that if I decide to get Deep fx for my acne scars that I would have to reapeat the procedure every year... that the results would not last. Is this true? I haven't heard this from anywhere else.
  • Can Evolence be dissolved?
    (1 answer)
    I’m not happy with my results, and it’s been a week since my injections. Can Vitrase, or similar products, be used to dissolve the Evolence and reverse my results?
  • Can zerona cause permanent damage?
    (1 answer)
    I read that Zerona works by temporarily making holes in fat cells, so the fat leaks out. Could it cause damage to other, healthy cells in this same way? How safe if Zerona?
  • Which is best, Restylane, Botox or Dysport?
    (1 answer)
    I am considering Restylane or Botox and/or Dysport for my wrinkles on my face. Which would produce the longest-lasting results? What are the pros and cons of these options? I have wrinkles between my eyes, around my mouth/corners and below my lip.
  • Does Botox work on palmar Hyperhidrosis?
    (1 answer)
    My daughter is 13 and has palmar hyperhydrosis. We are considering Botox treatments? Any other suggestions? We've tried anti-perspirent on her hands. It doesn't work very well.
  • Latisse Side Effects
    (1 answer)
    I saw a commercial for this product, and the side effects it listed seem pretty substantial. Is it true that Latisse can cause my green eyes to turn brown? How could this happen?
  • Will Vaser Liposelection work for me?
    (1 answer)
    I have not seen cellulite as bad on anyone as it is on me. My thighs are like gobs of cottage cheese (LG curd). Will Vaser Liposelection work on me? Will anything short of a thigh lift work on me?
  • Diagnosed with Factor V Leiden, and VelaSmooth proceedure.
    (1 answer)
    I have been diagnosed to have Factor V Leiden R506Q, my mom has it and doctors asked me to test myself. I have already had one procedure with velasmooth. Is it safe for me to continue procedures with velasmooth or I should stop them?
  • Is there such a thing as a non-surgical facelift?
    (1 answer)
    Many products and procedures claim the effects of a "non-surgical face lift". Is there anything, other than a real, surgical procedure, that will give me the look I achieve when I place my fingertips at the top of my jawline and lift an inch? - Jowels
  • Is Velashape safe if im trying to get pregnant?
    (1 answer)
    I'm considering Velashape to treat the cellulite on my buttocks, and I'm concerned since I am also trying to concieve. I have two questions: Does it in any way affect my fertilty? and whether or not it is safe to try it out now that I have not yet confirmed pregnancy?
  • Contraindications Velashape
    (1 answer)
    I would like to ask if the use of Velashape may have hepatic implications? I say this because of fat metabolism.
  • Is it safe for me to have smart lipo? I've had 4 C-Sections
    (1 answer)
    I have had 4 c sections. In the year 1999,2002,2004,& 2010. I have been told that I have lots of sacr tissue, so much that I had to get a second scar under the inscision that I had with my first three c-sections. Is smart lipo safe for me?
  • I had Smart Lipo & I still have a belly.
    (1 answer)
    I had Smart Lipo on my belly over 6 months ago. After 6 months there is NO change. My waist measurements are the same and my clothes do not fit any better. Could it not have worked? Or could it be another issue? I am 41 yr female who works out 4 days a week.
  • Will my cellulite get worse and cause my skin to sag?
    (1 answer)
    I had a consult for lipo in my butt/thighs. I was told it only works for those who need a little fat removed & the procedure would only make my cellulite worse, cause my skin sag, and that nothing would help. I was also told that any doctor that says otherwise would be lying. Is this true?
  • Smoothbeam for red acne marks?
    (1 answer)
    Hi, I don't have acne scars but I do have red acne marks (what seem to be called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Does smoothbeam help with this problem as well? Thank You
  • Can sebaceous bumps be treated with Smoothbeam?
    (1 answer)
    I have several bumps that don't go away caused by sebaceous hyperplasia. Will this treatment work on those? Can the treatment be localized to these areas? Also, I have been using Retin A Micro topical. Do I have to wait six months? Thanks.
  • Wait time in-between V-Beam/Smoothbeam sessions?
    (1 answer)
    I have had 2 V-Beam/Smoothbeam treatments so far (4 weeks apart - for moderate acne scarring), but have to wait 7 weeks till my 3rd treatment due to work issues - is that too long? Will my results be less because of that?
  • Skintyte or Thermage
    (1 answer)
    Had neck, jowl, and chin lipo 8 months ago. Love the results but have sagging jowls and some neck banding. Would Thermage or Skintyte help? Which procedure would be best after lipo?
  • Which procedure is best, Thermage or Skin Tyte?
    (1 answer)
    I am considering either Skin Tyte or Thermage for my face and neck. Which procedure is best? Which has longer lasting effects? I am a 47 year old with mild sagging and sun damage. I have mediterranean olive skin. Thanks in advance for your response.
  • Is Tickle Lipo painful?
    (1 answer)
    I'd like to try the least painful method of liposuction. Is Tickle Lipo painful?
  • Is there any way to speed up Radiesse absorption?
    (1 answer)
    I had Radiesse injections on the bridge of my nose 3 months ago. I'm still seeing a white dot where the needle was injected. My doctor said it's the Radiesse that's caught in my dermis. Is there any way to speed up the Radiesse absorption?
  • Dermal Filler Side Effects
    (1 answer)
    What should I do if I have developed granuloma as a result of tear trough treatment? The filler appears to have moved into the corner of my eye and possibly is blocking something causing paid and swelling. I am unable to see the original doctor.
  • Easy bruising on the backs of hands.
    (1 answer)
    I am a very healthy, active 65 year old male. I have fair skin and sun damage and thinning skin on the backs of my hands which has resulted in easy bruising with slight trauma. Can Sculptra help?
  • Is Sculptra harmful during pregnancy?
    (1 answer)
    I had sculptra injected into my cheeks 5 days ago, and I just found out I'm pregnant (about 6-7 weeks). Is this harmful to my baby and if so, is there anyway to remove the sculptra?? I am so worried!
  • Can I do Sculptra if I have gluten intolerance?
    (1 answer)
    I am gluten intolerant and was wondering if this would preclude using Sculptra. Do you see more Sculptra side effects in people with allergies and food sensitivities? My cheeks have hollowed out but I'm afraid of lumps!
  • What is cosmetic dermatology?
    (1 answer)
    How is it different from regular dermatology? Can cosmetic dermatologists still treat skin conditions or only administer cosmetic enhancement?
  • Redness around the nose and chin
    (1 answer)
    About twice a year I get redness/itchy around my nose and in the chin area (under the lower lip). This time, I am also experiencing big pimples with no head, but very sore. What can I do?
  • Skin lightening for uneven skin tone
    (1 answer)
    Hello, I have a discoloration (uneven skin tone on my penis) and i'm trying to find a way to lighten and even out the tone. I'm white. Is there a procedure to lighten this area that's safe and wont thin out the skin more or effect sensitivity.
  • How to reduce the appearance of leg hair pores?
    (1 answer)
    I have fair skin and black hair...I'm quite hairy all over...I wax once every month...but even when I wax my leg hair pores are obvious and brown, I don't wnt to have laser, is there any other way to reduce it's appearance?
  • Is laser tattoo removal safe after an allergic reaction?
    (1 answer)
    I had an allergic reaction to my black tattoo 5 days ago. It only lasted for a day and then went back to normal after a shower? I no longer have itching and it's no longer raised. Can I safely undergo laser tattoo removal? Do I have signs of ink allergy? It might have just been dirt.
  • Approximately how many laser tattoo removal treatments would I need?
    (1 answer)
    I got a tattoo 2 days ago that is very crooked. I'm looking to get it taken off b/c it makes me upset to have to look at it. It is an infinity symbol in black ink, located on the side of my wrist, and less than 1 inch long. How many laser tattoo treatments would I need?
  • Will laser tattoo removal work well on my tattoo and skin type?
    (1 answer)
    I got a plain, thick black tattoo (writing) two months ago and want it removed. It is located on my wrist and is approx. 1 sq inch. I'm Indian, so my skin tone is light-medium brown. Will laser tattoo removal work for my tattoo and skin type? Also, should I do the Picosure or R20 treatment?
  • Lump in lip 3 months after injury.
    (1 answer)
    My 4 yr old daughter bit all the way thru under bottom lip. We started massage after 4 weeks and have continued for 2 months now. Inside scar tissue reduced some but one side of lip has visible lump. Will this go away? If not, what are our options?
  • Loss of 'right angle' appearance to neck
    (1 answer)
    I can neither afford the expense nor time for a lower face lift. I am 60 and hate the lack of definition that has developed under my chin. Would lipo suction address the problem? I am not overweight.
  • Dermastabilon got into my eyes, what should I do and is it not a big deal?
    (1 answer)
    I went for my first mesotherapy treatment at the dermatologist. She was in a hurry so I am laying on the bed, and she pressed on the injection with much pressure resulting to the L-Carnitine Dermastabilon cocktail had spurt out. To my dismay, she got the dermastabilon into my eyes, what should I do and is it not a big deal?
  • Can Perlane injections irritate your eyes?
    (1 answer)
    I had Perlane injections Wednesday morning (injections were in the 11s and the nose bridge). It is now Friday night. Earlier this afternoon my eyes were a little pink. Now it's nighttime and my left eye is turning red and feels dry. Is this a common reaction? If so, how long will it last?
  • What should I do about severe swelling after Perlane injections?
    (1 answer)
    It has been 6 weeks since my Perlane injections and I am having significant swelling on both sides of my nose. The swelling under one eye is pretty severe. The doctor is in another country and trying to help me via phone. He has me on 500 mg Cephalexin 4x/day, but it does not seem to be improving.
  • Neostrata 15% aha lotion plus
    (1 answer)
    I have a few left over acne marks. They are definietly realy light, my problem is if i use hq even 2% my skin gets really red and doesn't tolerate it. So i ws wondering if this aha 15% will help? and if I should alternate it with retin a mmicro .01?
  • Will small white bumps go away after laser resurfacing?
    (1 answer)
    I had severe acne on my chest and received laser resurfacing after clearing all active marks. 2 months following my skin broke out again. I am currently on accutane but have many small white bumps i believe to be Milia. Is there anything I can do?
  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation - Dermal
    (1 answer)
    Hi, I have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation (Dermal Layer) on my whole arms and upper back. The cause of this was initially excessive itching. Can someone please suggest whether laser resurfacing will be a good option and how many visits I need?
  • How can I have a mole from my face removed?
    (1 answer)
    I have had a mole on my face since I was a child. It has always been a source of bad self-image. I have wanted to get rid of it for years but I never knew how. It is right under my nose and is kind of like a permanent pimple. Recommendations?
  • Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis
    (1 answer)
    I have Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis and take Dapsone to manage it. I've noticed significant changes in my skin recently, with laxity being the primary issue. Am I a candidate for skin Tyte/Titan or Thermage?
  • A question regarding some weird lines on my cheeks.
    (1 answer)
    I've been having lines like those on this person's cheeks for years(mine're more prominent)
    http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/nataliee25/Skin3.jpg
    May the excessive use of steroid cream have caused this? What can I do to cure them?
  • Cost for Laser Hair Removal
    (1 answer)
    I am interested in Laser hair removal and am just getting ball-park pricing. Would you give me an estimate of what it might cost to have hair removal done on the following areas: full legs, bikini area, underarms, and line from belly to bikini line?
  • laser liposuction
    (1 answer)
    is it ok to have laser liposuction 2 months after giving birth via the C-section?
  • Can my hernia be due to a laser liposuction procedure I had two weeks ago?
    (1 answer)
    I had laser liposuction about two weeks ago and am wearing a compression garment. It appears that I now have a hernia. Can a hernia result from a laser liposuction procedure? Does this happen often? I was told that the procedure was less invasive than others. I'm very uncomfortable and am experiencing pain and numbness.
  • Will laser lipo tighten skin too?
    (1 answer)
    I have lost 60lbs and I have loose skin, but I also want to get rid of love handles in the hip and back area. Also, would that be considered one area in the way of cost?
  • Is Laser Liposuction the best options for skin tightening without surgery?
    (1 answer)
    I lost 130 Lbs after my baby and now have a lot of loose, hanging skin on my stomach and thighs. I really just need my skin tightened in my mid-section and thighs. I could have some fat removal in my thighs, but not much. What are my best options for skin tightening w/o surgery? And what about having more children?
  • Is it safe to use hyaluronidase all over the face?
    (1 answer)
    I am 30 and had Juvederm placed underneath my cheekbones for a more plump look. Now I look ridiculous, like my face is being pulled down. I had it done three months ago. I have heard that hyaluronidase can be used to counteract the negative effects of Juvederm. Is a large amount of hyaluronidase safe? Will my cheek return to its original state?
  • Juverderm caused pimples on cheeks
    (1 answer)
    I had juverderm injections on my cheeks to fill acne scars and 3 days have passed and still have heaps of red pimples in the area. Will these fade or cause more scarring? Is it normal?
  • Can collagen face cream interact with dermal filler?
    (1 answer)
    I had dermal fillers injected into my nasal folds 2 months ago, and now the site is lumpy and blue. My doc said there was an interaction with my Loreal collagen face cream. He injected hyalurondaise, but the area is still lumpy and very swollen (more on one side), and the corners of my mouth droop.
  • Is Genesis safer for pacemaker patients?
    (1 answer)
    Is this procedure safe if you have a pacemaker implanted? I have had other laser treatments in the past with no problems. This is not 'radio waves' like the Triniti system; is that correct? I was told I could not use that procedure.
  • Can Fraxel treat loose neck skin?
    (1 answer)
    I have loose skin on my neck that I would like to have tightened. Is Fraxel a good choice for this, or is another treatment more highly recommended?
  • Can Fraxel tighten the sun damaged skin above my knees?
    (1 answer)
    I have sun damaged skin above my knees. They are also a little saggy and have an ugly appearance. I've tried cellulize & fillers but I would like the skin tightened so that I feel comfortable wearing shorts. I am healthy & work out regularly! I cant do this with exercise. Is Fraxel the best treatment for loose/sun damaged skin above the knees?
  • Is V-beam Laser the same as Fraxel?
    (1 answer)
    For an after-surgery scar, is the v-beam laser as effective at reducing the scar as the Fraxel re-store procedure? Are they essentially the same?
  • Could Fraxel have caused orbital fat loss?
    (1 answer)
    Last year I had two pixel (Fraxel) laser treatments, then six LED light sessions on my face about two months after. A few weeks later my eye area started to deteriorate and it keeps getting worse. I look so much older nowwhat could have caused it?
  • Do Fraxel results last long term?
    (1 answer)
    I been reading some reviews online and some people have said that the Fraxel results for acne scar treatments are not permanent. I thought the procedure promoted collagen production. Does the collagen production stop?
  • Roseacea flares, need advice.
    (1 answer)
    I know IPL is terrific for roseacea. Is using topical vitamin A, a good or bad idea? I use Trentinoin 0.5 and I see skin improvement but the roseacea flares. I always discontinue use of vitamin A before and after IPL. When I recommence the problems flare.
  • I had IPL treatments to rid my age spots but they are not working, what else can I do?
    (1 answer)
    I had IPL treatment for age spots. It has been 3 months and they have not faded. My legs are very dark brown, while my arms and chest are very pink. I didn't see any peeling after the treatment, which I believe is suppose to happen. I'm panicking and wonder if the spots will ever fade. HELP! Why are the IPL treatments not working? What else can I do?

  • What can be done if spots spread and darken after an IPL treatment?
    (1 answer)
    I recently had an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment done on my face. After the peeling stage, the spots spread and became darker. The doctor is unsure why this happened and gave me a chemical peel. I am now scheduled for chemical peels every two weeks and was prescribed tretinoin and Hydroquinone. What is wrong? What should I do?
  • Dermal Fillers, Botox and Scuba Diving
    (1 answer)
    I have had dermal fillers and Botox Christmas 2011 now it is April 2011
    I went Suba Diving on the weekend and now there are lumps on my cheeks, are they going to go down again?
  • Can a fungal infection be caused by microdermabrasion?
    (1 answer)
    I had microdermabrasion done 4 months ago, and a patch developed shortly after. When I went this month, a specialist told me it's a fungal infection and recommended I use Sebifin, as well as Melaglow. But I don't have any irritation in that region. The area is dark red at times and light red at other times. Do I really have a fungal infection? How can this happen right after microdermabrasion? Please suggest a remedy.
  • Methods to get rid of scaring?
    (1 answer)
    I had lipo a few years back. I have 4 scars midway up my back that are large, dimpled and are very noticeable. Also I have deep ance scars in the middle of my chest. Is there something that can be done to help these issues I have?
  • Would dermabrasion or some other treatment remove the dark brown spot on my legs?
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    I've had a big, dark brown circle on my legs ever since I was child. It resulted from being fat during my childhood. My legs used to hit each other, even near my private spot. I'm very shy about wearing short skirts. My family doctor said to use bleach. Would dermabrasion or some other treatment remove the spots on my legs? What is the best procedure/treatment for this issue?
  • Can I have microdermabrasion after an at-home glycolic peel?
    (1 answer)
    My appointment for microdermabrasion is tomorrow. Two days ago I put a bit of 30% glycolic acid on my face. I didn't put the product all over, just on my nose and cheeks. I only left it on for two minutes. Now, my skin is just a little flaky. Should I wait to have the microdermabrasion done? Or, is it fine to have the treatment following a peel?
  • Is it normal to see dark blotches after Dermabrasion?
    (1 answer)
    I recently underwent dermabrasion and my skin has flaked off revealing a slightly pinkish appearance. But to my dismay, I started seeing a darkening shadow on certain parts of the face. Please tell me is this normal? What can I do to prevent and treat
  • Using Cosmelan 2 while pregnant?
    (1 answer)
    Is it safe to use only Cosmelan 2 to prevent any pigmentation during pregnancy? Why can't you use Cosmelan 2 in combination with glycolic creams?
  • Can I use cosmelan 2 cream regularly, say for 2 years?
    (1 answer)
    Hi, I have been using cosmelan 2 from the past year and am happy with the results. It would be of great help if you could please let me know whether can I continue using it daily. I usually apply it only at night.
  • why is my skin so dark?
    (1 answer)
    I had a tca 20% chemical peel & a phenol peel done by a board certified plastic surgeon 8 weeks ago. My face looks like I am wearing a dark mask. I wear a 50 sunscreen & avoid the sun at all cost! My face looks dirty & dull all the time. Help!
  • Will dark brown splotches go away?
    (1 answer)
    Hi! Yesterday I had a medium peel (Vitalize)-partly to get rid of a few light brown scars left over from blemishes. Ironically, the entire lower portion of my face is now covered in DARK brown splotches. Will these really slough off? When!?
  • Can a chemical peel remove scars?
    (1 answer)
    I had an ugly scar/dark discoloration (not elevated or keloid scars) that I got from a wound from an accident. I had several chemical peels performed on my scar, but instead of improving its appearance it got even darker and bigger. What can I do to remove this?
  • Will peeling creams remove the small scars on my wrist?
    (1 answer)
    I have 3 very small scars on my wrist from cutting. They are very embarrassing, and it gets tiring trying to hide them as well. I cannot afford laser treatment. I am looking for some home remedies. What are are my best options? Are there any peeling creams that can remove the scars?
  • Does Cool Lipo work on upper arm flab?
    (1 answer)
    I have loose skin ("bat wings") on my upper arms and have gone for a few consults. I have no or little fat to remove but require skin tightening and have been getting conflicting opinions on the effectiveness of cool or smart lipo. Am I a candidate?
  • Does the Cool Lipo Damage the Nerves?
    (1 answer)
    Two years ago I had a full tummy tuck with muscle tightening. I am unhappy with the results and still have abdominal pain. The pain is nerve related an entrapped nerve. Can Cool Lipo improve appearance without doing more nerve damage?
  • Do you administer Botox for TMJ?
    (1 answer)
    I have been having TMJ for several years with no relief used night guards, exercises, massage. Wanted to inquire on the botox for TMJ.
  • Can ArteFill cause bumps in your skin?
    (1 answer)
    An esthtetition said she is working with a woman who had injections in the marionette folds & after two years it has left beaded lines. Is this a common side effect?
  • I have a lump from my ArteFill injections, what can I do?
    (1 answer)
    I had Artefill injected in my left chin area and they injected too much creating a lump. If I massage everyday will the lump eventually flatten out? Will kenalog-10 help to reduce the lump? What other alternatives do I have?
  • Is ArteFill slower with results? Not happy so far
    (1 answer)
    I had two vials of artefill 3 weeks ago around the marrionette area; I still see some lines and the left side of my face seems to enhance the fullness.

    That was there before. Is artefill slower to show results than the other fillers I have had? i.e.: perlane, restylane? My specialist also used artefill for lip enhancement and also as a filler with Dyspore for my forehead. Not happy with results.
  • How dangerous is Isotetrinoin?
    (1 answer)
    I have been on ampicillin pills for over a year and my dermatologist prescribed Isotetrinoin. I'm afraid of the severe side effects, how "rare" are these instances? Is it safe on mild acne vs. cystic acne?
  • Treatment for acne and large pores?
    (1 answer)
    Very large pores - several estheticians have said they had never seen such large pores. Skin is extremely oily all the time. At age 63, skin still breaks out - sometimes with cystic acne. What can permanently reduce pore size and control oil?
  • Will botox be less effective over time?
    (1 answer)
    I've been getting Botox treatments regularly for two years, and love the results. Will the drug become less effective over time, that is, can my body become resistant to it?
  • What could be the cause of sudden acne for a woman at age 26?
    (1 answer)
    I'm 26 and always had clear skin. In the past 4 mths I now have congestion, whiteheads and red bumps on my jawline and neck. Im graduating school with an Aesthetics license but my teacher has no idea whats causing it. Could it be Dermalogica products?
  • Please advice on products and treatment for acne
    (1 answer)
    Hi I have very very oil skin prone to severe acne. I was on different treatment, but nothing seems to be working. I have had a lot of problems finding the right products to use on my skin. Can you please advise me which cosmetic products I should use and how to treat my condition?
  • Should I be using the Clarosonic Mia with acne treatment?
    (1 answer)
    I've heard that using the Clarisonic Mia or Classic helps with acne. Does it really help the acne treatment I receive in the office and creams I apply at home? I heard it helps the skin absorb the cream and medication, is this true?
  • Can Isolaz be used on the back?
    (1 answer)
    Can this be successful in treating excessive acne on the back, arms and chest - and what would a procedure like this cost over this large area to see favorable results?
  • Does topical cortisone cream work on Acne?
    (1 answer)
    I get the occasional pimple and a friend of mine said that OTC hydrocortisone cream works to reduce the pimple size and make it go away faster. Is it safe to dab a little on once in awhile for a quick fix?
  • How can I get rid of acne?
    (1 answer)
    I tired different types of treatments for my acne and nothing seems to work, other say its because of the make up i use. However i don't see no difference i stop using makeup and everything seems to be the same. I really want my acne to disappear
  • How long after Accutane should I wait before going in the sun?
    (1 answer)
    I read on this website that after accutane you should avoid sun exposure, but it does not say for how long. I was on 20mg of accutane (low dose) for three months and would like to take a trip to Florida 6 weeks after finishing accutane. Is this ok?
  • Suggest a cream for my acne problem?
    (0 answers)
    I have an acne problem. I'm 21, so please suggest to me which cold cream I could use so my skin improves, looks good, and without leaving any oil on my face.
  • Can acoustive wave therapy cause birth defects if you undergo treatment while pregnant?
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    I had 6 acoustic wave therapy treatments performed on my abdomen over a two-week period. It was not until after the treatments that I found out I was pregnant. I have not had any treatments since but I am worried about the harm those treatments may have caused my embryo/fetus. What could the risks be? I am especially afraid that the procedure could cause some sort of deformation.
  • Longevity of results of active FX
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    Will others see a noticeable tightening of the overall facial skin after this procedure? What does it actually tighten and how long does the tightening effect last?
  • How long must I wait to see results?
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    It has been a month now since I had Active FX laser treatment and I am 66 years old. I do not see much improvement as of yet. Can I use a colligen product durning healing?
  • Can Aluma help with the dark circles under my eyes?
    (0 answers)
    I have African American skin. I have tried all over the counter remedies, and have not had any success. I heard of restylane and aluma and do not know which is best for my condition. Please advise.
  • Which moisturizer works best for dry, acne-prone skin?
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    I have dry, acne-prone skin that peels. I have never used a moisturizer and am unsure which way to turn. My doctor was unable to make any recommendations. Which moisturizer will hydrate my skin without causing pimples?
  • Can Retin A Micro (after 12 weeks) cause perioral dermatitis?
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    I've been on Retin A micro for over 12 weeks (brown spots from sun & I some acne on chin that not going away). Skin looked great for 2 months and at week 12 small red bumps appeared on my chin and around my mouth up to the nostrils. Scaly/peeling flaring up, now on Aczone twice day..
  • Blisters after trying Aluma for the first time.
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    I tried Aluma for the first time yesterday and had a very bad reaction. There are blisters on my face where the procedure was done. It looks like burn blisters and I do not know what to do now. Please help!
  • Does ArteFill work to fill in hollows in cheeks?
    (0 answers)
    Juvederm, Restylane, Dysport, Botox, Sculptra have been used on my face, all with minimal to poor results. They are quickly absorbed into my system. Is it worth the money to try ArteFill, or will I likely get the same results as with those other products?
  • Can Artefill cause permanant damage?
    (0 answers)
    I had Artefill injections around my mouth and chin five months ago. There has been a weird sensation in the area where the product was injected. I can't open my mouth wide without it feeling like something is tearing. Can Artefill cause permanent damage? What should I do?
  • Is Captique good for the lips?
    (0 answers)
    I was wondering if Captique was good for the lips? Juvederm has the same substance and formula span...just curious.
  • Can collagen be used to regain fingertip contours?
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    Can collagen injections be used to regain finger tip contour , lost due to electocautery done to remove a wart ?(the procedure totally disfigured the finger tip) if not, what are the nonsurgical treatments available ?
  • Can chemical peels cause scars or discoloration?
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    Will scars or skin discoloration that developed from a chemical peel disappear? I got these dark discolorations from a chemical peel more than a year ago. Can it be corrected or lightened by another chemical peel (like blue peel)?
  • Can the scar caused by my poison ivy be removed by a chemical peel?
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    I bought an oil at a store to help lighten my skin. After one week of using it, my skin became irritated and the condition worsened. I finally realized that the oil I bought was a poison ivy. It caused severe itching and led to skin damage. Would a chemical peel remove the scarring?
  • What is the effect of Chemical Peels while pregnant?
    (0 answers)
    I had three sessions of Agera RX chemical peels (pigmentation) before I found out I was pregnant, and the last session was only three days ago. What effect could this have on the baby? What should I tell my doctor? Are there any tests that can be run to make sure it's okay?
  • Why does a 3-month-old baby have multi-colored skin pigmentation?
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    My three-month-old niece has different skin colors on her body. Her face, foot and hands are of fair complexion, but the rest of her body is very dark black (almost blue). We consulted at PGIMER in Chandigarh, India. They said it's an unusual case, the first of its kind. What is it? Can you please suggest next steps?
  • Is the Cosmelan 1 over-the-counter peel effective?
    (0 answers)
    Is there any benefit to using the at-home Cosmelan 1 peel since it does not contain either the Hydroquinnone, or Retin A ? Since these products are absent from the OTC at home version of Cosmelan, what makes the peel effective?
  • Used Cosmelan during 1st trimest of pregnancy
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    Hi, need help! I'm 19 weeks pregnant now and during my 1st trimester, I used cosmelan and safriderm cremes for almost 6 weeks. I'm so scared if these had an effect on my baby? What to do?
  • Is pigmentation a side effect of Cosmelan?
    (0 answers)
    It's my 30th day on Cosmelan. My skin turned darkereven those parts that did not have blemishes. I'm on my 4th week now and my skin is turning to its normal complexion but blemishes are still there. Is this normal?
  • How long does it take for Cosmelan to work?
    (0 answers)
    I have been using Cosmelan to treat pigmentation on my face and it is now my second month on it. There is no improvement at all. Must I hang in there and, if so, for how long?
  • What is the best moisturizer that I can use?
    (0 answers)
    What is the best moisturizer that I can use since hydra vital factor k is not available where I live?

    I am regularly using cosmelan and my skin is extremely dry, tight, and its flaking. There is also appearance of lines around my mouth and whenever I apply a moisturizes it gives this burning sensation on my skin. What can I do?
  • Cosmelan and Accutane
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    I am on Accutane(20mg) and used Cosmelan on a pimple 3 days ago to dry it out. The area is now larger, inflamed and very red. I noted you are not allowed to use Cosmelan-please help. What should I expect (scar/keloid?) and how can I treat now? Thanks
  • Duration of post treatment creams?
    (0 answers)
    After the initial treatment, how long will I have to use the maintenance cream? Forever? If I stop, will the pimples come back.?
  • Mild acne leaving dark spots, not scars.
    (0 answers)
    I have mild acne that leaves ugly little dark spots all over and was wondering if a peel or if microdermabrasion would be best or both? or any other suggestions? I really hate to go in public even with make up on.
  • do you guys do butt shots
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    i don't have enough fat to take from somewhere else....so is there something else i can inject to enhance my butt?
  • Thulium laser; The Fraxel restore DUAL™
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    Hello Dr. of Dermatology, Could you please provide information on The Fraxel restore DUAL™, an improved Fraxel restore 1550nm laser that treats sun damage, wrinkles and other signs of aging, with the NEW 1927nm Thulium laser. Thank you.
  • What is the best acne scar treatment?
    (0 answers)
    I have a few acne scars and some hyperpigmentation and brown spots. Tell me which you think is better for these items....laser resurfacing or the fraxel and what is the difference between them.
  • IPL vs IPL RF for Rosacea
    (0 answers)
    Can IPL w/RF help Rosacea redness, not affect it due to the RF, or can it make it worse?
  • What is the difference between fraxel and revlite?
    (0 answers)
    I am about to go and see my skin specialist. I've been reading so much about lasers and would like to know the difference between fraxel and revlite lasers, and how they treat ageing skin?
  • Is there a link between Genesis skin rejuvenation and migraines?
    (0 answers)
    I have had 2 Genesis skin rejuvenation treatments. While I can see the difference in my skin, the following day after treatment I suffer from a migraine. Is there any likelihood that the two are connected? I am wary of continuing with Genesis. Thanks.
  • Green tea extended release cause rash on body?
    (0 answers)
    My husband and I started taking a green tea extended release supplement a couple weeks ago...he is having no problems..I started having a rash on my hands, arms, neck, and face..could I be allergic to it?
  • What is the difference between Genesis and Skin Tyte?
    (0 answers)
    Are they basically the same thing? I tried Skin Tyte (4 or 5 times) and thought there was noticeable improvement, but it has been at least 3 months since I had it done and think I need it again or would like to try something else (like Genesis).
  • Can Teosyal fillers be inserted into the lips two months after Juvederm injections?
    (0 answers)
    I live in Canada and just recently (1 month ago) had Juvederm Ultra Plus injected into both of my lips. One syringe was used, which I found not to be enough. I will be going to Europe for my vacation in August and would like to try a new filler, Teosyal. Can this filler be inserted two months after Juvederm injections?
  • Severe swelling
    (0 answers)
    I had a soft life done 6 months ago. Initially I was thrilled, however, 6 months later, I have sever swelling, my face is rock hard, and I am currently being treated by iv antibiotic in case of there being an infection. Is this due to the juvederm breaking down?
  • Can I reduce weight with laser liposuction?
    (0 answers)
    I am a 50-year-old male who has low back pain from herniated disks. Every doctor tells me that losing the 40 pounds I've gained in the last 18 months since my back issue may significantly help reduce my back problems and pain. Since all the weight is in my abdominal area, can laser lipo help me reduce this?
  • Is laser liposuction best for me?
    (0 answers)
    I have three children and over time my tummy has expanded and I have love handles and back fat. Since I have children, I need a slimming procedure with a very short down time, but dramatic results. Would laser liposuction be best?
  • Knees Lipo
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    What is the most recommended lipo procedure to reduce fat from knees. I am 5´ 4¨ and weight 120 pounds and I do not like my knees. what are the differences between laser lipo and smart lipo?
  • Which laser liposuction procedure is best for sagging skin?
    (0 answers)
    There are many laser liposuction procedures for the chin. One physician told my mother that smart lipo would not be right for the chin, but a dermatologist told her yes and that she would see some improvement. She wants to do something, just not surgery. She has a lot of sagging skin. Which laser lipo treatment would be best?
  • Is this PIH and if yes what to do?
    (0 answers)
    I had a laser mole and I didnt apply any sunscream and neither my scar therapy ge for 7 days. So, my scar turned very dark. I scratched my skin to find it's not a mole and it really isn't because it shows pink skin, but it becomes dark with time. Solution?

  • Pulse dye laser for flat warts?
    (0 answers)
    I have flat warts on my face and would like to remove them. Have tried topical creams like Retin-A and salicylic acids but to no avail. A friend of mine had the same condition and she got hers removed via laser. Will the pulse dye laser work?
  • Brown coffee ground appearance
    (0 answers)
    How soon after will you see the brown coffee ground appearance at the brown spot? Is it immediate, 1 day, 2 etc?
  • Is Laser 360 treatment different for a man vs. a woman?
    (0 answers)
    My wife had Laser 360 done at a clinic by a trained R.N. My wife asked about 360 for me, but the nurse said she never treated a man. I was wondering what the big difference between man and women is? It has worked well for my wife so I'm trying to find someone in my area that will provide laser treatment for my face.
  • Can Revlite cause a rash?
    (0 answers)
    I had 10 treatments of Revlite to remove a brown spot on my leg. My last treatment was six weeks ago. In the past week my spot turned into a red rash. is this a burn/scar from the treatment? Is it common to have redness 5 weeks after treatment, and might it be a permanent scar?
  • Can scars be removed through mesotherapy and mcd?
    (0 answers)
    I have some small icepick scars on both my cheeks, which are quite visible. I have done mesotherapy three times, but after a month or two it goes back to its original state. Is this normal, and will mesotherapy work to remove scars, or should I use another method/treatment?
  • Can ice pick scars be removed through mesotherapy and mcd ?
    (0 answers)
    I have icepick scars on my face. I have done Mesotherapy, MCD and RFW, but still the scars have not been removed. A month or two after treatment, the scars go back to their original state. Can you tell me which laser therapy is appropriate for my problem?
  • Is swelling after Mesotherapy under my eyes normal?
    (0 answers)
    I had only half a dose of Mesotherapy under my eyes two weeks ago. The swelling was very bad, and now two weeks later my eyes are still puffy and swollen. How long does it take for swelling to go down completely? And, if this is the effect with half a dose, should I go back?!
  • How does Lipodissolve Ultra work?
    (0 answers)
    When is the ultrasound applied during the lipodissolve procedure? Is it immediately before, during, or after the session?
  • Will pure coconut oil interfere with the laser tattoo removal process?
    (0 answers)
    I am currently on my 4th laser tattoo removal treatment for a 2x5 inch tattoo with black ink. After each treatment, it takes some time for my skin to heal back to its natural color, which is dark. I was going to use pure coconut oil to help my tattoo heal quicker. Would this interfere with ink absorption?
  • Which laser tattoo removal system is the best?
    (0 answers)
    I have a huge tattoo on my calf that I want removed. It's about 180cm2 and dark black. There is lots of shading and outlining. I have been informed about four different laser tattoo removal systems MedLite C6, Spectra VRM IV, Quanta Q-Plus C, and Alma Harmony XL. Which is the best system?
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Please help me
    (0 answers)
    I'm a GP. Last 5 years I have used many OTC creams for T.cruris (not sure whether it contained topical steroids), lulifin, sebifin + Flucos 150. Now it's under control but there is PIH over my inner thighs. I'm obese and PIH is where my thighs rub when I walk. Please help me.
  • Dermatological
    (0 answers)
    A one & half year old girl burnt with the hot water on the left side of face 5 days ago. Kindly, if you could help me out for her treatment. My main concern is for the post burn scar & pigmentation as it is on the face.
  • What is anal bleaching?
    (0 answers)
    Is it safe? Can I do it at home? What are the best products I can find over the counter?? and is there vaginal bleaching?
  • Restylane and R.A.
    (0 answers)
    I have rheumotoid arthritis and would like to have restylane treatment on my nasal lines sides of my nose to my lip. Is it safe? How long will it usually last?
    I do not take any ra drugs now. Seem to be doing OK but don't want problems
    tanks
    conn
  • How to get rid of infection / red scar?
    (0 answers)
    I had radiesse treatment 2 1/2 weeks ago and in the cheek area experienced redness and pain 2 days after procedure. After 1 week the pain went away but the redness did not. I am on my 2nd round of antibiotic and still red. Is other treatment to remove scar?
  • Can Lapex Laser Lipo help me drastically lose weight?
    (0 answers)
    Hello, I have been obese most of my life. I am about 90 lbs overweight and even though I am going to the gym and eating healthy, I cannot seem to lose any of the weight. I also have a large amount of abdominal fat. Can Lapex Laser Lipo help? What are the risks?
  • How can I remedy thick, itchy, swollen skin?
    (0 answers)
    My skin is thick and itchy after using a topical cream (fluticasone) that was prescribed by my doctor for a sunburn. I think it is swollen, dry and blistered. There is also discoloration. Would Calamine lotion be effective? Are there any natural remedies?
  • Does it remove more fat than the regular smartlipo.
    (0 answers)
    I just turned 18, weigh 136 lbs at 5'7" height.and I'm a dress size 6/8. I know it isn't a weightless option but with the sculpting power could I be able to fit into a size 2/4 dress? Does smartlipo triplex provide better results with fat remo
  • Pulsed Dye Laser and biracial infant
    (0 answers)
    Infant born to white female, black male has large port wine stain on cheek, side of nose, and inside corner of eye. CT scan showed it as superficial. Will the procedure fade and/or remove the stain if treatment begins in infancy? Life is hard enough!
  • How far apart should one space Vbeam treatments?
    (0 answers)
    I had some Vbeam treatments for capillaries on my nose. I was red for about 2 hours, and had minor swelling for about a day. I did not experience any bruising. How safe is it safe to have another set of treatments and how soon can I get it?
  • Use of Vaniqa
    (0 answers)
    Can I use Vaniqa without getting any hair removal treatment?
  • Which treatments are best for facial hair removal?
    (0 answers)
    I am a male who identifies as and wishes to present as a woman. How would I go about getting a prescription for Vaniqa? I would like to try out anything that could keep my facial hair to a minimum. Do you know of any treatments or alternatives?
  • Is CoolSculpting better than Thermage for tightening belly fat?
    (0 answers)
    I had Thermage done on my lower and upper abs on 09/2011. I still have a sagging belly. I want to know if I would be better off with cool sculpting? I was in so much pain during Thermage. My main problem is after pregnancy, my lower ab is saggy and I have a spare tire appearance from under my breast to my belly button. If I am looking for tightening this area and removing the fat, which is better?
  • What's the difference between Skin Tyte and Ultherapy?
    (0 answers)
    I'm 43 years old and I'm interested in firming and lifting up my face. I also want to decrease the wrinkles around my eyes. What's the difference between Skin Tyte and Ultherapy? Which one is best? Do both require the same amount of treatments? Thank you.
  • Long Term Effects on Stimulating Collagen
    (0 answers)
    Does anyone think Ultherapy or any other method of Stimulating Collagen by Heating it, could have an adverse effect long term in either Fat Atrophy or the bodies ability years later to quit making collagen all together?
  • I have been diagnosed with osteomacutis on my face.
    (0 answers)
    This is calcium under bumps on my skin. I have been treated with tretinoin but the only other treatment I have been told about is excising them. Is there another treatment known? It seemed when they were removed more could come in their place.
  • How to get rid of dry flaky skin on nose
    (0 answers)
    I have dry flaky skin on the bony bridge area of my nose and even though i use facial oil and moisturiser I find it hard to get rid of. I use a tinted moisturiser as foundation and this makes it look worse.
  • Can facial nerve damage from pimple removal be fixed?
    (0 answers)
    At a young age my sister was treated for a large, infected pimple on her chin. During treatment some nerve was cut or damaged. Later one eye, ear and cheek were affected - her cheek stretches to one side. Can this damage be corrected?
  • How Should I treat a Sulfuric Acid Spot?
    (0 answers)
    I was working in the lab today and I accidentally touched my face with my gloves, which probably had sulfuric acid on them because I felt an awful sting. Hours later, I noticed two large brown spots. Did the acid likely cause this and react with my acne? What should I do to treat this?
  • Marionette lines
    (0 answers)
    Is it necessary to treat the neck as well as the cheek area for this procedure?
  • Can I eat breakfast if my surgery is at 7:30?
    (0 answers)
    Was not given any pre op instructions other than to take one pill 30 min before surgery at 7:30. I am really anxious to know if it's okay to eat breakfast before I go in?
  • Which is better Skin Tyte or Thermage
    (0 answers)
    What is the difference between skin tyte and thermage? I had thermal treatment done only face and neck and it did nothing for my face and what it did for my neck was short lived about 3 months.
  • Who would I go to to get a mole removed?
    (0 answers)
    I have a mole on my bottom that has enlarged greatly over last six months, color is mostly black and now has started to be painful. Should I have it removed?
  • Skin Tyte vs. Titan Laser
    (0 answers)
    I recently had the Titan Laser performed on my abdomen. My abdomen does not have sagging skin, but there is wrinkling from having two babies. I noticed little bit of change. I've seen before and after pics on the Internet of Skin Tyte and it looks like it does more. Is skin Tyte better?
  • Autoimmune issues and SkinTyte
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    I see many references to SkinTyte being contraindicated in Autoimmune Disease. Huge number of women have Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, including me. Can I use SkinTyte, why or why not? Hx Hashimotos, and treated Graves in Oct with I 131. Thanks
  • Does smothebeam works for acne scar and redness?
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    Hi, I really want to know if smothebeam will work for acne scaring because my cheeks have a lot of deep acne scars. I pay per session about $200 and i have to do it 6 times which is going to be $1,200. It's very expensive for me!! Please help me
  • How does anatomy affect results?
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    I had Smart Lipo done to my abd 7 months ago and still have a belly. I have heard that some people need to have the procedure redone and/or their anatomy could dictate results. How do you know if your anatomy will respond negatively?
  • How old do you have to be to have Smart Lipo?
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    I'm 13 years old and I was wondering how old you have to be to have Smart Lipo? Im 5'9 tall and I weigh about 168lbs. I have a very mature body and I have tried dieting and exercising, but nothing has worked to help me loose my 'love handles'. Please help!
  • Do you have any information on a machine called in-dermo plus?
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    Hi
    The beauty clinic i go to has the 'In-dermo plus' machine which is like the Lpg by endermologie but it uses laser. I cant seem to find much information on it though, can you please provide more information about this particular machine if you know?
  • What type of machine is the most effective?
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    Hi, I was told that thermage is a good option for skin tightening but all depends on the machine and the Mhz it delivers and its power. Could you please tell what are the things we should look at in our potential practitoner's machine?
  • Is it normal to blister after the Titan treatment?
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    I had my first Titan treatment done three weeks ago and within 10 minutes I had one spot that blistered from being burnt. It is a red scar now and I'm wondering what caused this to happen. I haven't tanned or used any type of bronzer. Is it normal to blister or have burned skin after the Titan treatment?
  • What is a good treatment for an adverse reaction to Vitalize Peel?
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    I received the Vitalize Peel two days ago & now my face is slightly swollen, very red & blistered. It is so much worse than the side effects listed in the post-treatment instructions. I've been using Locoid cream twice a day. Is there anything else to do?
  • Apply Vitalize Peel at home by myself?
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    I am able to purchase the Vitalize Peel and apply myself. It sounds like this would be safe or do I need a professional esthetician to apply? My doctor has recommend I have on every 4-6 weeks to help with pre-skin cancers. I appreciate your advice.
  • Will Lipotherme help lift sagging skin and jowls?
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    I don't have fat in my neck but have sagging skin and jowls. Will Lipotherme help? How long do you need to wear compression garment after Lipotherme? Would wearing it day and night for 5 days and then just at night be OK?
  • How many post-op visits should you have after Lipotherme?
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    I had Lipotherme and now I'm worried because a fluid-filled lump has developed. The problem is that my doctor's practice is closing and I've already paid for the procedure. I've only had two post-op visits. Do I require more? If so, should she refer me to someone and should I have to pay for that?
  • How to get rid of brown stain on finger pads?
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    For a number of years I have a brown stain that appears on finger pads.

    See picture at http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Dermatology/Brown-reddish-stain-finger-pads/show/1426509?personal_page_id=1948295#post_6500809

    It is not fruit or environmental stain.
  • What is the best procedure for me?
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    Am woman 32 Years old I Have 3 Kids, I usually gain weight after each pregnancy for almost 30 Kilo my height 163 CM. I lost within one year 21 Kilo so my weight now 72 Kilo. What is the best procedure for me to lose fat from stomach thigh and arms?
  • Recovery time frame for slim lipo?
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    Would it be alright to have slim lipo on ones lower abdomen 2 weeks before going to the islands on vacation? I am wondering about the recovery time. The doctor's office worker said there is no limitations..
  • can slimlipo be done on 16 yr old female?
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    My 16 year old daughter is self conscious about her double chin. She is 4'11" tall and weighs about 109. She is a heavy swimmer, well toned in legs and arms, but stores fat in her chin and stomach. This is affecting her self esteem. Can you help?
  • How long would I be off of work if I get slim lipo done on my upper arms?
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    I am a hairdresser and want slim lipo done on my upper arms. No matter what I do I have sagging "bat wings." I am 61 years old and am in good shape. I exercise regularly and have maintained a healthy weight for 20 years. How long would I be off of work if I had the procedure done?
  • Not to use Prevelle Silk if taking medication that thins blood?
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    I currently take a thyroid pill and read not using prevelle silk if you take anything that can thin blood. I'm not sure if thyroid pill does. If it does is there a problem? Also, is it the same for all fillers? Thinning blood medications? or just prevelle silk? Thanks
  • How long does Prevelle Silk usually last?
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    How long does prevelle silk last? Also, what is the difference between for how long these three treatments will last; prevelle silk, juverderm and radiesse for lip area?
  • Do most fillers cause blood thinning?
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    I see for prevelle silk it says with some mediactions could cause blood thinning. I take a blood pressure pill and a thyroid pill. Is that the same for all fillers?
  • Why can't a diabetic try this procedure?
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    Why can't diabetics get this procedure? I don't understand. This could break down the fat, and I could have better insulin absorption. I would really like to give this a try, it's not sugery, no infections can result, what about scar tissue?
  • Cheek swelling
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    Approx 5 years ago i used an electrolysis on my cheeks to remove unwanted hair. It was clearly stated the electrolysis should not be used on the face but at the time i ignored it and continued using it For a year. The hair on my cheeks did appear lig
  • Can Vaser Liposelection help in killing sweat glands?
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    After two surgeries for hyperhidrosis, I'm left with compensatory sweating on my thighs and torso. I saw a doctor on tv talking about using vaser on the under arms to kill sweat glands. Would that work for other body parts as well?
  • Is Fraxel or Erbium best for acne scarring?
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    I have got acne scarring and was wondering which laser has the best results - Fraxel or Erbium laser. Obviously not wanting to spend a lot of money on repeated treatments, therefore which would be the stronger laser treatment for acne scarring?
  • Is Fraxel repair the best treatment for back acne?
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    Hi, I have lots of rolling scars on my back from cystic acne many years ago. I would like to know if Fraxel repair is the way to go. If not, which treatment would give me the best results?
  • What can dissolve Elevess in the nasolabial folds?
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    I have had a horrible reaction to Elevess. I had it injected into my nasolabial folds in early Dec. and now have large bumps underneath the skin, swelling and redness. I have been on a Medrol Pack and antibiotics. Can I get rid of the Elevess produ
  • Is there an enzyme to break down Elevess?
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    I am having a horrible reaction to Elevess. My undereye area has swollen horribly! My doctor is trying to track down the enzyme to break it down, do you know what can?
  • Can I get Smartlipo MPX on my neck area if I have a chin implant?
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    My chin implant was done in 1969, and I was told I could not get Smartlipo because of the risk of infection when the laser heats up. If I can't use Smartlipo, what treatment can I get for this loose skin in my neck area? I'm 67 years old and have always hated it.
  • Is it possible for Lipo on Lipomas and diabetics?
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    I have well over 375 tumors in my body (I believe its called decums diease by the VA. These Adipose lipomas have caused me great pain. I have bc/bs and medicare. I need help. It has been mentioned by Drs. at VA that body jet liposuction could help? What do you think?
  • What is the best way to remove the fat?
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    I had casrtric by-pass surgery 8 years ago and am what I consider the poster child of success. Now, I have a belly of fat around my lower absomin as well as my pubic area. What is the best thing to remove this fat?
  • Will Body Jet Liposuction remove love handles and abdominal fat?
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    I am diabetic, I work out and I'm a trainer. Is there any procedure I can do to remove stubborn fat from lower abs and small love handles? I have no other health issues. I train with weights and step aerobics but cannot get rid of the fat in those areas. What would work best?
  • Raised Surgical Scarring
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    I had a scar revision on my forehead more than a year ago. The scars are raised, and I've had several kenalog injections to reduce the areas of inflammation. I've been advised that the next step is profractional laser resurfacing. Will this procedure flatten the scars and minimize their appearance?
  • How does the Palomar fractional laser compare to the Clear & Brilliant laser?
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    I have had 2 different consultations on each of these laser devices and no one can tell me the difference. I'm thinking it's in the wavelength. The Clear & Brilliant laser has a 1440nm wavelength. Does the 1540 stand for the wavelength in the Palomar? How does the Palomar laser compare to the Clear & Brilliant laser?
  • What can be done to smooth a lumpy stomach after liposuction?
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    I had regular liposuction on my stomach 10 years ago. I was happy with the fat removal, but was left with a lumpy stomach. I haven't gained weight but my stomach is still very lumpy. Is there anything I can do to have a smooth stomach again?
  • Is Revlite a good for darker skin pigmentation?
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    I am a 50-year-old African American female seeking to have youthful, radiant, glowing skin. Is Revlite a good idea considering my darker skin pigmentation? Will it do more harm than good?
  • Can I get the Deep FX for wrinkles at same time as a face lift?
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    I wish to get a face lift , brow lift and my eyes done. I really want the Deep FX Fractional Resurfacing for wrinkles around my eyes and mouth and Active FX for rest of my face. I need to know if all that can be done at the same time as a face lift. If not, which treatment should I have first?
  • What can I do about redness after Smartxide DOT Therapy?
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    Good morning I has a treatment one month and a half ago a face treatment with the smartxide DOT therapy on facial frontal expression lines and around the eyes. I still have some redness. What I can use to help the healing process and make the redness
  • Doctors consult, but doesn't do the procedure?
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    I have had 4 consults for the DOT laser and all doc's seem capable. Is it important that the actual physician performs the procedure? I am finding that in all four practices the doc does the consult but someone else does the procedure. Any feedback?
  • When can I start running and exercising?
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    I am a fitness trainer and an avid runner. I had the SmartXide Dot Therapy procedure on a Monday and it is now Thursday. Is it ok to run? Nothing hurts. My face is flaky and sandpaper feeling in some areas.
  • Can Vitrase be used to break down Radiesse?
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    My face has been over-filled with Radiesse, Perlane, and Restylane. The place where I get it done suggested Vitrase. Does Vitrase break down Radiesse as well. How long will it take for the break down process and does this process hurt? Thank you.
  • I had Juvederm ultra injected 2 months ago and the results were horrible.
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    I had Juvederm ultra injected 2 months ago and I had horrible results. I had Vitrase injected to remove the Juvederm and the results have been less steller.

    There is still puffiness and worm like lines of the product. With 3 injections shouldn't it be gone? Do they need to inject Vitrase deeper? How can the product remain after 3 injections unless its the depth?
  • Can Pelleve be used on saggy necks?
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    Can you use Pelleve under the chin and on jowls? I'm 61 and my neck is my biggest problem, along with wrinkles around my mouth.
  • Is one of the side effects of Pelleve losing facial fat?
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    I understand that radio frequency comes with the possible side effect of facial fat loss. which would be a disaster in my case, as I'm already skinny with a thin face. Would injectable fillers be better for me?
  • Pelleve and fat atrophy?
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    12 months ago I had fraxel repair. I believe this caused my facial fat atrophy, even though the doctor is saying it's impossible. I'm about to have Pelleve to tighten my facial skin due to volume loss. Will this also cause fat loss?
  • Pelleve
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    1) Why are pelleve practioners so rare and difficult to find? How does Pelleve compare with Skin Tyte in results, length results last, and expense?
  • How long do Pelleve results last?
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    I had a tight facelift 6 years ago and am now interested in Pelleve. How long do the results last given the fact that I have nice skin and just a slight droop in the jaw and neckline?
  • Is Isolaz a safe procedure?
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    I just have never heard of it, and anything that is new is a little scary. Do you know if it is 100% safe?
  • Can Isolaz help with severely ingrown facial hair?
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    I used an at-home microdermabrasion device, and for months I've had severely ingrown facial hair. It's infected. The problem is widespread. I have a lot of facial hair that is coarse and mostly light in color. Can Isolaz help?
  • Deep Acne Scars
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    I have deep acne scars, am 50 white caucasian, I heard not to waist my time with anything else but the co2 laser vs sephyl injection. It is hard to find provider at South Florida. I also have keloids and had a face-lift with them on the back of the ears?
  • Which technique is best for abdomen shaping?
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    I am looking for the cheapest and safest solution for fat removing from my stomach. Is it possible to inject the fat into breast and it won't be rejected by body?
  • Is relume sustainable when don't have access to follow ups?
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    What is the average cost of relume treatments? Is this treatment ever sustainable when overseas patients don't have acccess to relume follow up?

    I would need to travel to the USA from Australia for treatment and would only be able to stay 4 weeks. Could results be maintained through any treatment other than relume? We don't have it down under.
    What is the rough cost per treatment?
    Many thanks!
  • Can Relume laser bring back pigmentation?
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    Can the Relume laser bring the pigmentation back to the biecep of my arm after I had a small mole removed and it left a small white oval spot? The rest of my skin is tan, but this spot just sticks out.
  • Effectiveness of GentleWaves?
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    I have noticed there are some publications on research touting the effectiveness of Gentle Waves but the only publications I have seen are by Weiss who invented and sells the device. I haven't been able to find a peer-reviewed journal on this.
  • Amount of injections
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    Should Selphyl be injected equally on both sides of the face or can a doctor determine that one side needs more injections (specifically around the mouth and lines from the nose to the mouth)?
  • Can I have a Selphyl treatment if I've had skin cancer?
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    I tried to get a Selphyl treatment but because I tipped the box and told the specialists I had skin cancer, they told me I wasn't able to get the treatment. I really want it. Can I have the Selphyl treatment if I've had skin cancer?
  • Can selphyl be used to plump up aging hands?
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    My hands look older than my face, can Selphyl be used to plump up the skin on my aging hands? What other areas of the body can Selphyl be used on? What about the crepey skin on the upper arms?
  • Is there a gentle IPL treatment for hair?
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    I'm interested in a gentle light treatment that will not permanently damage my hair follicles but instead make the hair that grows back finer. Is there a broadband light treatment that will accomplish this? It is for my scalp.
  • Vi Peel versus a Micro Laser peel
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    I am a 49 year old female with some sun spots and fine wrinkles. My skin is also losing its elasticity. I've had two micro laser peels and liked the results, but was wondering if the new VI peel would give me better results. Thank you!
  • Diagnosed with DCIS in Oct. 2008
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    I had a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy in Feb. 2009. I'm taking 20mg/day of tamoxifen. Can I get Zerona treatments?
  • hyperpigmentation & melasma
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    I applied the ViPeel on the owner of our salon. She is originally from India & suffers with hyperpigmentation & melasma. After the peel, the texture improved, however, her overall complexion is much DARKER! I recommended the bleaching cream? HELP
  • Not sure if i should see a doctor?
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    I'm on day 5 of the VI Peel and my face is really red. Is this normal. I look like I have a horrible sunburn with some areas more burned than others. Not sure if I should see a doctor or not. In essence, how much is normal and how much is n
  • Should I postpone my VI Peel for acne scarring?
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    I am 53, and have been on Ortho Micronor ( progesterone only ) birth control pill for an ovarian cyst. I am scheduled for a VI peel for acne scarring.

    I have read that hyperpigmentation/discoleration can occur if you are on birth control pills. Is this true? Should I wait until I can come off of the pill. Is this a major concern and does this apply to all birth control pills?
  • Is it safe to do Triniti treatments once a month for a year?
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    It has been said that three Triniti treatments over a period of three months is okay. Will you notice better results if you continue for 9-12 treatments? Also, maintenance treatments are to be had every six months. Does that mean another three sessions or only one session every six months?
  • Is PureLipo safe for use on teenagers?
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    My daughter is 15 years old and is in great physical shape. She has a problem with her mid-section and "love handles". She is very active and watches her diet. Simply cannot get rid of this problem area.
  • how is this different from Juvederm?
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    Is it as long lasting? Is the result more natural in appearance? Is it for fine lines near mouth or eye? Why would I switch from Juvederm to Belotero?
  • What is the best treatment for Cellulite?
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    I'd like to know which treatment is the best for the cellulite Smooth shape or Vela shape and vela smooth, and what is the diference amd more efective.
  • Does cellulite comes back again more than before after a treatment?
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    I want to know how effective TriActive is and how many time it would take for cellulite to come back. I'm also worried because I don't know if my skin is going to be able to regenerate again. Is there a specific kind of diet or exercise routine I should follow after the treatment?
  • Petichia after Triniti?
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    Is it 'normal' to get petichia temporarily after a Triniti treatment on the face?
  • What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
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    Hello, I've heard about dermaplaning and was wondering what length needles should be used and what the benefits are? Thanks so much, Tricia
  • Hyperpigmentation (brown spots) from acne.
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    I recently had some acne that cleared up but left brown spots. Are they scars or will they heal? They're flat and brown, some purple in color located on my forehead.
  • How effective is plastic surgery for acne scars?
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    I have gone through many painful laser treatments done for acne scarring and nothing worked. I have ice pick scars mostly on my cheek and I can not sit through another laser treatment! Is plastic surgery my answer?
  • Do facial exercises really work?
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    Do facial exercises really work? There are many experts in this field who claim that by using the thumbs and fingers on the face in a gentle motion or pressure will greatly tone the muscles on the face and diminish lines. Can this be really done?
  • How can I relieve the effects of a VI peel?
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    I had a VI peel on Wednesday and by Friday I was bright red and swollen under the eyes and jaw. I thought there was very little downtime with this procedure. At this point, I highly doubt I will be able to work next week. What can I do to relieve the side effects?