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I had Radiesse injected under my eyes 3 weeks ago and I still have a huge bump under one eye. What should I do?
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I had Radiesse injected 3 weeks ago under my eyes and I still have a huge bump under one eye. It looks awful but the plastic surgeon that did it keeps saying it's normal. I had Radiesse injected in my cheeks before and never had a problem. What should I do?
I have Type 2 diabetes, is it safe to have liposuction?
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I'm a Type 2 diabetic on warfarin (blood thinner), is it safe to have liposuction? If so, is there one technique safer than another?
I have small holes in my face and my nose is covered with dark blackheads. What treatment can you recommend?
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I'm a 21-year-old girl who has small holes in her face and a nose covered with dark blackheads. What treatment can you recommend?
My upper lip is protrucing like a duck's lip 5 days after Restylane injections, is this normal?
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I received Restylane injections in my upper lip and in the wrinkles above my mouth 5 days ago. My upper lip is now protruding like a duck's lip. Is this normal? How long before it goes down? What can I do if I am not satisfied with the results?
I'll be taking timolol ophthalmic for one month. Is it safe to have Botox injections during this time?
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I've had Botox injected into my glabella area for 4 years now. For a month, I'm using 1 drop of timolol ophthalmic. Is it safe to continue with Botox injections while I'm on the medication?
I've tried skin brightening cream, but dark spots appeared on my nose. Can you recommend a good skin lightening cream that doesn't leave dark marks?
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I tried skin brightening creams, but dark black spots appeared on my nose. I'm scared. Please tell me about a good skin lightning cream (preferably an herbal or all natural type). Btw, my skin is sensitive and bleaching has never really suited me.
3 months after having restylane injected into my cheeks, one of them has become numb and hard. Is this normal? What should I do?
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Hi. I had restylane injected into my cheeks about 3 months ago. Everything was fine but this week one cheek has become warm, numb and a little hard. Should I be worried? Is there anything I can take?

I took Isotretinoin, but after stopping the medication my acne returned. Should I take it again? Is there are more effective acne treatment?
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I took Isotretinoin for 6 - 7 months. After that period, my acne had gone for some months, but now it has returned again. What should I do now ? Should I take the capsules again, or should I try something else? Why wasn't a 6 month duration of capsules enough?

Does botox work on dark under eye circles?
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I was wondering if Botox or any other procedure would help with dark circles under my eyes. They look really bad, and I really need to address this issue. Thank you.
Why do Dermal Fillers pose a risk to those who get cold sores?
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I heard that I need to tell the specialist if I get cold sores before getting dermal filler injections in my lips. Why is this?
When having an IPL treatment done, will you get an even consistency?
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When you have a FotoFacial or IPL treatment done, does the laser treat the entire face so you get an even consistency in color?
Which treatments are best for stubborn acne?
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I have a lot of acne on my face and I've tried Proactive and a bunch of other acne products (which have not worked), what other possible treatments/products could I try?
What treatments work best for acne craters?
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I have small holes on my face that are due to previous pimples. Is there an acne treatment that would help?
What dermal fillers can be injected underneath the eyes?
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underneath my eyes are sunken in. i have had my own fat moved around and injected to puff out under my eye; what eles is available for me to do?
Does the cost of Dermal Fillers say something about the qualification of a practitioner?
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What is an approximate amount to pay for Dermal Fillers? Would a company offering a cheaper service suggest a unqualified practitioner and if so what qualifications should I look for in a cosmetic practitioner?
Thick coarse hair on face, which is the best laser to get permanat results?
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I have thick coarse hair on my face.. under the chin and the sides of my face. Currently, I'm using a threading method to remove hair. My skin is olive and the hair is darker.
Please advise. Can I get a permnant result and which laser is best for my skin.
What is the best treatment for Melasma in Hispanic women?
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I've bee told that due to my hispanic skin color (olive skin tone) I am not a candidate for Laser Melasma Treatments. I was wondering if you had alternative treatments? I have tried chemical peels, Obagi, and perscripton lighting creams thus no result what are my options?

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