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Can I undergo laser treatment for hair reduction while taking isotretinoin 20 mg?
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I have been taking isotretinoin 20 mg for the past 4 months, can I undergo laser treatment for hair reduction while taking this dosage? Or, how long should I wait, after I stop taking isotretinoin 20 mg, before starting laser hair removal treatment?
How soon can I exfoliate after Voluma?
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I just received Voluma injections into my cheeks and I am thrilled with the results. I had zero bruising and/or swelling. How soon afterward can I exfoliate?
Will laser hair removal reduce the thickness of the hairs on my chin once they grow back?
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I am from South East Asia, have a pale complexion and am suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which causes the hair on my chin to be thick. Which laser technique will suit me? Will it reduce the thickness of those hairs once they grow back?
Is laser liposuction appropriate for someone with type 1 diabetes?
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I'm an insulin dependent diabetic and have been for 51 yrs. I have no related complications, am in good health and am not overweight. I do use a pump, however. Am I candidate for laser liposuction? If not, why and can you recommend more appropriate procedures?
My doctor prescribed a weaker dose of accutane for my acne, will it still work?
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I took accutane 3 times in my life at a 60 mg dosage. I just started my 4th round because I relapsed, but my new dermatologist prescribed 40 mg dosage. Is it normal to be prescribed a lower dosage? Will it still work the same as the higher dosage?
Is Smoothbeam appropriate for a 14-year-old boy?
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My 14-year-old son suffers from bad acne on his forehead due to overproduction of oil. We have tried various products but they have not helped. He and I have talked about lasers, and he is ready. I am looking for the right treatment. Is Smoothbeam the best option? Is this procedure safe for someone his age? If not, can you make some recommendations?
I have pregnancy strectch marks, which skin care treatment is most effective for this problem?
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I have thick and black marks on my thighs, as well as the sides of my stomach. They developed during my pregnancy and have not gone away. Is there a skin care product I can use to ease their appearance or rid them all together?
Can the Vitalize peel harm your baby if you are pregnant?
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I had a Vitalize Peel two weeks ago and just found out a couple of days ago that I'm pregnant. Could my baby have been harmed by the procedure?

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.
Thanks
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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