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I had dermal fillers and dental bleaching within one week of each other, is it normal for my lips to feel lumpy?
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I had facial filler a week ago, and yesterday I did dental bleaching with LED light. Now, I feel lumps in my lips. Is this normal?
Is it safe to have the Venus Freeze procedure done on my face if I have 4 coils to seal off a ruptured aneurysm?
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Have not heard back from my DR yet...still waiting. I have 4 non-magnetic titanium brain coils that were put in place to seal off a ruptured aneurysm. Is it safe to go through with the Venus Freeze procedure?
My daughter's acne has returned after completing Accutane treatment, should we consider Accutane again? Perhaps there is better treatment?
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My daughter completed Accutane treatment last May. Small breakouts started last month in the hairline. Now, larger ones are appearing and are starting to develop on her neck, back and chest. It is getting worse. Should Accutane be considered again? My husband had SEVERE acne.
I had a chemical peel, how can I prevent further discoloration? How can I treat the discoloration that has already occurred?
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I had two layers of 30% glycolic acid peel for melasma marks. Since the treatment, I have dark crusting on marks and I can see pink skin underneath. How I can prevent further discoloration and how I can treat it?
Can I have Aluma eye treatments after having eye fillers?
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I just had fillers and I want to have Aluma done. Will it dissolve my initial fillers?
I had IPL treatments to rid my age spots but they are not working, what else can I do?
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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?

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.
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?
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?
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?
Can Botox be injected under the armpits for excessive sweating?
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Does this work? If not are their alternatives?
After Botox wears off, will my face go back to the way it was before?
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After getting a Botox done, will my face go back to the way it was after it wears off before I enjected botox?
Can Botox injections harm your baby if you are pregnant?
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I had around 180 units of Botox injected in my masseter (80 U each) and temporal (10 U each) muscles on Oct 25, 2012. I had menstrual periods in November and December. On Jan 21st, I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant. Will it hurt the baby?
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?

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