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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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
Hyperpigmentation melasma? (1 answer)
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?
Will picking at scalp cause balding? (1 answer)
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
What are the best Skin Rejuvenation methods for younger skin? (2 answers)
I'm in my late 20s, so my skin is still fairly young, but I've noticed some unevenness in tone and texture lately and want to address it. The skin looks dull, sometimes blotchy and feels rough/flaky at times. What are the best methods for me?
What is cosmetic dermatology? (0 answers)
How is it different from regular dermatology? Can cosmetic dermatologists still treat skin conditions or only administer cosmetic enhancement?