Skin, Hair & Nails

Dermatology deals with disease and cosmetic problems of the skin, nails and hair.

7 Things to Prepare Before Your Laser Tattoo Removal

Do you regret your tattoo? Through laser tattoo removal, you can reverse previous tattoo choices. According to a study commissioned by Harris Poll in January 2012, 1 in 8 American adults who have tattoos regret having one [1]. When tattoos trend, tattoo removal demand also increases [2]. But before you continue with tattoo removal, you need to prepare for it. Tattoo ink resides below the top layer of skin, making removal difficult, often involving several laser sessions or, in some cases, surgical removal.

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Omega, the final letter of the Greek alphabet, is often used to signify the last of something or the end. When applied to dietary fats, though, omega represents a healthy beginning. Two families of polyunsaturated fats, the omega-3 and the omega-6... Read Full Answer
I think the question should be more aptly rephrased as “What type of laser treatment is suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin?” To this point, I must say a lot of this depends on the clinical experience of your doctor. Textbook do... Read Full Answer
White patches can appear on the skin for multiple reasons, and not just because of Vitiligo. Most commonly, it can be caused by fungal infections like Pityriasis Alba and Tinea Versicolor. We see these white patches on the faces of children, and i... Read Full Answer
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Hi,   In short, no.    Food and supplements generally do not affect healing after CO2 laser treatment in a healthy person with no underlying nutritional deficiency. Alcohol may cause flushing and make the post-laser redness more... Read Full Answer
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Hi,   Small to medium-sized congenital moles have relatively low risk of turning malignant and should probably be left alone and observed.   Complete removal requires surgical excision. Some pigment lasers may result in partial light... Read Full Answer
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Hi,   A popped milium actually creates a break in the barrier function of the skin and scarring may occur if the affected area is not kept clean and gets infected.   To prevent scarring from occurring, treat the affected ar... Read Full Answer