Linda M. Ameri, MD
Location and Office HoursLinda M Ameri MD
Framingham, MA 01702
- BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Massachusetts
- Tufts Health Plan
- MetroWest Medical Center Framingham Union Hospital
- MetroWest Medical Center Leonard Morse Hospital
What are dermatofibromas?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredDermatofibromas are small, hard bumps or spots on the skin. Dermatofibromas are usually reddish or brown and often turn up on the legs. While they may be unattractive, dermatofibromas are harmless and usually don't cause any symptoms, though some may cause minor itching. In most cases dermatofibromas don't require treatment.
How are skin tags removed?
Discovery Health answered
There are several ways to remove skin tags. The easiest method is to have your doctor use a local anesthetic to numb the area and then just cut the tag off. Laser surgery, cryotherapy and cauterization are also options, but they are riskier and more invasive.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is a good nighttime skincare routine?
Doris Day, MD, Dermatology, answeredBefore bed do the following:
• Use your cleanser again just as you did in the morning. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before cleansing, and try to get the hang of taking each lens out directly from your eye rather than pulling the skin around your eye taut, unless otherwise instructed by your eye doctor. Repeated rubbing or pulling day after day is not good for the delicate, easily wrinkled skin in that area, and can leave it crepy with dark circles, so don’t touch this area more than you have to, and even when you apply product to the under eye area, it should be by gentle patting motion rather than rubbing.
• Apply a rich moisturizer designed for use on the face. Unless the oily areas of your face are very oily, you should use a creamier moisturizer at night than in the morning. Your skin goes through essential repair and rejuvenation processes and it loses more water while you sleep than while you’re awake. Apply the moisturizer about half an hour before putting your face on the pillow. This gives the moisturizer time to be absorbed so it won’t end up on your pillowcase. Also, invest in soft, high- thread-count pillow cases to baby your face while you sleep. Be sure to launder them weekly with a mild soap, not a harsh detergent.
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