- Q How can moles and birthmarks be treated?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMarks on the face are commonly called moles or birthmarks. Plastic surgeons term these marks lesions. A veritable zoo of different objects can grow on the face, from benign to malignant. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. Sometimes the diagnosis... Full Answer
- Q Can any face creams work like Botox?
Dr. Ellen Marmur, DermatologyNo. If they did, I suppose we'd all be using them. Consider that the neurotoxin botulinum type A (Botox, PureTox, and other new formulations) is injected directly into a muscle to block its nerve receptors and temporarily paralyze it. A topical product... Full Answer
- Q What can be done about nasolabial folds?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery"Pulling procedures" such as face-lifts don't have any dramatic effects on the nasolabial folds, since the point of pull, in front of the ear, is nearly four inches from the fold. Because the skin stretches, pulling only moves the fold a fraction... Full Answer
- Q How do common warts affect my skin health?
Common warts are small skin growths caused by one type of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Generally, warts are harmless. Sometimes they go away on their own, and sometimes they are removed, although they don't generally cause problems if left untreated.... Full Answer
- Q Is body modification more popular with men or women?
Among teenagers, women are more likely than men to have tattoos and body piercings. Teenage girls with piercings are more likely to be involved in high risk behaviors. They also report feeling strong negative emotions and few positive emotions. Full Answer
- Q Is body modification a sign of mental illness?
Body modification can be a healthy expression of individuality, but it can indicate psychological problems in some cases. Some studies have found a link between body modification and suicidal thoughts in teenagers. Teenagers with tattoos or piercings may... Full Answer
- Q Is body modification associated with other high risk behavior?
Body modification may be an indicator of other high risk behavior in teenagers. Those who have body piercings or tattoos also report using drugs and alcohol, smoking, eating disorders, and sexual activity. Teenagers with body art also have a higher risk... Full Answer