birdland

Location: New York, NY
Member since 8/10/2012

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Questions from birdland

How to Reverse Wrinkles, Cracks or Scratches on the Face Caused by Tazorac?

Tazorac has caused wrinkles on my forehead, lines/cracks or scratches on my cheeks and chin. The lines are all horizontal. My dermatologist had me use cloderm which caused some... READ MORE

Tetracycline is Not Available at the Pharmacy. Has It Been Discontinued? Why?

During my teen yrs I used tetracycline for short periods (around that time of month when I would have breakouts I'd use it for 3-4 days and it kept my acne away.) In my 20s I... READ MORE

Why Do Dermatologists Never Sugguest or Write a Prescription for Birth Control for Hormonal Acne?

Birthcontrol vs oral antibiotics/retinoids for hormonal breakouts - The past 3 yrs I've had the worst acne of my life. I've seen several dermatologists who upon a consultation... READ MORE

I'd Like to Find a NY Dermatologist That Will Do These?

1) Write me a prescription for birth control to help with acne. During my teen yrs I was on birthcontrol and I feel it was more effective than the antibiotics and retinoids... READ MORE

How to Treat This?

I am interested in how dermatologists treat patients that have experience over time a strange waxy look, thin skin, skin that looks crepelike and translucent, with capillaries... READ MORE

Could Tazorac/retinoids Weaken Healthy Collagen Production?

5 months ago tazorac cracked my forehead (which looks like wrinkles), my checks (which looks like wave light scratches from left to right). I spoke to a tazorac rep who admits... READ MORE

Can Broken Capillaries on the Face Be Treated with Sclerotherapy Instead on Laser? What Are the Pros/cons?

I'm East Indian. I was wondering if broken capillaries on the face can be treated by sclerotherapy instead of laser? I've read too many horrible stories on real self about... READ MORE

Hyperpigmentation from Sclerotherapy?

I'd like to ask about patients who have developed hyperpigmentation from sclerotherapy. Is the hyperpigmentation along the entire vein or just at the injection site. Thanks READ MORE

Can You Use Retinol & Salicylic Acid Together?

Is it ok to apply Retinol (Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer) on my entire face and spot treat a few acne blemishes with 2% Salicylic Acid (Neutrogena Rapid... READ MORE

Does Botox help to minimize scaring when removing a mole?

I read a review where a patient said "Just today I had a mole removed and since he knows about my history of scarring, he gave injected a dose of botox around the incision to... READ MORE

Is there a product similar to benzoyl peroxide that dermatologists would prescribe to patients other than retinoids?

I read that benzoyl peroxide kills acne bacteria. I tried Clinique benzoyl peroxide and thought it worked much better than salicylic acid but it caused hyperpigmentation. Is... READ MORE

Recent comments from birdland

Jill, Do you also have a favorite dermatologist in NY? I've had the worst luck with finding a good derm? I had a problem where I eventually forced myself to use tazorac and my pores started to form a connect the dot line. I went to... READ COMMENT

I had a similar experience. Have you heard of Howard Sobel, not sure how he was selected as one of the top derms in NY. When I got to my apt I was seen by his PA and he stopped by to shake my hands. When he arrived I told both him... READ COMMENT

Which retinoid cream are you using? Are you using the retinoid at night and aczone gel during the day? I've never heard of aczone gel (I'll google it:). Did you find the gel or retinoid better? What cleanser, moisturizer and... READ COMMENT

What's the name of the plastic surgeon you had better results with? Many thx. READ COMMENT

AlliKay, Could you plz let me know the name of the NY doctor? Many thx. READ COMMENT