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

What is the most gentle NON RETINOID treatment for mild acne?

What is the most gentle/least irritating/light exfoliation NON RETINOID spot treatment for mild acne (White heads on forehead & nose. Cystic/whiteheads on chin ) on color skin... READ MORE

Can Rosacea be a result of using retinoid?

I'm a medium/dark complexion Indian who has never had a sun burn or experience red skin until using tazorac (for acne) which I've not used for 2 yrs. I've lots of broken... READ MORE

What's the best way to treat lines that are appearing at the side of the nose on the cheek from top to bottom? (photo)

What's the best way to treat lines that are appearing at the side of the nose on the cheek from top to bottom? (see photo - line on left side of face next to nose) READ MORE

Recent comments from birdland

Hi Skinnym3, I'd like to try derma rolling but I'm afraid. Where did you buy your derma roller? Do you roll your entire face? Have you scratch your skin with it? How often do you do it? Thx READ COMMENT

Do you have any tips on how to repair the skins barrier. I use cerave cleanser, emul oil, argan oil, Neutrogena sunscreen and Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer. Thx READ COMMENT

Jerseyjill, I love to get your opinion on these 2 products. The gel I've always used and its the only product that helps me today with no side effects. I read from http://www.paulaschoice.com the gel is a bad product and the lotion... READ COMMENT

Jerseyjill, Thanks for all the tips. I tried Clinique 2.5% benzoyl peroxide lotion which worked very well but I noticed it causes hyperpigmentation (I have Allie's complexion.) My problem in white heads. They form bumps on my skin. ... READ COMMENT

Allie, Thank you for taking the time to put this together. At night are you not using a moisturizer? I'm going to see a new derm and I'll ask for aczone gel. READ COMMENT