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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

Does micro needling, derma pen cause hyper pigmentation on color skin if used to treat fine lines and skin texture?

Does micro needling, derma pen cause hyperpigmentation on color skin if used to treat fine lines and skin texture? How often would one have a treatment and how many treatments... READ MORE

Can micro needling/derma pen to treat fine lines be done if a patient has fillers in the nasolabial folds?

I have fine lines in the nasolabial fold area and I'm considering fillers but I also have a future interest in micro needling. Can micro needling be done if I have fillers... READ MORE

Is there retinoid in the serums doctors use when micro needling?

Is there retinoid in the serums doctors use when micro needling? I saw a video on realself where the dr said retin a was in the serum but I read u shouldn't use retin a because... READ MORE

Can chemical peels cause melasma on color skin?

Can chemical peels cause melasma on color skin? I know peels cause hyperpigmentation which has happened to me. However every time I try to lighten those spots I just seem to... READ MORE

Is it safe to use aczone and hydroquinone?

I'm using aczone as an acne spot treatment. I moisture then spot treat breakouts with aczone. I have some hyperpigmentation and would like to use hydroquinone (ambi... READ MORE

Can you have a light chemical peel while using aczone?

Can you have a light chemical peel while using aczone? How many days should I be off aczone before a peel and how soon after a peel can I continue aczone? Thx READ MORE

Can IPL treat broken capillaries and hyperpigmentation during the same session? How safe is IPL on color skin?

Is IPL safe on color skin? I noticed with laser when treatment broken capillaries the top layer of the skin is not removed the way it is when treating hyperpigmentation so can... READ MORE

How to correct/avoid when using botox the skin next to the arch of eyebrow to the end of the eyebrow pushing out. (photo)

I had 12 units of botox placed in my glabellar area and 17 units placed in my forehead lines. When I smile and raise my left eyebrow the skin from the arch to the end of the... READ MORE

When injecting the glabella area does it always have to be the same equal amount of botox injecting at all 5 injection sites? (p

I noticed when injecting the glabella area its always 5 injections as indented in the attached photo. Does the 5 injections always have to be the same equal amount of botox... READ MORE

Should you pay tax on Botox?

I've had botox with 3 different injectors? 2 were plastic surgeons who never charged me tax. The last person works at a spa and included tax. Is botox taxable? Many thanks. READ MORE

Botox and dry eyes

I've had dry eyes for years (way before I started using botox). When I'm outdoor tears easily roll off my cheeks especially when its windy. I've been using botox for about year... READ MORE

What is the cost of sclerotherapy (spider veins) in NY and how do I verify that the injector is experience and qualified?

1) What is the cost of sclerotherapy in NY? 2) Is it best to pay by injections, time or syringe? 3) Is there also a trap blood fee? 4) How do I verify that the injector is... READ MORE

Could you please let me know what my Botox injector did wrong? (Photo)

I've had botox before but I've never experience this. This is the first time I'm using this injector. I have 10 units between my corrugator and procerus. 12 units completely... READ MORE

Would value your opinion on my Juvederm ultra xc results? (photos)

I had one springe of juvederm ultra xc placed in nasolabial folds and marionette lines two months ago. I had the marionette filler removed because it give me a sagging look and... READ MORE

Opinion on 1 syringe of Juvederm Ultra XC placed in nasolabial folds & marionette lines 2 months ago. (Photo)

I had the marionette filler removed because it give me a sagging look & bumps on both sides of my mouth. The fillers didn't correct my concerns which was tiny lines at the end... READ MORE

Recent comments from birdland

Thx. I noticed ulta carries it. I'll stop by and purchase it. READ COMMENT

I was very nervous when I saw the needle marks. The egg mask sounds interesting. I'd like to try it. Are you making it or buying it? Thx READ COMMENT

Mayyan, Are you trying microneedling? What are your fav products for hyperpigmentation? I like emu oil. It brightens the skin and gives a nice glow. I also use argan oil (it makes my forehead smooth but hasnt done anything for the... READ COMMENT

Please let me know if you experience hyperpigmentation. READ COMMENT

Mayyan, Thanks for sharing this. I experienced the same and could have avoided some of the damage if Dr Tamara moss from Forest Hills hadn't incourage me to keep using it. May I ask the name of your Derm and the respond you got. Does... READ COMMENT