Frequently Asked Questions
10 POINTS!Where can i Get Treatment With CO2 Laser (for fordyce spots) in L.A.?
Anyone has any info ??
How much does it cost ?
A CO2 laser allows your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to perform skin resurfacing procedures that reduce or eliminate more pronounced lines and wrinkles than similar treatments. This is done by removing deeper layers of damaged skin and stimulating the regeneration of healthy skin underneath.
The latest technological advancement in the field of laser resurfacing is the use of light beams that are either pulsed or scattered at a very high rate. This minimizes heat damage that the skin might otherwise be exposed to. It also allows a more powerful CO2 laser to be utilized for deeper tissue removal and for more effective removal of pronounced wrinkles and creases. This technology allows the laser skin resurfacing treatment to provide some of the most dramatic, age-defying results possible.
The procedure can be performed on specific areas — such as around the mouth or eyes — or over the surface of the entire face. During a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, a local anesthetic (injection at the treatment site) is used to relieve potential discomfort. If the entire face is being treated, intravenous or general anesthesia may be used.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Candidates
As we age, our skin succumbs to the effects of sun, gravity, and even our unique facial movements, to create lines and wrinkles that make us look older than we feel. A good candidate for carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing is typically an individual who has developed significant facial lines and wrinkling. A candidate may also have facial scars or uneven pigmentation they wish to correct. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is to speak with a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist in your area.
Benefits of CO2 Laser Skin Treatment
By precisely removing damaged skin layer by layer, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, “turning back the clock” on your complexion and revealing the more youthful looking skin that lies underneath. The CO2 laser — when used for the skin resurfacing procedure — can also lessen the appearance of scars and many other skin imperfections. Benefits include not only the effective correction of moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, but also treatment for uneven pigmentation, photodamage, precancerous spots, and a host of other skin imperfections and benign lesions. If you believe you may be a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist can carefully analyze your skin and determine if the procedure is right for you.
CO2 Lasers vs. Erbium Lasers
When deciding on either the carbon dioxide (CO2) or erbium laser skin resurfacing treatment, it is important to discuss with your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist the goals and expectations you have for surgery. While the CO2 laser successfully provides a more thorough treatment for moderate to deep facial lines and wrinkles, it does require a more extensive recovery period. Recovery time for treatment with the CO2 laser is typically two weeks; the erbium laser requires a recovery of only about one week. For many patients, this extra recovery time is a small price to pay for successfully treating their damaged skin and providing them with a younger, more vibrant appearance. However, others who have less severe facial lines and wrinkles will want to explore their treatment options with the erbium laser.
Is CO2 Laser Treatment Safe?
Yes, with the guidance of a skilled cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is perfectly safe. With the predictability of the CO2 laser, skin can be precisely ablated layer by layer to provide incredibly safe results with minimal side-effects. A responsible cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist will discuss possible CO2 laser skin resurfacing complications and how they can be avoided during your recovery.
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What are these little white dots on my lip and under my eyes?
I have these little dots on my upper lip that aren't bumps but it appears that they are under a layer of my skin. I have the same dots under my eyes where people get dark circles when their tired. What are these small white dots and how can i get rid of them?
also: i tried finding what it was on google and i found the closest thing is fordyce spots is what it looks like on my upper lip. I am a female and most pictures on google are of men so i dont think that is what it actually is but that's just what it looks like.
jerome- that sure was helpful ,thanks a lot
This sounds a lot like Milia, small white cysts around the eyes, nose and mouth. This is often found on newborn babies.
I have a couple under my eyes, and after searching the web, it appears to be quite common and not at all harmful to your health. You can try to treat it yourself by exfoliating the area a few times to remove the thin layer of skin these cysts are under. If this does not work for you, you will likely need to see a dermatologist to have them removed.
Pride & Prejudice HELP!!?
OKAY SO I NEED TO FINISH THIS REAL SOON SO I CAN GRADUATE, SO I REALLY NEED ANYONE'S HELP.. PLEASE !
b. please:thank you
11. __ fitzwilliam darcy
12. __ george wickham
13. __ elizabeth bennet
14. __ jane bennet
15. __ charlotte lucas collins
16. __ lydia bennet
17. __ charles bingley
18. __ mrs. bennet
19. __ lady catherine
20. __ mrs gardiner
a. "amiable, intelligent, elegant"
b. "fine, tall person, handsome features, noble man"
c. "women of mean understanding litlle information, and uncertain temper"
d. "good looking and gentlemanlike" with "a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners"
e. "the most beautiful creature"
f. "a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman"
g. "sensible, intelligent" "without having ever been handsome"
h. "had all the best parts of besuty, a fine countenance, a good figure, and very pleasing address"
i. "a tall large women, with strongly-marked features, which might once have been handsome"
j. "stout, well-grown . . . with a fine complexion and good-humoured countenance" and "high animal spirits"
24. georgiana darcy is a minor character whose principal function is as a foil a (a) elizabeth (b) charlotte (c) lydia
25. lady catherine embarrasses darcy by (a) praising him (b) saying elizabeth can practice on the pianoforte in the servants room (c) insulting elizabeths family
26. elizabeth thinks that darcy meets her on her walks around hunsford (a) by accident (b) because he likes her (c) because it is his favorite place to walk
27. as darcy is making his first proposal, elizabeth sees that he expects her to (a)refuse (b) accept (c) cry
28. lydia seldom listened to anyone (a)for as long as they were talking (b) at all (c) for half a minute
29. when elizabeth asks her father to refuse to let lydia go to brighton, his irresponsible reply is that (a) lydia can expose herself there without inconvenience to the family (b) lydia will be well-behaved (c) he will lock lydia up
30. before her engagement to darcy is announced, elizabeth fears that her family will (a) refuse to let her marry (b) be unhappy because they dislike darcy (c) forgot jane and bingley
32. In chapter 6, elizabeth and charlotte discuss the consequences of janes not showing her feelings. how does this foreshadow actions later in the novel?
33. after lydia interrupts collin's reading of Fordyce's sermons, collins says he "should never resent her behavior as any affront"
a. compare this to what he writes after lydia elopes (ch.48)
b. according to the letter collins writes, after lydia is married, how does he believe her father should treat her? (ch.57)
35. a. choose one of the following characters and briefly describe his/her personality: elizabeth, darcy, lydia, collins, mrs bennet
b. give on example of how this character's speech reflects his/her personality
38. give two functions of the secondary character colonel fitzwilliam.
i know this is a lot, but i would greatly appreciate any help.
thank youu! <3
I can answer you from 24 up but i'm not sure what it's wanted with the others.
28- c) ( i think)
32- Elizabeth finds out that it was exactly because Jane didn't show her feelings that Darcy feared she didn't love Bingley, and convinced him of the same.
And the others well I could do it but it would take some time. I'm sure you can easily do it just by consulting the book.
does this sound like anxiety?
i need some help.
it all started like two and a half months ago
i was looking at my acne and i saw dots on my lips
anyways they freaked me out and i thought i had some kind of disease skin disease or something. i found out that they were just fordyce spots. then about two weeks after that i felt like a little twitch on my lips where the dots are at. i freaked out and it would keep twitching and my lips would get hot. i don't know if i just thought about it too much and i got too scared that it was a disease. my mom and my girlfriend told me i was just thinking about it too much. i cant afford going to the doctor for something im just worried about. so i tried to calm down. it did. then about three weeks ago i felt like my lips where hot and i would feel like a prickly feeling on them (lips). i freaked out again because they kinda stung a little bit so i wasnt sure if i did have a disease or not so i freaked out again. at a point i wasnt eating that much and i couldnt sleep. i know it sounds kinda dumb but i think i went depressed for a couple days. a couple days later it calmed down again but i kept feeling random prickly feeling on my lips and i think maybe my eye ball. but its not a continuous prickly feeling it was like a little sting here and there and i would feel it on my arm, hands, ankle, and other random parts of my body. I feel normal some days and then i feel it again. its all feelings not rashes or anything. just feelings. my lips also feel like i just ate salt. and they would get hot. i looked around online and i thought i might of had burning mouth syndrome but i didnt understand y i would have the feeling in my eyes and other body parts. and then i found out about anxiety and how your scared of something and those are the symptoms. ive also read that another reason for prickly feeling on lips is from some vitamin deficiency. so i really dont know whats wrong. can someone help? thanks
wow. you guys arent helping at all.
ok thanks to those real answers
ive never had any health problems
i freaked out because this is the worst feeling ive ever had on my skin other than a rash. but ive always been fine. as long as its not some kind of disease thats contagious and makes my skin fall off or something im fine. im just worried that its something bad. i have been eating really unhealthy stuff and i havent been doing drugs.
I don't think its anxiety, I think you may have a legitimate physical ailment.
You may be allergic to something, although I wouldn't know. Just one option, anyway, to be honest, it sounds like you have paresthesia with fasciculations. Now Fasciculations are generally harmless, and most people get them at some point, but the fact that it is only brought on after you started experiencing the prickly feeling is a bit concerning.
Paresthesia could be caused by a number of things, low blood pressure, diabetes, circulatory problems.
I don't want to scare you, I'm not saying you have any of these, only giving you some facts.
IF you have a history of being a hypochrondriac, then yes I would say it is HIGHLY possible this is all psychosomatic, but if you really aren't a hypochondriac, I would see a doctor because it seems like legitimate symptoms to me.
Lump on Penis (underneth skin)?
Im 21 yrs old and a f ew days ago I noticed a small lump on my penis. (Its underneth the skin right below the head). Anyways it freaked me out and I went to the clinic to get it checked out and the doctor said he couldnt feel anything suspicious or bad, and sent me home to keep an eye on it. I have had an appointment with a uroIogist for a while now and it is in about a month so if its still there I'll ask him about it. It moves around if I touch it, and is not stuck to one spot...could it be a cyst?? Could it get worse waiting that long though??, what could it be?? Could it be testicular cancer even though the lump is not on the testicle but near the head?? Is there such thing as penis cancer?? Im a worrier so im just pretty worried about it.
BTW I'M NOT SEXUALLY ACTIVE, SO I KNOW ITS NOT STD'S AND STUFF LIKE THAT
I asked this question yesterday but didnt get any responses, so im hoping for some today
This may be due to
Birthmarks - pigmented
Hair follicle sebaceous gland
Sebaceous cystglands or fordyce spotsBirthmarks - pigmented
Measles, koplik spots - close-up
Mongolian blue spotswhich are normal part of the skin's anatomy. Fordyce spotsBirthmarks - pigmented
Measles, koplik spots - close-up
Mongolian blue spotsare small red papules that can appear on the glans (glands), shaft or scrotum. This may occur as a solitary lesion, are painless and not itchy. They are caused by abnormally dilatedDilated cardiomyopathyblood vessels and there is no simple, reliableReliable gentle laxativetreatment to remove them. If it persists, have this evaluated further for proper management. Direct clinical examination is important