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dermdoc19, Dermatologist
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having good skin isnt just down to creams but what works on

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having good skin isn't just down to creams but what works on the inside how do I get better skin all over especially my legs my skin is thin I want nice legs. also doctors always say shaving doesn't make hair growth worse what is wrong with me then I don't have hormone problem nor pco syndrome I have read it can be down to the adrenal glands who could I go to to have more advanced tests
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 3 years ago.

dermdoc19 :

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dermdoc19 :


dermdoc19 :

I am a bit confused. Are you asking for a skin care regimen to thicken the skin...i.e. your skin on your legs is too thin? Or is the problem that the hair on your legs is too thick quickly.


I would like to improve the condition of my skin all over particulary my legs

dermdoc19 :

I have a few suggestions: AmLactin or another alpha hydroxy acid containing product such as Lac-Hydrin would be good for your legs. It adds moisture and normalizes the skin. It promotes a little bit of skin thickening too. Another good product would be Cerave Moisturizing Cream since this restores the skin barrier funciton. Orally: CoffeeBerry ( green coffee) 400 mg, zinc gluconate 25 mg. a day; Vitamlin C 500 mg. twice a day; and Lycopene 15 mg. a day are all helpful.

dermdoc19 :

The hormonal testing which can be done would include free testosterone, DHEA-S, and prolactin and FSH. Were these done in your case?

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