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Title: The skin; its care and treatment
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: [Maurer, Ruth D. Johnson, Mrs.], 1870- [from old catalog]
Publisher: Chicago, McIntosh battery & optical company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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complished with ease and asthe results desired are usually intended to be distinct nogreat degree of care is needed in this work. The tattooingfor darkening the brows is performed after the brows havebeen thoroughly scrubbed and the skin mopped with alco-hol. The hairs are parted and the skin pricked with asharp needle. The pricking should not extend far enoughinto the skin to cause bleeding. The tattooing may be atleast a single portion of the brow or the entire base of thebrow may be sacrificed with the needle before the pigmentis rubbed in. A special instrument may be secured for tattooing.This instrument works very rapidly and the pigment isdriven into the skin as the punctures are made. 114 THE SKIN THE SCARRED BROW A scar involving the brow may show very plainly asthe result of contrast and tattooing cleverly performed maysecure a tinting of the scar identical to that of the brqw.Proper tinting of a scar coupled with the removal of alldistorted hair may render a scar noticeable.
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CHAPTER XI REMOVAL OF MOLES, PORT-WINE MARKS,WARTS AND WENS Pigmented elevations of the skin called moles areamong the most frequent cosmetic difficulties. Frequentlythese growths are most disfiguring, and yet the person soafflicted will hesitate at any attempt to remove them, fear-ing that a cancer might come/ if any such effort shouldbe made. For the comfort of the patient and ease of mind tothe operated it may be stated, that at the present day, prac-tically all of the best authorities are united in declaringthat the danger does not come from removing these growthsbut from allowing them to remain. Any mole, wart, or growth of this description is inreality nothing but a combination of misplaced cells. Irri-tation may at any time cause these cells to grow and inturn press upon healthy tissue, thus producing an inflamma-tion. Hence the most practical as well as the only sensiblemethod is to remove every growth of this kind as quicklyas possible. Do not wait until it has grown to a cer
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