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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Several uses: Typically a yag capsulotomy after cataract surgery to clear up the vision or iridotomy to eliminate narrow angle closure (pupillary block).
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: There are many uses for a nd:yag laser and it depends on the area and goal from hair removal to skin tightening.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Sorokin
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lasers: Lasers are commonly used to treat problems in cosmetic medicine. A yag laser is often used to treat hair removal or veins.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Some redness: There is a possibility of erythema(redness)which may last for a few days.Topical aquaphor provides relief. Usually this is reversible.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fraxel: Fraxel laser treatments are non ablative. Typically, the healing is completed in 2-3 days.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: It really depends on the pigment issue and the type of laser. Make sure that you treat with topical pigment suppression for 4-6 weeks before treatmen ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Very good: Like any treatment, as long as expectations are reasonable, the fraxel can get very good improvement (not perfection) in skin rejuvenation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Laser resurfacing of the face is effective in removing fine wrinkles, improving smoothness, and decreasing pigmentation.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Yes fraxel can help: scars as do many other lasers, see a laser specialist who is a fellow of the american society of laser medicine and surgery for help.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Well I am not aware : Of this but i suspect that you can affect the pigment cells and certain pigments using laser wavelengths of light. Kind of like remoiving a tatoo.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Chung
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: But depending on the problem.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue
24 years experience Dermatology
Light laser: Non ablative laser is another name for lasers that don't take of the entire top laser of the skin such ablative laser examples are co2 or erbium yag l ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Coherence: Ipl stands for intense pulse light- uses light of a specific wavelength but it is not a laser because the light beams do not converge and the wave len ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Very little risk: Very safe, use of various lasers is a great advancement in eye surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
36 years experience Dermatology
Laser photocoag: Laser energy is focused light energy of one wavelength. The light is absorbed into the target that is known to absorb that wavelength of light well, s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Wrinkle removal: Laser resurfacing is a way to peel a layer of skin. In doing so, brown spots are removed, reorganization of underlying collagen ocurs, and smoothing ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Neither: It is not the efficiency you should be looking at, but safety and good repeatable results. When you compare pure laser lipo and ual, ual wins for safe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Both lasers and fillers have worked remarkably well. Remember that you have a choice; some hollywood leading men like the scars and the "tough guy" c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: It removes superficial abnormalites by vaporizing them. It will not get rid of hanging skin.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hair removal: Lasers, in general, can remove hair from a variety of body areas. If done by a qualified professional, this includes the face. The "best" laser fo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wavelength of light: Medical lasers work by using electrical energy to excite a "laser medium". The laser medium can be a natural or synthetic substance such as a gas (e.g ... Read More
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