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A 37-year-old member asked:

is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Yes: Some lasers help with hyperpigmentation and scarring such as fractional co2, co2, erbium:yag, fraxel, ktp and nd:yag lasers. Ipl devices also help with hyperpigmentation. Thermage and other skin tightening procedures can help with scarring.

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Can children have their refractive errors corrected with laser surgery?

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Dr. David Kira
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How can I reduce the scarring from a 2-week old first degree burn?

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Tincture of time: A first degree burn is one where the skin is red but there is no blistering. They also generally tend to burn or hurt. A true first degree burn should settle down in about 3-5 days. The redness and burning should be gone by then.
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How can I address liver scarring and cirrhosis?

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Live healthy: The liver has an amazing ability to regenerate itself if further damage is not done. If you have infectious hepatitis, see your doctor for possible medical treatments. If you are not a candidate for these, avoid liver toxins such as alcohol, paint fumes and tylenol (acetaminophen). Keep hydrated and eat properly. You may need special vitamens and supplements to maintain health so see your nutritionist.

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