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what is the definition or description of: profractional laser therapy?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: The profractional targets damaged tissue by creating tiny microchannels beneath the skin’s surface. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to form a new collagen base. As damaged cells are replaced with new and healthy tissue – your skin is rejuvenated, profractional technology targets only damaged tissue, allowing the healthy surrounding tissue to speed recovery time.

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Can the laser be used to treat ocular melanoma?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
In general, yes...: Surgery for any given tumor (om or otherwise) is always very patient specific. What works for one patient may be totally inappropriate for another. The best therapy depends on the details of a patient, which necessarily can't be discussed here. Seek out a facility and physician team that has lots of experience with your type of tumor.
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Can I play laser tag with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

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Dr. Bart Denys
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Defibrillator: Absolutely! laser tag does not involve high intensity radio waves. It takes a very high intensity source to confuse or interfere with an aicd. Examples are welding generators and engine induction systems (hanging over a running car engine). Microwave if you decide to crawl into it etc... Enjoy life!
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Is laser treatment common for hyperpigmentation?

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Dr. Shalini Gupta
Dermatology 25 years experience
Usually: Hyperpigmentation can be caused by prior scars or inflammation of the skin and is more common in patients who tan easily. It can also be related to sun exposure or hormones & sun (melasma). Specific pigment targeted lasers can be very beneficial in breaking this pigment up and work much faster than peels or creams. Skin peels, hydroquinone, retinols & sunscreen can be helpful for maintenance.
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Can you remove a keratosis pilaris alba by a laser?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris alba (kp) and no cure and treatment is individualized. Depending on the severity of presentation, medical treatment can be combined with minor surgical treatment such as extractions, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser hair reduction, intense pulsed light therapy, .
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What are some benefits of skin laser resurfacing?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Younger smooth skin: Laser skin resurfacing helps to remove damaged skin and replace it with newer, fresher skin which appears younger, smoother and tighter. It helps with wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, bumps and other textural irregularities.

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