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Doctor insights on: Cosmetic Lasers

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


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Moles were removed via cosmetic laser. Some came back and were excised. Pathology showed dysplasia. Can laser cause false appearance of dysplasia?

Moles were removed via cosmetic laser. Some came back and were excised. Pathology showed dysplasia. Can laser cause false appearance of dysplasia?

Dysplastic nevi: Lasers cannot cause dysplasia. Dysplasia is precancerous and should be addressed by complete removal with clear margins. Not all but some of the dysplastic nevi will eventually turn into melanoma. ...Read more

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Can I get cosmetic laser hair removal if I have vitiligo?

Can I get cosmetic laser hair removal if I have vitiligo?

Yes: Laser hair removal only works on darkly pigmented hair; it will not work well on white/grey/blonde/lt brown hair. The skin color will not make too much of a difference. ...Read more

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Physical symptoms can I expect after facial laser cosmetic surgery? Looks like my face is sloughing off.

Physical symptoms can I expect after facial laser cosmetic surgery? Looks like my face is sloughing off.

Depends...: The expectations depend a lot on the type of laser and depth or treatment. Your doctor should have told you what to expect. For a deeper level of treatment, the degree of redness and swelling can be high. Contact your laser surgeon to answer your questions, and be sure to ask questions before the procedure if you aren't sure what to expect. ...Read more

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Can pathology show false positive for dysplasia if benign Nevus previously disturbed via laser ablation/cosmetic attempted removal?

Can pathology show false positive for dysplasia if benign Nevus previously disturbed via laser ablation/cosmetic attempted removal?

Deramtopathologist: You need a very well trained dermtopathologist to determine the true cellular components of the dysplasia. Tt can easily confused with M.Mealnoma in situ... ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

Cosmetic: Although the devices and procedures should be monitored carefully by a physician's office, I would consider this to be a cosmetic procedure. ...Read more

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Can insurance cover for eye laser, or is it a cosmetic surgery?

Eyelid surgery: If the surgery will enhance the persons ability to see ie excise excess skin to the upper lids to improve the field of vision then insurance many times will cover it. Www. Beautybybrueck. Com. ...Read more

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What are side effects of laser skin resurfacing for acne scars? Should it be avoided for its side effects? Is it considered a cosmetic operation?

What are side effects of laser skin resurfacing for acne scars? Should it be avoided for its side effects? Is it considered a cosmetic operation?

It's worth it: Please forgive my frankness. Acne scars are a serious liability especially for a young woman. There's no "right" or "wrong" but this is a fact of life. I'm very sorry that your acne was not treated as it should have been. Be sure you acne is now under control -- your physician can help -- and continue this cosmetic, important procedure, ignoring the scare stories you read online. ...Read more

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Should I go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

Should I go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more. ...Read more

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What's the latis laser?

What's the latis laser?

LaTIS laser: It's called the "clot buster" laser: used in immediate post-stroke scenarios to vaporize blood clots in the treatment of strokes. ...Read more

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What is botox cosmetic?

What is botox cosmetic?

What is Botox?: Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles. For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines. ...Read more

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What is laser liposuction?

Laser Assisted LPS: Uses certain laser frequencies to help liquify and heat the fat and subskin areas (theoretically to tighten the skin). Results are not significantly different that with syringe or low pressure machine lps. Major marketing claims better results, but clinical experience suggests that laser and ultrasound uses are not of great advantage, and usually cost more. Many use both. ...Read more

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What is laser resurfacing?

What is laser resurfacing?

Skin Stimulating: Laser resurfacing can be used to help reducing fine lines/wrinkles as well as minor blemishes and acne scaring. It is accomplished mainly in two ways... The first way is by removing thin layers of superficial skin. The other way is by stimulating collagen growth and production which is helpful in areas of fine lines and wrinkles. ...Read more

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Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Otoplasty cosmetic: I assume you mean otoplasty, which is "pinning" the ears back. It is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Does laser help curing lordosis?

Does laser help curing lordosis?

No: Simple answer. NO. laser works in eye and skin and various other sites but cannot cure congenital bone abnormality. ...Read more

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Retinal tear laser complications?

Retinal tear laser complications?

Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a detachment happens anyway. There can be some discomfort during the laser procedure, but there is virtually no risk of inflammation, and no risk of infection. It is remotely possible that the laser could be applied to an unintended part of the retina. ...Read more

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Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Yes: The use of laser technology in performing hysterectomy is not common. Their are many methods of performing a minimally invasive or laparoscopic hysterectomy that are just as effective and safer than laser. The vast majority of hysterectomies performed can be performed through tiny laparoscopic incisions. ...Read more

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What amount is laser tatoo removal?

What amount is laser tatoo removal?

Cost or number: If you are asking about the cost you can figure a credit card size tattoo will come to about $3000 from day one to completion.
If you are asking about the number of treatments that depends on color, ink load, position on the body scaring etc the average is just over 8 treatments ...Read more

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Can cosmetic be absorbed by our skin?

Can cosmetic be absorbed by our skin?

Almost never: Commercially available cosmetics will not be absorbed through the skin which is highly resistant and impenetrable. Some might enter in the presence of dimethylsulfoxide. Be cautious about cosmetics not in the usual commercial category that you might find on line produced in countries with limited regulation. ...Read more

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Can a nurse perform laser liposuction?

Can a nurse perform laser liposuction?

they shouldn't: The question is not whether they can, but rather should they. I would highly recommend having your cosmetic surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon. The technical expertise in performing surgery and ability to manage complications is what physicians are trained for. Typically nonphysicians have little more than a weekend course in procedures such as injectables. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cosmetic sugery?

Can you tell me about cosmetic sugery?

That is such an open: Ended question. In theory it is a way to help your skin look and feel a little younger and can include lasers, fillers, neuromodulators, but even face-lifts and brow lifts. See a board certified dermatologist or derm surgeon, or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What exactly is a facial vs peel vs laser?

What exactly is a facial vs peel vs laser?

Skin rejuvenation: There are different ways to rejuvenate the facial skin to reduce the skin damage caused by time and the sun. A facial is usually a light exfoliation that removes the most superficial layers. Various chemical peels can cause superficial or somewhat deeper treatments. Different types of lasers can also be used to rejuvenate the facial skin. Talk to your doctor to see what's right for you. ...Read more

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How does laser spine institute (lsi) help?

How does laser spine institute (lsi) help?

Always ask: It would be in your best interest to assure that the physician is board certified by a reputable medical board. For neurosurgeons, that is the abns (www. Abns. Org). If they are not certified or at least eligible (recently trained docs), find one who is.. ...Read more

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What are some low price cosmetic surgeries?

What are some low price cosmetic surgeries?

Many: There may be many low priced surgeries that are considered "cosmetic" for example "skin tag" removal is a simple in office procedure and may be only 1-200 dollars as opposed to major cosmetic surgery like breast augmentation, facial reconstruction, etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What happens during an iol laser procedure?

Laser sculpting: This is the use of a laser (termed femtosecond laser) to cut an opening in the lens for the ultrasonic probe to enter and remove the cataract. Some consider this more precise and safe than the capsulorhexis that is most commonly used now. Others think it is an expensive addition which adds time to the procedure and from which the long term results are no better than current methods. ...Read more

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Which laser works better: thermage or titan?

Which laser works better: thermage or titan?

Comparable: These care probably comparable technologies with the owners claiming superiority of their product over the other. V2mrlx. ...Read more