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Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Non- ablative: Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the gentle safety of non-ablative lasers. So you get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and less downtime. ...Read more

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Yag Laser (Definition)

Yag stands for yttrium-aluminum-garnet, the elements which compose the crystal used in this laser. The wavelength of laser disrupts molecular bonds, causing breakage of tissue without burning or heat. This type of laser is useful for some intra-ocular procedures, including iridotomy and capsulotomy, as well as hair removal, as mentioned previously. A modified yag is used ...Read more


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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Yes, very effective: The Fraxel Dual offers two lasers: one to target the surface for tone and texture and one to target deeper layers to treat fine lines and acne scarring. Results can be seen immediately but will improve for the following 3-6 months ...Read more

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Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing. ...Read more

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What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

Does not remove skin: Ablation refers to removing layers of the skin with a laser. Non-ablative lasers do not do this and are hence associated with less recovery time. Depending on the laser, they target pigmentation, vessels or water. This interaction of light with the tissue generates heat and promotes new collagen growth. These lasers are more popular because of the shorter recovery period. ...Read more

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Whats iris depigmentation laser surgery?

Whats iris depigmentation laser surgery?

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. ...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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Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

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. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Difference between ipl and diode laser?

Difference between ipl and diode laser?

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 length is not as narrowly focused. A diode laser is comprised of semiconductors where an active medium is formed by p-n junction emitting a monochromatic and coherent beam. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Yes: As always if you first get a consult with a doctor at a medspa you can analyze your specific skin needs and determone if that doctor has the correct equipment to meet your needs. There are many types of lasers that do skin resurfacing and are all very differrent in how deep they go, the level of energy used, the skill of the doctor performing the procedure, and specific goals being met. ...Read more

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Is laser acne removal effective?

Is laser acne removal effective?

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" character they give. I know you will make the right decision for yourself. ...Read more

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What is laser photocoagulation?

What is laser photocoagulation?

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, sparing other structures. The energy then is transformed to heat in the target and that seals up the blood vessel by coagulating it. ...Read more

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Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal effective?

Is laser hair removal effective?

Yes: I have had laser hair reduction. It smarted and i needed to bite on a towel but it was worth it. Approximately 90% reduction. I recommend the candela gentlelase. (i do not own one but that is the one i lease). ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more

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After effects of yag laser?

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Effect of yag laser: It depends if it long pulse or q- switched yag. The q- switched yag is used for tattoo removal and brown spots . It often leaves black and blue , slight graying, or mild to moderate crusting , or slight whitening of the skin. ...Read more

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What is the outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

Hole in the iris: This procedure is done in order to lower the risk of angle closure in patients with anatomically narrow angles. If the iris and the cornea are in close proximity they may touch and by doing so, block the drainage pathway of the eye. The hole made by the yag laser serves to provide a pathway for fluid to move between the front and back of the eye. ...Read more

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Yag laser and and can you get glaucoma from it ?

Yag  laser and and can you get  glaucoma from it ?

Low risk: Yag laser used to help clarify vision following cataract surgery is very common and has low risk. That being said, less than 5% of patients may experience iop elevation that usually is transient. In patients at higher risk (ie. Those with moderately severe glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma) an iop check 60' post laser is advisable. Treating the eye pre ; post laser with iop reducing meds is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the long term outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

What is the long term outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

Excellent: This is a curative procedure for narrow angle glaucoma and works very well. It is usually done in both eyes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between argon laser and yag laser?

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. Argon), a liquid or a solid (e.g. Yag) . When excited by electricity these substances give off light energy of a unique wavelenth. Some wavelengths of light heat tissue, while others are absorbed by colored molecules such as melanin or hemaglobin. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a yag laser & an argon laser?

Wavelength: The difference is the wavelength of the amplified ligh. The wavelength will have a direct impact on its effects and target tissues. ...Read more

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What is the long term efficacy and outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

What is the long term efficacy and outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

Great Prognosis: Irdiotomy for narrow angle glaucoma is usually 100% effective in preventing a glaucoma "attack" from angle closure glaucoma. This is true if the iridotomy is created by a laser or other methods. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between argon laser and yag laser?

Different effects: Argon lasers produce effects by heating tissues while yag lasers produce effect by disrupting tissue. So argon lasers are good for shrinking tissue and cautery. Yag lasers are good for cutting tissue. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between a yag laser & an argon laser?

A YAG laser operates: via photo-disruption and the tissue is removed via this process. An argon laser will photo-coagulate which will coagulate or burn tissue. Each has its purpose depending on the disease process affecting the eye. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the long term efficacy and outcome of yag laser iridotomy?

See below: YAG iridotomy greatly reduces the chances of developing acute (and chonic) angle-closure glaucoma which can quickly damage one's vision. If your angles are sufficiently narrow, it is recommended that you have this procedure done. Talk to your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using a yag laser in order to perform a surgery? What is so great about a yag laser as compared to conventional surgery? .

The : The yag laser is just a tool used to treat various conditions, it may or may not be better than conventional surgery, depending on your goals and personal circumstances. Lasers just fire 1 wavelength of light. Each laser is powered by an energy source (some use a standard outlet, others use special outlets), however what makes each laser unique is the medium through which the energy is delivered, that gives you the wavelength of light. Another property of laser surgery is the speed with which that energy is delivered. Nd:yag lasers fire their energy through a crystal (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) and emit light at 1064nm. Depending on the speed of that delivery, the 1064nm wavelength can be used to treat unwanted hair, unsightly birth marks or tattoo ink in the world of dermatology. At las vegas dermatology, we have 2 nd:yag lasers- one fires in the millisecond range and is used for hair removal in darker skin typed individuals, the other is a q-switched nd:yag laser, which fires its energy in the nanosecond range to destroy tattoo ink (a particle much smaller than hair requiring energy delivery over a very short period of time). ...Read more

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What all is yag laser used for?

What all is yag laser used for?

YAG laser uses: The yag laser is used for eye procedures as noted by dr chang. Depending on wavelength, the yag laser is also used for vascular lesions like spider veins and telangiectasias, as well as tattoo removal, skin tightening, and hair removal. ...Read more

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How much does a yag laser procedure cost?

How much does a yag laser procedure cost?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: yag laser?

Photodisruptive lase: Yag stands for yttrium-aluminum-garnet, the elements which compose the crystal used in this laser. The wavelength of laser disrupts molecular bonds, causing breakage of tissue without burning or heat. This type of laser is useful for some intra-ocular procedures, including iridotomy and capsulotomy, as well as hair removal, as mentioned previously. A modified yag is used to lower eye pressure. ...Read more

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Just had yag laser surgery and my vision is more cloudy?

Just had yag laser surgery and my vision is more cloudy?

Laser surgery: Yag capsulotomy uses a laser to clear cloudy vision after cataract surgery. The laser essentially destroys the central portion of the cloudy capsule that causes the hazy vision. It is typical for vision to remain cloudy for up to 1-2 days after the procedure. If it has been longer, or the visionis getting worse, go back to the eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Yag laser (q-switched) birthmark removal..How well does this work?

Yag laser (q-switched) birthmark removal..How well does this work?

Depends on type: Depends on type of birthmark and laser. YAG lasers can vary slightly on their targets. Birthmarks can be reddish or purple vascular type lesions or pigmented mole type lesions. Vascular lesions seem to do well with my YAG (non-Q) laser and laser pigmented lesions need excision. If you doctor has experience and can show you their photos of similar lesions they have treated should be fine. ...Read more

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Will insurance cover yag laser surgery? What are the chances of my insurance covering my yag laser surgery? .

Will insurance cover yag laser surgery? What are the chances of my insurance covering my yag laser surgery?

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Depends: On why the surgery is being done. It is likely the doctor's office can tell you whether the surgery will be covered by insurance. It usually is. ...Read more

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After effects of yag laser on eye?

After effects of yag laser on eye?

Short lived floaters: The most common effect after yag laser capsulotomy for an "after cataract" is floaters and improved vision. The floaters should resolve within a few days. If you experience loss of vision, please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Laser (Definition)

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