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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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Laser (Definition)

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


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Do board certified dermatologists typically offer skin tightening laser treatments?

Do board certified dermatologists typically offer skin tightening laser treatments?

Depends: While some board-certified dermatologist do perform these procedures others focus their practices and other areas and do not. It is import to find a center that has this treatment as an area of expertise and that can include a reputable med spa for plastic surgeons office as well. Be sure to ask for an review before-and-after pictures and reviews prior to consenting to any treatments. ...Read more

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Do dermabrasion and laser treatments work?

Do dermabrasion and laser treatments work?

Yes 4 proper indicat: Yes they do work excellently when used for the stated indications. For example lasers have provided a revolutionary treatment for vascular malformations and tattoo removal. Dermabrasion works well for superficial epidermal lesions. ...Read more

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Are curretage medical procedures painful?

Are curretage medical procedures painful?

Yes, especially dila: Yes it is dilatation of the cervix that is painful. It is better to have some sedation. Can also be done with cervical local anesthetic block but i still vote for sedation. ...Read more

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Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Unlikely/rare: It depends on your state medicaid regulations. The only condition likely to get paid for that is for lymphedema treatment because treatment effects are objectively measurable. ...Read more

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Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Acne: Depending on the situation and appearance it could be medical and/or cosmetic, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist as the starting point. ...Read more

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Does corneal abrasion require medical attention?

Does corneal abrasion require medical attention?

Usually: Because abrasions are typically painful, usually they are checked out. Also antibiotics should be utilized to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Are laser surgery and chemical peels good for treating eye wrinkles ?

Are laser surgery and chemical peels good for treating eye wrinkles  ?

Yes: Depending on how bad the wrinkles and the cause, laser or peels can really help wrinkles. Some wrinkles may be better treated with Botox if they are the result of over-active muscles and other wrinkles by surgery if they are from too much skin. Your plastic surgeon can help you decide which is best. ...Read more

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Are there any Laser skin Lightening/Whitening doctors or clinics in Massachusetts?

Are there any Laser skin Lightening/Whitening doctors or clinics in Massachusetts?

See a dermatologist: The question is too vague for an answer. Is there a specific problem? ...Read more

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Are there any laser treatments for acne marks or pitted scars?

Are there any laser treatments for acne marks or pitted scars?

Yes: There are a variety of options if you wish to be rid of acne scars; lasers are one choice. There's also the option of keeping them, as some of hollywood's stars have done. It's your body and your decision. ...Read more

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Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Nothing works well: The main thing you should do is make sure you control your active lesions. Once you get a scar, lasers, peels, creams, dermabrasions just do not work well! come on in and we can discuss your options. http://www.orangecountyplasticsurgery.com/index.html. ...Read more

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Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Yes, But,: We are human & we all have things that bother us too but our professional training helps us to deal with them anyway. Also, it is one reason we may choose a different specialty - to avoid the things we don't like. In many ways it is like changing baby's diaper, no one likes to do it but we do it since it needs to be done! we also may assign the task to someone that is less bothered by it ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

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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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Could corneal abrasion require medical attention?

Yes: Minor scuff areas may heal naturally if bathed in normal tear film. When the come to a doc's attention, they are usually painful and deeper and deserve monitoring for proper healing.I often use an antibiotic eye drop to keep invasive bacteria away from the wound. Patching was often used in the past but is of little value. I send the worst cases to an eye doc for close monitoring ( deep scratches). ...Read more

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Who benefits from laser skin resurfacing?

Who benefits from  laser skin resurfacing?

Many candidates: Laser skin resurfacing now encompasses traditional full field (complete skin coverage), fractional (partial skin coverage that is ablative vs non-ablative, ie removal and intense heating vs milder heating of tissue) and combination (hybrid) techniques. These different approaches enable treatment of light, medium and darker skin types and many conditions (eg acne scarring, sun damage, wrinkles). ...Read more

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Do vaginal tightening laser treatments work?

Do vaginal tightening laser treatments work?

Surgery yes, Laser?: Perineoplasty reconstructs the muscles damaged during childbirth which narrows the vaginal opening improving sensation for you and your partner during intercourse. Your kegel muscle is also more effective. A laser is a tool, but honestly there are no studies to prove that the procedure is more or less effective with or without it. ...Read more

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