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Will Laser Resurfacing Remove Age Spots
Hyperpig/IPL: Maybe best to see dermatologist in person to evaluation the hyperpigmemtation issues. ...Read more
Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more
Noninvasive therapy: All non invasive therapies have VERY limited results, that is why they are 'non invasive'... If you are looking for minimal to less than modest results than these therapies are for you, but they have a costs $$$$. Just be careful out there... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A safer laser: Fractional lasers improve the face by tightening skin and softening wrinkles to give you a "refreshed" look. The co2 laser is the most aggressive and best at tightening and softening deep lines. It is particularly good around the eyes and mouth. A fractional laser works by delivering the beam that covers 20-30% of the skin area. This decreases risks and recovery, but requires 2-3 treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
How does laser hair removal for full body and face work? How many sessions before permanent generally? Risks? Will laser fade scar marks too?
Laser hair removal: It works by heating and destroying the follicular unit of the individual hairs thereby inhibiting future hair growth and can work for hairs anywhere on the body. The number of sessions depends on your skin and hair color, and the location and density of hair. On average, 3-5 sessions (~4-6 weeks apart), will result in 50-80% reduction in hair growth. ...Read more
Can the Fraxel 1550 resurface superficial burn scars from laser tattoo removal? I'm desperate to diminish its appearance.
Possibly: i would say that depending on how irregular or prominent the scar is, it may help blend and smooth the scar. It is unlikely to hurt anything other than your wallet. :) Depending on the size of the affected area you maybe be able to excise the bad areas, but that will leave a scar as well, just likely flat and thin. ...Read more
Combination approach: There are a number of options: chemical peels, fractionated laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, scar subcision along with topical retinoids, topical vitamin c, and Alpha hydroxy acids. A combination approach i find is best for superior results. While treatment may not 100% eliminate, many patients are extremely satisfied. ...Read more
Presently: The lasers we have now will only give 50 to 75% improvement. See dermatologist or plastic surgeon who does this for consultation. ...Read more
My dermo recommended fraxel laser on my old acne scars on face, 3 treatments. Will my face become scarless & remain permanently? Is there downtime?
In how many sessions does erbium fractional resurfacing laser therapy show visible results on scars?
Thats a really hard: question. It really depends on the scars (size, thickness, cause, duration). You should speak with the laser surgeon performing the procedure . Make sure they are a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. And Erbium lasers should only be performed by MD! ...Read more
What method of permanent hair removal can remove unpigmented hairs on lip and chin? Did laser hair removal treatment cause vitiligo to spread
Is a procedure used to smooth the skin and remove pigmentation irregularities. Co2 and erbium lasers are the most common modalities. If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, you should also research chemical peels and dermabrasion. Sometime these alternatives ...Read more
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