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Had laser treatment for a dark/age spot on my nose yesterday. Its very red/bruised w a small blister bump in the middle. Normal? Treatment?

Had laser treatment for a dark/age spot on my nose yesterday. Its very red/bruised w a small blister bump in the middle. Normal? Treatment?

Yes: The laser is directed and highly concentrated light that causes a thermal burn in some cases but if the area does not appear to be healing given the post-laser care advised, then call the healthcare provider that performed the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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What is cold laser treatment used to treat?

What is cold laser treatment used to treat?

Cold laser: Cold lasers generally emit led lights which, depending on which technology is being used, help with wound healing, fat cell shrinkage (not fat cell destruction) and collagen stimulation. They are not as effective for collagen stimulation as other more aggressive lasers, but can help mitigate aging. Also, they do not hurt. ...Read more

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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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Please help! What is this zerona laser treatment?

Please help! What is this zerona laser treatment?

Not effective: The first generation of this device has not been effective and as a result many dissatisfied patients. If my memory serves me correctly, the company is launching newer products that might be more effective, but I would hold off until they can show better clinical outcome. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment common for hyperpigmentation?

Is laser treatment common for hyperpigmentation?

Yes: Yes. It is often utilized to treat hyperpigmentation from aging, sun damage and melasma. With melasma it is important to do a test area prior to complete treatment to ensure there is not worsening of the condition. There are several topical preparations that can also aid in the treatment of hyperpigmentation ...Read more

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Can laser treatment for acne really help?

Can laser treatment for acne really help?

Absolutely: It is one the best treatments for results and combines products and medications for a long term solution. It is amazing and is done widely. ...Read more

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How useful is laser treatment for plantar warts?

It can be: There are many different ways to treat warts. The laser is a useful (and expensive) tool to treat them, but I cannot say that using one works significantly better than other measures. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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What is green laser treatment for prosate cancer?

What is green laser treatment for prosate cancer?

For BPH: Greenlight laser ablation of the prostate is normally used for treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy after medical management has failed. Its use in treatment of prostate cancer would not offer a cure, but would be useful in relieving obstructive symptoms in men who have received treatment other than surgery (i.e., radiation or hormonal therapy). ...Read more

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What is the cost of fractioned co2 laser treatment?

What is the cost of fractioned co2 laser treatment?

Can be variable: Hi. Fractional co2 laser costs can be quite variable. The costs depends on where you are located, the degree or depth of the treatment and if you purchase a package of treatments or a single treatment. In our area, the costs can range between $750-1500. ...Read more

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Should I consider laser treatment for onychomycosis?

Should I consider laser treatment for onychomycosis?

IT'S AN OPTION: It's a newer technology. Insurance may not cover, so you pay out of pocket. It's not a guarantee of success, either. ...Read more

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Does the laser treatment completely get rid of scars?

Does the laser treatment completely get rid of scars?

Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6. ...Read more

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Will I need laser treatment for pigment dispersion syndrome?

Will I need laser treatment for pigment dispersion syndrome?

Perhaps: But only an examination can give you the definitive answer. Not all patients with PDS require treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis?

Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more

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What are the complications of endovenous laser treatment (evlt)?

What are the complications of endovenous laser treatment (evlt)?

Endovenous laser: Complication chances are minimal. There a 1% risk of blood clot. There is a small chance of skin numbness as a results of thermal injury to nerves. Small chance of skin pigmentation / discoloration at treatment sites, but this usually resolves. Small chance of vein damage or bleeding. Have a board-certified vein specialist perform your procedure (preferrably a vascular surgeon). ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of sunspots without laser treatment?

Is there any way to get rid of sunspots without laser treatment?

Yes: Over the counter treatments may help a little but not as effective as prescription topicals and medical procedures such as microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, chemical acid peels, lasers. Try topical bleaching creams, glycolic acid, Retin-A (tretinoin) or retinol. There are also home peels that you can try. Avoiding the sun and protection is most important to prevent worsening of the sun spots. ...Read more

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I had endovenous laser treatment (evlt) complications. Who do I see?

I had endovenous laser treatment (evlt) complications. Who do I see?

EVLT Complications: Depends on who did the treatment & what the complication was. If a vascular surgeons performed your treatment, then they should be able to deal effectively with any complication. Blood clot or vein damage complications are typically best treated by a vascular surgeon, and there is a chance you may need catheter thrombolysis to dissolve the clot. Treat the complication as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I had endovenous laser treatment (evlt) complications?

What to do if I had endovenous laser treatment (evlt) complications?

Complications differ: Following EVLT different types of complications can occur. The most significant would be the development of DVT, but fortunately, this is a very rare complication. The most common complaints (which are not necessarily complications) that I see are bruising, swelling, "lumps" from the microphlebectomy areas, redness along the laser site and occasionally numbness. See a vein specialist if worried. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need laser treatment for pigment dispersion syndrome?

Do you think I'll need laser treatment for pigment dispersion syndrome?

Maybe: Patients who get a pressure rise with a phenylephrine test benefit from peripheral iridotomy. ...Read more

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Is it true that icepick scars can ONLY be removed via laser treatment?

Is it true that icepick scars can ONLY be removed via laser treatment?

TX "icepick"scars: NO! Other TX's - subcision, fillers, fat grafting, etc. ...Read more

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Can I undergo laser treatment for scars when I am still getting breakouts?

Can I undergo laser treatment for scars when I am still getting breakouts?

Better wait.: It is usually better and safer to wait until the breakouts are under control. A good skin care program appropriate for your type of skin should be instituted until the condition has stabilized; then laser treatment can be done with optimal results. ...Read more

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I have facial hair currently get laser treatment and no shedding. What is wrong?

I have facial hair currently get laser treatment and no shedding. What is wrong?

See Endocrinologist: If not on medication that can be causing the issue, may have hormone imbalance. Suggest seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hi, can a laser treatment cause melasma? Hi, can a laser treatment CAUSE melasma?

Hi, can a laser treatment cause melasma? Hi, can a laser treatment CAUSE melasma?

Melasma: Melasma is usually caused by hormonal changes causing darkening of the skin. Laser therapy is often used to treat melasma. Initially after laser treatment the skin will get darker until it sloughs and heals. ...Read more

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Can slt laser treatment be used repeatedly and effectively on a glaucoma patient?

Can slt laser treatment be used repeatedly and effectively on a glaucoma patient?

Yes: Slt can be repeated however subsequent treatments may not be as efficacious. Some glaucoma patients may need to have their pressure reduced greater than slt can provide alone. Medication or filtering surgery may be necessary in some glaucoma patients. ...Read more

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Question on how I could lighten my scar. Any ideas of ways other than laser treatment?

Question on how I could lighten my scar. Any ideas of ways other than laser treatment?

Raw honey, aloe gel: The cause of the scar and it's age are not noted. Scars take about 1 year to fully heal. I would suggest using ~ 50:50 mix of Aloe gel (preferably from a plant) and raw honey applied to the entire scar daily and as needed. When I burned my hand, I used a clean sock to cover my hand at night. Apply a dressing over the area if possible. Be patient and let time above treatment do its work. ...Read more

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