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Blisters After Laser 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?
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.
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.
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 hyperpigmentationSee 5 more doctor answers
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).See 3 more doctor answers
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.
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.
Perhaps: But only an examination can give you the definitive answer. Not all patients with PDS require treatment. Take care.
Very safe: Long term effects should be to lessen the scar.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Patients who get a pressure rise with a phenylephrine test benefit from peripheral iridotomy.
TX "icepick"scars: NO! Other TX's - subcision, fillers, fat grafting, etc.
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