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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop Dr. Vanderloop
Podiatry
9 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What type of laser treatment can get rid of hyper pigmentation scars ?

What type of laser treatment can get rid of hyper pigmentation scars

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Scar treatment: CO2 and infrared lasers are used for scar reduction/removal attempt. There are also different types of prescription and over the counter creams/ointments that can help greatly diminish the appearance of scars. Surgical scarring can be reduced with suturing technique as well as treatment during the healing phase. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Laser (Definition)

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


Dr. Megan Jack Dr. Jack
Surgery - Plastics
17 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Leonard Grossman Dr. Grossman
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
New York Medical College
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My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

See below: That really depends on the type of scars you have. Generally speaking, scars never disappear, but they may look better after laser treatment. Good luck from NYC ...Read more

Dr. Anifat Balogun Dr. Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment?

What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment?

Peel vs Laser: Your doctor had the advantage of being able to see the kind and event of scarring your are looking to improve and what your skin type is. Patients with darker skin tones are not idea candidates for laser treatments. Extensive scarring typically will not be significantly improved with just chemical peels. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mele Dr. Mele
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that i cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that i cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Seeing is believing: A doctor who has seen you has more information than we can get from you online. Scars cannot be completely removed. They are how we heal; however, sometimes additional treatment can help reduce a scar. Consult several board certified plastic surgeons in your area, and be realistic about what can be done. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Mountcastle Dr. Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
18 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Dr. Nasrin Mani Dr. Mani
Dermatology
36 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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How to get rid of acne scars under $100. I have acne scars and have been trying to get rid of it so bad but i don't know what is good for a 15 year old boy! i looked up acid treatment and laser treatment but is unsure about which to pick.

How to get rid of acne scars under $100. I have acne scars and have been trying to get rid of it so bad but i don't know what is good for a 15 year old boy! i looked up acid treatment and laser treatment but is unsure about which to pick.

Unfortunately : Unfortunately you will not be able to get rid of acne scars for that amount. The gold standard for acne scar improvement is fractional laser done multiple times - and that is usuallly between $500 to $800 per session. If your scars are merely dark areas, you should use a good sunblock all the time and try a few of the dark spot correctors (neutrogena is one) any over the counter treatment will only be minimally effective in correcting discoloration, but if a big issue is dark marks, anything that helps is a plus. Red marks will eventually resolve on their own if you don't "worry" the skin by picking or using abrasive scrubs. As for actual scarring that causes a shadow because of the depth, your only solution lies in a medical office. The big factor to control is your acne to prevent further scarring. If you are still breaking out, most dermatology visits will fall under insurance - as will the topical and oral medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is the difference between peels and laser treatment to get rid of acne scars?

What is the difference between peels and laser treatment to get rid of acne scars?

Very similar: Both techniques remove the top layers of the skin and are usually limited to epidermis. However most scars occur in the dermis. Peels or laser resurfacing that are used to treat the dermis may have a higher risk of scarring. Newer laser techniques use fractionated or pixelated therapy to avoid a full surface injury. By leaving islands of normal skin intact, healing proceeds faster & with less risk. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Hi! I would like to find out how to effectively get rid of acne & scars. I've considered laser treatment and phototherapy.

Hi! I would like to find out how to effectively get rid of acne & scars. I've considered laser treatment and phototherapy.

Your best option is: to make an appointment with a Board Certified Dermatologist near you. He/she will be able to evaluate your problem and discuss multiple different options for your management. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam Dr. Arumugam
Surgery - Plastics
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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Is it good for you to get laser treatment for acne scars?

Is it good for you to get laser treatment for acne scars?

May Be: Correct laser treatments for acne scars may help for some patients, but may not help others. Also, on the same patient some scars could get better results than some other scars. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman Dr. Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Can you get laser treatment for acne scars on your face?

Can you get laser treatment for acne scars on your face?

Acne scar options: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Herbich Dr. Herbich
Dermatology
36 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Ralph Rosato Dr. Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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What to do if i was planning to get laser treatment for my acne scars. I was wondering if its good for u?

What to do if i was planning to get laser treatment for my acne scars. I was wondering if its good for u?

Lasers are a good: Option for improving acne scars. Be sure to follow your surgeons instruction for after care to the letter for the best results. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. David Motoki Dr. Motoki
Surgery - Plastics
37 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Is it possible to get laser treatment for acne scars if you have pimples on your face?

Is it possible to get laser treatment for acne scars if you have pimples on your face?

Laser for acne scars: The active acne should be controlled prior to laser treatment for acne scars to minimize risk of infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Elliot Duboys Dr. Duboys
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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Will laser treatment get rid of my rosacea?

Will laser treatment get rid of my rosacea?

Will improve: Rosacea is a continuing process. It may be kept under control with certain lasers. www.associatedplasticsurgoens.com. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Am considering laser treatment to get rid of my psoriasis, but haven't heard much about it. Any information/suggestions would be appreciated.

Am considering laser treatment to get rid of my psoriasis, but haven't heard much about it.  Any information/suggestions would be appreciated.

See details: Psoriasis is very treatable with conventional therapies especially biologics. Ultraviolet laser therapy is very similar to conventional light therapy and is not likely to br covered by insurance. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Handler Dr. Handler
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to get laser treatment to get rid of stretchmarks?

Is it possible to get laser treatment to get rid of stretchmarks?

Not that I've found: I haven't found much improvement in stretch marks with laser. Early stretch marks are often red and the redness responds to laser but the marks remain. Still the best treatment is to cut them away. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more