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Can Laser Treatment 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
Resurfacing: Resurfacing or ablative lasers such as co2, fractional co2, erbium, fraxel can help with the skin texture making the indentations or depressions of acne scarring look better. The discolorations associated with acne scarring can be improved with pulsed dye, ktp, nd:yag lasers and ipl (intense pulsed light). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not really: But you can seek treatment for your freckles, which are basically sun damage. Seek consultation with a local dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for recommendations based on your appearance and degree of sun damage. Options for treatment include topical treatments, peels, lasers, etc. ...Read more
EMatrix and Scars: Ematrix is a radiofrequency energy that delivers a safe, controlled injury into the dermis of the skin. This results in collagen deposition by the body which ultimately results in smoother, tighter skin. The scars you have should be improved with each ematrix treatment, and more than a single treatment is usually required to treat visible scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: Depends on the nature and depth of the scarring. If minor, then use of resurfacing lasers and medium to deep chemical peels will help. If scars are "ice-pick" in nature, even deep mechanical dermabrasion is not totally effective. Most treat with deeper mechanical abrasion to provide a "planing" effect versus the surface change of microdermabrasion. See medical care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Combinaiton care: Depending on the type of acne and your skin type and possible hormonal factors, a combination of oral medications, topical retinoids, antibiotics and possibly benzoyl peroxide is indicated. The selection of agents and other treatments depends on your individual case. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
Subspecialist help: Nobody can make the scars go away, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a 21st-century laser, a filler, or microsurgery to make them less visible. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring instead of having your acne traeted effectively in the first place. Keep in mind that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more
Improve not remove: Unfortunately there is no way to eliminate scars only improve them. Prevention with good skin care and hygiene and topical and/or oral antibiotics if needed are the best. Once scars are formed, avoiding sun exposure and tobacco use are important to help resolve the scars. ...Read more
Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu (fluorouracil) injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on birthmark: Ultimately, it depends on what the birthmark is. Birthmarks that result from pigment deposits in the skin or a collection of blood vessels are best treated using pulsed dye or similar lasers. Some vascular lesions are treated surgically and yet others will eventually resolve (small, superficial hemangiomas). Visit a center that specializes in treatment of birthmarks to discuss best options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Research: I am not sure what center is by you but my recommendation is to research places within driving distance of where you live. Get referrals from other physicians you respect and trust or patients. Then, go for a consult and see which laser is best for your needs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Dermatologists have a variety of methods including dermabrasion, fillers, and lasers to make the scars less obvious. Before you choose, notice that several hollywood leading men have kept or even cultivated these scars to look "tougher". It's your body and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more
Freckles: Freckles don't need to be treated. However they can be treated with a ndyag q switched laser. I have successfully removed 1000's of freckles from redheads with irish ancestry that don't want them. It is important to be sure they are truly freckles and not dysplastic nevi. Some people think that their dysplastic nevi ( abnormal moles) are freckles because they are flat . See your dermatologist. ...Read more
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