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Can Lasers Treat Acne
Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pet scanning is used for staging of a variety of cancers. Lesions seen on plain scans can be shown to be biologically active of pet scan this then suggests metastatic tumor and stages the disease. If a lesion on plain scan does not "light up" on pet scan, it is ...Read more
What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?
What kind of laser is the best to treat red marks from acne , i have only 2 options, diod laser whoch is used to treat spider veins or fractional co2?
Not for red marks: Red marks from acne need to go away on their own. They're healing. A laser may help with the craters. I trust you are managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated doesn't clear you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed and it's easier in females. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can nodular cystic acne be treated by laser or light therapy. I hv acne filled with pus n blood and wish to get rid over it through laser. Possible?
This is serious: I'm glad you're on isotretinoin and this is appropriate for a woman in your situation. Hopefully you'll get a good result. Other meds that may help if you relapse include spironolactone and the oral contraceptive pill. Lasers may be an adjunct for you. I'm really glad you're managing this and wish you the best for as long as you need to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am undergoing laser toning for my face to treat large pores and pigmentation marks.few hours after the treatment i notced acne breakouts. reason?
Can i get repeat co2 laser treatments for different problems? For example, if i treat acne scars now, will i still be able to get co2 laser resurfacing for wrinkles later?
What can I do to slowly lighten the acne mark i have? Laser is too expensive and time consuming for me..
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
Maybe: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more
Wrong choice: Laser resurfacing fixes acne scars, not acne. For acne scars, it can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but it works well. Other lasers and ipl devices can be used to treat acne. The procedures are not the same or even similar. If somebody tells you that a single treatment will do both, run away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There are several lasers that do help acne. I don't know the exact statistics but I find the Q switches yags specifically the spectra carbon peel from Korea do work relatively well. It is a3 step process first heating a carbon on the face, second lasering the carbon off taking off a layer of skin and clearing pores probably killing the bacteria as well it required 5 treatments 10 days apart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Laser acne treatments usually target sebaceous oil glands and help to damage/reduce them. They also help acne scarring by stimulating new collagen growth and by helping to reduce brown and red areas. Microdermabrasion removes the top dead layer of skin and also helps with red acne scars and promotes milder collagen stimulation. In my practice, i often combine the two procedures for synergy. ...Read more
Yes: Most marks resulting from acne lesions are due to excess pigment in the skin (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This will resolve on its own, eventually. However, it can take months. Prescription bleaching creams or chemical peels are great ways to speed this process up. See a qualified physician to discuss your needs, as you may be more prone to develop complications with such treatments. ...Read more
Medical & cosmetic: In general, it is highly recommended to obtain control of the primary process before seeking cosmetic aid. Failure to adequately treat acne before initiating cosmetic intervention is frustrating and expensive. That being said, cooperation with your aesthetician can improve acne. Comedonal acne may benefit from laser, while nodulocystic acne requires aggressive primary medical management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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