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Can there be scar from laser co2 treatment?

Can there be scar from laser co2 treatment?

Yes: Co2 laser treatment is a burn, but a controlled burn. In any burn injury, the final result depends on the depth of the burn. If the laser treatment is taken too deeply, there will be scarring. Even when successful and there is no scarring, most patients will have some change in skin pigmentation after co2 laser treatment, and this may be permanent. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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I have deep scar acne ice pick. What the best treatment PRP or laser co2?

I have deep scar acne ice pick.
What the best treatment  
PRP or laser co2?

Depends: If it's a single scar that you want to get rid of, I would recommend needle subscision followed by a laser treatment (I like laser genesis for scars). If you have a lot of scars, laser resurfacing works well. PRP can also have really nice results, great combined with micro needling, less cost than laser usually. Fat transfer can fill in deep scars and also help to remodel the scar as well. ...Read more

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Got deep acne scars need to know best treatment for that. Co2 laser fraxel and so many more thaf i am overwhelmed. I am Asian (from pak) thanks?

Got deep acne scars need to know best treatment for that. Co2 laser fraxel and so many more thaf i am overwhelmed. I am Asian (from pak) thanks?

Acne Scars: No way for us to tell you without at least pictures. Scars can be hypertrophic or atrophic with different approaches. Generally ablative CO2 is not firsts line in depressed scars in Asian skin; however, getting your scars treated, is not like shopping at a super marker. You don't purchase a treatment off the shelf, you consult a specialist who will make recommendations specific to your condition. ...Read more

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I have acne scars, and my doctor recommended co2 fractional laser, but she said it won't cure 100% but 70-80%. Can i take the treatment again?

I have acne scars, and my doctor recommended co2 fractional laser, but she said it won't cure 100% but 70-80%. Can i take the treatment again?

laser ; acne: This can be a very effective treatment if in the right hands and you can do this multiple times. Watch out for depigmentation and ask about this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is co2 laser treatment safe? Could the co2 laser cause too much damage that would end up scarring? Or could it damage my eyes if the doctor's hand slips? .

Is co2 laser treatment safe? Could the co2 laser cause too much damage that would end up scarring? Or could it damage my eyes if the doctor's hand slips?

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Be careful: If the laser energy applied is too high, or too many passes are done over the same area, then scarring can occur. Eye protection is usually used to protect the patient. Always seek out an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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What is the difference between co2 fraxel and affirm active deep fx laser therapy? Which one works better for deep acne scars?

What is the difference between co2 fraxel and affirm active deep fx laser therapy? Which one works better for deep acne scars?

Equal: Fractional lasers use a laser beam that is delivered to the skin with a grid pattern. This leaves minute patches of untreated skin between laser spots. This allows faster healing with less risks. No laser is very effective against deep scars and are better for superficial scarring. Deeper scars may require surgical revision or dermabrasion. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me about getting treatment for keloid on chest by laser co2 fractional yet?

Keloids: Depending on the size of the keloid you I tend to excise them and/or inject with steroid. I personally have ablated keloids with an Erbium and CO2 laser but without much long term success. Fractional CO2 for a smaller keloid or hypertrophic scar may be beneficial, but if it is fairly large I'd excise it. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Co2 (Definition)

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Laser (Definition)

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