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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Dual lasers: So- called Q-switched dual Nd:YAG lasers are often used to remove dark brown skin blemishes and tattoos. You haven't said what procedure the doctor is planning for you or what you want to know about it. ...Read more

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Time gap between nd yag laser sessions for hair removal..Help?

Time gap between nd yag laser sessions for hair removal..Help?

Depends on the site: Lhr is most effective on dark, thick, actively growing hair-rarely more than 20% in any area. Most hairs are in "rest" phase -- fairly immune to all wavelengths and energies. You have to superheat the stem cells in the bulb and bulge of the growing hair follicle in order to kill it - not just make it a smaller, lighter (poorer) target. It takes 5 to 8 sessions over 2 years to get 70+% kill rate. ...Read more

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Difference between ipl and diode laser?

Difference between ipl and diode laser?

Coherence: Ipl stands for intense pulse light- uses light of a specific wavelength but it is not a laser because the light beams do not converge and the wave length is not as narrowly focused. A diode laser is comprised of semiconductors where an active medium is formed by p-n junction emitting a monochromatic and coherent beam. ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Non- ablative: Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the gentle safety of non-ablative lasers. So you get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and less downtime. ...Read more

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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...Read more

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Which is more efficient laser lipo or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Which is more efficient laser lipo  or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Magician not wand: Many people sarcastically say it is the magician and not the wand that are responsible for excellent results. While laser lipolysis may promote some skin contraction, it may also cause significant ski burns or injury if not used properly and may prolong healing. The same is true with ultrasounds. I have used both and do not have a strong preference for either. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing more effective than an obagi blue peel? I had been considering an obagi blue peel. Is laser skin resurfacing better? .

Is laser skin resurfacing more effective than an obagi blue peel? I had been considering an obagi blue peel.  Is laser skin resurfacing better?

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Depends on problem: The obagi blue peel is a nice treatment for skin color and texture, but it is not the best treatment for deep wrinkles. Traditional co2 laser resurfacing is very effective treating deep wrinkles, but requires a longer healing time. Your doctor can treat some areas of your face with a peel and others with a laser, depending on your skin's needs. ...Read more

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How effective is the fraxel laser skin rejuvenation?

How effective is the fraxel laser skin rejuvenation?

Very good: Fraxel is very effective with minimum downtime. Fraxel is my work horse with my practice. ...Read more

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Benefits for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

Yes: If your only have mild jowls or slight lower of the ends of your eyebrows this device can improve both problems with not much discomfort. ...Read more

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Which is a better way for acne scar fraxel laser, erbiume laser or infini?

Which is a better way for acne scar fraxel laser, erbiume laser or infini?

About same: These lasers fraxil is fractionated thus leaving behind islands of healthy skin to promote faster healing and les down time. THe erbium should be fractionated as well , ask your MD because older units are not. These lasers will vaporize to the dermis which will allow for complete rebuilding of the skin and a reduction of the scars. They likely wont go away 100% but you may get a 50% reduction. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

Does not remove skin: Ablation refers to removing layers of the skin with a laser. Non-ablative lasers do not do this and are hence associated with less recovery time. Depending on the laser, they target pigmentation, vessels or water. This interaction of light with the tissue generates heat and promotes new collagen growth. These lasers are more popular because of the shorter recovery period. ...Read more

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Can Alma Soprano Diode Laser permanently remove unwanted facial hairs? which is the best laser?

Can Alma Soprano Diode Laser permanently remove unwanted facial hairs? which is the best laser?

Hair removal: Lasers, in general, can remove hair from a variety of body areas. If done by a qualified professional, this includes the face. The "best" laser for any particular application depends on the type of skin, the type of hair, and the provider's skill with the laser in question. ...Read more

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How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

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 more

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What is the difference between argon laser and yag laser?

What is the difference between argon laser and yag laser?

Wavelength of light: Medical lasers work by using electrical energy to excite a "laser medium". The laser medium can be a natural or synthetic substance such as a gas (e.g. Argon), a liquid or a solid (e.g. Yag) . When excited by electricity these substances give off light energy of a unique wavelenth. Some wavelengths of light heat tissue, while others are absorbed by colored molecules such as melanin or hemaglobin. ...Read more

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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Very similar results: There are many devices that can help with acne. These devices use controlled heat to diminish sebum production by the oil gland and to kill acne causing bacteria. (nd:yag) uses laser light to generate heat while the (e-light) uses a combination of optical and radiofrequency energy. While effective, they are not a first line treatment and are best used when good topical skin care is not effective. ...Read more

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