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Doctor insights on: Chemical Peel Vs Co2 Laser

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Day 4 after co2 laser for acne scar. The burned area is starting to peel off, and my skin is starting to come, but as pink and reddish... Is it good?

Day 4 after co2 laser for acne scar. The burned area is starting to peel off, and my skin is starting to come, but as pink and reddish... Is it good?

Call doctor: Since you just saw physician to have treatment, call the office and they may be able to give you answer over phone, or will suggest that you come in if they are concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Chemical Peel (Definition)

A chemical peel is typically a controlled burn administered with an acid to the surface of the skin. Superficial, medium and deep peels are available with no, 1 week and several weeks of downtime. Peels burn the outer layer of the skin (superficial) or variable amounts of the dermis to increase collagen, elastin, remove dark spots and fine wrinkles and give ...Read more


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Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

No: Chemical peel, ultrasound and other ways of manageing skin conditions essentially are unable to cause cancers especially of skin. The latter is causes by carcinogenic exposure, chronic exposure to ultraviolet light, and skin lesions such as cutaneous fistulas of long standing duration where viral involvement may be responsible. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Please tell me, could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Not really : Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. Certain types of laser resurfacing is actually beneficial to actinic damage or even precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?

Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?

None of these!!!!: There are several effective therapies to control and improve seborrheic skin. The exact treatment varies with the specific case. You have indulged in useless speculation when you need to describe the appearance and distribution of your condition to provide details necessary for suggestions about treatments. ...Read more

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Anxiety stops me from chemical peel or laser for melasma,does Tretanoin make spots darker,what's opinion on Koji acid soap,is it safe.im so sad. tyvm?

Anxiety stops me from chemical peel or laser for melasma,does Tretanoin make spots darker,what's opinion on Koji acid soap,is it safe.im so sad. tyvm?

Rx of Melasma: Peels and most lasers are not the answer to Melasma. An IPL works well. My preferred treatment, however? Is the Obagi NuDerm System. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who specializes in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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Will a chemical peel help under eye wrinkles? If so, which type and intensity should I look for (i've tried laser resurfacing with little result. )

Will a chemical peel help under eye wrinkles? If so, which type and intensity should I look for (i've tried laser resurfacing with little result. )

Maybe.: What laser? What kind of practitioner? Doctor, surgeon, or spa? If properly-performed laser resurfacing by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist expert in laser surgery is insufficient, then a chemical peel may also be. Generally, the answer would be "yes, " but i'm concerned you haven't had an appropriate evaluation and procedure. You may need blepahroplasty. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a chemical peel and laser resurfacing? What is better for purple/red acne scars?

What is the difference between a chemical peel and laser resurfacing? What is better for purple/red acne scars?

Peel versus laser: Chemical peels use an acid to chemically damage the outer layers of the skin. Lasers also damage the skin using light energy, there is a new laser that emits a pattern of laser energy in the skin, it can be done with numbing cream on the face. Purple /red scars are still active and a probably are best treated with steeroids. ...Read more

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Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Infection: Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between co2 and fractional co2 laser?

% of area treated: Co2 laser is treatment of the entire surface of the skin of an area. While it yields the most dramatic improvement it also has the longest recovery and risk for complications such as scarring, infection and pigmentation changes. Fractionated co2 laser delivers laser light in columns, and thus only treats a percentage of the skin. Results are usually good, with much less recovery and risk. ...Read more

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After do co2 laser + prp + subcion. .when I can take Accutane back?

Yes: You can repeat a course of isotretinoin. High dose for at least 5 months is usually curative, or close to it. ...Read more

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Is a protective cream applied before or after a co2 laser skin rejuvenating procedure?

Is a protective cream applied before or after a co2 laser skin rejuvenating procedure?

Afterwards: Yes, a soothing cream is applied at the end of the procedure. There are a number of choices here - i usually use aquaphor. ...Read more

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Is co2 laser considered as surgery and is it true that it is true that it can remove fine lines?

Yes: The fractionated lasers that are now available do help with fine lines. If you do not have many fine lines there is a new dermal filler that is used for this. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kulick
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Co2 Laser (Definition)

A co2 laser basically works on soft tissues rather than bone so it is effective on skin and inside the mouth or other mucosal tissues it vaporizes a very small area and the adjacent tissues are unharmed you can even use it to remove tattoos from the ...Read more


Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Co2 (Definition)

This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration ...Read more