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Does Laser Treatment Really Work In Brightening Your Skin
Potentially yes: Lasers can be used to reduce or remove brown spots and vessels and to improve skin texture. They are very effective that way in brightening one's complexion and we use them every day with great results. Of course there are many variables such as sun exposure, skin color, underlying conditions, laser choice, etc. That will determine the overall short term and long term success of the treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Scars are physiological response to injuries of the skin. Scars come in different forms: red, raised, depigmented, thinned, pitted, stretch mark like, or any combination of the above. Lasers work well to correct the redness. However, all of the other components require "reinjury" by the laser, with the hopes of "proper re-recovery" of the skin. This is difficult, so only partially effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it?
CO2 laser: Co2 laser resurfacing can be ablative removing the surface of the skin to a set depth in a continuous manner in the area treated. There is also fractional co2 resurfacing. Hypopigmentation is more associated with the continuous co2 rather than fractional. The hypopigmentation can last for a very long time and may be permanent. Fractional co2 is somewhat safer but may still have side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please advise: the dermatologist or plastic surgeon who performed the tx. ...Read more
Good indications: Laser therapy is used to treat vascular or blood vessel lesions with great efficacy. For example port wine stains commonly recognized as patches of red and purple are treated with near 90% clearance with current technology. Sun damage spots with brown patches and dilated red streaks as a result of chronic sun exposure can be virtually erased with lasers and pulsed light therapy. ...Read more
Depends: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease - your immune cells attack pigment cells in your skin. Laser treatments can suppress the autoimmune response, allowing the pigment cells and skin color to come back. Unfortunately it can take many treatments to see results. Maintenance laser treatments are often needed or the vitiligo is likely to come back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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