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Doctor insights on: Does Laser Treatment Really Work In Brightening Your Skin

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Does laser treatment really work in brightening your skin?

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 more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Does the dermapen skin care procedure really work for scars and stretch marks? How many procedures does it take to see results?

Does the dermapen skin care procedure really work for scars and stretch marks? How many procedures does it take to see results?

Perhaps: While i don't have personal experience, there is evidence that mild "dermal wounding" such as is achieved with the dermapen products can stimulate a mild amount of collagen production. It does take several treatments and the change is likely minimal. Also, as the skin continues to age, the change is not permanent. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment really work in treating scars?

Does laser treatment really work in treating scars?

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 more

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Does laser hair removal actually work in reducing/killing hair growth & if so does the home remedy tria laser work just as well?

Does laser hair removal actually work in reducing/killing hair growth & if so does the home remedy tria laser work just as well?

Laser Hair Removal: Yes, laser hair removal can be very effective in reducing unwanted hair. At home hair removal products do not really work well compared to the top of the line laser hair removal machines you find at physicians' offices. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing therapy really do clear and smooth skin ..

Does laser skin resurfacing therapy really do clear and smooth skin ..

Caution: There are laser technologies that work for improving the texture of skin. Lasers need to be operated by well trained professionals with the greatest of care, as improperly used lasers can cause burning and scarring that leave you worse off than when you started. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

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 more

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What does downtime mean with regards to skin resurfacing or laser treatment?

What does downtime mean with regards to skin resurfacing or laser treatment?

Patient dependent: Downtime means the time you will be away from work or your normal routine. With good wound care you can return to work the next day. Depending on the extent or depth of the resurfacing procedure it may take up to 2 weeks to completely epithelialize (heal) and redness may persist for put to 4-6 weeks. In even the most aggressive treatments , camouflage makeup can usually be applied by 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I choose between laser skin resurfacing and dermabrasion? I am concerned about skin bruising following skin rejuvenating procedures, as my job requires me to interact with the public. Is laser skin resurfacing a more gentle procedure than dermabras

How do I choose between laser skin resurfacing and dermabrasion? I am concerned about skin bruising following skin rejuvenating procedures, as my job requires me to interact with the public. Is laser skin resurfacing a more gentle procedure than dermabras

Dermabrasion : Dermabrasion is an older, less precise resurfacing technology that has been mostly replaced by laser resurfacing. The carbon dioxide (co2) laser was the first generation of these lasers and was characterized by excessive pain, swelling, downtime and residual redness that sometimes lasted for 2-3 months. In addition, it often led to permanent destruction of skin pigment (melanin) producing cells, resulting in a permanently pale skin zones. The most versatile and useful of the current generation of resurfacing lasers is the erbium-yag laser. Although this laser can be used as a full resurfacing device (with a downtime of 7-10 days) the more current updates on this technology allow partial or fractional laser resurfacing , whereby only a fraction of the targeted skin in resurfaced in any given session, while leaving islands of untreated skin in between. This untreated skin then acts as a readily available reservoir of cells that speed up surface healing of the skin, decreasing the actual downtime to about 3-5 days, depending on the specifics of the treatment settings. With fractional erbium-yag laser resurfacing, many patients are able to go back to work in only 4-5 days. ...Read more

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How do I choose between laser skin resurfacing and dermabrasion? I am concerned about skin bruising following skin rejuvenating procedures, as my job requires me to interact with the public. Is laser skin resurfacing a more gentle procedure than dermabras

How do I choose between laser skin resurfacing and dermabrasion? I am concerned about skin bruising following skin rejuvenating procedures, as my job requires me to interact with the public. Is laser skin resurfacing a more gentle procedure than dermabras

Unquestionably : Unquestionably yes! you'll have 1 - 2 weeks of downtime with dermabrasion. A non-ablative laser resurfacing (fraxel) will need to be repeated a few times to get the same results but with minimal downtime and very little risk of discolouration or scarring. ...Read more

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Will a fractional laser treatment damage my skin? I've heard that fractional laser treatments help improve the look of the skin by removing layers of skin cells, and the healing process is what restores growth to the damaged areas. Does this mean that my

Will a fractional laser treatment damage my skin? I've heard that fractional laser treatments help improve the look of the skin by removing layers of skin cells, and the healing process is what restores growth to the damaged areas. Does this mean that my

After : After any resurfacing procedure there is a period where the new skin lining has to grow in. During this stage there will be redness and crusting. The timing for this process depends on the depth of treatment and your skin type. ...Read more

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Will a fractional laser treatment damage my skin? I've heard that fractional laser treatments help improve the look of the skin by removing layers of skin cells, and the healing process is what restores growth to the damaged areas. Does this mean that my

Will a fractional laser treatment damage my skin? I've heard that fractional laser treatments help improve the look of the skin by removing layers of skin cells, and the healing process is what restores growth to the damaged areas. Does this mean that my

The : The procedure is designed to produce controlled "damage" of the skin with regeneration helping to produce a more youthful appearance.. If done properly there should be no permanent damage that is unsightly.... Bwc. ...Read more

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Would like to find skin treatments that will tighten skin - does thermage work?

Would like to find skin treatments that will tighten skin - does thermage work?

My own personal...: ...Experience with thermage is that it causes little or no significant tightening of the skin. I know that good results have been claimed, but i haven't seen any examples. In general, the only reliable skin tightening procedure is plastic surgery. ...Read more

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I used IPL hair removal for 3months and willing to do laser to get better results, will the IPL treatment I had will make Laser results appear faster?

Probably: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. A lot of this depends on specifically what type of laser treatment you are seeking. IPL is good for some types of hair removal, and for treating hyperpigmentation. Depending on the laser treatment, the IPL may improve your ultimate result. We often combine IPL with a resurfacing laser, such as a fractional CO2 laser. Good luck! ...Read more

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How well does a chemical peel work for removing old scars on the face?

How well does a chemical peel work for removing old scars on the face?

Depends: Chemical peels and/or laser treatments may be an important part of scar revision but without knowing more details, detail recommendations are impossible. The size, location of the scar as well as it's character (flat, heaped up, etc) all influence the best way to improve the appearance of a scar. Other treatment options include dermabrasion, scar revision surgery, and injections. ...Read more

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Kindly i want ask about the ipl photofacial treatment future side effects and how it works? Does it cause wrinkles? Senescent skin?

Kindly i want ask about the ipl photofacial treatment future side effects and how it works? Does it cause wrinkles? Senescent skin?

IPL photofacial: It works very well for individuals with fair skin. There are no known long term side effects. The most important risks are burns or color change in the skin. ...Read more

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