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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 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
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
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
Kills skin bacteria: One of the contributing factors to acne is bacteria infection. The antibiotics treat this cause of acne, but it doesn't treat the other contributing factors like plugged pores, skin oil & hormones. Medications like benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, salicylic acid, and birth control pills are used to treat the other factors. ...Read more
UVB light: Laser therapy is an effective treatment for vitiligo, although impractical for the treatment of widespread or large lesions, since it is focused on small, targeted areas. Combination with topical therapies can be helpful. The laser emits ultraviolet light which somehow interferes with the autoimmune process that may be destroying the melanocytes (which give us our skin pigmentation). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Fractional lasers can do a nice job of improving acne scars. I generally treat bad acne scars with a combination treatment, including laser, PRP and sometimes subcision (for the deep ice picks) or fillers/fat transfer. For scarring that is not so severe I will generally start with a course of Laser Genesis (about 5-6 treatments). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including lasers which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar treatment: Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them, or bad or wide scars with surgery to cut out the scar and re-sew it a more cosmetically pleasing way. The laser approach requires a series of treatments to be effective--often 5-6. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improves scars: Instead of burning off the whole surface to a certain depth it selectively treats a fraction of the surface , 5, 11, 22 per cent in a regular pasternak. The skin regrows on a few days raising depressed scars, smoothing wrinkles , and decreasing raised scars. It is used for acne scars, wrinkles on the lip and cheek with noticeable improvement within a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With having amyopathic dermatomyositis and acne rosacea at the same time, can I have laser therapy for the acne scars or what treatment would work?
Lasers for scars: Your question is a little unclear as in rosacea there is not usually acne scars. Perhaps you meant acne vulgaris rather than acne rosacea. Anyway, you would be able in most circumstances to be able to receive laser for the redness of rosacea or laser for acne scars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffer from skin scars are deep and worked for a laser. And peeling did not work what is therapy that addresses these deep scars builds?
Usually revision: With scar excision and layered repair. Steroid injections may help to soften the scar but will not decrease the width. ...Read more
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