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Can photodynamic therapy cure age-related macular degeneration?

Can photodynamic therapy cure age-related macular degeneration?

No: Photodynamic therapy treats the areas of leakage in the retina in the hope of improving vision. It does not cure, only treats the manifestations of the disease. ...Read more

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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more


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Is photodynamic therapy effective?

Is photodynamic therapy effective?

Photodynamic therapy: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) involves activation of a photosensitizer by visible light in the presence of oxygen to produce reactive oxygen radicals which selectively destroys the target tissue. It is an effective therapy to treat certain conditions. However it is not full proof. However practically no therapy is full proof . It's usefulness depends on what you want to use it for example ablation. ...Read more

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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

Anxiety: It can, depending on your predisposition & expectations. ...Read more

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Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

It depends: The treatment that worse the best with the least risk and disruption to your life would seem the best to me. Everyone responds diffrently. Sometimes simple stretching will do the trick and other people will require orthotics or surgery. Your local podiatrist will be able to take of this for you. Podiatrist see this all day long and are very successful at treatment. ...Read more

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Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Sometimes: This may help resolve some acne spots more quickly. But is expensive. Significant acne will still require skilled management with combinations of meds tailored to each specific person. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Yes: Some lasers help with hyperpigmentation and scarring such as fractional co2, co2, erbium:yag, fraxel, ktp and nd:yag lasers. Ipl devices also help with hyperpigmentation. Thermage and other skin tightening procedures can help with scarring. ...Read more

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Does photodynamic therapy work?

Does photodynamic therapy work?

Yes: Pdt for actinic keratoses (skin) is a proven treatment and results in significant reduction of both clinically apparent and as yet undetected precancerous lesions. However, one treatment does not eliminate 100% of lesions. New lesions may also develop. Long-term surveillance and periodic re-treatment is advised. Pdt has great potential for the treatment of a variety of other malignancies as well. ...Read more

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Can photodynamic therapy really work?

Can photodynamic therapy really work?

Depends what for: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) uses a drug, called a photosensitizer, and a light to kill cancer cells. Depending on the type of cancer, the drug is applied to the surface of the skin or injected. It can be used for certain cancers of the skin, esophagus, and lung. Studies are being done looking at the use of pdt for cancers of the head and neck, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a cure?

Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a cure?

Cures for acne?: There is no cure for acne. Pdt helps some people some of the time, and may lead to long term suppression, but hasn't done it yet. Isotretinoin is the best long term treatment, but we can't call it a cure either. However, if you want what i consider the best treatment for acne, then Isotretinoin is it. ...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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Does laser hair therapy actually work?

Does laser hair therapy actually work?

Laser 4 Hair Growth: Low Level Laser Therapy or Laser Therapy, is the use of non-burning, non-scarring, non-heating laser light to impart energy to hair follicles through photobiomodulation to improve hair growth. Many published studies & our experience with thousands of hair loss patients prove its efficacy. The key is powerful/portable device (LaserCap) & consistent use. Dead follicles don't grow hair, get evaluated ...Read more

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How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

Ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapy can be effective for numerous musculoskeletal symptoms. However results can vary greatly based on the experience and expertise of the healer as well as the severity of the injury and receptivity of the patient. I would seek treatment from a reputable healer preferably referred to you by people you know. The risks to therapy are negligible so giving it a try seems worth while. ...Read more

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How effective is photodynamic therapy for acne treatment?

How effective is photodynamic therapy for acne treatment?

Can be quite effecti: Pdt can be quite effective in helping to manage acne. This usually requires a series of treatments. ...Read more

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Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Adjunct: Don't neglect stuff that works. Topicals like benzoyl peroxide and or retinoids acid are your mainstay. Your physician can add stronger stuff as required. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy an effective quit smoking?

Is laser therapy an effective quit smoking?

Yes: If can be effective way to get assistance to quit smoking. It is not a quick one time procedure. It takes a number of treatments by someone trained in its use. ...Read more

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What is photodynamic therapy?

What is  photodynamic therapy?

Typically component: This is used for treating skin conditions typified by actively growing cells. A form of chemotherapy is used. The agent called amino levulonic acid is topically applied and actively taken up by the multiplying cells. A light is then applied to the area and the cells which have ingested the ala are sensitized to e logs effects and generally are weakened and die. It is used for different skidiesease. ...Read more

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What conditions does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy treat?

What conditions does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy treat?

DBT: Why do you ask? DBT can be helpful for depression, anxiety, and sometimes for certain personality traits or obsessive compulsive disorder. It can be an adjunct to medications or in some cases an alternative. I would be happy to discuss options of therapy vs meds related to your specific situation by email, audio or visual consult on my concierge practice ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy (ect) effective?

Is electroconvulsive therapy (ect) effective?

Electroconvulsive : When a person with major depressive disorder does not have an improvement in mood, despite trying conventional antidepressants under a psychiatrist's supervision, electroconvulsant shock therapy may be beneficial. Before trying it, asked your doctor to explain all of the postential short and long term effects. ...Read more

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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more