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Fraxel Laser Treatment Dangers
The fraxel is a laser developed for fractional laser technology thereby causing less or no downtime than previous technologies. The 1550 is considered noninvasive and helps acne scarring, poreand other scars. The 1927 - dual helps superficial brown spots and melasma. Fraxel repair is a more potent fractionated co2 laser lwith significant downtime good for skin tightening, ...Read more
Usually: Usually many people are qualified for a fraxel treatment. Consult an experienced laser surgeon in your area, he may suggest fraxel or some other laser which may be better for you based on skin color and concerns. It is more important to know what concern/problem you want to solve. Fraxel may or may not be the best treatment for this problem. You want to see a laser/cosmetic dermatologist who has many lasers so he/she can choose the best laser for your problem and situation. ...Read more
Recommend: Assessment with a board certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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
I have two huge spots on my mustache area, have used obaji for one year, two fraxel laser treatment And two chemical peels, the spots are still there?
What to do if I am planning to go for fraxel laser treatment, but I was wondering will I be able to do so even if I have nose implant?
Probably no problem: I would check with the doctor who is doing the procedure but I do not think that will be a problem. Remind them to be careful when manipulating your nose if the procedure is done. ...Read more
Very good: Like any treatment, as long as expectations are reasonable, the fraxel can get very good improvement (not perfection) in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more
Fraxel for acne scar: The fraxel laser is very effective for treating acne scars if used aggressively. It requires several treatments but you can go to work without any downtime. For faster results in one treatment with downtime use the pixel or fractionated co2 laser or the erbium lasers. ...Read more
Please advise: The dermatologist or plastic surgeon who performed the tx. ...Read more
Is it true that once you go for laser treatment for removal of body hairs, the hairs won't grow back again?
No: There is no such thing as permanent hair removal with lasers. However, you will probably have a significant reduction in the amount of hairs and thickness. Hair has growth cycles and it has to be removed in a certain cycle for the laser to work effectively. That is why doctors recommend multiple treatments with the laser. ...Read more
I have freckles on my face, I can't afford laser treatment, kindly suggest me anything, I want these freckles go as soon as possible?
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Am considering laser treatment to get rid of my psoriasis, but haven't heard much about it. Any information/suggestions would be appreciated.
Frekles ie ephilides: Lasers are an effective therapy for a number of lesions on the face or body. Certain people are good candidates depending on what type of lesion is being targeted and their skin type. In terms of safety, lasers are safe therapeutic devices, but only if operated by physicians or under physician supervision by trained personnel, and patients are wearing appropriate eye protection. ...Read more
Targeted fat laser: Zerona is a device which uses laser technology at a specific wavelength meant to target fat cells. That being said, I am skeptical about the amount of fat it is able to "remove." as with any minimally invasive technology, the main problem is that the effects are usually minimal or short-lived. Ask to see your surgeon's personal results. ...Read more
Used to reduce fat: Zerona is a laser machiine that is supposedly reduce fat in areas like the flanks and abdomen. It is an external machine that works through massaging the areas in question. How much useful. It is supposedly a new method to help getting rid of excess fat without incisions. ...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 more
Laser hair seems to be at least 10 years
Wrinkles tightening about 2 years
Age spots sun spots several years or longer
Resurfacing is long term
Photo facials depending on why can last several months to years
Any process tha works by stimulating collagen will last 1.5-2 years because without touch up treatments the level returns to normal ...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 more
Yes: There are side effects in every medical and surgical treatment. They can be from extremely low in yag laser iridotomy to severe in macular laser for diabetes. In ophthalmology there are a number of lasers. Excimer laser for refractive errors has minimal side effects if done correctly, most common being dry eyes for the first six months. You should mention type of laser and disease. ...Read more
Not effective: The first generation of this device has not been effective and as a result many dissatisfied patients. If my memory serves me correctly, the company is launching newer products that might be more effective, but I would hold off until they can show better clinical outcome. ...Read more
See an MD eye doctor: An ophthalmologist is a physician trained to examine and treat the eyes. He or she would be able to examine you to make that determination. ...Read more
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