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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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Dr. Helene Nguyen
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Yag Laser (Definition)

Yag stands for yttrium-aluminum-garnet, the elements which compose the crystal used in this laser. The wavelength of laser disrupts molecular bonds, causing breakage of tissue without burning or heat. This type of laser is useful for some intra-ocular procedures, including iridotomy and capsulotomy, as well as hair removal, as mentioned previously. A modified yag is used ...Read more


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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more

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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Yes: As always if you first get a consult with a doctor at a medspa you can analyze your specific skin needs and determone if that doctor has the correct equipment to meet your needs. There are many types of lasers that do skin resurfacing and are all very differrent in how deep they go, the level of energy used, the skill of the doctor performing the procedure, and specific goals being met. ...Read more

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Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Yes fraxel can help: scars as do many other lasers, see a laser specialist who is a fellow of the american society of laser medicine and surgery for help. ...Read more

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What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

Does not remove skin: Ablation refers to removing layers of the skin with a laser. Non-ablative lasers do not do this and are hence associated with less recovery time. Depending on the laser, they target pigmentation, vessels or water. This interaction of light with the tissue generates heat and promotes new collagen growth. These lasers are more popular because of the shorter recovery period. ...Read more

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Will a laser procedure remove hiperpigmentation and light rolling scars?

Will a laser procedure remove hiperpigmentation and light rolling scars?

Noninvasive therapy: All non invasive therapies have VERY limited results, that is why they are 'non invasive'... If you are looking for minimal to less than modest results than these therapies are for you, but they have a costs $$$$. Just be careful out there... ...Read more

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Can Alma Soprano Diode Laser permanently remove unwanted facial hairs? which is the best laser?

Can Alma Soprano Diode Laser permanently remove unwanted facial hairs? which is the best laser?

Hair removal: Lasers, in general, can remove hair from a variety of body areas. If done by a qualified professional, this includes the face. The "best" laser for any particular application depends on the type of skin, the type of hair, and the provider's skill with the laser in question. ...Read more

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Which is more efficient laser lipo or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Which is more efficient laser lipo  or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Magician not wand: Many people sarcastically say it is the magician and not the wand that are responsible for excellent results. While laser lipolysis may promote some skin contraction, it may also cause significant ski burns or injury if not used properly and may prolong healing. The same is true with ultrasounds. I have used both and do not have a strong preference for either. ...Read more

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Difference between ipl and diode laser?

Difference between ipl and diode laser?

Coherence: Ipl stands for intense pulse light- uses light of a specific wavelength but it is not a laser because the light beams do not converge and the wave length is not as narrowly focused. A diode laser is comprised of semiconductors where an active medium is formed by p-n junction emitting a monochromatic and coherent beam. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Which is a better way for acne scar fraxel laser, erbiume laser or infini?

About same: These lasers fraxil is fractionated thus leaving behind islands of healthy skin to promote faster healing and les down time. THe erbium should be fractionated as well , ask your MD because older units are not. These lasers will vaporize to the dermis which will allow for complete rebuilding of the skin and a reduction of the scars. They likely wont go away 100% but you may get a 50% reduction. ...Read more

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Can the Fraxel 1550 resurface superficial burn scars from laser tattoo removal? I'm desperate to diminish its appearance.

Can the Fraxel 1550 resurface superficial burn scars from laser tattoo removal? I'm desperate to diminish its appearance.

Possibly: i would say that depending on how irregular or prominent the scar is, it may help blend and smooth the scar. It is unlikely to hurt anything other than your wallet. :) Depending on the size of the affected area you maybe be able to excise the bad areas, but that will leave a scar as well, just likely flat and thin. ...Read more

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After effects of yag laser?

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Effect of yag laser: It depends if it long pulse or q- switched yag. The q- switched yag is used for tattoo removal and brown spots . It often leaves black and blue , slight graying, or mild to moderate crusting , or slight whitening of the skin. ...Read more

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Yag laser (q-switched) birthmark removal..How well does this work?

Yag laser (q-switched) birthmark removal..How well does this work?

Depends on type: Depends on type of birthmark and laser. YAG lasers can vary slightly on their targets. Birthmarks can be reddish or purple vascular type lesions or pigmented mole type lesions. Vascular lesions seem to do well with my YAG (non-Q) laser and laser pigmented lesions need excision. If you doctor has experience and can show you their photos of similar lesions they have treated should be fine. ...Read more

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In how many sessions does erbium fractional resurfacing laser therapy show visible results on scars?

Thats a really hard: question. It really depends on the scars (size, thickness, cause, duration). You should speak with the laser surgeon performing the procedure . Make sure they are a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. And Erbium lasers should only be performed by MD! ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Laser (Definition)

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