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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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Hi, which type of hair removal is best (diode laser, ipl or alendarite gentlelase apoogie) my type of skin is within the range of the three types?

Hi, which type of hair removal is best (diode laser, ipl or alendarite gentlelase apoogie) my type of skin is within the range of the three types?

Skin test?.: To make the best determination for you, it is best to evaluate your skin type and the area you wish laser hair reduction. Lasers have better efficacy vs ipl for permanent laser hair reduction. Diode laser hair reduction is generally friendly to all skin complexions. ...Read more

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Benefits for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

Benefits for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

Yes: If your only have mild jowls or slight lower of the ends of your eyebrows this device can improve both problems with not much discomfort. ...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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Time gap between nd yag laser sessions for hair removal..Help?

Depends on the site: Lhr is most effective on dark, thick, actively growing hair-rarely more than 20% in any area. Most hairs are in "rest" phase -- fairly immune to all wavelengths and energies. You have to superheat the stem cells in the bulb and bulge of the growing hair follicle in order to kill it - not just make it a smaller, lighter (poorer) target. It takes 5 to 8 sessions over 2 years to get 70+% kill rate. ...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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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...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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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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How good is ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

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How good is ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

Ultherapy: Ultherapy is fairly new and fda approved. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses high powered ultrasound and the body's own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin. It is very effective considering its no downtime procedure and requiring about one hour for the procedure. More than 80% of patients are very happy with the significant reproducible results. ...Read more

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Can one remove stretch marks using chemical peels / microdermabrasion?

Can one remove stretch marks using chemical peels / microdermabrasion?

Improve not remove: Yes, these interventions could improve stretch marks. Laser and retinoids may also provide some relief. However do not expect complete removal. ...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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Which is a better way for acne scar fraxel laser, erbiume laser or infini?

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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How effective is the fraxel laser skin rejuvenation?

How effective is the fraxel laser skin rejuvenation?

Very good: Fraxel is very effective with minimum downtime. Fraxel is my work horse with my practice. ...Read more

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What are some alternate for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

What are some alternate for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

?: I think you are asking for other devices that are like ulthera. This system used ultrasound to stimulate collagen giving a lift to the tissues. Other devices are exilis which heats the dermis using radio frequency generated heat which causes a rise in collagen levels this takes a few weeks then a few more to see the skin tightening effect total 3-4 months. Thermage is a similar system and surgery ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing more effective than an obagi blue peel? I had been considering an obagi blue peel. Is laser skin resurfacing better? .

Is laser skin resurfacing more effective than an obagi blue peel? I had been considering an obagi blue peel.  Is laser skin resurfacing better?

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Depends on problem: The obagi blue peel is a nice treatment for skin color and texture, but it is not the best treatment for deep wrinkles. Traditional co2 laser resurfacing is very effective treating deep wrinkles, but requires a longer healing time. Your doctor can treat some areas of your face with a peel and others with a laser, depending on your skin's needs. ...Read more

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Who benefits from laser skin resurfacing?

Many candidates: Laser skin resurfacing now encompasses traditional full field (complete skin coverage), fractional (partial skin coverage that is ablative vs non-ablative, ie removal and intense heating vs milder heating of tissue) and combination (hybrid) techniques. These different approaches enable treatment of light, medium and darker skin types and many conditions (eg acne scarring, sun damage, wrinkles). ...Read more

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How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

Wrong choice: Laser resurfacing fixes acne scars, not acne. For acne scars, it can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but it works well. Other lasers and ipl devices can be used to treat acne. The procedures are not the same or even similar. If somebody tells you that a single treatment will do both, run away. ...Read more

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