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How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

By having God do it: It's a common misconception that lasers can circumvent the normal eventualities and exigencies of the healing of the human body. Once a scar is created it is present ever after. The remodeling of the skin can result in one with such a fine line that the typical human can't perceive it at a conversational distance but this has more to do with the skin physiology of that individual than it does w. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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How can I get rid of minor acne scars without going through expensive lasers?

How can I get rid of minor acne scars without going through expensive lasers?

Obagi blue peel : It depends on if you have been on a skin care regime preparing your skin for the blue peel you can actually see a dramatic change after one. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of hypertrophic scars if they're at least a year old, without using lasers or surgery? Or drastically reduce appearance?

Is it possible to get rid of hypertrophic scars if they're at least a year old, without using lasers or surgery?  Or drastically reduce appearance?

Difficult: Scars mature with time. After 1yr they approach their final appearance. Without surgery, pressure and silicone gel sheets can decrease prominence. Scars can further change as your body changes (age, weight, puberty) so be patient. ...Read more

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Does the laser treatment completely get rid of scars?

Does the laser treatment completely get rid of scars?

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

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How to get rid of zit scars with laser?

How to get rid of zit scars with laser?

Resurfacing: Resurfacing or ablative lasers such as co2, fractional co2, erbium, fraxel can help with the skin texture making the indentations or depressions of acne scarring look better. The discolorations associated with acne scarring can be improved with pulsed dye, ktp, nd:yag lasers and ipl (intense pulsed light). ...Read more

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What type of laser treatment can get rid of hyper pigmentation scars ?

What type of laser treatment can get rid of hyper pigmentation scars

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Scar treatment: CO2 and infrared lasers are used for scar reduction/removal attempt. There are also different types of prescription and over the counter creams/ointments that can help greatly diminish the appearance of scars. Surgical scarring can be reduced with suturing technique as well as treatment during the healing phase. ...Read more

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I have scars on my legs is there a possible way to get rid of them completely? I've had laser but I still have black dots on my legs.

I have scars on my legs is there a possible way to get rid of them completely? I've had laser but I still have black dots on my legs.

Sorry,: there is no way to eliminate existing scars completely, ie, as if they were never there. You will just have to live with them and try to camouflage as best you can. ...Read more

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Do orthopedists use laser to get rid of scar tissue of the knee?

Do orthopedists use laser to get rid of scar tissue of the knee?

No: We typically use a scope (microscopic camera) and a mechanical shaver and electric cautery or scalpel to resect and clean out scar tissue. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of ance scars?(without laser) I'm on Accutane 60mg and coco butter with vit E on at night. is there a better way?

What is the best way to get rid of ance scars?(without laser) I'm on Accutane 60mg and coco butter with vit E on at night. is there a better way?

Several options...: ...are available, but the most effective for deep scars, in my opinion, is laser abrasion, which smoothes out the edges of the scars to make them less visible. Other options include dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels - BUT don't try anything surgical until you have been off Accutane for at least 1 year. There is a risk of increased scarring, even after you stop taking it. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing really get rid of acne scars?

Partially: Honestly, deep acne scars are difficult to treat with our current methods. At best, even with a good laser resurfacing treatment, 50% improvement would be considered a "good result". ...Read more

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Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?

Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?

Accutane: Absolutely not. Isotretinon prevents new skin growth. Any type of LASER treatment will likely burn your skin and cause long-term scarring. It is not advised to have any type of ablative or exfoliative treatment for up to 2 years after Isotretinon treatment has ended. This is a very serious chemotherapeutic drug and that is why it comes with a 17 page consent form and requires close follow-up. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

See below: That really depends on the type of scars you have. Generally speaking, scars never disappear, but they may look better after laser treatment. Good luck from NYC ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment?

What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment?

Peel vs Laser: Your doctor had the advantage of being able to see the kind and event of scarring your are looking to improve and what your skin type is. Patients with darker skin tones are not idea candidates for laser treatments. Extensive scarring typically will not be significantly improved with just chemical peels. ...Read more

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For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?

Scars or color?: two differing issues, both related to your condition. seek someone versed in women of color and skin and possibly laser usage locally or locoregionally if desired ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that i cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that i cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Seeing is believing: A doctor who has seen you has more information than we can get from you online. Scars cannot be completely removed. They are how we heal; however, sometimes additional treatment can help reduce a scar. Consult several board certified plastic surgeons in your area, and be realistic about what can be done. ...Read more

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I have lots of scars from pulling out unwanted facial hair over many years. Have now had laser hair removal. How do I get rid of the scars please?

I have lots of scars from pulling out unwanted facial hair over many years.  Have now had laser hair removal.  How do I get rid of the scars please?

Facial scaring: Dear cat85764: scar treatment is usually multiple modalities ranging from intralesional steroid injection to laser treatment. Depending on type of scar, location, and skin type this may involve subcision, fat grating, filler, dermabrasion, laser or a combination of all of the above. Please visit a board certified plastic surgeon for consultation. Remember scars usually improve with time, . ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Laser (Definition)

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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