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How do you know if laser goes through your dermis?

How do you know if laser goes through your dermis?

Lasers: Lasers can penetrate the skin directly, (cause a controlled injury) or pass through the skin and target a specific color, (brown for age spot or red for spider veins). If the laser heats the skin it can blister as well. If the laser damages the deep dermis the area will be numb 3rd degree burn, if the skin hurts it is 2nd degree. It is best to ask your laser physician. ...Read more

Dermis (Definition)

Dermis is the technical term for the outside skin of the body. It is used in a combined form for a number of skin related conditions such as dermatitis as well as the name of the skin ...Read more


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Is there a link between tattoo ink and cancer? When laser removal frees the ink from the dermis, are the lymphatics able to keep the body clean?

Is there a link between tattoo ink and cancer? When laser removal frees the ink from the dermis, are the lymphatics able to keep the body clean?

No: Of the millions of tattoos that have been performed there has been no definite link with the onset of cancer which in particular would be suspected of developing in the skin in the region of the tattoos. The etiology of the squamous cell Ca, basal cell Ca and melanoma have been associated with causes unrelated to tattoo. There has also been no complications from removal by laser. ...Read more

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Ultrapulse laser is good ...For skin....After hw many days i ll get good result?

Ultrapulse laser is good ...For skin....After hw many days i ll get good result?

?: Is it a fraxel based laser? Depending on the depth of resurfacing it may take several weeks to months to see final result. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a skin care laser that I can use at home to treat broken capillaries?

Does anyone know of a skin care laser that I can use at home to treat broken capillaries?

No: While home laser/light devices are an emerging technology area, they will of course have to be rather weak in order to avoid the risk of serious complications. Broken capillaries will be much more effectively treatment with lasers in a physicians office. Of course, it's very important you see a physician who is well-trained and experienced. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of skin laser ?

What is the side effects of skin laser ?

Lasers: There are dozens of skin lasers. All act differently and are used for different purposes. Worst side effects are scar and infection. ...Read more

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What is involved in laser skin tightening?

What is involved in  laser skin tightening?

It's a misnomer!: Lasers, rf, infrared, and ultrasonic or combined devices only treat the surface, and improvements are truly minimal in most cases. Unless this is less important than no downtime and minimal risk, lasers remove surface wrinkles but do not really tighten skin much at all. Wrinkle removal and smoothing is dramatic, but lasering wrinkled jowls, for example, only yields smooth (still-present) jowls! ...Read more

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What are some benefits of skin laser resurfacing?

What are some benefits of skin laser resurfacing?

Numerous: Laser resurfacing has made some major advances in the last few years. Fractional laser resurfacing with a co2 or erbium laser can effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, remove pigmented spots, improve skin texture and even tighten loose skin. The fractional technology has reduced the down time to about a week. ...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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Where do I go to get a laser skin resurfacing done?

Where do I go to get a laser skin resurfacing done?

Cosmetic center: Laser resurfacing is offered in cosmetic centers such as medical spas, dermatology and plastic surgery offices. Experience with this laser can provide excellent results and no side effects. This laser can be done on all skin types however darker skin types will need pretreatment and experienced clinicians. ...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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What are the best lasers for skin treatment?

What are the best lasers for skin treatment?

Depends: Depending on your needs, there are lasers and other technologies available that can offer you individualized treatments based on your goals, skin type and budget. ...Read more

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Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Dual lasers: So- called Q-switched dual Nd:YAG lasers are often used to remove dark brown skin blemishes and tattoos. You haven't said what procedure the doctor is planning for you or what you want to know about it. ...Read more

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What are the implications of laser acne/skin resurfacing?

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What are the implications of laser acne/skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing is most commonly performed for wrinkes, skin texture and laxity, acne scarring, large pores, etc. You really need to speak a dermatologist specializing in laser surgery so that you don't have to get endless treatments and to keep your total costs down. ...Read more

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Will my skin feel fine after fractional laser?

Will my skin feel fine after fractional laser?

See below: If the condition call for use of the fractionated laser, than yes, your skin should look and feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the latest in lasers for skin rejuvination?

Many new lasers: There are a number of different lasers available to treat facial aging and to rejuvenate the skin. One of the more effective yet safe lasers is called a fractional laser. The fractional laser provides excellent skin rejuvenation with minimal down time for healing and minimal risks. You should consult with a physician or surgeon who is experienced in laser treatments. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had laser skin tightening done after 60?

Has anyone ever had laser skin tightening done after 60?

Yes: Resurfacing or fractionated laser can help remove wrinkles around mouth, lower lods and cheeks. It will not have much effect on sagging skin. If skin tone is reasonable devices such as ultherapy, exilis, and skin tyte will have effect on jaw line and upper cheek area, although it is not a facelift. ...Read more

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Have got upperlip burnt because of laser. the skin has become brown and rough in touch. what to do?

Sounds like a scab: from a burn. First call doctors office where you got the laser done ( I hope it wasn't from a spa or something), until then use aquaphor or vaniply to keep skin greasy, that rough skin will likely peel off, but see dermatologist if not healing normally when skin peels in a week or so ...Read more

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Why after 12 sessions of laser the hair on the face still grows while having a light skin and dark hair?

Why  after 12 sessions of laser the hair on the face still grows while having a light skin and dark hair?

Medical treatment: Facial hair growth caused by hormone imbalances is usually treated by removal (laser, electrolysis, etc) and medical treatment (birth control pills and testosterone blockers). If you treat the symptoms with laser and don't address the underlying hormones, it likely the hair will keep coming back. ...Read more

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Laser (Definition)

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