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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
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
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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