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How painful is a co2 laser for removing warts?

How painful is a co2 laser for removing warts?

Minimal: Using a laser should decrease pain associated with wart removal. But some pain is involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kulick
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Co2 Laser (Definition)

A co2 laser basically works on soft tissues rather than bone so it is effective on skin and inside the mouth or other mucosal tissues it vaporizes a very small area and the adjacent tissues are unharmed you can even use it to remove tattoos from the ...Read more


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Is it painful to remove facial warts via co2 laser?

Is it painful to remove facial warts via co2 laser?

No: No provided some anesthetic cream is used. However, sometimes better to scrape them off using local anesthetic. ...Read more

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How do I find a good dr. expert on using CO2 laser to remove large wart in my area? How do I check his credentials?

How do I find a good dr. expert on using CO2 laser to remove large wart in my area? How do I check his credentials?

See a dermatologist: .Are your sure it is a wart? Why the fascination about CO2 laser? Why do you consider this the best treatment for a wart? I don't. ...Read more

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What is the difference between co2 and fractional co2 laser?

% of area treated: Co2 laser is treatment of the entire surface of the skin of an area. While it yields the most dramatic improvement it also has the longest recovery and risk for complications such as scarring, infection and pigmentation changes. Fractionated co2 laser delivers laser light in columns, and thus only treats a percentage of the skin. Results are usually good, with much less recovery and risk. ...Read more

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Is fraxel repair a co2 laser? I'm confused about the whole fraxel differences.

Either one: There is a fraxel erbium laser and co2 laser.Fraxel means that liitle holes are created in your skin by the laser surrounded by normal skin. This way the skin heals faster than with the older erbium or co2 lasers where the entire surface of the skin was removed.While these lasers gave excellent results in wrinkling there was a high risk of infection, prolonged redness and delayed lightening of ski. ...Read more

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Is a protective cream applied before or after a co2 laser skin rejuvenating procedure?

Afterwards: Yes, a soothing cream is applied at the end of the procedure. There are a number of choices here - i usually use aquaphor. ...Read more

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What is the cost of fractioned co2 laser treatment?

Can be variable: Hi. Fractional co2 laser costs can be quite variable. The costs depends on where you are located, the degree or depth of the treatment and if you purchase a package of treatments or a single treatment. In our area, the costs can range between $750-1500. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: co2 laser?

Laser: A co2 laser basically works on soft tissues rather than bone so it is effective on skin and inside the mouth or other mucosal tissues it vaporizes a very small area and the adjacent tissues are unharmed you can even use it to remove tattoos from the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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Just had co2 laser on part of back. How should I shower? When can I shower normally? Do I have to cover the area when i shower?

Just had co2 laser on part of back. How should I shower? When can I shower normally? Do I have to cover the area when i shower?

Wetting lasered skin: Ideally, you should be asking this of your doctor who did your procedure. Everyone has different protocols following laser. If you were my patient, you would have received instructions on when you could shower (24 hours later) and that you should avoid hot water and any kind of vigorous scrubbing of the area. Ointments are applied to keep the skin from drying out until your skin is healed. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Co2 (Definition)

This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration ...Read more