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How Painful Is A Co2 Laser For Removing Warts
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?
% 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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