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Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

Photorejuvenation: Ipl is a filtered light device that is effective in removing brown spots and blood vessels, good for treating sun damaged, acne and rosacea skin. With properly filtered wavelength, and used in conjunction with a medication, this can also be used medically to treat precancerous and selected skin cancers. Ipl is not for everyone. See your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Intense Pulsed Light (Definition)

It is a topical treatment that uses specific frequencies of light to "rejuvinate" the skin or remove (unwanted) hair. It is used by astheticians and other health providers. Laser skin/hair treatments are ...Read more


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Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Sometimes: This may help resolve some acne spots more quickly. But is expensive. Significant acne will still require skilled management with combinations of meds tailored to each specific person. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins?

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins?

Yes: Ipl (intense pulsed light) is used to lighten dark areas anywhere on the body...There are better modalities such as laser and sclerotherapy to deral with sider veins...Ipl can work to improve the complications of poor injection techniquers that reult in matting of trerated areas. ...Read more

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Can I use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos?

Can I use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos?

Nope: Using an ipl to remove a tattoo would be like using a screwdriver to hammer a nail. You need the right tool for the right disease. At las vegas dermatology we have a gold standard laser therapy using our revlite si q switched nd:yag laser to remove unwanted ink. This laser fires in the nanosecond range and leaves the other skin normal- http://www.Lasvegasdermatology.Com/services/tattoo-removal. ...Read more

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Can bright light therapy cause agitation?

Can bright light therapy cause agitation?

Unlikely cause but: Any sensory overstimulation can lead to agitation. Bright lights such as tanning beds can also lead to dehydration. Agitation or irritability is also a symptom of depressions including seasonal affective disorder, which is commonly treated with bright light exposure. Unlikely that the light is the cause but it depends on what you are using the bright light therapy to treat. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Check with Urologist: While there are minor physical differences between red and green laser beams, medical benefits depends upon the type of device used in its delivery, besides the patient's condition. Feel better ...Read more

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Does led light therapy work for acne?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Does led light therapy work for acne?

Yes, if used w/ ALA: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) will help reduce sebaceous gland oil production and improve acne flares. It's effective if used with alpha-aminolevulanic acid (ala), a prescription topical agent applied by your doctor before activation by the led light. This usually requires a series of 3-4 treatments. This procedure, unfortunately, is generally not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Does sad light therapy help ?

Does sad light therapy help ?

DEFINITELY: Light therapy is very effective for seasonal mood disorder. Make sure that it is strong enough at 10, 000 lux. ...Read more

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Is light therapy effective in acne?

Is light therapy effective in acne?

Yes: Blue light has been found to have a beneficial effect. Additionally, it can be used to activate a photodynamic drug called levulan. This is a potent anti-acne treatment. ...Read more

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Do blue light acne treatments work?

Do blue light acne treatments work?

Yes: Blue light treatments are a superficial light that helps kill the skin bacteria. It works better when you add amino levulonic acid (ala) that helps kill bacteria, decrease the sebaceous glands and improve skin tone and texture. ...Read more

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Could the intense pulse light work well with rosacea?

Could the intense pulse light work well with rosacea?

Yes: Ipl definitely works with rosacea. However, it must be kept up to be effectivel. ...Read more

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Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Many pts say yes: Many of my sad pts say it helps them. Many benefit from wellbutrin (bupropion) as well. ...Read more

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Blue light therapy acne treatment machines. Helpful or just a gimmick?

Blue light therapy acne treatment machines. Helpful or just a gimmick?

Acne treatments: Photodynamic therapy using a topical sensitizing agent and red or blue light can certainly help acne. Non-prescription blue-light devices can possibly help but they probably work only for some of the less severe acne cases. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

It can be in the rig: It can be in the right hands. Benefits of Greenlight™ Laser PVP AMS GreenLight Laser Minimal bleeding Only 30% of patients need a post-op catheter Discharge on the same day Resume normal activities in 2 to 3 days with caution Return to vigorous activity level in 4 to 6 weeks Complications occur infrequently and are mild if they do Post-operative impotence has not been associated with PVP Retrograde ejaculation is less likely with PVP Erectile Dysfunction is not typical in PVP patients Long-term success in improved urine flow Fewer symptoms of urinary obstruction - See more at: http://www.roboticoncology.com/greenlight-laser/#sthash.situvoCp.dpuf ...Read more

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Help can blue light therapy work for acne?

Help can blue light therapy work for acne?

Maybe: There's talk of some wavelengths helping kill the bacteria. This is no substitute for the therapy that actually works for everybody else. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does light therapy work for eczema?

Does light therapy work for eczema?

Yes: Ulraviolet light (uva-1) can cause a significant improvement of both objective and subjective signs of dyshidrotic eczema [1] 1. Polderman, m. C. A., govaert, j. C. M., le cessie, s. And pavel, s. (2003), a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of uva-1 in the treatment of dyshidrotic eczema. Clinical and experimental dermatology, 28: 584–587. ...Read more

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Can photodynamic therapy really work?

Can photodynamic therapy really work?

Depends what for: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) uses a drug, called a photosensitizer, and a light to kill cancer cells. Depending on the type of cancer, the drug is applied to the surface of the skin or injected. It can be used for certain cancers of the skin, esophagus, and lung. Studies are being done looking at the use of pdt for cancers of the head and neck, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

Anxiety: It can, depending on your predisposition & expectations. ...Read more

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Help docs, is intense pulsed light devices helpful to treat the skin problems?

Help docs, is intense pulsed light devices helpful to treat the skin problems?

It depends...: Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a treatment modality that can help with skin rejuvenation and improving skin discoloration. For instance, it can help to improve the appearance of freckles, sun-induced skin damage, and small spider veins or other broken capillaries. So... it depends on what your skin problem is, as to whether IPL can help. You should consult with your plastic surgeon / dermatologist ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Light Therapy (Definition)

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