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Is Microderm Abrasion Done By A Dermatologist
Yes.: Many dermatologists provide that service. Some spas offer mda as well, but they seldom if ever have adequate medical supervision. I personally would not wish to risk the damage to my face that might result from an mda done by an unqualified person. ...Read more
Probably, but...: Unfortunately, many doctors are performing procedures for which they are not adequately trained. These are almost always cosmetic procedures not covered by insurance that require payment in advance. Your best bet is to see a board-certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in laser treatment and the ability to handle any complications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is derma roller commonly offered as a procedure in dermatologists' offices--or is it an "at home" treatment? For scar tissues and/or acne scars
Peel does more!: A chemical peel will remove the top layers of skin, including living cells, thus requiring healing, and stimulating new collagen in the dermis and epithelial cells on the surface. Microdermabrasion generally removes only the topmost dead layers of skin cells, leaving the skin softer but not requiring healing. Laser resurfacing and surgical dermabrasion also remove living tissue and yield results! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris alba (kp) and no cure and treatment is individualized. Depending on the severity of presentation, medical treatment can be combined with minor surgical treatment such as extractions, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser hair reduction, intense pulsed light therapy, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had new derm perform a thorough skin cancer screening. He didn't use a dermoscope but a magnifier with light. Is this tool equally appropriate? Normal results using it.
Yes and no: The laser will not remove acne in the form of lasering it off in one simple shot. Some lasers are able to reduce and control acne lesions but in general this is not the first thing to do. Topicals and medications are oftern initiated and the laser an addition later on. Some lasers like Q switched ones help exfoliate and my kill the bacteria causing the acne. Other lasers help exfoliate ...Read more
Can a plastic surgeon revise or improve a penile scar on my shaft. laser? tattoo. it is truly a scar as I had a doctor confirm it as a scar
Of course: A plastic surgeon or urologist can take care of that ...Read more
Black spot in labia minora diagnosed by a dermatologist via dermoscopy as seborrhiec keratosis , is it dangerous ? Thank you
How common is surgery performed using a yag laser? How often is a yag laser used in order to perform such delicate surgeries as treatments that need to be done on the eye?
Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.
See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healed, no tx needed: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. However, once it isi healed, it should not have any infection and so antibacterial treatments are not needed unless it becomes infected. ...Read more
How much would scaling & root planing cost and should it be done by a periodontist instead of a general dentist?
Reasonable: It's common for a fee of $250 or so per quadrant, so that seems ok. The hygienist is probably the one to do the work so you could go either place. But the key is to reevaluate your condition about six weeks after the deep cleaning and perhaps go to the periodontist for that if your general dentist thinks you have an advanced case. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers