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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Laser (Definition)

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Is there any way to get rid of sunspots without laser treatment?

Is there any way to get rid of sunspots without laser treatment?

Yes: Over the counter treatments may help a little but not as effective as prescription topicals and medical procedures such as microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, chemical acid peels, lasers. Try topical bleaching creams, glycolic acid, Retin-A (tretinoin) or retinol. There are also home peels that you can try. Avoiding the sun and protection is most important to prevent worsening of the sun spots. ...Read more

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Is there a way to permanently get rid of deep wrinkles without surgery?

Is there a way to permanently get rid of deep wrinkles without surgery?

Find the cause first: You must first identify the cause of the wrinkles: sun damage, smoking, repeated movement, volume loss, laxity, thinning , etc? Depending on the cause, targeted treatment will deliver the best results and may include: nutritional counseling, hydration, moisturizers , antioxidants, sunblock, retinoids, fractionated therapy, resurfacing, ablative treatment, fillers, botulinum, facelift, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a way to use laser surgery to get rid of acne?

Is there a way to use laser surgery to get rid of acne?

Lasers can help: For moderate acne with red bumps and some white heads, it can work very well with repeated treatments....Ie it is not a cure. For cystic acne it does not work as well for everybody, but it helps. For comedonal acne, ie just black heads...Not very effective. Don't expect a cure, but lasers can help a lot. Combined with a chemical called ala, aka photodynamic therapy, it works even better. ...Read more

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As of today, is there any treatment to permanently cure stretch marks?

As of today, is there any treatment to permanently cure stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Yes there are treatments but the most helpful is also the most expensive. If you can, make an appointment to see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can there be a laser treatment that help get rid of freckles?

Can there be a laser treatment that help get rid of freckles?

Freckles: Freckles don't need to be treated. However they can be treated with a ndyag q switched laser. I have successfully removed 1000's of freckles from redheads with irish ancestry that don't want them. It is important to be sure they are truly freckles and not dysplastic nevi. Some people think that their dysplastic nevi ( abnormal moles) are freckles because they are flat . See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of stretch marks?

Is there any way to get rid of stretch marks?

They fade over time: Pregnancy stretch marks, as well as stretch marks from body building or obesity, are lines where the second layer of skin (the dermis, under the surface) has cracked and separated. The stretch marks heal in that position, but their width narrows after the stretched skin area shrinks in size. The lines fade with time, but never go away completely. One can ask a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid or fade away stretch marks?

What is the most effective way to get rid or fade away stretch marks?

Stretch Marks: Unfortunately, stretch marks are a result of the skin having been stretched beyond its ability to recoil back. It's exactly like a slinky being stretched just too far and it never returns to normal. The best way to eliminate stretch marks, in fact it's the only way, is surgical removal of the affected skin. Dermaroller and laser treatments can stimulate collagen production and can tighten skin. ...Read more

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What is the best or most effective way to reduce or get rid of stretch marks and scars?

What is the best or most effective way to reduce or get rid of stretch marks and scars?

Stretch marks: See a cosmetic surgeon for a laser skin/scar resurfacing consult. There are now fda approved lasers and a list of doctors who provide that care on scars1.Com and stretchmarks.Com. Also, some laser liposuction procedures (if some tummy fat needs removal) give great resolution of tummy stretch marks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get laser treatment to get rid of stretchmarks?

Is it possible to get laser treatment to get rid of stretchmarks?

Not that I've found: I haven't found much improvement in stretch marks with laser. Early stretch marks are often red and the redness responds to laser but the marks remain. Still the best treatment is to cut them away. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment to get rid of eye bags fast!?

Is there any treatment to get rid of eye bags fast!?

The model's trick: Get a fresh tube of preparation h, and apply it to the eye bags. Models swear that it's the best! other than that, see your local plastic surgeon for a blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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What procedure is used to get rid of stretch marks and cellulite?

What procedure is used to get rid of stretch marks and cellulite?

Depends: On the tummy, the best treatment is a tummy tuck. On the thighs and low handles, cellulaze is fda approved for cellulitie reduction. There is not good treatment for stretchmarks except cutting them out like in a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Besides botox is there any way to get rid of or have fewer lines on your face?

Besides botox is there any way to get rid of or have fewer lines on your face?

Paralytics ; Fillers: Facial rejuvenation can be by temporary muscle paralytics like botox, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Dysport or by injectable fillers like juvederm, elevess, belotero (the hyaluronic acids) or Radiesse (an hydroxyapatite) or by silicone or by your own fat (harvested from other areas of the body). See your plastic surgeon to discuss the pros and cons of the different options and s/he can advise you re the best option. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?

Does laser treatment for stretch marks actually get rid of stretch marks, or just reduce the appearance of them?

Sorry: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?

For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?

Scars or color?: two differing issues, both related to your condition. seek someone versed in women of color and skin and possibly laser usage locally or locoregionally if desired ...Read more

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I keep getting stretch marks. Is there any way to get rid of them?

Laser co2: Stretch marks occur with growth or pregnancy or eight gain. They fade with time but can be i proved with fractionated laser or carboxytherapy, injection of body temperature medical carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more