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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks are a condition where the skin is stretched by weight gain or during pregnancy, leaving slightly indented lines where the surface layer of ...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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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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I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane. ...Read more

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Is there a certain age one must be to be able to get laser treatment to get rid of milia?

Is there a certain age one must be to be able to get laser treatment to get rid of milia?

Milia: Milia can be removed by excision, cautery, freezing, or even laser treatment. There is no specific age limit. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between peels and laser treatment to get rid of acne scars?

What is the difference between peels and laser treatment to get rid of acne scars?

Very similar: Both techniques remove the top layers of the skin and are usually limited to epidermis. However most scars occur in the dermis. Peels or laser resurfacing that are used to treat the dermis may have a higher risk of scarring. Newer laser techniques use fractionated or pixelated therapy to avoid a full surface injury. By leaving islands of normal skin intact, healing proceeds faster & with less risk. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of marks left on your face after first laser treatment?

How do you get rid of marks left on your face after first laser treatment?

See a laser expert: You need to see an experienced laser expert who knows how to treat complications caused by other lasers. Lasers performed properly result in improvement in appearance and do not leave behind marks or discolorations or scars. Skill level and experience are paramount to achieve best outcomes. ...Read more

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I have flat redish marks on my face from pervious pimples. I was wondering how to get rid of these marks without laser treatment or such.

I have flat redish marks on my face from pervious pimples. I was wondering how to get rid of these marks without laser treatment or such.

Multiple: It sounds as if you are describing scar tissue as a result of blemishes on your face. One of the best treatments for scars is using tretinoin cream or gel (retin a) within six months of the scar forming. ...Read more

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I do have some acne marks and my doctor suggested me laser treatment. Is it a good choice and will i get rid of it?

I do have some acne marks and my doctor suggested me laser treatment. Is it a good choice and will i get rid of it?

Not while active: While some laser treatments more specifically ipl or pdt) are directed at treating acne disease laser is generally not recommended for resurfacing with active lesions. Post op care typically requires occlusive dressings which can make the lesions worse. ...Read more

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Laser (Definition)

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