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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Laser (Overview)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification of stimulated emmisionof radiation.


Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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Laser fat reduction?

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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Laser fat reduction?

You: You have more options than traditional surgery or liposuction to lose fat and sculpt your body. These new fda-approved lasers, radiofrequency & cooling technology devices offer safer alternatives to traditional surgery, minimal to no recovery time, with a lot less cost, essentially no risk for infection or scarring after the procedure. Some of these non-invasive fat removal procedures let you lose unwanted inches from the hips, waist, and/or thighs. We can target specific areas like love handles, buttocks, thighs or muffin tops. You will see noticeable results in 8 to 12 weeks or sooner. When you are ready for non-invasive fat removal procedure, choose a facility which has multiple devices so it is possible to match your situation with a correct device and customize a program for you. Devices include coolsculpting, zerona, liposonix, thermage and bella contour for non-invasive and liposuction and lasers for invasive more dramatic and expensive results. Also choose a facility with established track record of successfully treating patients with these devices. Only allow a board-certified dermatologist or physician assistant to treat you. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
9 Doctors shared insights

Laser (Overview)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification of stimulated emmisionof radiation.


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What's the latis laser?

What's the latis laser?

LaTIS laser: It's called the "clot buster" laser: used in immediate post-stroke scenarios to vaporize blood clots in the treatment of strokes. ...Read more

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I’m a woman of color. Will laser work for me?

I’m a woman of color. Will laser work for me?

Nd Yag laser: I have used nd yag laser for hair removal and collagen rejuvenation in all skin types with no change in pigmentation status post laser treatments. ...Read more

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What more do I need for freckle laser removal?

What more do I need for freckle laser removal?

To find a laser!: Find someone who has a 755nm laser or an ipl to treat your freckles. Q switched yag lasers work also. There are many laser experts in california & we'd be happy to treat you here in las vegas- http://lvderm. Com. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laser?

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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What is the definition or description of: laser?

Laser def: Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification of stimulated emmisionof radiation. ...Read more

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What is the best laser for fractional resurfacing?

What is the best laser for fractional resurfacing?

Erbium for darker sk: For darker skin types the erbium laser offers advantages. The healing time is faster 3-4 days. The redness if any is limited to1-2 weeks, and side effects uch as color change are rare. It can be used for acne scars, lip and eye wrinkles and surgical or traumatic scars. ...Read more

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Is vrm laser safe and useful for light pigmentaion.?

Soft laser?: If u mean soft laser, probably yes. But u can show u pcp what u have and ask for his input. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you look into a laser pointer?

Macular burn: Some laser pointers are very strong. Directly looking at them can cause damage to the macula or the very center of vision. If you have sudden decrease in vision after looking at a laser pointer you should see an ophthalmologist on emergency basis. Sometime the macula has inflammation and edema that can be treated with steroids and other medication so the eye sight is not damaged. ...Read more

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What can happen if I accidentally look at a handheld laser light?

Vision loss!: Depending on the wavelength, intensity, and duration of exposure, there can be damage to your retina, and if looked at directly, damage to your macula, which is responsible for central and detailed (not peripheral) vision. If you perceive vision loss, see an ophthalmologist promptly. Avoid future accidents like this! ...Read more

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Could a laser pointers reflection be dangerous if pointed directly?

Could a laser pointers reflection be dangerous if pointed directly?

At what?: Over the counter pointers are of low wattage but can still reach several football fields in length (ie airplanes complaning about green light etc) and depending on the laser blind you if aimed directly onto your retina. ...Read more

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How can I look for one. What more do I need for freckle laser removal?

How can I look for one. What more do I need for freckle laser removal?

ASLMS: The american society for laser medicine and surgery: aslms www. Aslms. Org/ can get you started for where to look for someone who treats freckles with lasers. ...Read more

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Acneee please help but don't tell me laser please I need medication? Ty

Acneee please help but don't tell me laser please I need medication? Ty

ACNE PLZ: Stop nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash and apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic for you. No lasers. ...Read more

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Please help! I had my freckles lasered 8 days ago and they aren't gone?

Please help! I had my freckles lasered 8 days ago and they aren't gone?

Results are so-so: If you've got freckles and would rather not, laser treatment can help but won't leave you free of them. Everybody should use sunscreen and this will make them less prominent. You can also make a conscious decision to like, rather than dislike, them. A majority of your friends will tell you this is the right choice. Why not embrace this distinctive feature of who you are? Best wishes. ...Read more

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For how long would you need to stare into a laser pointer to lose your vision?

Depends: Don't try this. Laser pointers even with low mw energy produce a concentrated beam of light further focused by your eye. This can permanently burn a spot on your retina. Ophthalmologists have seen damage with even the weakest laser pointers. These are not toys. A there are more high powered lasers which will do the burn in a hurry. ...Read more

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What are the signs of damaged vision if I accidentally looked at a laser point?

Tiny blind spot: If the laser beam you glanced at was of sufficient power to cause damage, it would burn the light receptors in it s path, destroying the ability to see at that point. You would notice with the eye that got exposed, a tiny blind spot. This would gradually fade from your consciousness over time as the other eye would see at that point but you could always find it from the affected eye. ...Read more

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Please suggest what types of disorder, laser surgergical is intended to correct?

May procedures: ablation (vaporizing to the point of zero) of cervical warts
ablation of some cancerous lesions
closure of varicose veins
puncturing the iris treating glaucoma
retinal detachment
removal of some skin lesions
destruction of some vascular lesions on the skin
tattoo removal
hair removal
skin tightening to name a few ...Read more

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There are so many different kinds of lasers--how do I know which is best for my needs?

There are so many different kinds of lasers--how do I know which is best for my needs?

Find laser expert: Finding a laser expert (someone who owns a lot of lasers, has expert training, and performs many procedures on a regular basis with good outcomes) is paramount. This is such a difficult subject that I wrote a book for the layperson entitled, "ultimate guide for the best skin ever: lasers". Available at: http://www. Amazon. Com/ultimate-guide-best-skin-ever/dp/1425914861. ...Read more

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24 years old and starting to experience the onset of slight sagging of cheeks and marionette lines. Can this be reversed? With topicals or lasers?

24 years old and starting to experience the onset of slight sagging of cheeks and marionette lines. Can this be reversed? With topicals or lasers?

Aging: This is the normal process aging. Certain facial cosmetic procedures can improve your appearance. Discuss these issues with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the latest in lasers for skin rejuvination?

What is the latest in lasers for skin rejuvination?

Many new lasers: There are a number of different lasers available to treat facial aging and to rejuvenate the skin. One of the more effective yet safe lasers is called a fractional laser. The fractional laser provides excellent skin rejuvenation with minimal down time for healing and minimal risks. You should consult with a physician or surgeon who is experienced in laser treatments. ...Read more

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What qualifies a doctor to perform lasers?

What qualifies a doctor to perform lasers?

Specialty training: It's important to find a doctor who has specialty training in lasers. Many doctors and nurses learn how to use a laser merely by attending a weekend course. Most doctors don't get adequate laser training during their residency and get more specialized training during a fellowship that concentrates on laser and cosmetic surgery. Important to ask how many procedures they've performed. ...Read more

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What is laser liposuction?

Laser Assisted LPS: Uses certain laser frequencies to help liquify and heat the fat and subskin areas (theoretically to tighten the skin). Results are not significantly different that with syringe or low pressure machine lps. Major marketing claims better results, but clinical experience suggests that laser and ultrasound uses are not of great advantage, and usually cost more. Many use both. ...Read more

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What is laser resurfacing?

What is laser resurfacing?

Skin Stimulating: Laser resurfacing can be used to help reducing fine lines/wrinkles as well as minor blemishes and acne scaring. It is accomplished mainly in two ways... The first way is by removing thin layers of superficial skin. The other way is by stimulating collagen growth and production which is helpful in areas of fine lines and wrinkles. ...Read more

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Does laser help curing lordosis?

Does laser help curing lordosis?

No: Simple answer. NO. laser works in eye and skin and various other sites but cannot cure congenital bone abnormality. ...Read more

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Retinal tear laser complications?

Retinal tear laser complications?

Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a detachment happens anyway. There can be some discomfort during the laser procedure, but there is virtually no risk of inflammation, and no risk of infection. It is remotely possible that the laser could be applied to an unintended part of the retina. ...Read more

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Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Yes: The use of laser technology in performing hysterectomy is not common. Their are many methods of performing a minimally invasive or laparoscopic hysterectomy that are just as effective and safer than laser. The vast majority of hysterectomies performed can be performed through tiny laparoscopic incisions. ...Read more

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What amount is laser tatoo removal?

Cost or number: If you are asking about the cost you can figure a credit card size tattoo will come to about $3000 from day one to completion.
If you are asking about the number of treatments that depends on color, ink load, position on the body scaring etc the average is just over 8 treatments ...Read more

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Can a nurse perform laser liposuction?

Can a nurse perform laser liposuction?

they shouldn't: The question is not whether they can, but rather should they. I would highly recommend having your cosmetic surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon. The technical expertise in performing surgery and ability to manage complications is what physicians are trained for. Typically nonphysicians have little more than a weekend course in procedures such as injectables. ...Read more