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Is laser acne removal effective?

Is laser acne removal effective?

Yes: Both lasers and fillers have worked remarkably well. Remember that you have a choice; some hollywood leading men like the scars and the "tough guy" character they give. I know you will make the right decision for yourself. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal effective?

Is laser hair removal effective?

Yes: It's very effective if done properly and using the right lasers with the right settings. Works best on dark coarse hair. Patients with darker skin are at higher risk of getting burned and have to be treated with different lasers and settings than patients with white skin. It's possible to get 80% or more hair reduction after a series of treatments. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Best removal method for pitted acne scars?

Best removal method for pitted acne scars?

Acne scar revision: There are many therapies used in acne scar revision, and none is the best. Your scars will be evaluated and classified. A unified approach with multiple therapies will be outlined. Improvement, not perfection, is the goal. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal permanent?

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes,but: There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction. They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs. ...Read more

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Does laser scar removal for acne scars really work?

Does laser scar removal for acne scars really  work?

Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including lasers which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read more

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Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Yes: Both fractionated carbon dioxide and erbium lasers offer significant improvement for scars. The erbium offers faster healing time of 3-4 days and is appropriate for recent or old scars as well as surgical scars. ...Read more

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Will microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or exfoliation help remove acne scars?

Will microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or exfoliation help remove acne scars?

Dermabrasion - Yes: Dermabrasion, medium/ deep chemical peels and laser resurfacing can help acne scars. The amount of benefit depends on the aggressiveness of the treatment and severity of scarring. Often, multiple treatments are required. Microderm and exfoliation will not help. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

One or more: Fractionated laser will offer improvement in only one visits, although repeated sessions at least one month apart will offer greater improvement-50-70 per cent overall improvement. ...Read more

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Could laser resurfacing completely remove acne scars. Any side effects ?

Could laser resurfacing completely remove acne scars. Any side effects ?

Not completely: But it's pretty good. There's also microsurgery and fillers. It's safe and not so bad. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been when you had your acne, and i hope you get what you want. ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Non- ablative: Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the gentle safety of non-ablative lasers. So you get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and less downtime. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion or laser better for acne and blackhead removal?

Is microdermabrasion or laser better for acne and blackhead removal?

Neither: Acne and blackheads are usually best treated by topical medications or chemical peels. Blackheads can be extracted in a controlled environment while getting a peel or microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Can the Fraxel Laser improve scarring caused by laser tattoo removal?

Yes fraxel can help: scars as do many other lasers, see a laser specialist who is a fellow of the american society of laser medicine and surgery for help. ...Read more

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Would acne laser surgery remove my acne for good?

Would acne laser surgery remove my acne for good?

No: Even in the 21st century, acne can only be managed until it self-cures on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician will work with you to find the right prescription-strength treatment. If you're offered isotretinoin, it will clear you for at least several months though it's not for the faint-hearted. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Yes: Depending on the location of the tatto ie should or chest and the tendency of your skin to get keloids it is possible. ...Read more

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Where can I get laser acne removal?

Where can I get laser acne removal?

No where: Lasers don't remove acne. Lasers can remove the scars from acne though. We do have a light device called the blue u that treats acne. Good luck. http://www.lasvegasdermatology.com/skin-conditions/acne. ...Read more

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Anyone have laser acne removal done and get really consistent results?

Anyone have laser acne removal done and get really consistent results?

No: Lasers are more intended for acne scar rival not active acne. The aesthera laser is for acne but i'm not sure it's cost is worth the money. Good hygeine, topicals, chemical peels, oral agent when necessary and some light treatments are all better than laser for active acne. ...Read more

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Is laser acne removal effective?

Yes: Both lasers and fillers have worked remarkably well. Remember that you have a choice; some hollywood leading men like the scars and the "tough guy" character they give. I know you will make the right decision for yourself. ...Read more

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What is the effect of laser acne removal?

What is the effect of laser acne removal?

Not great: Much better for acne scar removal. Light treatment with ala is not laser bout works for active acne as do chemical peels. Of course daily skin care is assumed. ...Read more

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What are side effects of laser acne removal?

What are side effects of laser acne removal?

Swelling redness: Laser acne removal can be a blue light with special medication which is called photodynamic therapy. You can have some swelling, redness and peeling of your skin. Other option for acne laser treatment can be ipl, vbeam, and/or smooth beam. With these lasers, you can have less side effects but it requires multiple sessions. ...Read more

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Want to have the laser acne removal, is it possible?

Not really: The aesthera laser pulls the skin tight then supposedly with withdraws oil from the follicles but no laser cures acne. ...Read more

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What are the chances of laser acne removal not working?

What are the chances of laser acne removal not working?

It depends: There are several lasers that do help acne. I don't know the exact statistics but I find the Q switches yags specifically the spectra carbon peel from Korea do work relatively well. It is a3 step process first heating a carbon on the face, second lasering the carbon off taking off a layer of skin and clearing pores probably killing the bacteria as well it required 5 treatments 10 days apart. ...Read more

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Laser acne removal -- good idea or bad?

Laser acne removal -- good idea or bad?

Your choice: Results are generally very good. There are also fillers that work remarkably well in skilled hands. Remember that you have a choice, and that several hollywood male stars have kept / cultivated their acne scars for the "tough guy" image they project. I know you will make the right choice for yourself. ...Read more

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Laser acne removal, good idea or bad? How does the laser do it?

Laser acne removal, good idea or bad?  How does the laser do it?

Bad idea: Lasers are not intended at all to remove acne, in fact the heat generated could actually make it worse. There are much better treatments like #1 good skin care with right products, #2, chemical peels, #3blue light with or without ala, #4 other topical treatments #5 oral medications. #6 facials with acne masks. Lots of good choices that are not invasive and not harmful like a laser. ...Read more

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Can I have the laser acne removal when i'm have an active acne breakout?

Can I have the laser acne removal when i'm have an active acne breakout?

You can, but...: ...I don't recommend it. The purpose of laser resurfacing is to smooth out the scarring caused by past acne breakouts. For optimal results the acne should be well-controlled. If you resurface the scarring, and then develop new breakouts, you're back at square one. ...Read more

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Is laser acne removal effective on acne or only on older scars?

On scars: It is not effective for active acne , and except for the aesthera laser potentially harmful. It is great for other acne scars, especially the mixto fractional which has won the aesthetic award last two years in a row for acne scar removal.! ...Read more

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How much acne does laser acne removal help with, or just with old scars?

How much acne does laser acne removal help with, or just with old scars?

Laser acne scar Tx: Laser treatment, specifically fractional resurfacing has been very helpful to improve acne scarring. Depending on the laser type and degree of acne scarring, multiple treatments may be needed. Our clinic has been successful in achieving significant improvement with one or two treatments with totalfx using the ultrapulse fractional co2 laser. For help with control of active acne, try isolaz device. ...Read more

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Can I get laser acne removal during pregnancy ?

ACNE: If you choose to have acne removal by laser you can! but what's the use acne will be a lot during pregnancy due to hormones! ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing promising.

Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing  promising.

Dermatologists: To my knowledge, nearly almost all dermatologists are going to have laser treatment of acne scars as one of their mainstays of treatment options. Have you called a dermatologists office near you? I looked on line just now and there were a lot of dermatologists in the bay area offering this service. Best, of luck. ...Read more

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For acne laser surgery removal, what should I do?

For acne laser surgery removal, what should I do?

Acne laser: Speak with a dermatologist. I don't believe lasers are the treatment for acne. ...Read more

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Whats better for acne scars laser removal or facial peels? Is there a better one besides these two as well?

Acne scars: In general lasers can help both depressed and elevated acne scars. They can also help white or red scars- even if they are old! lasers also can achieve a higher degree of correction in most cases. ...Read more

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I have large dark spot on my cheeks (both sides)and then now i just realized it was from the(acne scar laser removal eco2) i did 7 month , what to do ?

I have large dark spot on my cheeks (both sides)and then now i just realized it was from the(acne scar laser removal eco2) i did 7 month , what to do ?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inlfammatory hyperpigmentation or hemosiderosis may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Lasers have mixed results and have occasionally caused worsening due to increased inflammation. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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Does laser scar removal for acne scars really work?

Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including lasers which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read more

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Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Yes: Both fractionated carbon dioxide and erbium lasers offer significant improvement for scars. The erbium offers faster healing time of 3-4 days and is appropriate for recent or old scars as well as surgical scars. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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