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Doctor insights on: Laser Surgery Scar Removal

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What kind of scar revision would be possible for a round half pea size depression caused by deep laser surgery on center of chin?

Filler or excision: If it is soft, i would consider a filler and if tethered excision with layered repair may produce a better result. Of course many other options exist. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks,doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.

Lip scar: It is unlikely that the scar will go away automatically - it may reduce in size. Scar formation is always a risk of having any surgery. I would see a plastic surgeon and get some advice. ...Read more

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How old should you be to have laser surgery for acne scars?

How old should you be to have laser surgery for acne scars?

Age isn't main issue: Generally ablative laser treatments that remove tissue are recommended after active acne breakouts have stopped. This often doesn't occur until late teen years or after (parental consent may be required). Ablative laser treatments should be delayed for at least one year after Accutane use. A variety of other laser/light treatments for active acne can help control breakouts and reduce scarring. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to have laser surgery for removing your acne scars?

How old do you have to be to have laser surgery for removing your acne scars?

When breakouts stop: First lasers do not remove scars, acne or otherwise. Treat for acne scarring can be done when the break out have stopped. ...Read more

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How much would laser surgery cost for dark spots/scars all over my legs? I live in ny.

How much would laser surgery cost for dark spots/scars all over my legs? I live in ny.

Probably expensive: You will just have to call around and ask.Elective cosmetic procedures are "cash on the barrel head", so don't succumb to sticker shock. Use board certified plastic surgeons for your inquiry. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I have a laser surgery treatment for acne and scars on my face without any side effect ?

Can I have a laser surgery treatment for acne and scars on my face without any side effect ?

Not likely: Every treatment has some side effects. The experience and skill of the surgeon and the cooperation of the patient in following post operative instructions all play a role in mitigating side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more