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I have very sensitive skin , I am having laser therapy for dark spots What can I use to desensitize the skin? ( I can not stand the pain to laser)

I have very sensitive skin , I am having laser therapy for dark spots What can I use to desensitize the skin? ( I can not stand the pain to laser)

Desensitize skin: Prior to each laser treatment you can apply Emla, (lidocaine and prilocaine) a local skin anesthetic. You can get a prescription from your personal physician. Complete application instructions can be found o the box. Apply one hour before treatment on the area to be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more


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Why isn't slt laser therapy used more as a first line treatment of glaucoma instead of drops?

Why isn't slt laser therapy used more as a first line treatment of glaucoma instead of drops?

Depends on patient: And physician. Slt can wear off, many patients are afraid of laser. Drops can always be stopped but laser can't be taken back. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work?

How does laser therapy work?

Calms blood vessels: Laser shrinks the overactive blood vessels near the surface in rosacea. You may need several treatments. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laser therapy?

What is the definition or description of: laser therapy?

Targeted Light RX: Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, redness, and pigmentation issues. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Check with Urologist: While there are minor physical differences between red and green laser beams, medical benefits depends upon the type of device used in its delivery, besides the patient's condition. Feel better ...Read more

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Can cold laser therapy really make you quite smoking for good?

Can cold laser therapy really make you quite smoking for good?

NO- but it may help: No single treatment can "make" you quit smoking except for your own inner resolve. Cold laser may reduce cravings for tobacco and ease withdrawal symptoms, but should be used in conjunction with other strategies which can include acupuncture, herbs, supplements, eft (www.Eftuniverse.Com/) etc. See www.Wellsphere.Com/general-medicine-article/cold-laser-for-smoking-cessation-fact-or-crap/523149. ...Read more

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Ihave freckles and i wanna remove them does laser therapy works with it ?And do they come back again?how long it take to appear again after treatment?

Ihave freckles and i wanna remove them does laser therapy works with it ?And do they come back again?how long it take to appear again after treatment?

Unclear: FReckles are a dermatologic expression of pigment. Lighter complexion people may have more of them and they can be a heritable trait. Redheaded people tend to have the most. They can return after attempts at removal. You may not light them but when you try to destroy with laser you may get unsightly burns. Consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What does cold laser therapy do?

What does cold laser therapy do?

Nontraditonal help: Photostimulation with a cold laser (aka healing laser) is used to desensitize teeth, accelerate the healing process after surgery, stop canker sores so they heal quicker, help stop smoking and can assist a multitude of medical problems. ...Read more

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What is the use of low level laser therapy?

What is the use of low level laser therapy?

Many things: In the dental field we use a low level laser on a tooth that is cold sensitive and many times the sensitivity disappears. It will help cold sores and canker sores heal quicker. We use it before using an erbium yag hard tissue laser for removing decay many times without an anesthetic. Used after any surgery, the area heals quicker. There are many medical conditions (100+) where they can be used. ...Read more

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How long does laser therapy take to complete?

How long does laser therapy take to complete?

Lasers are different: There are many different lasers for just the skin. Then lasers for teeth whitening, cataracts, hemorroids, etc. V-beam laser for facial redness can take seconds to minutes depending on how many pulses and area needs to be covered. Fraxel restore and dual laser resurfacing can take twenty minutes for a whole face, less or more, depending on doing the neck, chest, hands, etc. Fraxel repair 1 hr face. ...Read more

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How safe and effective is laser therapy for improving vision.Did any bad experiences?

How safe and effective is laser therapy for improving vision.Did any bad experiences?

Could be safe: It depends if the person is a good candidate for surgery. It is not recommended for thin corneal thickness, keratoconus, very large pupil and very high refractive corrections. ...Read more

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How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

Supposedly: Supposedly by increasing heat which increases circulation which increases and/or promotes healing. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy help with dental problems?

How does laser therapy help with dental problems?

So many ways...: Laser can be effectively used for; periodontal disease (gum disease), herpetic lesions and ulcerations (cold sores), gingival augmentations (altering a gummy smile), frenulectomy (lip attachment), or more severe attachment such ankylosed tongue, (tongue tied), whitening teeth, removing cavities. ...Read more

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When you do a laser therapy does the device touch your face?

When you do  a laser therapy does the device touch your face?

Not normally: It depends on what type of treatment you are getting, but with resurfacing the device does not touch your face. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

It can be in the rig: It can be in the right hands. Benefits of Greenlight™ Laser PVP AMS GreenLight Laser Minimal bleeding Only 30% of patients need a post-op catheter Discharge on the same day Resume normal activities in 2 to 3 days with caution Return to vigorous activity level in 4 to 6 weeks Complications occur infrequently and are mild if they do Post-operative impotence has not been associated with PVP Retrograde ejaculation is less likely with PVP Erectile Dysfunction is not typical in PVP patients Long-term success in improved urine flow Fewer symptoms of urinary obstruction - See more at: http://www.roboticoncology.com/greenlight-laser/#sthash.situvoCp.dpuf ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: profractional laser therapy?

What is the definition or description of: profractional laser therapy?

See below: The profractional targets damaged tissue by creating tiny microchannels beneath the skin’s surface. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to form a new collagen base. As damaged cells are replaced with new and healthy tissue – your skin is rejuvenated, profractional technology targets only damaged tissue, allowing the healthy surrounding tissue to speed recovery time. ...Read more

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How does high power class IV laser therapy help pinched nerves exactly?

How does high power class IV laser therapy help pinched nerves exactly?

Heat generation. ATP: Low-level laser therapy (lllt), is directed at the area of discomfort and have shown pain relief and improvement in function up to one year following treatment. High level therapy is tried in several pain centers and claim fda approved. Most of the leterature does not recommend laser therapy and is still in research and is ongoing. Works by generating heat, increasing atp level theoretically. ...Read more

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What is the estimated treatment cost of green light laser therapy for the prostate?

What is the estimated treatment cost of green light laser therapy for the prostate?

Variable: The cost of any surgical procedure is variable. There are usually no set prices that is uniform from hospital to hospital. The total price will include variables fees from the surgeon, anethesiologist, pathology, and the use of the laser equipment. It is best to get a price quote from the hospital before the surgery since the price is negotiable. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Laser (Definition)

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