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How to treat skin after having laser mole removal?

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How to treat skin after having laser mole removal?

Post surgery treatme: If this was a simple shave removal surgery without stitches , i would recommmend vaseline two times a day applied. It should be covered by an occlusive bandaid. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Treatment to remove acne permanently from face?

Treatment to remove acne permanently from face?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to remove stretchmarks? Can laser surgery erase it?

How to remove stretchmarks? Can laser surgery erase it?

Presently: The lasers we have now will only give 50 to 75% improvement. See dermatologist or plastic surgeon who does this for consultation. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...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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I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. Which procedure won't leave scars: cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?

I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. 
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 cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?

Plastic Surgeon: They all can produce a scar. You want to remove the mole in its entirety to make sure the entire lesion is benign. Get a plastic surgeon to do it if you want to minimize potential scaring. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Alma Soprano Diode Laser permanently remove unwanted facial hairs? which is the best laser?

Can Alma Soprano Diode Laser permanently remove unwanted facial hairs? which is the best laser?

Hair removal: Lasers, in general, can remove hair from a variety of body areas. If done by a qualified professional, this includes the face. The "best" laser for any particular application depends on the type of skin, the type of hair, and the provider's skill with the laser in question. ...Read more

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Can you suggest where i can get best ablative/non ablative laser skin treatment for acne scars?

Can you suggest where i can get best ablative/non ablative laser skin treatment for acne scars?

Research: I am not sure what center is by you but my recommendation is to research places within driving distance of where you live. Get referrals from other physicians you respect and trust or patients. Then, go for a consult and see which laser is best for your needs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can laser remove wrinkles or just reduce the appearance? Which treatment can remove wrinkles?

Can laser remove wrinkles or just reduce the appearance? Which treatment can remove wrinkles?

Wrinkles: Resurfacing procedures like lasers and chemical peels may help. And injectables like fillers and neurotoxins are another option. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Can laser tattoo removal  cause cancer?

No: There are a variety of lasers in use today, used to remove tattoo ink, and to treat brown spots, spider veins, wrinkles, and skin tightening. Some lasers are useful to treat pre-cancerous lesions. These lasers do not increase the chance for cancer. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal lead to skin cancer?

Can laser hair removal lead to skin cancer?

Not likely: Anything is possible but laser hair removal has been very popular worldwide for over ten years and with the number of people enjoying it we haven't observed a jump in skin cancer. The wavelengths of light typically used for hair removal are in the range of 550-1100nm while those of uva and b, typically felt to cause skin cancer are in the 10-300nm range. ...Read more

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How can I remove a scar without expensive laser treatments?

How can I remove a scar without expensive laser treatments?

Wait: Scars cannot be removed. They will fade with time. Scar revisions can be performed for severe scars. ...Read more

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Will a laser procedure remove hiperpigmentation and light rolling scars?

Will a laser procedure remove hiperpigmentation and light rolling scars?

Noninvasive therapy: All non invasive therapies have VERY limited results, that is why they are 'non invasive'... If you are looking for minimal to less than modest results than these therapies are for you, but they have a costs $$$$. Just be careful out there... ...Read more

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Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...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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Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Probably not.: Skin color does not necessarily relate to hair removal. Perhaps some bleaching cream would help the skin color such as 4% hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Hair loss everyday since had laser treatment to remove moles on thigh. Really worried?

Hair loss everyday since had laser treatment to remove moles on thigh. Really worried?

Not related: I can't see how lasering your thigh could possibly be related to hair loss on your head. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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I had an abnormal smear 2yrs ago and had laser treatment to remove pre cancer cells is there a chance it may happen again?

I had an abnormal smear 2yrs ago and had laser treatment to remove pre cancer cells is there a chance it may happen again?

Possibly: There's an unofficial rule some of us follow: if you had it once, you are at increased risk for having it again. Doesn't mean you will, but that you can. Some things that need to be considered. For instance if you were diagnosed with high risk hpv which greatly increases your risk for cervical cancer. This is why we emphasize that boys and girls up until the age of 26 be vaccinated against hpv. ...Read more

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I have a sore and tingling tongue 6 months after laser treatment to remove dysplastic cells.What should I do?

I have a sore and tingling tongue 6 months after laser treatment to remove dysplastic cells.What should I do?

Discuss: Discuss your issue with the doctor who treated you. Have you done that yet? If you still have questions, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Doctor say I need either surgery, chemo cream or laser treatment to remove patch/growth from vagina. Will the surgery take away the sex feeling.

Doctor say I need either surgery, chemo cream or laser treatment to remove patch/growth from vagina. Will the surgery take away the sex feeling.

Ask: Untreated cancer has a very bad effect on sex! Without knowing the details of the proposed surgery, we can't answer your question. But your doctor can! Write down all your questions before your visit, to be sure you ask them all. Bring a trusted friend. If topical (cream therapies) or laser are proposed as options for you, it's likely that the proposed surgery is minor, but ask the doc. ...Read more

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I was obese n had hormonal imbalance. I lost 60 pounds became vegan n healthy.started laser treatment to remove unwanted hair but they still grow back?

Hair: There are several ailments that can cause hair growth in women. These should be evaluated by your doctor. In addition, laser hair removal requires repeated treatment to be ultimately fully effective. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I have large pores on my face. dermatologist told me to do laser treatment to remove it .is laser treatment really works and is it safe?

Hello Doctor, I have large pores on my face. dermatologist told me to do laser treatment to remove it .is laser treatment really works and is it safe?

Safe and works well: It doesn't get rid of it, just reduces the size of the pores. Find the right laser as not all lasers are alike. Stay away from IPL and check out YAG lasers. You will need a few treatments. It's totally worth it. Get a free consult with different doctors before committing to one. Make sure someone very experienced is doing it too, not just a salon person, but someone who's medically trained by a dr. ...Read more

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Is it true that icepick scars can ONLY be removed via laser treatment?

Is it true that icepick scars can ONLY be removed via laser treatment?

TX "icepick"scars: NO! Other TX's - subcision, fillers, fat grafting, etc. ...Read more

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What type of laser treatment can I use to remove hyper pigmentation marks on my body ?

What type of laser treatment can I use to remove hyper pigmentation marks on my body 
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IPL: You may benefit from an IPL treatment. Sometimes topical hydroquinone can work but you have to be careful to do this under supervision as it can work too well and cause hypo pigmentation. I would see a physician for treatment first. ...Read more

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What kinds of laser treatment can remove acnes quickly? Any ideas about the wavelength or other determining factors?

What kinds of laser treatment can remove acnes quickly? Any ideas about the wavelength or other determining factors?

Photofacial and peel: Most photofacial units have a wavelength setting that kill the p. Acnes bacteria and can greatly improve your condition. Another useful and less costly approach is to have a facial peel with salicylic acid (essentially Aspirin at high concentration). This kills the bacteria, unplugs the pores, and is anti-inflammatory, so decreases facial redness. ...Read more

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Unwanted facial hairs since last 3 yrs.can laser treatment or any other mode of treatment remove them "PERMANENTLY" in one go without any side effects?

Unwanted facial hairs since last 3 yrs.can laser treatment or any other mode of treatment remove them "PERMANENTLY" in one go without any side effects?

Yes: There is no single laser therapy that will removal hair permanently in one shot. In fact laser removal is really laser hair reduction because a success is 80% reduction of hair after several sessions Electrolysis is the only one time treatment that is permanent. One time for each follicle that is, you may need several treatments for an entire area but those hairs are gone ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Does laser treatment work to remove external hemorrhoids?

Yes: Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery. Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashion. ...Read more

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Could laser treatment be done to remove post skin trauma marks?

Could laser treatment be done to remove post skin trauma marks?

Depends: Some scars can be treated with laser. Some are not. Probably should seek a plastic surgery consultation to see if your scar is treatable with laser. ...Read more

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Hair remove laser treatment is it good or it has any side effect specially on face please tell me is it safe for long life?

Hair remove laser treatment is it good or it has any side effect specially on face please tell me is it safe for long life?

Hair is reduced: By laser you obtain hair reduction which means you will still have some hair in the area. Laser hair reduction will work best on dark hair and light skin because it attacks the pigment contained in the hair (melanin). Gray hair will not be affected. Yes, you may have burn if the setting is too high for you. It is safe in good hands. ...Read more

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I tattooed a name on my chest. I would like to remove it. Can I completely remove that tattoo with laser treatment? Will there be any side effects?

I tattooed a name on my chest. I would like to remove it. Can I completely remove that tattoo with laser treatment? Will there be any side effects?

Remove/tattoo.: There 2 methods for tattoo removal. #1 Pico Laser from Cynosure needs multiple treatments and is quite expensive. Risks scarring or failure for complete removal. #2 DermaPen therapies - lees expensive results could approach the laser after multiple treatment sessions. Risk same as laser. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Hi. My doctor want to remove upper right tooth (8) to remove cyst above. Is that possible to do that by laser treatment. And what is the price range?

Hi. My doctor want to remove upper right tooth (8) to remove cyst above. Is that possible to do that by laser treatment. And what is the price range?

Cyst: More than likely the laser will not work. The costs can differ depending on area and practice so make sure you ask the costs before getting treated. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor Please tell me Are laser treatment work to remove large pores on face. its safe ? any side effects?

Hello Doctor

Please tell me Are laser treatment work to remove large pores on face. its safe ? any side effects?

Laser treatment : In general facial pores are not treated with laser therapy. I would advice you wash your face with mild soap multiple times a day to keep to pores open and dry out. ...Read more

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What is best and least expensive to remove/soften lines around mouth ? Laser treatment or fillers or something else ? Time of recovery for both? I have never been a smoker. They make me look bitter and sad.

What is best and least expensive to remove/soften  lines around mouth ? Laser treatment or fillers or something else ? Time of recovery for both? I have never been a smoker. They make me look bitter and sad.

Skin : Skin fillers such as juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane (dermal fillers) are the mainstay products that most cosmetic surgeons are using these days to rejuvenate the area around the mouth. Dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) is a surgical alternative but much more invasive. ...Read more

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