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What are the side effects of uvb rays for psoriasis and laser treatment? And if this treatment is once done is there any chnace will it get back.

What are the side effects of uvb rays for psoriasis and laser treatment? And if this treatment is once done is there any chnace will it get back.

RAY OF LIGHT: Uvb therapy for psoriasis is fairly safe. As long as person is not overexposed, the risk of solar damage and skin cancer is minimal. Often patients need a series of treatments to get benefit. When treatment stops, the psoriasis can and often comes back. I'm not aware of laser therapy for psoriasis. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more

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Would my insurance company typically pay for laser treatment since i was diagnosed with psorias?

Would my insurance company typically pay for laser treatment since i was diagnosed with psorias?

Discuss with derm: Us will depend on your coverage provisions and the type of laser or ipl used. Your dermatologist is your best reference as they will likely have experience with third party payor's policies. ...Read more

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What happens during laser treatment?

What happens during laser treatment?

It Depends: The doctor will use a laser as a tool to essentially burn a very small amount of tissue, but it is used for eye disorders, vaginal disorders, and during some types of surgery. When used for diabetics, they burn blood vessels in the eye that have grown abnormally large. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment for frakles safe or not?

Is laser treatment for frakles safe or not?

Frekles ie ephilides: Lasers are an effective therapy for a number of lesions on the face or body. Certain people are good candidates depending on what type of lesion is being targeted and their skin type. In terms of safety, lasers are safe therapeutic devices, but only if operated by physicians or under physician supervision by trained personnel, and patients are wearing appropriate eye protection. ...Read more

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What is zerona laser treatment?

What is zerona laser treatment?

Targeted fat laser: Zerona is a device which uses laser technology at a specific wavelength meant to target fat cells. That being said, I am skeptical about the amount of fat it is able to "remove." as with any minimally invasive technology, the main problem is that the effects are usually minimal or short-lived. Ask to see your surgeon's personal results. ...Read more

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What is zerona laser treatment?

Used to reduce fat: Zerona is a laser machiine that is supposedly reduce fat in areas like the flanks and abdomen. It is an external machine that works through massaging the areas in question. How much useful. It is supposedly a new method to help getting rid of excess fat without incisions. ...Read more

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What is this zerona laser treatment?

What is this zerona laser treatment?

Topical fat reductio: Zerona laser involves low level laser applied in a topical fashion for reduction of thickness of fat. ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Yes, very effective: The Fraxel Dual offers two lasers: one to target the surface for tone and texture and one to target deeper layers to treat fine lines and acne scarring. Results can be seen immediately but will improve for the following 3-6 months ...Read more

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How much does fraxel laser treatment cost?

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Cost for fraxel: The cost of the fraxel will depend on which fraxel repair or restore is being used. It will also depend on the size of the area to be treated and the number of treatments required. ...Read more

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How does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

How does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

UVB light: Laser therapy is an effective treatment for vitiligo, although impractical for the treatment of widespread or large lesions, since it is focused on small, targeted areas. Combination with topical therapies can be helpful. The laser emits ultraviolet light which somehow interferes with the autoimmune process that may be destroying the melanocytes (which give us our skin pigmentation). ...Read more

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How long does laser treatment on face last?

For what: Laser hair seems to be at least 10 years Wrinkles tightening about 2 years Age spots sun spots several years or longer Resurfacing is long term Photo facials depending on why can last several months to years Any process tha works by stimulating collagen will last 1.5-2 years because without touch up treatments the level returns to normal ...Read more

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Is there any laser treatment for weak eyesight?

Is there any laser treatment for weak eyesight?

Depends: If you mean a "lazy eye" when you say "weak" eyesight, then no. There is no laser that can treat lazy eye. If you just mean requiring glasses to see, then lasers such as lasik can decrease a patient's need for glasses. ...Read more

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How long does laser treatment for glaucoma take?

How long does laser treatment for glaucoma take?

A few minutes: Most glaucoma laser treatments take only a few moments. They are seldom uncomfortable and can greatly decrease the eye's pressure. There is seldom any downtime after the procedure; most patients can get back to their normal activities in a matter of hours. ...Read more

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How long does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

How long does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

Depends: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease - your immune cells attack pigment cells in your skin. Laser treatments can suppress the autoimmune response, allowing the pigment cells and skin color to come back. Unfortunately it can take many treatments to see results. Maintenance laser treatments are often needed or the vitiligo is likely to come back. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects in laser treatment?

Can there be any side effects in laser treatment?

Yes: There are side effects in every medical and surgical treatment. They can be from extremely low in yag laser iridotomy to severe in macular laser for diabetes. In ophthalmology there are a number of lasers. Excimer laser for refractive errors has minimal side effects if done correctly, most common being dry eyes for the first six months. You should mention type of laser and disease. ...Read more

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Please help! what is this zerona laser treatment?

Not effective: The first generation of this device has not been effective and as a result many dissatisfied patients. If my memory serves me correctly, the company is launching newer products that might be more effective, but i would hold off until they can show better clinical outcome. ...Read more

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Laser (Definition)

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