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Is profractional laser safe during breastfeeding?

Is profractional laser safe during breastfeeding?

Wait until after: I generally recommend waiting until you are finished breastfeeding prior to having any procedures. There are no studies to show whether this is safe. Furthermore, because your hormones are at different levels during the postpartum period, you may be more likely to hyperpigment after a laser procedure if you were to do it while breastfeeding. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Sudy
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Skin Resurfacing (Definition)

As skin ages it goes through various changes that makes it look older. Skin resurfacing is a technique (usual with a laser) that removes the top layers of skin. That stimulates the skin to produce younger looking, healthier skin. The key is to go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon to be sure that the treatment is right for you and to be sure that ...Read more


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What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

Does not remove skin: Ablation refers to removing layers of the skin with a laser. Non-ablative lasers do not do this and are hence associated with less recovery time. Depending on the laser, they target pigmentation, vessels or water. This interaction of light with the tissue generates heat and promotes new collagen growth. These lasers are more popular because of the shorter recovery period. ...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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What are the implications of laser acne/skin resurfacing?

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What are the implications of laser acne/skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing is most commonly performed for wrinkes, skin texture and laxity, acne scarring, large pores, etc. You really need to speak a dermatologist specializing in laser surgery so that you don't have to get endless treatments and to keep your total costs down. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Yes: As always if you first get a consult with a doctor at a medspa you can analyze your specific skin needs and determone if that doctor has the correct equipment to meet your needs. There are many types of lasers that do skin resurfacing and are all very differrent in how deep they go, the level of energy used, the skill of the doctor performing the procedure, and specific goals being met. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing very painful?

Is laser skin resurfacing very painful?

A little: We use a topical cream called Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) first that helps numb the area we then cleanse the area and it seems to work. ...Read more

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Who benefits from laser skin resurfacing?

Who benefits from laser skin resurfacing?

Many candidates: Laser skin resurfacing now encompasses traditional full field (complete skin coverage), fractional (partial skin coverage that is ablative vs non-ablative, ie removal and intense heating vs milder heating of tissue) and combination (hybrid) techniques. These different approaches enable treatment of light, medium and darker skin types and many conditions (eg acne scarring, sun damage, wrinkles). ...Read more

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How long does the laser skin resurfacing take?

How long does the laser skin resurfacing take?

Depends on treatment: Preparation for laser skin resurfacing (lsr) takes longer than actual treatment. Often topical anesthetic is placed on the skin for an hour or more pre-treatment. Some form of sedation (oral, intramuscular, intravenous) or general anesthesia may be recommended. Facial nerve blocks (local anes) are often used. After these preparations full face lsr may take 30-60 minutes & depends on treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

Builds collagen: Light energy is directed at the skin to produce vaporization of skin layers resulting in heat dissemination through the dermis. This injury stimulates new collagen formation as well as remodeling of your old collagen. Net result is smoother skin with less wrinkles and less sun damage. Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective treatments but must be performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

Mostly it: Works by blowing up the skin cells by taking them to a really high temperature and destroying them creating a burn ...Read more

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Is the laser skin resurfacing a risky thing to do?

LASER SKISUFACING: Not at all it is a safe procedure with the second and third generation lasers and it does not require anesthesia, there is minimal redness and pain, but it should be done by a person who is trained how to use lasers. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a laser skin resurfacing done?

Cosmetic center: Laser resurfacing is offered in cosmetic centers such as medical spas, dermatology and plastic surgery offices. Experience with this laser can provide excellent results and no side effects. This laser can be done on all skin types however darker skin types will need pretreatment and experienced clinicians. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing the same as microabrasion?

No.: Microdermabrasion is a superficial procedure that requires little or no recovery time. Laser resurfacing is deeper, and requires recovery time - but achieves faster and more dramatic results. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laser skin resurfacing?

Laser Skin Peel: Laser ablation of the skin is a controlled burn using a variety of types of light energy (e.g. Erbium or carbon dioxide lasers) to stimulate collagen formation, promote new skin formation, and in general restore a more youthful, and less wrinkled appearance to the skin. There is inevitably some downtime associated with the laser treatment, you must keep the skin moist during the healing phase. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a laser skin resurfacing?

What kind of complications might happen from a laser skin resurfacing?

Potentially many: The most common side effects that occur with laser skin resurfacing are redness, swelling, & mild discomfort. If anesthesia is provided via injections bruising can occur. The most serious side effects are infection, hypersensitive reactions (to products due to the more vulnerable state of the skin), stimulation of herpes outbreaks, scarring and changes in pigmentation. ...Read more

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What are my options for skin resurfacing on my face other than lasers?

Depends: To improve skin texture, tightness and tone, resurfacing is often used. Intense pulse light lasers or led lights can help improve discoloration and provide some wrinkle reduction. Peels, superficial and deep can improve skin as well. Obagi skin care line is a great line of topical products for patients who do not want to do skin procedures. Expensive but effective. ...Read more

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For how long does it take your skin to heal from laser skin resurfacing?

Depends on injury: If you are being treated by a plastic surgeon - the answer is 24 hrs - 7 days or so. The healing time is dependent on depth of injury created. Best to address these queries to your plastic surgeon as all treatment is patient specific. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the laser skin resurfacing?

What information do I have to bring along to do the laser skin resurfacing?

Medication: There are some medications and skincare products that can adversely affect the outcome of any laser treatment. As such, you should bring and uptodate list of everything you are taking and your skincare. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing? How long will I need to recover after having laser skin resurfacing performed? .

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Recover from laser: The recovery time from laser skin resurfacing will depend on who performed it, what strength. Which laser was used, which area of the body was treated, etc. For strong to moderate resurfacing it is between 3-8 days. Please see ad hematologist specializing in laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing? How long will I need to recover after having laser skin resurfacing performed? .

What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing? How long will I need to recover after having laser skin resurfacing performed? .

Depends: Recovery time varies with the type of the laser that is used and the depth the doctor decides to do. It can be anywhere from 3-4 days to 7 to 12 days.
See the doctor first. During the consultation your doctor will tell you - after deciding the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the chances of laser skin resurfacing scarring my face?

What are the chances of laser skin resurfacing scarring my face?

Minimal: With "non-invasive" laser options the risk is almost zero. With more invasive lasers (carbon dioxide lasers) the risks increase but are certainly not more than 1 or 2%. ...Read more

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How do I choose between laser skin resurfacing and dermabrasion?

Ask a specialist: Dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing are both ways to rejuvenate the facial skin. They each have advantages and disadvantages. You should consult with a specialist who has extensive experience with facial skin rejuvenation. As there are many different lasers, only specialist can advise you as to what is best for your needs and your skin. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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How painful is laser skin resurfacing? I have not heard much about laser skin resurfacing by it sounds painful. Is it? .

2 ttypes of laser: Depending on your skin color, texture, pigmentation & wrinkles, there are different laser options. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no downtime, but requires multiple treatments. It has little pain and only topical numbing cream. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with a week downtime & may give faster results, but numbing block injections needed. ...Read more

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How painful is laser skin resurfacing? I have not heard much about laser skin resurfacing by it sounds painful. Is it? .

No, if done correct: Using new modalities, healing times, discomfort, and results can all be optimized. Fractionated lasers, post peel skin treatment with prp (platelet rich plasma), ointments with growth factors, all have contributed to dramatic differences in results and ease of treatment. Risk factors have been reduced and cost of treatments have become reasonable. Beautiful skin is now obtainable for everyone. ...Read more

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Will laser skin resurfacing erase damage from rosacea? My rosacea caused some holes in my skin that really bother me. Is it possible that.

Will laser skin resurfacing erase damage from rosacea? My rosacea caused some holes in my skin that really bother me. Is it possible that.

Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. This laser also provides improvement in pore size, wrinkles and some pigment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have laser skin resurfacing performed on my legs and bum?

Is it okay to have laser skin resurfacing performed on my legs and bum?

What is the goal?: What are you trying to achieve by using a laser on the legs and bottom? Skin tightening? Cellulite reduction? Sun damage or brown spots? Wrinkle reduction? There are many different lasers and energy based therapies on the market that work to treat different issues. There is no one machine on the market that works well for everything. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's laser skin resurfacing?

Can any doc tell me what's laser skin resurfacing?

Laser Resurfacing: Laser Resurfacing refers to using a laser to ablate or remove the out layers of skin. The depth of the peel determines the recovery time. The deeper the peel the more smoothing, wrinkle reduction, and pigment removal will occur. Most resurfacing lasers are Erbium or CO2 type machines. ...Read more

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Where is a laser skin resurfacing usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a laser skin resurfacing usually done? At a hospital?

In Office: Laser resufacing, using fractioned laser technology, is typically done in office. We use a strong topical anesthetic, nerve blocks, cold air (zimmer chiller). Patients optionally may take an oral Xanax (alprazolam) or similar to relax them a bit. We don't use IV sedation, and are very comfortable performing this in office. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing therapy really do clear and smooth skin. .

Does laser skin resurfacing therapy really do clear and smooth skin. .

Caution: There are laser technologies that work for improving the texture of skin. Lasers need to be operated by well trained professionals with the greatest of care, as improperly used lasers can cause burning and scarring that leave you worse off than when you started. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Laser (Definition)

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