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Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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Should derm doctor or tech do my laser treatments?

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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Should derm doctor or tech do my laser treatments?

Laser treatment : In general the dermatologist is more experienced . For certain types of procedures , when adequately trained a tech is ok .In some states like new jerseyonly a doctor can perform. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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Is cost of derm light laser treatments worth it? How long will they delay wrinkling?

Is cost of derm light laser treatments worth it? How long will they delay wrinkling?

Derm light laser?: I am not certain as to what this laser is. There are many options for laser treatments that can be performed to improve the look of wrinkles. These include nd:yag, co2, ysgg, erbium to name a few. The evaluation of it is worth it is an individual one. Does the laser treatment allow you to accomplish your goals for your skin compared to non-laser options? ...Read more

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Took Accutane 20mg 2yr ago.My doctor prescribed me laser fr scar.But 1yr+ didn't visit dermatology.Now stil hv breakout and smtym cyst.Laser help? Or?

Took Accutane 20mg 2yr ago.My doctor prescribed me laser fr scar.But 1yr+ didn't visit dermatology.Now stil hv breakout and smtym cyst.Laser help? Or?

Accutane doesn't: always clear your acne. If hormones are a big cause of your acne then birth control pills or spironolactone works better. I would not do laser until your acne is under good control. see dermatologist ...Read more

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What does it mean when a doctor says "hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments"?

What does it mean when a doctor says "hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments"?

Laser Rx skin: What does it mean when a doctor says "hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments"? ANS:the laser kills the melanocytes in parts of skin and it turns lighter in color. But better to have them show you a picture of what they meant. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much would a laser treatment for acne would cost?

Doctors, how much would a laser treatment for acne would cost?

Depends on area : Depending on the area you are in and the experience of your doctor figure a cost would run between $300-500 a session and in general about $1600-2000 for a package of 5 treatments. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is laser fat removal treatment ?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is laser fat removal treatment ?

Smartlipo?: There are several "lasers" for fat removal these use anesthesia injected into the fatty area followed by a laser inserted into that layer using long thin tubes ( trochars) the laser liquefies the fat. The next step is using another trochar to suck this liquefied fat out. It is a surgical procedure so pick your Dr carefully ...Read more

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Hello dr., I am suffering from milia, there are small tumors around my eyes. I had consulted many doctors. They did laser treatment. But no use.

Hello dr., I am suffering from milia, there are small tumors around my eyes. I had consulted many doctors. They did laser treatment. But no use.

Milia are not cancer: These bumps resemble peas. Thus. Are called milia. Thye are not infections but are skin changes alike actinic keratoses. Use electricity, heat or laser to destroy one. That will not stop the next one. ...Read more

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Approximately how much would it cost for a laser treatment on the face to remove acne/acne scars? And where can u contact these doctors?

Approximately how much would it cost for a laser treatment on the face to remove acne/acne scars? And where can u contact these doctors?

It will vary greatly: I see that you are in the us and if you phone a medical school, the dermatology residents (who are super-smart and up-to-date) might welcome you at a very reasonable price. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been, but do keep in mind that several of the top hollywood guys kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your call -- i hope you get what you want. ...Read more

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I have varicose veines. I made an ecodoplar and my doctor recommended treatment by laser. Is this treatment efficient?

I have varicose veines. I made an ecodoplar and my doctor recommended treatment by laser. Is this treatment efficient?

Yes: Laser ablation of incompetent (leaking) veins reroutes the venous drainage into healthy veins. This decreases the pressure in the skin veins back to normal and reverses the symptoms. We have used laser ablation in over 13000 cases with excellent results and few complications. ...Read more

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Is it common for doctors to use yag lasers in australia for floater treatment?

Is it common for doctors to use yag lasers in australia for floater treatment?

Uncommon: I think it is uncommon everywhere because it works for only a subset of floaters. It is an uncommon procedure in the us. ...Read more

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Is argan laser or slt better for glaucoma treatment. My doctor says that no studies prove that slt is superior. He uses argan.

Is argan laser or slt better for glaucoma treatment. My doctor says that no studies prove that slt is superior. He uses argan.

Able to repeat: Both argon and slt lower pressures about the same amount. That is true. But it seems that slt is "gentler" to the eye and may have the benefit of being repeatable again in a few years with better safety profile than alt. While both are still being used, many doctors are switching to slt for this reason. ...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?

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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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CIN1 positive of HPV16. Doctor recommended laser treatment for removal. Is this the right decision?Isn't it mild and will disappear without treatment?

CIN1 positive of HPV16. Doctor recommended laser treatment for removal. Is this the right decision?Isn't it mild and will disappear without treatment?

NO LASER FOR CIN 1: Don't let your doctor do a procedure on your cervix for CIN 1. It is a localized, self limiting infection that only needs to be followed carefully with pap smears or HPV at least every 6 months. Again, a laser is not indicated. ...Read more

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Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Both: Both are great treatments in the right hands. Only go to a dermatologist with a lot of experience, not just any laser or salon that does these treatments. It can be horrific if performed in the wrong hands. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Laser (Definition)

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