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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
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Fractional Laser (Definition)

A fractional laser only treats a small fraction of the skin by removing micro columns of skin and leaving intact skin around them. The intact skin allows for faster healing. Treats acne and scars, age spots, wrinkles. Expect social downtime of at least a week depending on which laser is used. Great results ...Read more


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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone remove stretch mark?

Does hydroquinone remove stretch mark?

Unfortunately not: While topical hydroquinone may lighten abnormally darkened areas of skin in and around stretch marks, the drug itself will not remove the stretch mark. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more

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Carboxytherapy for stretch marks effective?

Carboxytherapy for stretch marks effective?

Maybe: There are many products available for stretch marks on the market. In medicine, whenever there are many different products claiming to treat something. None of them are 100% effective or it would be the only product. Any product may improve it somewhat, but none eliminates them completely. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Fade Acne Scars and: It i supposed to fade acne scars and does skin resurfacing.It may also improve pigmented lesions on your face. I may not make your skin lighter, if that's what your question is, but it will fade pigmented lesions consult a dermatologist who offers this type of laser therapy. ...Read more

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Can one remove stretch marks using chemical peels / microdermabrasion?

Can one remove stretch marks using chemical peels / microdermabrasion?

Improve not remove: Yes, these interventions could improve stretch marks. Laser and retinoids may also provide some relief. However do not expect complete removal. ...Read more

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Can jet peel remove pock marks?

Can jet peel remove pock marks?

No: Pockmarks or acne scars are very difficult to treat because they represent an injury through both the epidermis and the dermis of the skin. Skin peels only treat the superficial aspect of the epidermis and cannot penetrate through the entire dermis without causing a full thickness burn that would require reconstruction. ...Read more

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Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks?

Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks?

Stretch marks Rx: Will stretch marks creams work on white stretch marks? ANS: It is likely not effective but here is what i would do. Treat only one side as directed. Take pictures before and then as treatment continues. See if you can see any difference. Let us know which one works on you But better to spend you $ elsewhere is my assessment. ...Read more

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Can lasers remove scars?

Can lasers remove scars?

No. See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can Co2 fractional Laser help reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Can Co2 fractional Laser help reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

It might work: Unfortunately, there is no simple stretch mark removal cream that works. Stretch marks fade over time, but are permanent, even if they become much less noticeable over time. Sometimes, dermatologists can help improve the appearance of stretch marks with laser or infrared therapy. One can get opinions from a couple of local dermatologists. ...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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Could the co2 fractional laser resurfacing really work for acne scars?

Could the co2 fractional laser resurfacing really work for acne scars?

Yes: Fractional lasers can do a nice job of improving acne scars. I generally treat bad acne scars with a combination treatment, including laser, PRP and sometimes subcision (for the deep ice picks) or fillers/fat transfer. For scarring that is not so severe I will generally start with a course of Laser Genesis (about 5-6 treatments). ...Read more

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Benefits for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

Benefits for ulthera (skin tightening laser)?

Yes: If your only have mild jowls or slight lower of the ends of your eyebrows this device can improve both problems with not much discomfort. ...Read more

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In how many sessions does erbium fractional resurfacing laser therapy show visible results on scars?

In how many sessions does erbium fractional resurfacing laser therapy show visible results on scars?

Thats a really hard: question. It really depends on the scars (size, thickness, cause, duration). You should speak with the laser surgeon performing the procedure . Make sure they are a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. And Erbium lasers should only be performed by MD! ...Read more

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Do skin tightening creams reduce acne craters?

Do skin tightening creams reduce acne craters?

No: Acne scarring is best treated with skin resurfacing lasers. These scars are very deep and can not be treated with topical treatments. Topical creams can help improve the tone but will not decrease the scarring. Fillers can also be used to help decrease scarring as well as subcision. ...Read more

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Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

It can: Liquid nitrogen is sometimes used to freeze off freckles by killing the pigmented cells. Any injury can cause a scar if it is deep enough so be sure you get someone who is careful and has experience to do this treatment. You could end up with a white spot instead of a freckle! ...Read more

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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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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Laser (Definition)

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


Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more