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Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is more efficient laser lipo or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Which is more efficient laser lipo  or ultrasonic laser lipolysis?

Magician not wand: Many people sarcastically say it is the magician and not the wand that are responsible for excellent results. While laser lipolysis may promote some skin contraction, it may also cause significant ski burns or injury if not used properly and may prolong healing. The same is true with ultrasounds. I have used both and do not have a strong preference for either. ...Read more

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Is an ultrasonic dental deep cleaning (scaling, etc.) painful?

Is an ultrasonic dental deep cleaning (scaling, etc.) painful?

Scaling\Root Planing: Most patients have this done with local anesthesia and therefore feel nothing during the procedure. Some slight sensitivity of the teeth and slight soreness of the gums may be expected short term afterwards. ...Read more

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Can a dental ultrasonic scaler hurt?

Can a dental ultrasonic scaler hurt?

Ultrasonic scalers: Most of my patients find ultrasonic scaling slightly uncomfortable and then only for some of their teeth. Some patients use nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia (sweet air) and with it are quite comfortable. A few request or require local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is ultrasonic liposuction used for?

Many purposes: Manynuse this for nearly all forms of liposuction because it may make it more easy to extract the fat via a process known as cavitation. On the other hand many save it for areas of dense fat suc as male breasts, live handles, bra strap or upper back and areas of secondary liposuction. It's ability to help in the contraction of skin remains debated. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe?

Is laser hair removal safe?

Safe: Very safe for most skin types. The darker your skin, the greater the risk with some laser devices. Check with your provider to see if their laser is a good fit for your skin type and hair type. ...Read more

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Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

No: There is minor discomfort from the initial puncture and during the course of getting the vein anesthetized. There should be no pain at all when the laser is running. People have varying amounts of bruising and discomfort after the procedure. This is almost never enough to interrupt regular activities. Laser ablation is much easier (both during the procedure and recovery) than surgical procedures s. ...Read more

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Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing. ...Read more

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Which treatment is more effective between laser lipo and ultrasonic lipo?

Which treatment is more effective between laser lipo and ultrasonic lipo?

Liposuction options: Although there may be some small benefits, or surgeon preferences, to different liposuction modalities in certain situations -- the experience, technique, and skill of your plastic surgeon is more important in your final result than which modality of liposuction is used. Even standard liposuction or power-assisted liposuction can deliver results equivalent to those of laser or ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Follow instructions: Usually yes but they tend not to be very effective ...Read more

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Is laser peel effective for removing tattoos?

Is laser peel effective for removing tattoos?

No: The tattoo ink is in your dermis and the peel will not remove the ink reliably and have more downtime than using the gold standard Q switched lasers. These lasers shatter the ink into tiny particles that your immune cells carry away to the lymphatic's ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal always safe?

Is laser hair removal always safe?

Safe laser hair tx: As with all treatments, laser hair removal is not without risk. The person performing the procedure needs to take precautions and protect his/her patient before, during and after each treatment. The patient needs to adhere to pre-treatment instructions such as not tanning or waxing before and between treatments. Procedure is not performed if you are pregnant, primarily for theoretical risks. ...Read more

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Which is better femto laser assisted or phaco surgery?

Which is better femto laser assisted or phaco surgery?

Depends: If you have a very dense cataract, the laser can help soften up the cataract for the surgeon. If you have astigmatism, the laser can also help get rid of some of it more precisely. Otherwise, the outcomes and success rates are pretty much the same. Good luck. ...Read more

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How safe is tumescent liposuction procedure?

Very safe: The advent of tumescent (meaning swollen or engorged) markedly increased the safety of traditional liposuction by diminshing the blood loss and increasing the amount of local anesthetic that could be delivered at one operative session. Although any surgical procedure carries risk, tumescent technique has improved the results when performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Does ultrasonic scaling hurt?

Might be sensitive: But there are some very effective topical anesthetic agents that can be rubbed onto the gum tissue prior to the procedure that can make it relatively painless. The procedure itself was well described by my colleague. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will the incisions from tumescent liposuction require stitches?

No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now i leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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Is laser liposuction as effective as regular liposuction?

Is laser liposuction as effective as regular liposuction?

Focus: Focus on choosing the best plastic surgeon, and let them pick the tool to use. Personally, I have seen more problems than benefits from adding a laser to liposuction. ...Read more

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Is tooth calculus cleaning procedure done by dentist, totally safe?

Is tooth calculus cleaning procedure done by dentist, totally safe?

Yes: Scaling and root planing is a safe procedure that can be performed by a dentist or hygienist. There should be no problems associated with this treatment. ...Read more

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