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What Exactly Is A Facial Vs Peel Vs Laser
Skin rejuvenation: There are different ways to rejuvenate the facial skin to reduce the skin damage caused by time and the sun. A facial is usually a light exfoliation that removes the most superficial layers . Various chemical peels can cause superficial or somewhat deeper treatments. Different types of lasers can also be used to rejuvenate the facial skin. Talk to your doctor to see what's right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between a chemical peel and laser resurfacing? What is better for purple/red acne scars?
Peel versus laser: Chemical peels use an acid to chemically damage the outer layers of the skin. Lasers also damage the skin using light energy, there is a new laser that emits a pattern of laser energy in the skin, it can be done with numbing cream on the face. Purple /red scars are still active and a probably are best treated with steeroids. ...Read more
Chemicxal peel again: Non invasive is a superficial peel. It may not give the patient what they are looking after. It is useful though inremoving superficial blemishes. Invasive mean it get deeper into the skin layers.Invasive has more possibilities of complications. Go for laser resurfacing. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fraxel laser: The fraxel is a laser developed for fractional laser technology thereby causing less or no downtime than previous technologies. The 1550 is considered noninvasive and helps acne scarring , poreand other scars. The 1927 - dual helps superficial brown spots and melasma. Fraxel repair is a more potent fractionated co2 laser lwith significant downtime good for skin tightening, wrinkles, pore size, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chemical Applied: A chemical facial peel is the application of a chemical that destroys or denatures part of the skin. Depending on the chemical used and the method of application the destruction will penetrate a different amount in each case. The level can be very superficial, only causing a little flaking and scaling of the skin. Medical peels are usually classified superficial, medium and deep. Deep peels cause. ...Read more
Laser Skin Resurface: Is a procedure used to smooth the skin and remove pigmentation irregularities. Co2 and erbium lasers are the most common modalities. If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, you should also research chemical peels and dermabrasion. Sometime these alternatives can give better results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cosmetic procedure: Resurfacing of the skin involves a purposeful injury to the upper layer of the skin called the epidermis. This can be accomplished most commonly using a laser or a skin drill that abrades the skin (dermabrasion). Skin resurfacing is used to correct facial defects such as acne scars, sun damaged skin and superficial pigmented spots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser tattoo removal: This is the process if using pairing colors in a tattoo with discrete or specific wavelengths of light. The color then absorbs the energy from the light which heats and liquified the ink which is then cleared by the patient's lymphatic systems naturally. Darker colors are more easily removed than yellow/green and many treatments are required for optimal results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your surgeon: You will need to discuss this with the surgeon or doctor who will be performing the procedure. Or discuss with the surgeon's billing department to determine the cost. ...Read more
Laser scar treatment: The term laser scar removal is really a marketing ploy. Laser treatment can significantly improve the appearance of scars and make them imperceptible but i would not guarantee "removal". The laser serves to soften the scar tissue, remodel the collagen, and smooth the skin. Other treatment modalities can improve the pigmentation if needed. Scar revision is cutting out the scar and resewing it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How resilient is skin to laser treatments? (I.e. Tattoo removal; Fraxel resurfacing). Is there a threshold where the skin says 'uncle'?
Different types.: Different types of lesions require different types of laser You need to show this to a derm doc that does laser and he /she will tell you how it can be done safely and when to stop. Not that laser may not be the best answer and may need to seek a plastic surgeon advice. ...Read more
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