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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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How do you get rid of marks left on your face after first laser treatment?

How do you get rid of marks left on your face after first laser treatment?

See a laser expert: You need to see an experienced laser expert who knows how to treat complications caused by other lasers. Lasers performed properly result in improvement in appearance and do not leave behind marks or discolorations or scars. Skill level and experience are paramount to achieve best outcomes. ...Read more

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What can I do about a laser hair removal burn on my face ?

What can I do about a laser hair removal burn on my face ?

Several things: First, protect the burn from sunlight and harsh scrubs/products that could cause further damage. Next, notify the laser doctor so s/he can evaluate and properly treat the burn. This may require topical medication for burns. If you don't have a laser doctor or do not trust your doctor, seek a second opinion from a doctor experienced in laser treatments. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. I tried diamond peel procedure on my face but after the procedure. My face got lots of redness spot and look dark. What should I do?

Hi doctors. I tried diamond peel procedure on my face but after the procedure. My face got lots of redness spot and look dark. What should I do?

See Dermatologist: Not sure what happened and qualifications of the therapist. Best if you seek advice from a dermatologist. In the meantime, stay away from the sun, protect with sun screen/block. Use cetaphil as a gentle cleanser and may be helpful to use a topical cortisone to sooth any inflammation. And all times, keep the skin moisturized and not let it dry up or scab. ...Read more

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After glycolic treatment I have scar on my face on my both cheek.how it will remove?

After glycolic treatment I have scar on my face on my both cheek.how it will remove?

Sunscreen & Time: Glycol acid facial peels are usually very safe, yet sometimes they can burn the skin. The darker your skin, the more risk you have for scarring and pigmentation after a burn or trauma to your skin. The best thing you can do at this time is to stay out of the sun, wear a high SPF sunblock (SPF 50+) and give it time (several months, even up to one year). Strict sun avoidance and time is KEY! ...Read more

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Why did I scar after having laser on my chin and what can I do about it?

Why did I scar after having laser on my chin and what can I do about it?

Type of laser?: If this is color change ot will fade, but can be treated with cream. If this raised scar topical mederma and cortisone shots can help. Discuss result with doctor who performed laser about follow up treatment.Vraise or depressed scars can be improved with fractionated erbium or co2, if necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could remove the holes/scars left on my face due to cauterization done last month?

Can you tell me how I could remove the holes/scars left on my face due to cauterization done last month?

Pores from cautery?: No I can not! You need only in person examination t determine the pore issues and potential remedy. I might do submission or excision or punch bx. ...Read more

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Im having ipl hair removal treatment and i have come out with spots on my cheeks and chin. The doctor prescribed me epeduo, is this ok to use ?

Im having ipl hair removal treatment and i have come out with spots on my cheeks and chin. The doctor prescribed me epeduo, is this ok to use   ?

OK to use if U have: acne. Be aware that it can cause contact dermatitis, skin sensitivity, and is basically a benzoyl peroxide, retinoid gel. So this can cause dryness and irritation too. When using the product, you can't go out in the sun for long periods of time, must wear SPF 30 block, and not overuse it. So follow your doctor's advice on how frequently you should use and what to watch out for. You should be safe. ...Read more

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What can I expect after my eyelid surgery?

What can I expect after my eyelid surgery?

Quick healing: If you are referring to cosmetic lid surgery or blepharoplasty, healing is very rapid: the skin is very thin and the blood supply is excellent. ...Read more

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What can I expect from surgery on my toe tomorrow?

What can I expect from surgery on my toe tomorrow?

What type of surgery: An ingrown toenail surgery and a hammertoe surgery are entirely different yet are both types of toe surgery. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I started using 50% glycolic peel on my face. Will it get rid of the horizontal lines I have on my forehead?

I started using 50% glycolic peel on my face.  Will it get rid of the horizontal lines I have on my forehead?

No: Glycolic peels may improve skin texture but horizontal lines on the forehead are mainly treated by neurotoxins such as Dysport and botox. ...Read more

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I have boxcar acne scars on my forehead and rolling scars on my cheeks. What's the quickest way and can I fix this? Laser is too much money for me.

I have boxcar acne scars on my forehead and rolling scars on my cheeks. What's the quickest way and can I fix this? Laser is too much money for me.

Get stabilized: Hunter, I am VERY sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been and you ended up with scars at age 16. The key is to get your acne under control now. You need a physician's prescription meds for it. Don't hesitate to take isotretinoin if you need it -- ignore the scary stuff. As an adult you can have the scars managed. Make the phone call yourself to the physician -- you're old enough. ...Read more

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I have a pimples marks on my face past 4 months and I used various medicines to remove it i but I am not getting the result what is the best face Wash?

I have a pimples marks on my face past 4 months and I used various medicines to remove it i but I am not getting the result what is the best face Wash?

PIMPLES ON FACE: YOUR DRUGSTORE WILL HAVE LOTS OF DIFFERENT ACNE FACE WASHES. SUGGESTION: SEE A DERMATOLOGIST FOR GETTING A PROGRAM TO HELP YOUR ACNE. MEANWHILE STOP EATING ALL NUTS, NO CHOCOLATE, AND CUT DOWN ON DAIRY PRODUCTS. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I have pigmentation on my face which cream can I use for best on my face tell me best home remedies for pigmentation?

I have pigmentation on my face which cream can I use for best on  my face  tell me best home remedies for pigmentation?

Hydroxyquinone: Creams with hydroxyquinone help best. It may be more cost-effective to use a well-studied medical skin care program like Obagi, Dermesse the generic line of Obagi, and others. There are creams containing hydroxyquinone over the counter. Other herbal treatments exist, especially outside of the US, some with proven efficacy in clinical trials. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_whitening ...Read more

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Had laser peel on my chin and now some scarring how do I fix the terrible mistake i've made?

Had laser peel on my chin and now some scarring how do I fix the terrible mistake i've made?

Depends: How long after the laser peeling, what type of laser used, how deep the scarring/wrinkles were that you had treated? If early, be patient as wound healing will be gradual and usually is better with time. See another dermatologist or laser physician to get second opinion and learn your options. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom tooth surgery removal so how much should I wait before I do a facial hair laser for the unwanted hair on my face?

I had my wisdom tooth surgery removal so how much should I wait before I do a facial hair laser for the unwanted hair on my face?

Let heal first: I would wait until all the swelling has dissipated from the wisdom teeth removals and have a post op check done before proceeding with this other work ...Read more

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How long does laser treatment on face last?

How long does laser treatment on face last?

For what: Laser hair seems to be at least 10 years Wrinkles tightening about 2 years Age spots sun spots several years or longer Resurfacing is long term Photo facials depending on why can last several months to years Any process tha works by stimulating collagen will last 1.5-2 years because without touch up treatments the level returns to normal ...Read more

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She had laser treatment for her face and she have harmons problem so for that she take medicines,,,can she take medicines regularly?

She had laser treatment for her face and she have harmons problem so for that she take medicines,,,can she take medicines regularly?

Acne: People can use medicines topically or take low dose oral antibiotics for several months to alter the skin bacterial flora ...Read more

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Can I do laser treatment for removing unwanted hair on face or chin?

Can I do laser treatment for removing unwanted hair on face or chin?

Yes: The hair must be dark not g, silver or blonde . Unless you have a medical contraindication such as a pacemaker, keiloids, infection in the area and are on specific antibiotic you should be able to have LHR to the face and chin ...Read more

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How do you get rid of marks left on your face after first laser treatment?

See a laser expert: You need to see an experienced laser expert who knows how to treat complications caused by other lasers. Lasers performed properly result in improvement in appearance and do not leave behind marks or discolorations or scars. Skill level and experience are paramount to achieve best outcomes. ...Read more

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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lot of thin hairs on my face and when i tried to get laser treatment?

What to do if I have a lot of thin hairs on my face and when i tried to get laser treatment?

Lasers work: if hair is darker than skin, otherwise the follicles aren't destroyed ...Read more

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I have pigmentation on my face I use medicine but no good results I use sun blook and can I do laser treatment this is good or no?

I have pigmentation on my face  I use medicine  but no good results I use sun blook and  can I do laser treatment  this is good or no?

Recommend: an in-person dermatologic consultation to determine what the most appropriate options are for you. Individualized assessment is best. ...Read more

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Will fractional laser treatment improve my wrinkles without completely changing my face?

A safer laser: Fractional lasers improve the face by tightening skin and softening wrinkles to give you a "refreshed" look. The co2 laser is the most aggressive and best at tightening and softening deep lines. It is particularly good around the eyes and mouth. A fractional laser works by delivering the beam that covers 20-30% of the skin area. This decreases risks and recovery, but requires 2-3 treatments. ...Read more

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How many sessions of laser treatment would it take to stop the growth of fine hair on the face?

How many sessions of laser treatment would it take to stop the growth of fine hair on the face?

Laser hair treatment: The laser will only treat pigmented hair. The darker the hair and the lighter the persons skin is, the better the laser will work. If the fine hair is not pigmented the laser will not work. With the appropriate candidate you can get a 85% permanent fair reduction after 3 treatments spaced 2 to 3 months apart. ...Read more

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Hair remove laser treatment is it good or it has any side effect specially on face please tell me is it safe for long life?

Hair remove laser treatment is it good or it has any side effect specially on face please tell me is it safe for long life?

Hair is reduced: By laser you obtain hair reduction which means you will still have some hair in the area. Laser hair reduction will work best on dark hair and light skin because it attacks the pigment contained in the hair (melanin). Gray hair will not be affected. Yes, you may have burn if the setting is too high for you. It is safe in good hands. ...Read more

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What is the role of laser treatment in pimples freckles and pigment disorders on face ?

What is the role of laser treatment in pimples freckles and pigment disorders on face ?

Equalizes skin color: The energy from the laser ruptures cells containing melanin (the dark pigment in skin), allowing it to be absorbed and removed by the large "police cells" in your skin (Macrophages and Langerhans cells). May sometimes help to reduce the appearance of scarring from acne (pimples). ...Read more

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I have grade 4 acne and and my face had loads of acne scars..Can u suggest creams to clear them? I don't want laser treatment or surgery

I have grade 4 acne and and my face had loads of acne scars..Can u suggest creams to clear them? I don't want laser treatment or surgery

Acne: Treat for acne includes: 1) antibiotics (helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, 2) birth control pills and other medication that help with hormones (can be helpful for women), 3) Isotretinoin (the only treatment that works on all causes of acne. For you i would recommend isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Excessive hair (thick and dark black hair)growth all over the body especially under arms,hands and face. What should I do?laser treatment didn't work.

Not great tx: Temporary methods can be depilatory such as shaving, cutting or chemical depilators or epilatory such as plucking, waxing or tweezing. Patient continued to use these temporary methods. Permanent methods of hair removal include electrolysis, thermolysis or laser treatment. The longer wavelength Nd: YAG laser is considered safest i http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24177632 but none are great.sry. ...Read more

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There are pit holes in face due to acne, will laser treatment help ?

There are pit holes in face due to acne, will laser treatment help ?

Yes: Fractionated co2 or erbium will improve acne scars in one session. With repeated sessions if desired additional improvement can be achieved.See experienced dermatologist for evaluation as your acne must be controlled at the same time before and after laser procedure. ...Read more

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How safe is it to undergo laser treatment for hair removal on face? What are the possible after effects?

How safe is it to undergo laser treatment for hair removal on face? What are the possible after effects?

It is safe: Laser removal of hair is safe with the proper laser and proper technique. I would visit a center that has a physician on site either a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. After your treatment you must avoid the sun on the treated area to avoid dark staining of the skin. ...Read more