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Where do I go to get a laser skin resurfacing done?

Where do I go to get a laser skin resurfacing done?

Cosmetic center: Laser resurfacing is offered in cosmetic centers such as medical spas, dermatology and plastic surgery offices. Experience with this laser can provide excellent results and no side effects. This laser can be done on all skin types however darker skin types will need pretreatment and experienced clinicians. ...Read more

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Dr. Ann Hern
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Microdermabrasion (Definition)

A spray of fine crystals or a wand embedded with and abrasive material such as diamond dust is used to scrape a layer of dead skin off your face. Suction is used to remove debris from clogged pores. Microdermabrasion can help stimulate collagen and lighten ...Read more


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Where do I go to get a chemical peel done?

Where do I go to get a chemical peel done?

Best to see MD: If you want good results. Deeper peels give more impressive results. However, these meical grade peels should only be done by md's with experience (facial plastic surgeons/dermatologists). Medical grade peels should only be done on the face, never on neck or any where else (high risk of scarring). Superficial peels can be done by aestheticians but won't do much dramatic wrinkle reduction. ...Read more

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Where can you go to get encapsulated endoscopy procedure?

Where can you go to get encapsulated endoscopy procedure?

Depends: Some doctors perform capsule endoscopy at the hospital, others at the office. Typically, the patient does a cleanse the day before comes to the hospital/office-has electrodes and a data recorder placed in about 30 minutes, swallows a capsule that morning and returns in the afternoon where the data is downloaded. ...Read more

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What procedures can be done to get rid of a g-tube scar?

What procedures can be done to get rid of a g-tube scar?

Excision: You can always excise the scar, but will still have the new scar. ...Read more

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How often can you have microdermabrasion treatments done to your face?

How often can you have microdermabrasion treatments done to your face?

Microdermabrasion: Can be performed as often as every 1 week in certain circumstances. Most patients will find that they settle into a monthly routine, unless they are treating a specific condition like acne (which usually pairs salicylic acid treatments with microderm). The treatment by design only goes a few microns into the epidermis, so it is a gently treatment - despite the sound of it! ...Read more

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Can smartlipo be done at a medspa? Is smartlipo something i can have done at a medspa, or do I need to go to a plastic surgeon? .

Can smartlipo be done at a medspa? Is smartlipo something i can have done at a medspa, or do I need to go to a plastic surgeon?

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SmartLipo is Laser: Smartlipo is an invasive procedure performed by a physician. It is not a topical procedure or something a medical assistant can perform. Certain plastic surgeons offer it as it has the ability to tighten skin in addition to melting fat. ...Read more

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Can laser liposuction procedures be performed at clinics and offices? I'm considering getting some fat removed from my hips. Hospital costs are expensive so i would prefer to go to a clinic or office to have laser liposuction done if it's an option. Of co

Can laser liposuction procedures be performed at clinics and offices? I'm considering getting some fat removed from my hips. Hospital costs are expensive so i would prefer to go to a clinic or office to have laser liposuction done if it's an option. Of co

Yes in an office: Laser liposuction is commonly performed in an office setting. This procedure is less invasive and painful than regular liposuction. It is generally done with local anesthesia in an office setting. Laser liposuction done properly in an office by an experienced plastic surgeon is actually more safe than having regular liposuction done with general anesthesia in a hospital. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get laser teeth whitening?

Where can I go to get laser teeth whitening?

Ask your dentist: To be honest with you, there are other forms of whitening that are very safe and effective without the use of a laser. Evidence based dentistry does not show lasers nor lights to significantly enhance the whitening of the gels alone. If you do not have a dentist I would look online for a reputable dentist with many favorable reviews from their patients. ...Read more

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Help please? How old do you have to be to get the coolsculpting procedure done?

Help please? How old do you have to be to get the coolsculpting procedure done?

You must be 18.: Coolsculpting is an interesting, safe technique that can reduce stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to exercise away. While results are less dramatic than a procedure like liposuction, there is no down time, no anesthesia required, and no major risks. Our patients can go back to work or exercise later in the day of treatment. Most people require more than one treatment for best results. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a microcurrent face lift done?

Where do I go to get a microcurrent face lift done?

Microcurrent facelif: These are generally performed in medical spa settings. I am not aware of any studies truly demonstrating the effectiveness of this technique to achieve a true facelift result. ...Read more

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How deep in the skin do you need to go to remove a corn?

How deep in the skin do you need to go to remove a corn?

Big or small corn?: How deep a doctor needs to go depends on the size of the corn, and how much of the corn is below the surface level of the skin. When a corn goes below the surface of the skin, it is actually pushing into the skin. The corn is dead skin material (that's why shaving it doesn't hurt), and a doctor removes the dead skin all the way down to the living skin layer. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a transabdominal ultrasound done?

Where do I go to get a transabdominal ultrasound done?

Abdominal ultrasound: Transabdominal ultrasounds ordered by your physician could be done at most hospital radiology departments or at large medical groups. They require that you have a full bladder. Normally the ordering physician would make recommendations at to choices of facilities to perform the ultrasound. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an ureteroscopy done?

Where do I go to get an ureteroscopy done?

Urology: A urologist will do this. Often in an operating room suite. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Depends: I do these procedures in my office - no lab work is indicated. If I do it in the operating room, then we need a CBC before anesthesia can be used. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a stereotactic radiosurgery done?

Where do I go to get a stereotactic radiosurgery done?

Radiation Centers: Stereotactic radiosurgery refers to the procedure where a few (3-5) doses of high-dose very-precise radiation can be used to treat certain cancers in the brain, lungs, liver, etc. This option is not avaliable at all radiation centers and specailized machines like the cyberknife are often used. It is best to discuss with your treating doctors to check the results with the center in your area. ...Read more

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Hi! I would like to find out how to effectively get rid of acne & scars. I've considered laser treatment and phototherapy.

Hi! I would like to find out how to effectively get rid of acne & scars. I've considered laser treatment and phototherapy.

Your best option is: to make an appointment with a Board Certified Dermatologist near you. He/she will be able to evaluate your problem and discuss multiple different options for your management. ...Read more