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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

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Can you tell me about laser resurfacing for scars?

Can you tell me about  laser resurfacing for scars?

A gamble: Laser re-surfacing for scars really is not a reliable fix. I have revised many such scars that have been treated elsewhere previously with a laser. ...Read more

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I have a scar face since about 14 Y A,I did many fraxel laser sessions,I saw some improvement but not enough plz help meeeeee?

I have a scar face since about 14 Y A,I did many fraxel laser sessions,I saw some improvement but not enough plz help meeeeee?

Ans: Well scars from what? Acne? If so there is no good remedy. Could try skin peels If you tried laser than you have seen the dermatologist. The skin can be sanded. But again not real good results ...Read more

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Hey .. i have a scar face since about 14 Y A,I did many fraxel laser sessions,I saw some improvement but not enough plz help meeeeee?

Hey .. i have a scar face since about 14 Y A,I did many fraxel laser sessions,I saw some improvement but not enough plz help meeeeee?

Facial Scars: I would seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon could give you the best advice with respect to scar reduction. Advances have been made in the reducing of scars, and this has become almost a sub-specialty with some plastic surgeons. Have you tried the scar reducing creams that are available over the counter and by prescription? Let us know the final treatment that ends up workin ...Read more

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I'm going to do laser for facial telangectasia, i'm a little bite worried about leaving a scar , post infl. Hyperpigmentation or edema, what precautions?

I'm going to do laser for facial telangectasia, i'm a little bite worried about leaving a scar , post infl. Hyperpigmentation or edema, what precautions?

Laser: There are several different types of lasers that treat facial telangiectasia. The side effect profile of each different type of laser can differ, so it depends on which one your doctor will use. Be certain to discuss your concerns with your doctor before treatment. Be certain that it is a doctor that will be doing your treatment. ...Read more

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Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

It works VERY well!: The co2 laser works very well for acne scars of the face. The co2 laser emits invisible energy that is absorbed by the skin, vaporizing a very thin amount of the surface. The laser energy also stimulates production of new collagen. This results in the skin becoming smoother, and ultimately stronger and thicker than before the treatment. It may not get rid of all the scars, but it really helps! ...Read more

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Can silicon gel sheets fade the appearance of scars from laser tattoo removal? (The scar is about 3 years old).

Can silicon gel sheets fade the appearance of scars from laser tattoo removal? (The scar is about 3 years old).

No evidence: These have not been shown to be particularly effective for scar reduction. Try Mederma, Vitamin D, or consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist, or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of scar revision would be possible for a round half pea size depression caused by deep laser surgery on center of chin?

Filler or excision: If it is soft, i would consider a filler and if tethered excision with layered repair may produce a better result. Of course many other options exist. ...Read more

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I received a hypertrophic scar after a laser treatment. The doctor said this was because i had rocks in my chin. Is this true?

I received a hypertrophic scar after a laser treatment. The doctor said this was because i had rocks in my chin. Is this true?

No: Hypertrophic scarring after laser resurfacing is due to the laser energy penetrating too deeply into the skin. Laser treatment is just a controlled burn injury: a superficial burn does not cause scarring, but usually causes some change in pigmentation, a deeper burn will cause a variable degree of scarring, some people have a tendency toward hypertrophic scarring. ...Read more

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Laser (Definition)

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