Is fraxel laser surgery effective for skin discoloration?

Yes. It can help pigmentation, acne scarring and fine lines.
Very good. Like any treatment, as long as expectations are reasonable, the fraxel can get very good improvement (not perfection) in skin pigmentation.

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Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

Scars, This is effective for depressed or raised scars from acne, surgical scars, vertical wrinkles on the lip, and wrinkles on the cheeks, and lower eyelids. Healing with the fractionated ervium is 3-4 days, although redness may persist for 1-2 weeks. The results are permanent and worthwhile.
Effective. Faxel is very effective for the sun damage on light skin colored patients. The careful follow up and treatment protocol on darker skin.

Fractal laser surgery v fraxel laser surgery I have deep depression scarring and ice pick scarring. What is the difference between fractal laser surgery and fraxel laser surgery? Which one would be best for my type of scarring?

Fractional. Fractional laser that is based on a series is your best option - and most people choose a laser that is low downtime. We have specific experience with fraxel, so our opinion is of course weighted to what we know. By having sequential procedures over a number of months, your collagen build will be stimulated multiple times. Ice pick scarring is especially difficult to improve, even with lasers. Sometimes the best option is to mix procedures. You can have tiny plugs removed that contain the icepick scar and have a suture placed so the skin grows closed inside. You may have a small line scar, but it removes the icepick scar. Sometimes this is a worthwhile alternative. Deep scars which are more saucer or box shaped do well with fraxel laser - depending on the number of scars and the depth, you can expect visible improvement with a treatment program that consists of 5 or more sessions. Most all practices will discount the package pricing to make it more affordable. Unfortunately, the "cosmetic" nature of scarring means it is not covered by most insurance providers. If you choose to undertake a laser program, be sure that you follow all physician recommendations. If your skin is anything but "white", you could have post treatment pigmentation elevation. This is something to discuss with your doctor. Sunblock is mandatory with laser treatment.

I moved my head during a laser surgery for a retinal tear, what could be the concequences?

There could be none. There may be no possible consequences if your head movement was when the laser had not been "fired". If you moved during application of the laser you will have a loss of vision where the laser treatment occurred. If the laser treatment was away from your best area of vision you may never notice the additional area of loss. It would be best to ask the doctor that performed the procedure.

I have tried so many things for years my skin looks awful I am a female., would laser surgery help me and is it expensive, do you know an expert to per?

Laser surgery or not. Laser surgery is a tool. Pens and pencils are tools. Paintbrushes are tools. So are hammers and saws and screwdrivers. It is the artist, author, craftsman who uses them at appropriate times and well that turns out masterpieces. In general, the doctors at University Medical Centers are the finest and they do not have a financial incentive to over treat. Brazil has great plastic surgery! Much chea.

Hi doctor, Please I want to ask about small veins are shown like spider lan under my skin in legs, how can I treat it without laser surgery? Thank

Spider veins. Spider veins and vericose veins are asociated with the following: Age, obesity, multiple pregnancies, lack of exercise, standing occupations, genetics. Things to do: walk/exercise, do not cross legs, try Natto or Vitamin K2 they help strenghten veins. You may find regular vitamin c helpfull too.