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Can a pulsed-dye laser affect future facial hair growth if applied to a cheek one time earlier in life?

If there were. mature pigmented hairs growing in that location at the time of the initial treatment, then yes. Laser hair removal works by targeting the dark pigment in a hair follicle. If you were prepubertal and had no hair follicles, then they probably weren't injured, UNLESS the 1st treatment caused scarring, which could injure developing ofhair follicles. Read more...

How do I find a dermatologist who uses a pulsed dye laser to help improve scar appearance?

Ask one. Most dermatologists will tell you on their practice website what lasers they employ. You can certainly call an individual practice and ask also. Visit aad.Org to search for dermatologists in your area. Read more...
An internet search. An internet search with the location and laser type you want should provide some dermatologists for you to choose from. Or ask your doctor if they can recommend someone to treat you. Read more...

Can a pulsed-dye laser affect future facial hair growth if applied to cheek for port wine stain treatment please help.

Probably not. Different lasers target different color targets. In case of pulse dye generally red colors are targeted which is why it is used for port wine staining. If your facial hair is closer in color to PWS there may be a small effect but it isn't likely. . Read more...

Has anyone used photogenica and star pulsed dye laser? Which is better?

Vbeam. With my experience, i like the vbeam the most among all pulsed dye lasers. It differs from doctors to doctors. Read more...

Which is more effective in treating telangectasia : ndyag or pulsed dye laser... And which is more safe?

Either. Both can be used to treat blood vessels in the skin. Depending on skin tone, pulsed dye may be a better choice because ndyag can sometimes affect pigmentation. Consult a laser specialist and consider a test treatment before treating a large area. Read more...
NdYag. I believe NdYag is more effective for vascular lesions such as telangiectasias, but it can be painful unless you have a very short wave length. NdYag is also used to remove pigment, so that is not a consideration in my opinion. You will however have some temporary bruising, caused by disruption of the vessels and leaking. The laser can be used again to treat the bruising if it is bothersome. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: pulsed dye laser?

Pulsed dye laser. Pdl is a laser that typically is used to treat blood vessels or birth marks. . See your dermatologist for further details. Read more...

Is Fraxel Restore as effective as Pulsed Dye Laser at flattening hypertrophic scars?

I don't know; not aware that either was particularly good at flattening hypertrophic scars (keloids). Most lasers work only on hyperpigmented (dark) lesions, most keloids are white. Individual physicians may be tempted to suggest whatever equipment they have. I would suggest that you pose the question on RealSelf, a site that operates somewhat like HealthTap but the docs are aesthetic/plastic surgery docs. Read more...

If I ask my dermatologist could I try flashlamp pulsed dye laser for my skin lesion would he let me?

Depends on lesion. Not quite sure what you are asking, but this would depend on the lesion. If the lesion is red and has hemoglobin in it, then the pulsed dye laser would be the correct treatment performed by a professional trained in lasers. Read more...

What are the risks of getting a pulsed dye laser treatment?

Depends. It really depends on what tissue is being treated and why. I use pulsed dye laser (pdl) to treat warts on the foot (usually plantar warts). About the only risks are bruising, possible blister formation (this is rare on the bottom of the foot) and pain lasting for a couple days. It is very safe in trained hands. Read more...