Laser scar prevention

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1556305 tn?1517784829 I've not heard of laser doing that. I know laser can be used to clear the artery but as far as I'm aware scar tissue can still form. One way of helping stop scar tissue is the application of radiation. A radioactive substance on the end of the catheter wire is held in the area for a period of time, damaging the dna of the cells so they can't reproduce so quickly.
2081455 tn?1332179587 I went to the Urologist because I had been experiencing terrible pain in my left kidney. In December I had my left kidney cleaned out by laser through the urethra. It took over 3 weeks to recover and it was the most terrible pain I have ever felt. They did not put a stent in. I then had my right kidney done 3 weeks later. I recovered in a day. No pain. After about 4 weeks of having the kidney stone removal surgery my left kidney began to hurt again.
Avatar n tn There is no laser surgery for prevention of scar tissue formation. Some people just have a propensity of forming more scar tissue than others. If you have scar forming around the laminectomy you need to have the nerve roots decompressed or this may result in permanent injury to your nerves. The best solution is to have a thorough decompression that will ensure (if possible) that even scar tissue forms it will not compress the nerve roots again.
Avatar n tn There is no laser surgery for prevention of scar tissue formation. Some people just have a propensity of forming more scar tissue than others. If you have scar forming around the laminectomy you need to have the nerve roots decompressed or this may result in permanent injury to your nerves. The best solution is to have a thorough decompression that will ensure (if possible) that even scar tissue forms it will not compress the nerve roots again.
Avatar n tn There is no laser surgery for prevention of scar tissue formation. Some people just have a propensity of forming more scar tissue than others. If you have scar forming around the laminectomy you need to have the nerve roots decompressed or this may result in permanent injury to your nerves. The best solution is to have a thorough decompression that will ensure (if possible) that even scar tissue forms it will not compress the nerve roots again.
Avatar n tn The ultrapulsed carbon dioxide laser and erbium YAG laser are most frequently used in laser resurfacing. Because the skin is injured and tissue exposed as an effect wound care and infection prevention is important. Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, trigger changes within the dermis without injuring the epidermis. Smoothbeam targets and heats the sebaceous gland, helping reduce sebum and acne formation. Another option is the yellow pulse dye laser.
Avatar f tn and the past response to treatment determine the type of therapy used.
Avatar n tn They are just scars, but I dont even understand why I have them... WEIRD.. and another weird thing.. when I DO get a scar from something I should get a scar from, its just a normal flipping scar with out the grossness of being a keliod. One last question, are these things suppossed to itch?
Avatar n tn Well, I would suggest the same management with OTC available ointments for scars if the dark spots are new. Management would aim at prevention of formation of new dark spots or pimples. Interventional therapies such as laser are only used if conservative methods of management have failed. If OTC ointments against acne such as benzoyl peroxide/ clindamycin are not effective in controlling acne, you may seek the help of a dermatologist for appropriate management.
Avatar m tn Any skin injury that is more serious than a superficial cut or scrape will leave a scar. It is important that you avoid scratching or picking on the skin lesions to prevent scarring. Prevention is the key as well as keeping the skin lesions clean and dry. You could put topical antibiotic to prevent infection and faster healing. Treating them promptly and properly will go a long way in decreasing the appearance and development of scars. Laser treatments may also help.
Avatar n tn Before it was a sore that would not heal. I burned it with liquid nitrogen and it left a small scar but the sore is gone. However, the bump, actually more of a line, is hard and does not go away. Sometimes I think it moves depending on how I sleep. Very odd. Any ideas?
1123156 tn?1338866969 Never tried that. I was just at my laser hair removal appointment and they had a machine their for microdermabrasion. Is that one word? Anyway, she said they also use that machine to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. I didn't ask how much it cost but that's an option anyway :) GOOD LUCK and GOD BLESS!!
Avatar n tn I would like to know if there is a more advanced diagnosis and removal treatment available, possibly from a cosmetic surgeon or laser technician, or a new chemical process to remove them. These are becoming a disfigurement on otherwise good 40 year old skin. Thanks.
743543 tn?1268766823 A new modality, fractional laser resurfacing, offers a novel approach to treating striae. Using scattered pulses of light only a fraction of the scar is zapped by the laser over the course of several treatments. This creates microscopic wounds. The body responds to each treatment by producing new collagen and epithelium. In a 2007 clinical trial, 5-6 treatments resulted in striae improving by as much as 75 percent.
Avatar f tn and the past response to treatment determine the type of therapy used.
Avatar m tn guess what no retinal detachment and my retinal specialist said i only have a few normal floaters. None in the right eye; my lesion is healed and i do have a scar tissue from the laser treatment. I wish they had an eye drop for them that you can just go to the store and remove them. I am looking into surgery as i am tired of having them and the scar tissue to look at. I am sorry you have to go through this too Doctor. Mine are affecting my vision.
Avatar n tn I had an operation to remove a stone in 1991 from the left ureter which left some scar tissue.All stones since have been on the left side. In 1991 a doctor at Mass Gen removed one by ostiscope. All stones are calcium based. QUESTION: Can the current stone be removed by laser, ultrasound, lithotripsy or other means than an operation or use of a stint? I am concerned about creating more scar tissue, as I am 63 and expect more stones in the future.
Avatar f tn Not sure what the plan is other than the cataract doctor told me he'll use a YAG laser in 3 months to try to clear up the scar tissue on the capsule that holds my new lens and I see the retinal doctor 8/3. Last time I was there a month ago, he told me I've developed a macular pucker and that is why I have some bend to straight lines in my vision. He said he wanted to see how my vision was after the cataract was out before we talked about possible treatment for the pucker.
10887713 tn?1456094856 I also developed a cataract, which was expected. Cataract surgery May, 2015. Yag laser Aug 2015. Have been prescribed various eye drops over these many months. Currently on Acuvail 2 x per day. STILL have CME. May end up having surgery for this....Vision slowly worsening...wavy, less intense colours, etc. But my question concerns the fact that my right eye is sore most of the time. Usually just annoying but sometimes quite uncomfortable. Anyone else have this? Anything that can help this?
233488 tn?1310696703 When this happens, it may stretch the heart chambers and lead to scar formation in the cardiac muscle. Scar tissue in the heart is the cause of lethal heart arrhythmias and cardiac arrest in some of the highly publicized cases of seemingly healthy marathoners who die during training or long-distance running events.
233488 tn?1310696703 surgical or laser corneal relaxing incisions; toric IOLs or toric mutifocal IOLs; rounding the cornea at time of surgery with brand new (2013) femtosecond laser; post operatively using lasik surgery to remove residual astigmatism. 9. In cases where one eye has a cataract that is symptomatic and causing problems with important functions such as driving, reading, recognizing faces, glare avoidance, etc.
Avatar n tn I am a bit worried that i could have some sort of disease or somthing wrong inside my body? I have read that laser hair removal could help, it's soo expensive, and I have so many areas to treat. I wish that someone would do some reasearch and find out whats going on, im just glad im not alone though. Lastly if anyone has a sucsses storey, please tell.
Avatar n tn Had a PVD and multiple retina tears just shy of 7 months ago. After 3 rounds of laser over a 6 week period I was passed over to a retina surgeon at the local university teaching hospital who placed an encircling scleral buckle and did lots of cryo.
Avatar f tn they did a biopsy shortly after i did this post, and nothing specific came back. i've had it treated w/ medication (pills and topical) and also laser and it'll seem to look a little better for a few days but then i'm almost to square 1. it just will not seem to heal. just today they decided to do a second biopsy, because they also find it odd and worrisome. they did diagnose me with rosacea b/c in general i am very pink with capillaries close to the skin.
Avatar n tn For those who are pregnant or are nursing, they should inform their doctor to get the appropriate medication prescribed. However, prevention is certainly the best cure and so you should take every precaution to forestall it from affecting you.
Avatar n tn I had one laser treatment but it was a freebie and did nothing (SmartXide Dot laser) I've done all this for well over a year and NOTHING has improved. I look like a 40-year-old with an 80-year-old's arms. I live in Canada, so have more opportunity to cover my arms than someone living in Florida and cover them I do. I am embarrassed by them. I feel shocked when I look in the mirror. So ladies, I empathize fully. If I find a solution, I will post for you all.
Avatar n tn My doctor didn't go into details about the surgery because it's not something I need to have done at this time, but it sounded to me like a minor procedure, not something serious. She did say that the surgery would leave a small, visible scar. Here is some information I just found online on About.com: "Sebaceous cysts most often disappear on their own and are not dangerous. Occasionally, they may become inflamed and tender.
Avatar m tn Oh and if you have medical insurance and a local dermatologist with a laser machine take that route. A few years ago I was getting laser treatments and they were the most effective at quick and scar free removal ( with my insurance it was $50 a visit). Good luck everyone, I really hope you get rid of the warts, as I know just how depressing them are.
Avatar n tn messes up on the uterine ablation he can puncture your uterese all the way through and then you have a scar on the outside of it. The placents has to connect onto the scar in order for there to be danger. I have a lot of scar tissue from my surgery, but it is on the inside... and there is a layer in the placents that protects everything inside. So If you have this scar going all the way throuhg then this section isn't protected and then you have the problems.....