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LoveBuzz



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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:04 am    Post subject: Laser Removal Freckles, Moles, Veins Reply with quote

I want to see someone to remove the sun spots (freckles and moles) that I have on my arms and body. Are there any precautions I should take? For example, how important is the type of laser being used? Should I get a trial done first to make sure it won't scar me?

Finally, on my biceps and nose I have some small spider veins. Again, I want to get these removed but I'm concerned about damaging my skin or causing scarring. What is the most risk-free way of doing this?

Unfortunately in my country a lot of the people doing this type of stuff are just trained staff working in a clinic with a dermatologists who manages everything.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You definitely want to do a test patch before any major laser treatment.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drtodorov wrote:
You definitely want to do a test patch before any major laser treatment.


Thanks, that's what I was thinking.

The other question I had was about removing the sunspots and moles themselves. I was once told that there is a risk in that the laser can remove the pigmentation, however if it later turned cancerous there would be no way to visually detect it. Is this correct? And is there any way to take precautions around this such as having all the sunspots I want removed inspected for cancer?
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moles are more commonly associated with melanoma and sun spots with squamous cell carcinoma. The latter can develop in the skin w/o melanocytes and becomes visually detectable at some point either way because it looks different normal skin, pigmented or not. However, I am not sure whether loss of pigmentation (due to laser treatment of otherwise) affects the ease of detection for squamous cell carcinoma. I wonder if this has ever been researched.

In any case, it is a good idea to have an experiences dermatologist examine your skin on a regular basis, especially the areas you are considering treating with laser, to rule out any [pre]cancerous conditions.
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LoveBuzz



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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drtodorov wrote:
Moles are more commonly associated with melanoma and sun spots with squamous cell carcinoma. The latter can develop in the skin w/o melanocytes and becomes visually detectable at some point either way because it looks different normal skin, pigmented or not. However, I am not sure whether loss of pigmentation (due to laser treatment of otherwise) affects the ease of detection for squamous cell carcinoma. I wonder if this has ever been researched.

In any case, it is a good idea to have an experiences dermatologist examine your skin on a regular basis, especially the areas you are considering treating with laser, to rule out any [pre]cancerous conditions.


Thank you.

I think what I'll do is see an experienced derm first to look over my skin and discuss my concerns. Then maybe get a referral to someone else for the aesthetic side of things.

Out of curiosity, why is laser treatment so expensive? It could cost me $1,000 or more just to have some spots zapped off. It seems crazy.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure. Some (but not all) types of laser quipment are relatively expensive. In some countries, doctor's fees are high whatever the procedure, and also perhaps because it includes the cost of malpractice insurance for the dermatologist/plastic surgeon...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laser mole removal treatment is permanent. You can use it without any fear.
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