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Cosmetic LASERS generate questions that result in anxiety before, during and after plastic surgery. At ReNova Plastic surgery of Pittsburgh, we believe that answering those questions improve the state of mind of our patients, favoring successful outcomes.

Please find questions related to Cosmetic LASERs including: CO2 LASER; Laser hair removal; and LASER rejuvenation. Dr. Clavijo answered them with his systematic approach. Analyzing the problem, identifying possible reasons for them, and proposing advice that may help solving the issues.

Be aware that the accuracy of the answers may be limited due to the lack of physical examination, not being the surgeon of the case, and not being part of the decision making of the cases.  

CO2 LASER - Questions and Answers

Cyst, acne scars and sebaceous hyperplasia on nose. Would CO2 laser help?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Difficult problem to address. The cyst has walls that the laser will not... READ MORE

Under eyelid CO2 fractional laser; should the fluence be like 20 or 25mJ?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The skin of the eyelids is very thin compared to the rest of the face. lesser... READ MORE

Do I have to wear internal corneal shield when I get co2 fractional treatment?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes, If you want to address the whole surface of your eyelid skin, you... READ MORE

Hydroquinone 4% use after pigmentation C02 laser; is this the best product to use? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes, hydroquinone is one of the best... READ MORE

Stretch marks removal - fractional laser.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Definitively you want to loose your weight before your treatment. Remember that... READ MORE

Concerned 9 day post Fractional co2 laser around mouth and eyes?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After 9 days... READ MORE

How long after CO2 fully ablative laser can I go to take a sun bath?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Tanning and resurfacing are in my mind incompatible. It is like having teeth... READ MORE

Laser for breast lift scars that have been Derma Rolled for a long time?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The selection of the laser to treat the scar issues is related to the source of... READ MORE

After CO2 treatment, how long should a person wait to have a facial, a peel?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Maintenance is a must for the long lasting results of your CO2 laser. You can... READ MORE

Can I make co2 fractional laser on my upper eyelid after 2 weeks from blepharoplasty to help lessen the scar? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Do not use any laser during the early phases of your surgical healing. The... READ MORE

What Acne Laser Treatment would be best for me and is CO2 Dot good for severe scarring?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Fractionated CO2 laser is the best tool for the treatment of your acne scarring... READ MORE

LASER Hair Removal - Questions and Answers

What signifies successful first laser hair treatment?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Successful hair removal is measured by the... READ MORE

Still having red skin after 4 weeks - Facial hair removal (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The swelling and... READ MORE

What do you think about facial hair removal by laser??

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Light skin with dark hair is the ideal candidate for laser hair... READ MORE

Is thicker hair growth normal after long term laser hair removal?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Laser hair... READ MORE

My age 18 years old but my face and full body all of hair. Can I do LASER TREATMENT on this age?

Thanks for sharing your question. I am sorry that you had concerns about your current condition. You are well versed on hair cycle. However, despite... READ MORE

LASER Resurfacing - Questions and Answers

I did laser treatment for acne on my forehead 2 days ago and I have small dots. What to do to remove it fast?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The dots are the coagulation of the laser... READ MORE

What to do about these nasal lines? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Nasolabial grooves could be the consequence of cheek deflation and lack of tone... READ MORE

Red itchy scars three days after laser treatment and being in sun with sunscreen?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The redness is a reflexion of the healing... READ MORE

Four days post laser resurfacing I have painfully swollen eyelids; face is swollen (peeling now). (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The swelling should start decreasing after... READ MORE

Getting medical records?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Medical records... READ MORE

Chemical peel, laser resurfacing, or something else? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In your case crows feet should be the result of the muscle contraction around... READ MORE

Will laser resurfacing be enough to fix my hooded eyelids?

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Redundant skin can be tightening by LASER technology. The principle is... READ MORE

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