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Laser Treatments

Tattoo Removal

Laser therapy is one of the most exciting treatments for removing unwanted tattoos. Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by its target, be it an unwanted hair, vein, or in this case, the unwanted pigment from tattoo ink in the skin. The laser causes…

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Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are the result of the skin stretching and tearing beneath the surface, changing the shape of collagen molecules. They are typically associated with rapid weight gain or growth, hormonal imbalances and pregnancy. Skin type and genetics also play a role. Marks vary in…

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Acne Scars

Acne scar treatment requires skill and experience as there are many types of acne scars each requiring their own unique treatment. In order to achieve the best results, it is critical to correctly diagnose the scar type and severity, since patients usually have more than one scar type. A little history is in order. Twenty…

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Skin Resurfacing

The goal of skin resurfacing is to improve generalized facial color, texture and wrinkles. For localized color issues, Dr. Friedman uses the Pico for pigment spots and the Pulse Dye laser for red vessels. For generalized skin texture and color issues, Dr. Friedman will not perform deep chemical or laser peels as there are newer…

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Pigmentation

The key to successful pigmentation treatment is to diagnose the exact type and depth of pigmentation. Regardless as to the exact treatment, it is strongly advised to practice sun avoidance before, during and after treatments. This is to ensure that the pigment safely resolves and does not recur. Dr. Friedman will first analyze…

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Port Wine Stains

What is the best preferred method to remove Port Wine Stains? Infants should start treatments at two weeks of age and be treated every two weeks. Starting at this age will produce better results and allow more treatments without anesthesia. For older patients, the use of the Alexandrite and or Yag laser in addition to…

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Blood Vessels

In order to achieve optimal blood vessel treatment with light energy, it is the opinion of Dr. Friedman that: 1. Exact diagnosis of the blood vessel process must be made 2. Lasers are utilized as they are much more efficient than intense pulse light 3. It is critical to tailor the laser wavelength…

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Burn Scars and Traumatic Scars

In the past doctors have recommended waiting one year before starting to treat a new scar. Today, surgeons have learned to appreciate that the surgical mantra of waiting for a year to allow a scar to “mature” before intervening is no longer recommended, as this approach will lead to suboptimal results. Early laser…

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Skin Tightening

What is the difference between skin tightening and a facelift? A facelift is when excess skin is surgically removed and followed by the stretching of the remaining skin. Skin tightening is when the actual skin is treated with a device to create collagen so that the skin becomes stronger and tighter. Facelift Skin…

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