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Erbium Laser

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Erbium Laser

Postby suekk » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:48 am

What are your thoughts about using the erbium laser to remove sebaceous hyperplasia on face?
Risks? Scarring likely?
Including causing indentation?
I would appreciate any help you can give me.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:28 pm

unfortunately, i don't use the erbium, just the fraxel (which is erbium, but fractionated). also, my training is more facial plastic than derm.
a derm would be able to advise you better.
i have had good results with photodynamic therapy for sebaceous hyperplasia. fraxel seems to work well also.
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