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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Biology, BS Journalism
Medical: MD, West Virginia University
Graduate: Masters, Health Services Administration, George Washington University
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Laser Tattoo Removal Can a laser really remove a tattoo completely? Absolutely! By breaking up the tattoo pigment into tiny particles, the body is able to absorb the ink with no scarring. FAQs: 1. Is it painful? In our office, the treated area is numbed prior to treatment. We use lidocaine with epinephrine. We may also use a prescription cream called Emla that you will place on your skin prior to your treatment. ...
Difference Between Compression Stockings and T.E.D. Hose One of the most common methods of maintenance for venous disease is to wear compression stockings. However, many people mistake true medical compression stockings for thrombo-embolic deterrent (T.E.D.) hose. There are three major differences between the two: the level of compression, reason for wearing them, and physical appearance. Medical Compression Stockings 1. Level of compression: >15 mmHg2. Purpose: Prevent...
A deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is when a clot (thrombus) forms in a deep vein (usually the legs). A DVT can occur at times when you may break a bone, have a major surgery (orthopedic, vascular, etc.) or if you are pregnant. There are other risk factors for developing a DVT and can include paralysis, confinement to a bed, birth control use, cancer and more. Usually a DVT occurs in the legs. DVTs can also form in the arms. Once a DVT forms in the veins, it damages the veins and can...
Most popular answers from Manu B. Aggarwal, MD
Both of these lasers are effective in removing tattoos. However, the Enlighten has an additional nanosecond technology that allows better tattoo ... READ MORE
Can ugly veins be hidden somewhat with some type of treatment? I've researched and can't find a concrete answer. (photos)
When veins become bulging, such as yours, those are called varicose veins. When they become Too large, laser treatments are often times not as... READ MORE
A tattoo can be removed as soon as the skin is healed, which it appears in your photograph that it has. It is possible to remove this tattoo. I ... READ MORE
What is the best treatment for varicose veins with sclerotherapy for systemic lupus erythematosus patients?
I have treated several patients on immunosuppressants with sclerotherapy and surface laser for spider veins. In my experience, I would recommend a t... READ MORE
It sounds like they are suggesting to remove all the superficial veins (not deep veins) of the legs even if they are working properly. I would... READ MORE
Congratulations on your weight loss! You varicose veins are pretty impressive! I have seen many patients magically find varicose veins after weight lo... READ MORE
It sounds like you had an ultrasound that showed you have a vein, called the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV), that is not working properly. That means ... READ MORE
Continue using Alexandrite laser or start nd:YAG for Skin Type IV/V Indian? Which is most effective? (Photo)
Wow, 15 treatments is quite many. In your skin type, Nd:Yag is typically better to start with and then switch to Alexandrite for finer hair (only in... READ MORE
Laser hair removal with GentleMax caused increased and darker hair growth on my sideburns and now down to my jaw line. (photo)
This is called paradoxical hair growth. It is most often seen on the face when doing laser hair removal. The areas that are not to be treated should... READ MORE
These appear to be larger spider veins that may indicate an underlying venous problem called venous insufficiency. With what your legs look like right... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Aggarwal
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Videos by Manu B. Aggarwal, MD
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Watch this man's tattoo removal treatment using 532nm wavelength. Prior to later treatment the area is numbed with a local anesthetic, lidocaine with epi, for comfort throughout the procedure. WATCH VIDEO
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