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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...Read more

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What are some precautions to using levulan kerastick (aminolevulinic acid)?

Levulan Kerastick (aminolevulinic acid): Should you develop an allergic reaction while using the Levulan Kerastick (aminolevulinic acid) with symptoms such as swollen lips, tongue, throat or difficulty breathing - call 911. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing more effective than an obagi blue peel? I had been considering an obagi blue peel. Is laser skin resurfacing better? .

Is laser skin resurfacing more effective than an obagi blue peel? I had been considering an obagi blue peel.  Is laser skin resurfacing better?

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Depends on problem: The obagi blue peel is a nice treatment for skin color and texture, but it is not the best treatment for deep wrinkles. Traditional co2 laser resurfacing is very effective treating deep wrinkles, but requires a longer healing time. Your doctor can treat some areas of your face with a peel and others with a laser, depending on your skin's needs. ...Read more

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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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What are some precautions to using levulan kerastick (aminolevulinic acid)?

Levulan Kerastick (aminolevulinic acid): Should you develop an allergic reaction while using the Levulan Kerastick (aminolevulinic acid) with symptoms such as swollen lips, tongue, throat or difficulty breathing - call 911. ...Read more

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Can differin (adapalene) cream darken my skin tone?

Qualified yes: Differin (adapalene) can make you more sensitive to the sun. So if differin (adapalene) is increasing sensitivity to sunlight or causing irritation it is possible that the skin color can darken. Use sunscreen/avoid the sun. Darkening is more prominent in darker baseline skin colors. ...Read more

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How effective is the fraxel laser skin rejuvenation?

How effective is the fraxel laser skin rejuvenation?

Very good: Fraxel is very effective with minimum downtime. Fraxel is my work horse with my practice. ...Read more

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What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

What is non-ablative laser skin resurfacing?

Does not remove skin: Ablation refers to removing layers of the skin with a laser. Non-ablative lasers do not do this and are hence associated with less recovery time. Depending on the laser, they target pigmentation, vessels or water. This interaction of light with the tissue generates heat and promotes new collagen growth. These lasers are more popular because of the shorter recovery period. ...Read more

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Is applying microdermabrasion dermaroller peeling dose any cream before sleep effective?

Is applying microdermabrasion dermaroller peeling dose any cream before sleep effective?

May help penetrate: The use of a dermaroller may help the penetration of certain agents into the dermis such as retin a (tretinoin) for facial skin and may help, the penetration of rogaine into the scalp. ...Read more

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Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing: Laser is more effective overall. By using different lasers and laser techniques the depth of surface removed can be finely controlled for optimal response and result. No method is 100% successful. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Which is better for acne atrophic scars: fraxel laser or dermabrasion?

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Which is better for acne atrophic scars: fraxel laser or dermabrasion?

The: The outcome from fraxel treatment is usually much more pronounced and more controlled than dermabrasion and microdermabrsion will not have much effect on the deeper layers of the skin. ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Non- ablative: Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the gentle safety of non-ablative lasers. So you get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and less downtime. ...Read more

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Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Chemical peels: In short, yes. But that all depends on the depth of the scars, and the type/strength of chemical. Very deep scars are sometimes best treated by excising them first, then resurfacing. Extensive scarring may require repeat treatments, but sometimes a co2 laser or dermabrasion (not to be confused with microdermabrasion) is more effective. This depends greatly on the surgeon's skill. ...Read more

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Which is better for melasma: obagi, vi peel or perfect 10 peel?

Melasma: The most common melasma therapies include 2% hydroquinone (hq) creams like the over-the-counter products esoterica and porcelana and prescription-strength 4% creams like obagi clear, tri-luma, neocutis blanche, and 4% hydroquinone. Certain sunscreens also contain 4% hydroquinone, such as glytone clarifying skin bleaching sunvanish spf 23 and obagi's sunfader sunscreen. Products with hq. ...Read more

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