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Best Laser For Brown Spots
I have to wear a concealer and 2 bases just to cover up my brown spots. Which laser or cream would be best and actually work?
Evaluation: It is important for you to have a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist. During the consultation your skin color will be evaluated. You will be then offered several alternatives to improve your sun spots. They can range from chemical peels, laser peels, IPL, and others. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What's the best mole removal procedure?laser,cutting..?i have a lot of moles on my face and i rly want to avoid scars,all of them are tiny brown spots
Freckles or moles: Freckles are clusters of flat, circular, brown (concentrated melanin) which are most often visible on people with a fair complexion. A freckle is also called an "ephelis". This is different than moles or Lentigines which are raised and have increase in melanocytes. You need to have a correct diagnosis and then discuss tx options. Freckles can be made lighter with LASERs, moles do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser treatment: In current practice, numerous lasers can specifically target pigmented lesions, including red-light lasers (eg, 694-nm ruby, 755-nm alexandrite), green-light lasers (eg, 510-nm pulsed dye, [3, 4, 5, 6] 532-nm frequency-doubled nd:yag), and near-infrared lasers (eg, 1064 nm nd:yag). The wide range of lasers that can be used to treat pigment is a result of the broad absorption spectrum of melanin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fraxel: Hello ~ FRAXEL is cleared by FDA to do the following: Periorbital wrinkles (wrinkles around the eyes) Pigmented lesions Melasma Soft tissue coagulation Acne scars and surgical scars Actinic Keratoses (precancerous lesions so active infection (boils), deep scarring cannot be treated this way. http://www.mybeautymd.calls.net/our-specialties/laser-treatments/fraxel#fraxel thx ...Read more
My neck has brown spots, my chest is red and wrinkly, and my face has wrinkles, brown spots, and redness. Should I do fraxel laser or ipl?
Best cream to remove brown spots on face? I had them zapped 5 years ago and it's back? Its so sensitive after that I don't want to do it again.Thanks
Sun avoidance: I am sorry to hear about your facial spots.I don't believe any over the counter cream would treat your brown spots.I first advise you stay away from the sun and use a good sunscreen as a preventive measure. My mother had this issue and she just started to avoid direct sun light and use a sunscreen with good results. I would advise you speak to the dermatologist who did the zap treatment for help ...Read more
When using Retin A and Hydroquinone can you apply the Hydroquinone after applying the Retin A ? Will that work best for brown spots. Thank you
Yes: Yes, i usually have patients apply the retin-A first. Give it 15-20 minutes to absorb and then apply the Hydroquinone. I usually recommend hydroquinone as spot therapy rather than the whole face and recommend a non-hydroquinone product to lighten the whole face. ZO Skin/Medical has amazing products if you are interested. http://www.arslanianplasticsurgery.com/#!services2/cwtp ...Read more
IPL photofacial: While it isn't exactly a laser by definition intense pulsed light referred to as ipl works very very effectively in this area and often under a service term called photofacial. Look for these services under either term at a reputable med spa or plastic surgeon's office in your area. Ideally i would recommend med spa with a plastic surgeon on staff. ...Read more
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