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Doctor insights on: Chemical Peels Vs Fraxel Laser

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I have two huge spots on my mustache area, have used obaji for one year, two fraxel laser treatment And two chemical peels, the spots are still there?

I have two huge spots on my mustache area, have used obaji for one year, two fraxel laser treatment And two chemical peels, the spots are still there?

Persistent spots: You haven't described the spots. However, surface treatments have limited effect. Pigmentation changes and some skin lesions are hard to get rid of. Get your doctor to explain what can and can't be achieved in your case. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Chung
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Fraxel Laser (Definition)

The fraxel is a laser developed for fractional laser technology thereby causing less or no downtime than previous technologies. The 1550 is considered noninvasive and helps acne scarring, poreand other scars. The 1927 - dual helps superficial brown spots and melasma. Fraxel repair is a more potent fractionated co2 laser lwith significant downtime good for skin tightening, ...Read more


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Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing. ...Read more

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How often is it safe to get chemical peels? How many times a month is it safe to get a chemical peel without harming the skin? .

How often is it safe to get chemical peels? How many times a month is it safe to get a chemical peel without harming the skin? .

Peels are safe: Micropeels of any sort can be repeated monthly because they are very superficial. A minimum of 8 months should pass before a repeat deep peel. Mid-level peels can be repeated every 4-6 months, depending on the peeling agent and how deep the peel went in the mid-level of the skin. ...Read more

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How often is it safe to get chemical peels? How many times a month is it safe to get a chemical peel without harming the skin? .

How often is it safe to get chemical peels? How many times a month is it safe to get a chemical peel without harming the skin? .

Depends!: The safely depends on your skin type and type of peel. Most aesthetic peels are mild fruit acid peels that are repeated every 30-45 days, which is how long it takes to regrow a new layer of dead skin cells. You will not accomplish much with more frequent peels. Deeper peels are repeated less often. Find a physician skilled in skin care for specific recommendations! ...Read more

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My dermetologist has suggested me chemical peeling, I suffered from acne. Do chemical peels work?

My dermetologist has suggested me chemical peeling, I suffered from acne. Do chemical peels work?

Possibly: Depending on the form of acne that you have. If it is comedogenic, it responds well. If you have mild acne scars they also tend to respond well to certain chemical peels. ...Read more

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I've been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?

I've been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?

Scars aren't removed: By peels. You can do them until the cows come home, and not see much difference other than exfoliation. So that's an expensive alternative that has been marketed to you. Cosmetic lasers that rebuild collagen provide longer lasting results, as scarring is occurring from the damaged collagen fibers that have created crater-like effects from contraction. Treat the cause, not the hype. ...Read more

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I'm using tretinoin 0.1 and glycolic acid 10 but no peel at all. Just a bit redness. Is it safe if I do chemical peels with high concentrations?

I'm using tretinoin 0.1 and glycolic acid 10 but no peel at all. Just a bit redness. Is it safe if I do chemical peels with high concentrations?

Build your tolerance: The effects of tretinoin may take months. Be patient. It is best to beguile a tolerance and slowly increase the strength rather than jumping to a higher strength. ...Read more

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Chemical peels,: Laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion are all methods of removing a portion of the skin surface that stimulates healing, and development of collagen and elastic fibers (along with a new skin surface) that reduces (but does not remove) scars. If your skin is sensitive, the treatments designed to reduce acne scarring will need to be less severe (and will be less effective). Laser may be most precise. ...Read more

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

There: There are a few options when it comes to skin resurfacing for acne scar and pigmentation issues.

Chemical peels and lasers are two options. Another option that works well for treating just portions of the face is dermabrasion. This produces more of a physical sanding of the skin.

The idea with all 3 procedures is to remove the outer layer of skin cells. New skin then regrows into the area to create a smoother, more even pigmentation. ...Read more

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Not always: Skin resurfacing is performed by a variety of techniques - chemical peels are only one option. Other options include dermabrasion and laser resurfacing (done with a variety of lasers depending upon degree of scarring). The best option for you would depend upon the how deep your acne scars are and how extensive your "sun spots" are. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chemical peels, laser resurfacing & rejuvenation?

What is the difference between chemical peels, laser resurfacing & rejuvenation?

Depth of treatment: There are several types of chemical peels (some deeper than others) and laser peels/resurfacing. They both are removing the top layers of skin. The deeper you peel the more effective at removing pigment, fine lines, and some tightening. The downside is that the deeper peels take longer to heal and have more downtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Nothing works well: The main thing you should do is make sure you control your active lesions. Once you get a scar, lasers, peels, creams, dermabrasions just do not work well! Come on in and we can discuss your options.

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Are laser surgery and chemical peels good for treating eye wrinkles?

Are laser surgery and chemical peels good for treating eye wrinkles?

Yes: Depending on how bad the wrinkles and the cause, laser or peels can really help wrinkles. Some wrinkles may be better treated with Botox if they are the result of over-active muscles and other wrinkles by surgery if they are from too much skin. Your plastic surgeon can help you decide which is best. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

Fractionated laser: One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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I want to get rid of deep acne scars. Do I need Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels or laser therapy? I have tried pills from dr & creams even blue light

I want to get rid of deep acne scars. Do I need Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels or laser therapy? I have tried pills from dr & creams even blue light

Professional help: I am sorry you tried worthless cures, and if someone charged you money for "blue light" therapy, I would urge you to contact your local prosecuting attorney. Pills and creams won't touch these. You'll need to get with a specialist dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a filler, microsurgery, or laser work. Especially, if you see a kid whose acne is being neglected, say something. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is better results & safe for skin chemical peeling or fractional laser?

Fractional: Fractional laser will get you a better result in the end. It does require more down time than a peel however. If you're comparing a deep peel to the laser then the laser is safer as well. If you can take the downtime I would certainly recommend the fractional laser. ...Read more

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What treatment is preferred treatment for diffuse actinic keratoses: Photodynamic Therapy/Laser/ or Chemical Peel for short recovery / no scaring?

Both work well: Many dermatologists use liquid nitrogen (cold therapy) first. Discuss it with your doc and see what he/she feels most adept at doing. ...Read more

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Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

No: Chemical peel, ultrasound and other ways of manageing skin conditions essentially are unable to cause cancers especially of skin. The latter is causes by carcinogenic exposure, chronic exposure to ultraviolet light, and skin lesions such as cutaneous fistulas of long standing duration where viral involvement may be responsible. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Please tell me, could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Not really: Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. Certain types of laser resurfacing is actually beneficial to actinic damage or even precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. Eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?

Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. Eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?

None of these!!!!: There are several effective therapies to control and improve seborrheic skin. The exact treatment varies with the specific case. You have indulged in useless speculation when you need to describe the appearance and distribution of your condition to provide details necessary for suggestions about treatments. ...Read more

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Anxiety stops me from chemical peel or laser for melasma, does Tretanoin make spots darker, what's opinion on Koji acid soap, is it safe. I'm so sad. Tyvm?

Anxiety stops me from chemical peel or laser for melasma, does Tretanoin make spots darker, what's opinion on Koji acid soap, is it safe. I'm so sad. Tyvm?

Rx of Melasma: Peels and most lasers are not the answer to Melasma. An IPL works well. My preferred treatment, however? Is the Obagi NuDerm System. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who specializes in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

See below: That really depends on the type of scars you have. Generally speaking, scars never disappear, but they may look better after laser treatment.
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What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment?

What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment?

Peel vs Laser: Your doctor had the advantage of being able to see the kind and event of scarring your are looking to improve and what your skin type is. Patients with darker skin tones are not idea candidates for laser treatments. Extensive scarring typically will not be significantly improved with just chemical peels. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Could use your help docs! My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Seeing is believing: A doctor who has seen you has more information than we can get from you online. Scars cannot be completely removed. They are how we heal; however, sometimes additional treatment can help reduce a scar. Consult several board certified plastic surgeons in your area, and be realistic about what can be done. ...Read more

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Will a chemical peel help under eye wrinkles? If so, which type and intensity should I look for (i've tried laser resurfacing with little result.)

Will a chemical peel help under eye wrinkles? If so, which type and intensity should I look for (i've tried laser resurfacing with little result.)

Maybe.: What laser? What kind of practitioner? Doctor, surgeon, or spa? If properly-performed laser resurfacing by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist expert in laser surgery is insufficient, then a chemical peel may also be. Generally, the answer would be "yes, " but I'm concerned you haven't had an appropriate evaluation and procedure. You may need blepahroplasty. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a chemical peel and laser resurfacing? What is better for purple/red acne scars?

What is the difference between a chemical peel and laser resurfacing? What is better for purple/red acne scars?

Peel versus laser: Chemical peels use an acid to chemically damage the outer layers of the skin. Lasers also damage the skin using light energy, there is a new laser that emits a pattern of laser energy in the skin, it can be done with numbing cream on the face. Purple /red scars are still active and a probably are best treated with steeroids. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more