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How do I cover up uneven skin pigmentation after laser resurfacing?

How do I cover up uneven skin pigmentation after laser resurfacing?

IPL vs. Topicals: At times, a gentle ipl treatment can help to expedite the resolution of post treatment redness and blend any areas of hyperpigmentation. I would combine this with topical therapy with hydroquinone +/- Retin-A or other available herbal skin lighteners. There are a variety of mineral based make-ups that can serve as cover-up in the short term as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Laser Resurfacing (Definition)

Is a procedure used to smooth the skin and remove pigmentation irregularities. Co2 and erbium lasers are the most common modalities. If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, you should also research chemical peels and dermabrasion. Sometime these alternatives ...Read more


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Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it? .

Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it?

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CO2 laser: Co2 laser resurfacing can be ablative removing the surface of the skin to a set depth in a continuous manner in the area treated. There is also fractional co2 resurfacing. Hypopigmentation is more associated with the continuous co2 rather than fractional. The hypopigmentation can last for a very long time and may be permanent. Fractional co2 is somewhat safer but may still have side effects. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

Yes but be careful: It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about. It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects. ...Read more

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Is laser resurfacing covered with medical insurance or is it cash pay?

Is laser resurfacing covered with medical insurance or is it cash pay?

Cash : With rare exceptions, laser resurfacing is considered a cosmetic procedure, not covered by any insurance. However, if you have a health savings account (hsa), you might be able to use that money to pay for it. Laser resurfacing is a medical procedure. ...Read more

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What's involved in the aftercare of my skin after laser resurfacing?

Depends: There are a number of methods - so your surgeon will discuss it with you. I've tried a number of products over the years - all of them are soothing emollient ointments. Aquaphor is still a winner for this use. Apply it 4 to 6 x each day, until the lasered areas are healed. ...Read more

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What is the best laser resurfacing tx for very sensitive skin? And who should perform the procedure?

What is the best laser resurfacing tx for very sensitive skin? And who should perform the procedure?

Derm: See a board-certified dermatologist. Laser resurfacing treatment probably should not be done on very sensitive skin. Talk to the dermatologist about options. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of skin laser resurfacing?

What are some benefits of skin laser resurfacing?

Numerous: Laser resurfacing has made some major advances in the last few years. Fractional laser resurfacing with a co2 or erbium laser can effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, remove pigmented spots, improve skin texture and even tighten loose skin. The fractional technology has reduced the down time to about a week. ...Read more

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Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Laser (Definition)

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