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Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.
See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes. It is often utilized to treat hyperpigmentation from aging, sun damage and melasma. With melasma it is important to do a test area prior to complete treatment to ensure there is not worsening of the condition. There are several topical preparations that can also aid in the treatment of hyperpigmentation ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Small: Everyone has different responses to injury. Olive and darker complected individuals tend to have darker scars. It may take several years sometimes for this to resolve in full thickness wounds. In laser treated areas this can also happen but seldom lasts long. Your doctor can prescribe a hydroquinone bleaching agent sometimes with a topical steroid to hasten resolution of the hyper pigmentation. ...Read more
Will Alma laser Clearlift plus get rid of dark circles and hyperpigmentation on a light brown skin?
Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?
Brown skin color. 5 on a scale of 6. I have 2, 3 inch spot of hyperpigmentation from 10yr ago from using epila laser. How do i reverse it?
Unlikely to reverse: It sounds like the hyperpigmented skin is a side-effect from the laser. There are creams that you can buy over the counter to help with sun and age spots, but it is unlikely that your skin tone will return to normal after all this time. In general, the laser therapies result in skin discoloration that commercial advertisements do not disclose. Try the creams first, then see a dermatologist next. ...Read more
My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?
Let him see a: A primary care dr and a dermatologist . It could be a sign of problems with stomach , intestinal , pancreatic , adrenal problems or tumor(less likely ) etcgive us some feedback ! ...Read more
I'm going to do laser for facial telangectasia, i'm a little bite worried about leaving a scar , post infl. Hyperpigmentation or edema, what precautions?
Laser: There are several different types of lasers that treat facial telangiectasia. The side effect profile of each different type of laser can differ, so it depends on which one your doctor will use. Be certain to discuss your concerns with your doctor before treatment. Be certain that it is a doctor that will be doing your treatment. ...Read more
Hyperpig/IPL: Maybe best to see dermatologist in person to evaluation the hyperpigmemtation issues. ...Read more
Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease? Five years ago, when i was 26, i started to experience the first symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, including hyperpigmentation of the skin. I am no
Sorry. : Sorry. No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any efficient treatment for stevens-johnson syndrome hyperpigmentation? It's been a year since my daughter had sjs, but now she has hyperpigmentation all over her body. Is there any specific type of cream or laser treatment that would help?
Skin peeling: Steven johnson syndrome may cause skin peeling mimicking a 3rd degree burn. As the result , hyperpigmentation may follow . There are bleaching cream for this condition but it would not be safe or practical to apply over the entire body. I suspect that this condition would fade with time but consult a dermatologist if it does not improve in a few months. This is truly a frightening reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe is fractional C02 laser under eyes? I have VERY sensitive skin and worried about hyperpigmentation ans scarring. Thermo-lo tx gave me a scar
Fact. CO-2 issues: Best to try test area of <1cm to see if you hyoerpigement. ...Read more
Scar treatment: CO2 and infrared lasers are used for scar reduction/removal attempt. There are also different types of prescription and over the counter creams/ointments that can help greatly diminish the appearance of scars. Surgical scarring can be reduced with suturing technique as well as treatment during the healing phase. ...Read more
Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?
Accutane: Absolutely not. Isotretinon prevents new skin growth. Any type of LASER treatment will likely burn your skin and cause long-term scarring. It is not advised to have any type of ablative or exfoliative treatment for up to 2 years after Isotretinon treatment has ended. This is a very serious chemotherapeutic drug and that is why it comes with a 17 page consent form and requires close follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i do peeling for the bikini area to treat hyperpimentation caused by laser hair removal treatment in between sessions ?
Yes but...: You can do peels in between the laser treatments, but it may not help with the hyper pigmentation. PIH is "post inflammatory" and the peel may aggravate that. Probably a better option for you would be to use a cream that contains both a bleaching agent (like hydroquinone) and a low dose steroid. www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more