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when to give up on hyperpigmentation

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when to give up on hyperpigmentation

Postby nicollette177 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:41 pm

Hi there
I've been using nu derm plus 0.1% retin a for 6 months following disastrous laser treatment that left my Asian skin very hyperpigmented. The pigmentation has all but gone on my cheeks but has hardly changed on my nose. Should I give up or keep persevering? Thanks
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Re: when to give up on hyperpigmentation

Postby allisonsmith » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:21 am

These are various prevention of remove the hyperpigmentation
Laser resurfacing - Normal laser skin resurfacing works by evaporating the first few layers of damaged skin to leave behind a fresh, evenly toned skin. Hydroquinone or mild chemical peels are often recommended before laser resurfacing for best results.

Intense Pulsed Light - IPL is a type of laser that leaves no scars, can sometimes heal freckles or other mild sun spots without using peels or hydroquinone creams beforehand.

Hydroquinone Creams - They bleach the skin by slowing down the production of melanin. Dark spots fade in a few weeks. They are usually used for hyper pigmentations which are not caused by hormonal changes.

Hydroxy Acid Peels - They increase cell renewal rate and correct hyperpigmentation marks. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are water soluble acids and can help remove hyperpigmentation, while Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) are lipid soluble acids and increase the rate of exfoliation but are not particularly known to remove hyperpigmentation.

Physician Formulas - These are more expensive skin pigmentation treatments but are very effective (Kinerase, Retin A, Renova, Avita etc).
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