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Dr Chin Yee Choong
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During fractional CO2 laser treatment, hairs around the treatment area are indeed singed. However, fractional CO2 laser treatment does not damage the regenerative parts of the hair apparatus so new hairs will grow eventually. The regenerative parts of the hair apparatus are loc...
30 Nov 2019
Uptake of topical drugs on the skin is usually limited by the protective epidermis of the skin. Epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin [1] . Fractional CO2 can disrupt this barrier with the ablation of columns of the epidermis and allow better penetration of topical drug...
16 Dec 2019
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Hi, Scar remodeling and collagen stimulating procedures as listed by you will work just as well in older and more mature patients. In addition, older patients undergoing such resurfacing procedures will benefit from improvement in fine lines, skin clarity and reduction of supe...
19 Aug 2019
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Hi! From the photo, it appears that you have acne scars rather than large pores. Physical examination in person would allow us to be more certain and advise better on the approach. What are effective treatments for large pores on dark ethnic skin if chemical peels and fractio...
26 Jun 2019
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Hi, In principle, Agnes RF would be “better” compared to fractional CO2 for treating syringomas. This is because the insulated needle of Agnes RF can be inserted directly to where the syringoma is and the skin surface is minimally damaged during the procedure. I have ...
9 May 2019
Acnexel: - This treatment does not penetrate as deep into the skin as the other 2 treatment modalities. It is probably more suitable for skin conditions that do not require intense treatments such as pores but not for scars. Microneedle RF / CO2 laser: - These 2 trea...
4 Sep 2018
Sorry to hear that you are suffering from acne scars. Low dose isotretinoin (Accutane) is increasingly being used for acne. Many patients on isotretinoin also have scarring from previous acne. It is best to start scarring treatment early, but there remains some concern with abnormal...
31 Dec 2018
To address your questions: 1. Generally subcision (I assume with some collagen stimulators) will lead to collagen stimulation, and this is also what CO2 laser aims to do. Some experts suggest that an interval of at least 4 – 6 weeks is kept between each collagen-stimulati...
24 Jan 2018
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Thanks for your question. If you have all 4 types of acne scars, you may need a combination of treatment methods which includes chemical peels (like TCA cross), and not just laser treatments.
25 Jan 2018
I have been offering both these treatments in my clinic for years, and this is a question I am asked almost daily! Both fractional CO2 lasers and Infini microneedle rf are great treatments for acne scars. I will explain how both work, and how I choose the appropriate treatmen...
8 Jan 2019
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