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For hyperpigmentation of the facial skin, common causes would be due to freckles, sunspots and melasma. Laser treatment of freckles and sunspots is usually by using pigment lasers such as Q-switched, long-pulsed or picosecond laser using the 532nm or 755nm wavelength. Thi...
9 Dec 2019

Marked from Birth: Aesthetics Doctor Sheds Light on Birthmark Removal

Marked from Birth: Aesthetics Doctor Sheds Light on Birthmark Removal

A birthmark is referred to as a pigmented area of the skin that is present at birth or develops shortly after birth. In other words, it is not uncommon. Some fade away over time, while others become more pronounced.

Regardless, there are many different types of colours for birthmarks including tan, brown, black, white, pink, red, pale blue and even purple!

Read on to find out more!

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The key to successful treatment of hyperpigmentation of the face rests on the correct identification of the facial pigmentation . Not all facial pigmentation are laser-responsive. Superficial laser-responsive facial pigmentation such as freckles and lentigines respond to 1-3 ses...
14 Nov 2019
Hypopigmentation spots after repeated Q-switched 1064nm laser treatments tend to be prolonged. Hypopigmentation is the loss of skin colour. The best option is actually to stop further laser treatments. Instead, you should wait for spontaneous recovery, which o...
14 Nov 2019

Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2019)

Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2019)

When seeking an aesthetic treatment, few questions may come to mind:

  • How can I be sure if this treatment is safe for me?
  • What qualities should I look out for in a doctor?
  • What are the benefits and risks of this treatment?

These are all valid and good questions that you should be asking before deciding which treatment to go and which doctor will be performing it. 

Read on to find out about how you can effectively choose your treatment!

498 views 5 Nov 2019
Dark spots or pigmentation on the face can be due to many different causes. Depending on the cause, some conditions may be more likely than others to respond to topical medications and it is good to have a proper diagnosis of the spots or pigmentation in order to know what the be...
3 Nov 2019
Cryotherapy is a form of treatment that uses intense cold to treat skin conditions. Liquid nitrogen treatment is a form of cryotherapy that is used to treat common skin conditions such as viral warts, seborrhoeic warts and skin tags. This is carried out by applyi...
25 Oct 2019
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First, we would have to determine the cause of dark eye circles. Many are multifactorial which include: genetics, allergy rhinitis/sinusitis, hyperpigmentation, loss of volume due to fat loss or bone demineralization, loss of elasticity causing loose skin under the...
23 Oct 2019
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First of all, I would advise you to return to your treating physician for a follow-up review session to diagnose your current skin condition post skin resurfacing treatment. My following answer will be based on your possible “at-risk” post-INFINI (Fractional RF wi...
23 Oct 2019

Lasers Vs Microdermabrasion for Pigmentation - What’s the Difference?

Lasers Vs Microdermabrasion for Pigmentation - What’s the Difference?

Lasers and microdermabrasion can be used to treat hyperpigmentation. They can also be used to treat other skin conditions, although their approaches are different.

While microdermabrasion is straightforward, many types of lasers help to fix uneven skin tones and textures. Two of the more popular and common types are the Q-switched and Picosecond lasers.

With my main interest in facial aesthetics, I have run into many cases of skin problems such as hyperpigmentation. I have written this article to point out the differences between lasers and microdermabrasion so you can better choose which is more suitable for you.

1366 views 11 Oct 2019
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