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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.

164 views 11 Oct 2019
Faced with a wide array of options ranging from microdermabrasion, topicals and chemical peels to all the different types of lasers, many patients feel overwhelmed. The most commonly used group of lasers for hyperpigmentation is the "q-switched" and "pico" lasers . For these n...
24 Sep 2019
Glycolic Acid is one of the first-line treatments for various aesthetic conditions. Glycolic acid (GA) is considered the safest and most versatile chemical peeling agent, as it contains the smallest molecule and efficient at penetrating the epidermis. [1] Glycolic acids...
3 Sep 2019
Hi, Pigmentation after psoriasis flares is termed post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and managed as such. Management of PIH follows the following strategies: 1. Control the causative skin disease well. 2. Moisturize frequently 3. Avoid...
29 Aug 2019
Hi, Value-for-money options for addressing facial pigmentation focus on sun-protection and the use of proven lightening creams. The various effective lightening creams have been discussed in depth in the relevant section. However, there is a limit to how much lightening creams ma...
22 Aug 2019
Hi, To prevent further UV damage, avoid further UV exposure, use protective gears (UV protective clothing, sun-hats, umbrella), and regular use of high-quality sunscreens. Oral sunscreens may give additional benefits. To repair damage that has already been done, consider using...
21 Aug 2019
Hi, As the pigmention of nevus of Ota is located deeper in the dermis rather than superficially in the epidermis, the best treatment are lasers operating in the longer wavelength region (e.g. 755nm or 1064nm) and have very short pulse durations (ei...
16 Aug 2019

Let's Talk about Laser Resurfacing: Breezing Through The Recovery Stage

Let's Talk about Laser Resurfacing: Breezing Through The Recovery Stage

Laser resurfacing has been a popular and effective scar removal method for some time now. Many people opt for this treatment due to consistent and positive results that have been produced so far. However, there are a few things that patients need to know about managing the skin's condition after this procedure.

Dr Justin Boey specialises in facial aesthetics and hair loss. He shared some insight with DoctorxDentist readers on how to better manage the recovery process after laser resurfacing. Here are several key takeaways.

801 views 30 Jul 2019
That is a key question! All practitioners would like an answer to that before they decide on which device to purchase. Of course, there may be differences in the treatment outcomes between the different pico-lasers. But in reality, the differences may not be critical to the final...
26 Jul 2019
Hi, For melasma, the mainstay of treatment remains avoiding known aggravating factors and topical lightening creams. Treating the underlying blood vessels which may contribute to improvement in the melasma is considered adjunctive and not primary therapy. T...
19 Jul 2019
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