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After a pico-laser treatment session, I would recommend waiting for an interval of 10-14 days before patients actually commence for regular facial spa treatments. This is to allow and also ensure that there is adequate time for the skin healing to occur . ...
26 Sep 2019
Currently, there is no medication that is reported to be contraindicated when undergoing pico laser treatment. Nevertheless, it is important that your doctor is aware of your underlying medical conditions and should have advised you on the after-effects of the pico laser trea...
24 Sep 2019
As with all forms of acne scar treatment, one treatment modality may be used to treat a variety of acne scars. The key differences are: 1. Choice of parameters. More severe scars needing more intense treatment. 2. Response . Deeper scars respond less compared to shallower s...
24 Sep 2019
Isotretinoin treatment shrinks the sebaceous glands and was felt previously that this may reduce normal wound healing after skin injury. Hence, the prudent recommendation of laser treatments that injure the skin significantly should be avoided while on isotreti...
18 Sep 2019
Vaseline does not by itself make post-laser treatment hyperpigmentation better or worse. However, their use as a post-laser healing ointment may be indirectly associated with lower PIH risk indirectly. This is because they help in wound healing as petroleum jelly can prevent woun...
9 Sep 2019
Fractional ablative lasers are traditionally considered the "gold standard treatment" for atrophic acne scars. Of these, fractional CO2 lasers have deeper reach than fractional erbium yag lasers. Intense beams of laser ablate or vaporise tiny "pixels" of surface skin and scar tiss...
9 Oct 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
Post-fractional lasering redness may last several weeks to months in some patients. Possible contributing causes include: 1. Use of more aggressive treatment parameters 2. Internal skin sensitivity 3. External causes of skin irritation such as harsh skin cleanser, excessive...
29 Aug 2019
Skincare after fractional lasering isn’t too complicated. Simply use a mild cleanser and moisturize frequently using a gentle moisturizer to facilitate skin healing over the next 5-7 days and for the tiny scabs to fall off on their own. Avoid abrasive skin cleansers, facial...
27 Aug 2019
Hi, Post-fractional CO2 laser treatment, tiny dotted scabs will form. These will fall off about 5-8 days later. Thereafter, the treated skin will appear pinkish for several weeks. Post-laser hyperpigmentation may start about 3-4 weeks later especially if you have a darker ski...
22 Aug 2019
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