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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by Los Angeles3823 in Los Angeles, CA
I have been using physician strength microdermabrasion for over 14 years for patients. I use it primarily to stimulate collagen formation and to smooth the surface of the skin as a side benefit. It is not my first choice for treating hyperpigmentation. You should first consult with your physician to determine the cause of your hyperpigmentation. Is it due to medications you are taking? Is it after trauma? Was it after an acne flare? Did you develope it...
The cause of the hyperpigmentation has to be assessed by a competent dermatologist. There are many causes for the condition, & creams are usually the 1st approach in most cases. Microdermbrasion , or any resurfacing procedure, may help a few cases. However , worsening of the condition can occur. Please have a professional evaluate the cause & then the two of you can decide about the best treatment method.