I am a ~40 year old Japanese woman that is a type IV. Black hair but relatively light skin. I have hyperpigmentation from acne and am looking for a treatment to not only reduce the hyperpigmentation, but improve texture, reduce pore size, and firm the skin. I tried IPL several years ago, 2 sessions on a low setting with very little improvement, but no ill side effects. Am I a good candidate for Vitalize?
Is the Vitalize Chemical Peel Safe for Asian Skin?
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Is the Vitalize peel safe for Asian skin?
The Vitalize peel is safe on all skin types. Hyperpigmentation is a risk, of course, with any peel especially with darker skin types. It is safest to work with someone experienced with richly pigmented skin.
Web reference: http://www.aglowdermatology.com
Vitalize peel for Asian skin
Since Vitalize peel is very surperficial, in principle it should be safe for dark complexion. However, I would recommend a test spot before committing the whole face.
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