Dr. Karamanoukian

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Member since 8/15/2008


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Melarase Vs. Obagi for Dark Spots on the Legs?

I want to choose between Obagi and Melarase for dark spots on the legs. Which one will lighten up my dark spots below my knees. READ MORE

How many times do I use Melarase a day for my dark spots?

I have dark spots on my scars and want to use Melarase for the darkness. How many times do i use the cream per day and how long will it take for the scar to disappear. READ MORE

Recent comments from Dr. Karamanoukian

We have found the Ematrix sublative treatment to be an excellent modality for acne scars. READ COMMENT

The comment is an excellent one as many patients fail to read the warning signs before getting silicone injections and other permanent fillers. We see many patients who have longterm complications post injection. READ COMMENT

Mosquitoe and insect bites can cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and dark spots on the legs. In our office, we continue to use a combination of Melapads and Melarase creams for this condition. READ COMMENT

Keloid treatments vary depending on the size of the keloid, its functional/medical/cosmetic issues, and the skin color of the patient. Although cryo treatment works well, it can leave behind permanent hypopigmentation in some patients.... READ COMMENT

Keloid treatment success is much more favorable these days with current laser technology, injection options, and topical skin care options. Many of our patients do not require surgery. READ COMMENT