bettlerd

Location: White Plains, NY
Member since 12/8/2008

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Correcting Hypopigmentation from CO2 Laser Treatments

Can ReLume, Fraxel, or other treatments correct hypopigmentation which resulted from a CO2 Laser? READ MORE

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CO2 treatment caused hypopigmentation - what can I do now?

Thank you for the information and for your time. However, I believe the question was what can be done after hypopigmentation has already resulted. Are any treatments known to... READ MORE

Recent comments from bettlerd

To Kerouc11: VTar is made of whole coal tar. Most tars are considered substances that "are known or suspected to cause cancer". See http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_1_3x_Known_and_Probable_Carcinogens.asp So you'd... READ COMMENT

Unfortunately the Excimer Laser for re-pigmentation requires continual maintenence (for life): "A major limitation of this new therapeutic intervention for pigment correction of scars and striae alba is the need for maintenance... READ COMMENT

Some of the supposed existing treatments for hypopigmentation are lasers (Relume; Fraxel), tanning accelerators (Novitil), creams (V-Tar, which is coal based and may be carcinogenic), steroid creams or immunomodulators (Protopic;... READ COMMENT