I am of south asian origin. I have several dark sun spots on my cheeks. I have done fraxel treatements in the past for acne scarring but these are more recent. I was told Fraxel wouldn't help with these sun spots. Is Fraxel dual a good option? The picture is with makeup. They are more visible without.
Fraxel dual for sun spots, dark skin? (photo)
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Fraxel Dual for Pigment
Fraxel Dual ( wavelength 1927 nm) is a reasonable approach to help improve your spots without causing generalized post treatment increase in pigment ( post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). However, the treatment needs to be done with low densities and you may need to do more than one treatment session to achieve maximal improvement - that still may not be 100%. Using IPL or Q switched lasers on your skin would increase the risk of post treatment pigment. Remember, you still should use a lightening cream with or without a topical retinoid and a sunscreen.