Dark skin black woman age late 50s, have hyperpigmentation from sun damage and age
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Black and Skin and Treatment with Lasers
I would definitely not treat your skin with Fraxel laser for this problem. I have all of these lasers but find that Fraxel would not be the best choice with the condition and skin type that you are describing. Please post a photo for the best advice. It sounds as if you would benefit more from a combination of chemical peels and hydroquinones. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who has experience the dark skin for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Seek treatment by an experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon, general plastic surgeon, or dermatologist.
Fraxel is not the only choice
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Photos will help.
There are however better- safer lasers such as picosecond wavelength Q Switch lasers such as Picosure, and Picoway that can deliver fractional laser energy to help with both pigment and collagen stimulation.
It is always the method, and not the device that gives you the BEST outcomes.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
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