What would be the best treatment to remove my age spots? (Photo)
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Asian skin brown spots
Improving of pigmented skin lesions like lentigos involve
(1) very simple daily use of key topical skin products (good idea, results are gradual), (2) gentle lasers (targets brown spots, vessels, fine lines, and might require a few days of downtime, results are quicker), (3) more aggressive treatment of aging skin with lasers or deep peels (most dramatic results but definitely requires several days of downtime for healing)
Skin of color including Asian skin can be more prone to unpredictable pigment issues following more aggressive treatments. Therefore a gradual approach is vital.
Treating brown spots
Thanks for your question and the photos
These brown spots can be
dramatically improved with light-energy devices such as the Nordlys
Hybrid. Any skin changes that seem in any way suspicious should be
brought to the attention of a skin cancer specialist. Of course, it is
also critical that further UV exposure be curtailed to prevent further
proliferation of brown spots or recurrence of previously treated ones. I
hope this is helpful.
Q switched yag
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What would be the best treatment to remove my age spots?
Light chemical peels and Melarase creams for age spots on the face
Treatment for age spots and fine lines
Best of luck to you! TZ
Best treatment to remove my age spots
1) A good sunscreen is a must - we prefer a broad spectrum at least 50 SPF for South Florida
2) Core Obagi which includes clear, blender, and Retin A
3) You may also benefit from a laser resurfacing treatment such as Halo Laser (and possibly some BBL/ipl).
Consult with 3 experienced and expert board certified physicians to understand your options.
Melasma or facial pigmentation is a very difficult condition to treat. In our office, we use a variety of treatments including skin care products (containing retinoic acid, hydroquinone, glycolic acids), sunscreens, chemical peels, and lasers (IPL/BBL, Q-switch, PICO, Fraxel). Over the last few years, we have had great success with the ZO Blue Peel in treating hyperpigmentation. This is a robust in-office procedure that provides dermal and epidermal stimulation allowing for maximal tightening, restoration and rejuvenation of the skin. It also minimizes or eliminates the appearance of melasma [both epidermal and dermal melasma] and facial pigmentation. All patients require 6 weeks of skin conditioning prior to the procedure with the ZO Hydroquinone or Non-Hydroquinone kit. These are advanced techniques so be sure to get an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon consultation for recommendations and treatment options.
This is a combination of melasma and sun damage
1. Sunprotection ++++
2. Add bleaching cream like HQ, Plus vitamin A as tolerated
3. Add glycolic creams as tolerated
4. Start Q Switch low dose 1064 gentle laser treatments, or Picosure
5. Cautious about Fraxel 1927, in this setting I would use a high density, but v v low fluence - 10J at most.
6. The sunspots itself ( lower face) can be treated with a 532 nm laser but I would be super cautious about this as it can spark off melasma.
Overall, I would choose medical treatments over laser in this setting and then add lasers as you progress.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
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