What would be the best treatment to remove my age spots? (Photo)
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Treatments for pigmentation
A combination of hydroquinone , lasers, and sunblock. The Halo laser is really great on treating hyperpigmentations on your type of skin. Especially in LA, you should be using a physical block every single day. Just make sure the ingredients have titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Schedule an in person consultation with a laser specialist to find out what the best options are for your skin.
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What would be the best treatment to remove my age spots?
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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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