Does Thermage work for black women?

Is thermage a laser therapy?? I heard that laser treatments in general can cause hyper or hypo pigmention,is this true ??im 31 black women with tiered eyes hallow with tear trough , would thermage help me? Few months ago I noticed the beginning of nasolabial fold in the area between my nose and mouth ,suddenly in 2 weeks it became more hollow and decended till my chin , csn thermage help me or I need fillers? I heard about imedene pills for regeneration of collagen do they work??

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Thermage and skin type

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Thank you for your question.

Thermage can be used in any skin types as it does not target the pigment in the skin, as does laser.

In addition, Belotero can be used in your tear troughs and also Sculptra to the mid and upper face to achieve the youthful look you are seeking.

Dr. Karamanoukian

Thermage and Skin Color

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Thermage works through radiofrequency and is "color blind" which means it is safe to use with any skin type or color. It sounds like you may benefit also in fillers for the year troughs and for the mid-face to produce new collagen and give you volume in a natural way. I have many patients from the Middle East who consult me for exactly your problems. Please only consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with these cosmetic procedures. 

Thermage Can Be Used on Any Skin Color

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Thermage, as with all radiofrequency treatments, are colorblind so they can be used on any skin color. You need to have an evaluation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine what the best needs for you would be – whether a skin tightening procedure like Thermage or one of the newer RF treatments which are less painful; or whether the use of fillers would be an option as you are describing issues with your tear troughs and folds. Various options exist – and a skilled provider can help you chose the one(s) that are right for you.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
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Thermage and Skin Types

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Thermage can be used in any skin type and works very well for tightening and lifting, in the right candidates.  I suggest seeing the advice of a cosmetic dermatologist with a lot of experience.  I typically combine thermage with sculptra and microneedling and/or clear and brilliant laser for a much better result long term.  Best, Dr. Emer.

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