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In Topic: Hydroquonine Made Hyperpigmentation Worse?

27 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

I get the same reaction from hydroquinone. My dermatologist was baffled and said that he's never heard of burning/redness from it. I stopped using it altogether.

In Topic: Post Laser Redness After 5 Months!

24 July 2015 - 12:32 AM

I've heard of this happening after laser treatments. I have also heard of it being permanent.

I've had rosacea all of my life and have been extremely sensitive to temperature changes and such. I'm sorry you're going through this.

Unfortunately you just have to wait and see if it gets better. I would avoid the sun like the plague for at least another 3 months.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

22 July 2015 - 11:18 PM

Big news every one. Hydrogel is a success.



Yeah I just saw this. Great news!

In Topic: Is A Patch Test Necessary For Co2 Laser?

20 July 2015 - 10:35 PM

C02 can be either non-ablative or ablative. I would suggest NOT going with an ablative laser first.

That is exactly the wrong advise!!!! Do not do non-ablative at all!

Your response would be exactly the right advice if only side-effects didn't exist. Just because you didn't experience them doesn't make it true for everyone!

In Topic: Is A Patch Test Necessary For Co2 Laser?

18 July 2015 - 02:10 PM

First you'll want to see observe long it takes your skin to heal (how long your skin stays red - hyperpigmentation). If your skin takes longer to heal than his estimates (or ones online), then your skin definitely reacts badly to it. Delayed healing will mean that you are at a much higher risk of scarring. This could mean that you'll get new laser induced scars of any variety of shapes and sizes, including the dreaded orange peel texture.

After about 2 months, you'll want to check to see if your skin has lightened (hypopigmentation). Hypopigmentation is *permanent*.

And ask him what brand laser he is using and check online if others tolerated that brand well. If it's Fraxel then you'll probably do just fine.