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Orochian

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  1. I'm wondering if there's anyone here of Asian descent who has been treated with Fraxel? I just went to a consultation with a doctor for the Fraxel today, and he (who's Asian himself) is apparently unwilling to treat Asians with the Fraxel because of possible pigmentation changes. This despite the prevalant success cases of Asian skin treated with the laser already published on the web. In a way I respect his integrity as a professional - I'm sure he's telling me what he honestly feels - but t
  2. Well, the consultation turned out to be a complete surprise. The doctor, who's of Indian descent, is apparently unwilling to treat Asians with the Fraxel because of possible pigmentation changes. This despite the prevalant success cases of Asian skin treated with the laser already published on the web. And my complexion is actually on the lighter side of Asian skin. In a way I respect his integrity as a professional - I'm sure he's telling me what he honestly feels - but this was nonetheless
  3. has anyone had fraxel on back acne scars? today was the first I ever heard of it and i want to know if it will work on back acne scars. The local laser clinic i went to just got it in so the docter counldn't show me any before and after photo's as he has only had it since the end of august. The price he quoted me was $200.00 Canadian for the part of my back that was really scarred per treatment and he said I would need 5-6 treatments. As I am a student this is alot of money but if it works th
  4. I'd just like to add that in my case, taking Vitamins A, B, C, E, and a general amino-acid complex has helped A LOT. I added the amino-acid complex because I figured they're essential for the production of collagen, which is critical for getting rid of red marks. I just had a fairly aggressive V-Beam treatment which left a lot of bruising and hyper-pigmentation, and I started taking the supplements along with my usual routine of Retin-A/Hydroquinone about 2 weeks ago. I'm absolutely shocked a
  5. Generally V-beam sessions should be spaced 1-2 months apart, as that's the time it takes for the coagulated blood vessels to be reabsorbed by your body (and for the full results of eash session to show), so I'd have a talk with the derm if I were you. V-beam is good for diffused redness, but with individual redmarks, Smoothbeam might actually be more effective because they're not enlarged blood vessels, but rather broken skin tissues causing the "red" in the underlying dermis to show through.
  6. V-beam and IPL (commonly branded as Photofacials) are supposed to be very effective for red marks. There are several places in Toronto that offer them: www.fairviewcosmeticsurgery.com www.baywoodclinic.com www.purelaser.com Good luck!
  7. No problem. The cheeks are generally much more fragile and sensitive than other parts of your face, so go easy with these areas when doing chemical peels. Personally I don't find a particularly heavy application yields significantly better results than a light or moderate one to justify the added risks and prolonged down time. If you're doing TCA to get rid of hyperpigmentation, try doing the whole face or at least a large area in a uniform application and avoid spot-treating - I find that yi
  8. Don't worry. The redness lingers on a couple of days after your skin peels off on areas treated with a heavy application. I use a TCA complex with about 8-10% concentration and it's happened to me before as well. Wear sunscreen at all times even if you're indoor, and it'll fade away quickly.
  9. Orochian, What is the difference between red marks/hyperpigmentation and these vascular marks you are talking about? I have red marks left from acne that take forever to fade. A derm told me that they were not really scars, and would heal naturally in about 3 months. But, my skin is slow to heal, for no known reason. My red marks last for a year sometimes. Luckily I don't really have pits or anything like that. I am going to try a light glycolic peel. I am currently using a copper peptide ser
  10. Congratulations! In my personal experience hyperpigmentation isn't that hard to treat, either chemical peels or a bleaching agent like hydroquinone should get rid of dark spots quite quickly. It's the red marks from vascular lesions that are much more persistent, and more harder (and more costly) to treat.
  11. I've also heard that copper peptides help with blotchiness by increasing collagen production.
  12. I was referred by TOGIRL75 to post the contact info of my derm here. Her name is Dr. Padma Jain and her clinic is called the Fairview Laser Clinic Inc., located at 801 York Mills Rd (York Mills and Leslie, within the same complex as the Outback steakhouse). Her telephone number is (416) 495-8547 and she also has a website at www.fairviewcosmeticsurgery.com . She offers a wide range of non-ablative laser treatments, and in my opinion she's a practitioner with honesty and integrity. I've also
  13. Orochian...would it be too much trouble for you to post your derm's contact info. under the forum for Canadians? There's already a post in there for someone lookinhg for derms. in the Toronto area....I'm very interested myself. If not, let me know and I'll PM you too.
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