Sun spots and Asian skin. What works best??
Brown spots due to sun damage are important to treat – even at 29 – because otherwise they will just get worse!! Here are some thoughts for you and others with this problem:
- On the issue of IPL vs V-beam. In my opinion, there is no contest on this – IPL. Why….because V-beam does very well with red but almost nothing for brown. A good IPL system targets both brown and red and builds a little collagen. The IPL system needs to be a good one though. Many of the IPL systems in spas are underpowered and the staff doesn’t know how to use them properly;
- On your topicals – you’re only really doing about half of it if you’ve just been using Retin-A and hydroquinone. Please see these product recommendations for pigment problems;
- On the Tria – if any product, device, or laser makes the pigment worse …….stop using or doing it! If it’s just bringing pigment to the surface, the pigment will slowly lighten as it sloughs off (over a 2-8 weeks). If the pigment is getting darker, the device is actually making it worse.
Hope this makes sense, Dr. I