Asian and ethnic skin
Asian and ethnic skin rejuvenation
Brisbane, Australia has a mixture of ethnic skin types including Asian, Middle Eastern, as well as Caucasian skin types. Providing safe and effective skin rejuvenation for each skin type differs. Ethic and darker skin will need more specific and gentle laser treatments. My favored lasers are Fraxel and Picosure Picofacial Fractional laser. Of the two, I use the Picosure FOCUS more often, why? Because this laser works-,and it has no downtime. Fraxel Dual 1927-1550, Pixel, Portrait, and even skin needling with PRP or microneedling are all good treatments, but they all have downtime- unlike PICOSURE FOCUS. This is my laser of choice for me, and my family!
Facts on treating ethnic and Asian skin types
Skin rejuvenation in Asian and darker skin types is a Specialist field
Treatments such as IPL can cause skin darkening
Skin rejuvenation, sun spots, age spots, freckles, acne scarring and rosacea can all be treated with specific lasers
My favoured lasers are the Fraxel and Picosure FOCUS lasers for treating dark skin types
What is the difference in treating Ethnic skin types?
Skin rejuvenation in Asian and ethnic skin types are much harder than treating Caucasian and light skin patients. This is because if energy levels are too high, the result can be worse than the treatment. Ethnic skin has a much higher tendency towards skin darkening- known as PIH or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This means that laser parameters have to be gentle and precise. Gentler treatment reduces the chances of PIH. Conversely Ethnic patients will need more treatments to achieve the same result.
What lasers are recommended for treating skin of colour?
My two favoured lasers for treating Asian and darker skin types are the Fraxel 1927 and Picosure Focus laser. These two lasers are gentle on the skin with predicatble and safe results. Fraxel provides general skin rejuvenation- namely a decrease in skin pigmentation, improvement in fine wrinkles, tighter skin tone as well as increased radiance. This translates to younger, fresher and rejuvenated skin. Picosure Picofacial can treat specific spots, such as freckles, sunspots and age spots. Obvious from this video, I prefer using the Picosure FOCUS. I also have erbium Profractional, however this is outdated technology.
How long does it take to recover from laser treatments?
Picosure FOCUS has a recovery time within 12 hours, this is as close to a zero downtime procedure as one can get. This treatment is ideal for skin pigmentation disorders such as melasma or for gradual laser skin toning, skin tightening and wrinkle removal. Fraxel laser takes 4 days to recover from. Best conducted on a Friday, you will recover by Tuesday at the latest.
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Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Lasers and Lifts
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Excellent! And I love that you treat your Dad!
How much should I expect to pay for one session of PICO in Australia?
Dr. Lim , does the halo work on Asian skin ?
What is your opinion of Excel V laser for NATURALLY very light skinned Asian skin type for hyperpigmentation?
Exactly what I'm looking for~~! Thank you!!⭐️