General introduction on melasma can be found on the following AAD link:
In addition to the treatment modalities mentioned in the above link, Metro Dermatology offers scientifically proven method of low fluence laser treatments know as laser toning in conjunction with other adjunctive methods that, when combined, have shown to be very effective in most patients. The combination of treatment modalities we use is based on 20 years of clinical experience treating Asian and Latin patients. The same method can be used to treat hyperpigmentation resulting from various causes including overly aggressive laser treatments.
Please visit our Melasma Before and After Photos page.
General introduction about acne and acne treatment can be found on the following AAD link:
Acne can also be treated aggressively without using any systemic medication for patients who cannot take systemic medications due to potential side effects or concerns. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has shown to be as good as, if not better than, most systemic antibiotics. PDT uses topically applied substance that is naturally found in our body to preferentially reduce sebaceous glands that can cause acne. There is no systemic side effects and the benefits can be seen in less time than systemic antibiotics.
Acne scar treatment options can be found in the following AAD link:
Effective acne scar treatment requires vast clinical experience. We use most of the traditional methods mentioned in the AAD website. We also employ more recent and aggressive techniques including CROSS and subscision and ablative and non-ablative fractional laser technologies for better results.
Please visit our Acne Scar Before and After Photos page.
Dry skin care can be found in the following AAD link:
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In summary, sunscreen
1. Should be broad spectrum – blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
2. Should be applied liberally – about a shot glass full for the whole body
3. Should be applied frequently – optimally every two hours
4. Should be applied in all seasons and in sunny and cloudy days.