Looking at treatment options for improving/eliminating wrinkles. Fine lines start showing up near the mouth and above upper lip. Being Asian, I am afraid to have skin darkening side effect from laser treatment, so I am also looking at different types of laser treatments/equipments for comparison. Is IPL treatment effective to treat wrinkles? Will that have the same side effect like laser resurfacing? Any other good treatment options?Skin care products - what works best to help with wrinkles?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 42
Hi,Do you want information on any particular lasers that you have looked at?
I am kind of confused. What's the main difference between ProFractional and Fractional?I can not really remember names of them, just trying to read as much information as possible. Any particular popular ones you would recommend?
I hope you find our interaction helpful. If you are satisfied with my response(s) please remember to press the ACCEPT button.I don't have much experience with the ProFractional laser but theoretically it uses a different laser type as compared to Fractional laser (Erbium versus CO2 or 1550 nm laser for fractional laser) and penetrates to a deeper level. The post-procedure downtime is longer and it can take 1-3 months for the skin to recover as compared to the Fraxel which only has a downtime of 7-10 days. Of the two for wrinkle treatment Fraxel should be more than enough.IPL also works quite well, but for more superficial wrinkles and it takes more sesssions to see improvement (3-6). And for Asian skin this has a much lower risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as compared to the lasers.For mild wrinkling a combination of microdermabrasion and chemical peeling or dermaroller treatments are quite effective and I usually start my patients on one of these before considering light or laser based therapies.Regarding creams which help - Tretinoin cream (0.025 to 0.05%) is amongst the best anti-ageing creams in my opinion. It requires a prescription. As far as over the counter creams go Retinol containing creams and Vitamin-C serums are useful.Hope this helps, please feel free to ask if you have any queries.
Thank you for the information.
I had silkpeel done recently. I guess this is some kind of microdermabrasion. They told to have that only one every two months. I feel this seems to be long?I did not find many doctors here do dermarolling treatment.
I am currently using OTC retina A cream and VivieSkin vitamin C serum. I also have Estee Lauder Copper Peptides serum.
For treatment options, I will look info IPL and Fraxel.
I read the information saying copper peptide can not be used with vitamin C together. If that true? If so, is 12 hours apart enough?
I hope you find our interaction helpful. If you are satisfied with my response(s) please remember to press the ACCEPT button.Yes a 2 month gap is too long for the SilkPeel. For optimum results this should be repeated at 2-3 week intervals for a total number of 4-6 procedures.Copper peptides can inactivat Vitamin C and so they should not be used at the same time. A 12 hours gap is more than sufficient - use the Vitamin C in the morning and the Copper peptide serum at night - follow this 15-20 minutes later with the Retin-A cream.
MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)