On an average, how many treatments do you recommend? I have some sun damage on my cheeks... would this be a good treatment for me? Thanks!
Tresa L. asked on Jun 26, 2013
This is an excellent question, and one which is difficult to address specifically due to a number of factors. First and foremost, pigmentation is a result of sun exposure. There is a condition in which pigmentation can spread which is a hormonal condition exacerbated by continued unprotected exposure to the sun. This can be minimized by clinical chemical treatments, however, this type of pigmentation usually requires a bleaching agent skin care regime at home as well for maximum results. I generally recommend that patients utilize both clinical treatments as well as a home care that will inhibit further melanin from spreading as well as to minimize the appearance of what already is visible. Consideration also must be given to the patient's ethnicity, lifestyle, age, thickness of the skin, extent of damage, etc., as to what protocol will work best. With 20+ years experience, I have learned that there is never one set answer or protocol for all patients. So I never advise anyone without looking at someone's full health history and viewing the skin in person. I can tell you that the best results will be seen with multiple treatments. I also do not make general recommendations as to the number of treatments nor the frequency of treatments as this needs to be addressed on an individual basis due to the patient's specific goals and needs. Not to confuse matters further, but there are a plethora of chemicals that can address pigmentation issues specific to skin type. Feel free to phone our office if you feel this does not satisfactorily answer your questions at 952-830-1028.
Sherry from Merchant replied on Jun 26, 2013