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Ref: The efficacy in melasma treatment using a 1410 nm fractional photothermolysis laser Wanitphakdeedecha 2013 Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Wiley Online Library (abstract) The above article promotes 1410 nm fractional laser as a temporary effective procedure in the treatment of melasma. The key word is ‘temporary’. Like most […]

Fractional Q-switched Laser



War (Photo credit: beapen) This is a critical exploration of the potential utility (or otherwise) of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetic treatments. Please read the rest of the articles in this series here. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a signal protein that stimulates vasculogenesis and angiogenesis by binding […]

The Dark Knight Rises (PRP Part 5)



War (Photo credit: beapen) Do you have pigmentation on your face? I am sure you do. ‘Pigmentation’ is yet another term within the realm of cosmetic dermatology with a simple meaning, but with sinister connotations. Pigmentation is usually used as an abbreviation for hyperpigmentation that just means darkening of skin […]

Shades of darkness