Pigmentation on face

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Pigmentation on face

Postby loner » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:14 pm

I have been having this problem for the last few years. Have tried a few facial brands but of no help. I'm thinking of going thru IPL treatment but not sure what will be the long term side effect. Does anybody know of any reliable skin clinic and the cost involved? :?:

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Postby Happybirdks » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:38 am

Hi Loner

My case is of marks left by pimples.

Saw Dr Tan from DRx at Tong Building (next to paragon) 3 weeks ago. He recommended treating pimples first, then marks next stage.

So far his products do help with my pimples. Not so many blackheads, and skin looks clearer. He carries his own brand of products.

He has quite good review on those forums, so you can consider him. This is his website http://www.drxclinic.com/v4/home.html

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Postby loner » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:44 am

Thanks for all yr heplful tips. I have heard abt DRX but was warned aboiut skin thinning or rather skin becoming ultra sensitive after treatment. Wonder any true in it???

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Postby mummyjoyce » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:40 pm

I have obvious freckles and I went through one laser session 2 years ago to remove them. The process was not painful but the face will be so red and heated after that; next the freckles will turn very dark colour (very ugly) and will drop off on the third day.

I have IPT to remove pigmentation and revitalize my face every 3 months. I apply sun block (even at home) avoid direct sun as much as I can - It works.

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Postby Happybirdks » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:06 pm

Hi Loner

Dr usually have to give products with AHA to help skin shed upper dull layer. As long as not excessive it will not thin the skin so badly.

Dr Tan gave me a toner with some AHA, so far it is ok.

Talking about sunblock, most skin doctors will give sunblock. But I find sunblock very heavy and oily. Anyone can recommend a non-greasy sunblock for face? If not, how do you prevent face from looking oily after applying sunblock?

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Postby MMM » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:32 pm

In my case, I am currently using Neutrogena Ultra Sheer that contains Helioplex. Some expert told me that normal SPF product only prevents but it does not really block the UV. So the helioplex serves to block the UV damage.

I've freckles and hasn't consider treatment. But I am using SKII whitening source on a twice daily basis + neutrogena ultra sheer. It appears to have lighten but of course it doesn't go off.

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Postby mrschan » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:58 pm

I go to Dr Tan too. Ask for the sunblock that his clinic carries.I find it easy on the skin.

I have had IPl done. It has limited effectiveness on on me. So Dr tan recommended a series of lotions and mask which has improved my complexion over the years. I also go there on a monthly basis for my microdermabrasion treatment. That has helped in improving the overall texture and clarity of my face.

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Postby Funz » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:41 pm

Happybirdks wrote:Talking about sunblock, most skin doctors will give sunblock. But I find sunblock very heavy and oily. Anyone can recommend a non-greasy sunblock for face? If not, how do you prevent face from looking oily after applying sunblock?


I am using SKII FACIAL TREATMENT UV PROTECTION (SPF25) PA++. I used to use their WHITENING SOURCE DERM-DEFINITION UV LOTION (SPF50) PA+++ but find it a bit too heavy.

Since the one that I am using is now only SPF25, I carry it with me in my handbag and reapply as needed usually once at mid-day.

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Postby orchids » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:32 pm

can try Eucerin anti-pigment, it works!

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Postby Happybirdks » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:19 pm

mrschan wrote:I go to Dr Tan too. Ask for the sunblock that his clinic carries.I find it easy on the skin.

I have had IPl done. It has limited effectiveness on on me. So Dr tan recommended a series of lotions and mask which has improved my complexion over the years. I also go there on a monthly basis for my microdermabrasion treatment. That has helped in improving the overall texture and clarity of my face.


I have Dr Tan's sunblock too but still find it make my face shines and looks oily. I am ultra sensitive to sunblock :stupid:

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