Best Laser for Asian Skin Rejuvenation

Best Laser for Asian Skin Rejuvenation

Asian and ethnic skin rejuvenation

Brisbane, Australia has a mixture of ethnic skin types including Asian, Middle Eastern, as well as Caucasian skin types. Providing safe and effective skin rejuvenation for each skin type differs. Ethic and darker skin will need more specific and gentle laser treatments. My favored lasers are Fraxel and Picosure Picofacial Fractional laser. Of the two, I use the Picosure FOCUS more often, why? Because this laser works-,and it has no downtime. Fraxel Dual 1927-1550, Pixel, Portrait, and even skin needling with PRP or microneedling are all good treatments, but they all have downtime- unlike PICOSURE FOCUS. This is my laser of choice for me, and my family!

Facts on treating ethnic and Asian skin types

Skin rejuvenation in Asian and darker skin types is a Specialist field
Treatments such as IPL can cause skin darkening
Skin rejuvenation, sun spots, age spots, freckles, acne scarring and rosacea can all be treated with specific lasers
My favoured lasers are the Fraxel and Picosure FOCUS lasers for treating dark skin types

What is the difference in treating Ethnic skin types?

Skin rejuvenation in Asian and ethnic skin types are much harder than treating Caucasian and light skin patients. This is because if energy levels are too high, the result can be worse than the treatment. Ethnic skin has a much higher tendency towards skin darkening- known as PIH or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This means that laser parameters have to be gentle and precise. Gentler treatment reduces the chances of PIH. Conversely Ethnic patients will need more treatments to achieve the same result.

What lasers are recommended for treating skin of colour?

My two favoured lasers for treating Asian and darker skin types are the Fraxel 1927 and Picosure Focus laser. These two lasers are gentle on the skin with predicatble and safe results. Fraxel provides general skin rejuvenation- namely a decrease in skin pigmentation, improvement in fine wrinkles, tighter skin tone as well as increased radiance. This translates to younger, fresher and rejuvenated skin. Picosure Picofacial can treat specific spots, such as freckles, sunspots and age spots. Obvious from this video, I prefer using the Picosure FOCUS. I also have erbium Profractional, however this is outdated technology.

How long does it take to recover from laser treatments?

Picosure FOCUS has a recovery time within 12 hours, this is as close to a zero downtime procedure as one can get. This treatment is ideal for skin pigmentation disorders such as melasma or for gradual laser skin toning, skin tightening and wrinkle removal. Fraxel laser takes 4 days to recover from. Best conducted on a Friday, you will recover by Tuesday at the latest.

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Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
BRISBANE, Australia.
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Comments (20)

  • Deana A Reply

    How much should I expect to pay for one session of PICO in Australia?

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Kanishen Balakrishnan Reply

    What are the do's and don'ts after pico laser since patients don't generally face much downtime as opposed to other forms of laser? Also, what would the skin care regime be and to avoid after pico laser?

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Marina Carroll Reply

    Dear doc, do you have an advice for setting? Asian skin and FP 1-3?
    Thank you

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Loxy Oliva Reply

    How much time was in between each treatment?

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • zhe Ga Reply

    Hiya Dr. Lim do u have anyone here in London UK whom u can recommend ragarding laser treatment someone who is as good as you! i have freckles or brown spots dont know what to call it, it is all over my cheeks and nose and i dont wanna to go for any treatment coz i am scared it might get worse. I have been watching ur videos and decided i want to have it done but i wish to have it done by a Dr. like u.
    Thanks, if only I can go where u are that easy then i would have done it right after watching ur videos, unfortunately canโ€™t go

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Andromeda Galaxy Reply

    Can we use it for Neck hyperpigmentation?

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Lotta Kallin Reply

    What about doing the Hollywood treatmnet (carbonlotion) on dark people with q switched ND yag Genius mode for the heating and 1064 for the peeling?

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Doreen Danielson Reply

    Hi, Dr. Lim. I'm a fellow doc/medical center owner and experimenting with the 2018 Picosure laser. I'm mainly trying to find just the right settings for adults acne scars + dark spots. So far, I've had bad results with frosting (which is a good sign at first), but it turned deep red after a day, moving towards darker red–looking like insect bites. Any recommendations for setting you'd recommend? Thank you so much:)

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • User1234 Reply

    Thank God ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • melanie n Reply

    Hi Dr. Davin Lim! Thanks for the informative video as always. I was curious to know your opinion on the efficacy of Laser Genesis on asian skin? I have light/medium asian skin that's probably fitzpatrick type II. My derm has been treating a mild atrophic surgical line scar with subcisionย and suggested laser genesis to further smooth the scar texture. Do you think this is a suitable laser for softening the scar edges? I read about fat loss from laser genesis so I am cautious about doing laser treatments vs microneedling for softening the scar edges. Thanks in advance for your help and input :)!

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • faisal noor Reply

    Hello Dr. Thankyou for your beautifull presentation and for always keeping us updated with the latest updates on laser treatments. Is Picosure treatment help in removing Acne scars for an indian skin type?

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Alrico Favis Reply

    Hi dr david how do you compare picosure cynosure with piqo4 lumenis? Please give me advise before we purchase the machine. Thanks.

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • wjmwdead Reply

    Dr. Lim, is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation reversible after an ablative CO2?

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Carmen Gomez Reply

    Are all PICOSURE created equal or is PICOSURE focus a whole different game?

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Carmen Gomez Reply

    What about ethnic skin with melasma looking to tighten the skin? Youโ€™re awesome, Doc!

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Jann J Reply

    And can u use that under the eyes bc i have premature eye wrinkles

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Jann J Reply

    Would that work for hispanic people!??

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Allister Ryan Reply

    What laser would you recommend for Indian type 5? Thanks

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Dana15cool Reply

    So glad you made this video. I want to do it.

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
  • Omnislash Ver36 Reply

    Alright, I'm half-Asian and got serious wrinkles from using Retin-A under my eyes. I've literally got pictures of before and after and after only one week my skin at 28 looks older than my parents who are in their late 50's…

    Will this work on serious wrinkles under the eyes? Like a 65-70 year old's wrinkles?

    I'm really interested because the rest of my skin looks so good but my eyes look so bad.

    July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am

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