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how do I get rid of sun damage on my neck? other than laser
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Cosmetic surgeon
Pune, India
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June 11, 2014 11:43 PM

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Plastic surgeon
Coral Gables, FL
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  how do I get rid of sun damage on my neck? other than laser
September 18, 2013 3:36 AM

Chemical peels are a great alternatives to laser treatments. For details click to view: http://www.drjsalomon.com/laser_resurfacing.asp (more)
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ottawa, Ontario
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June 25, 2009 7:48 PM

Your problem is very common but hard to treat. Firstly, you must wear a sunscreen every day, all year round. It must contain UVA and UVB radiation protection. An SPF of 20 with UVA/B is (more)
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Southlake, TX
United States
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  Laser on neck may not even be a good idea.
March 16, 2009 10:11 PM

Don't do CO2 laser on the neck- high risk of burn scars.

One thing you might like to look into is chemical peels like ViPeel, or others. Of course you may need other modalities as well (more)
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Anchorage, AK
United States
  Poikiloderma - IPL or Retin A
June 14, 2009 4:46 PM

After doing much research and numerous consultations with derms and esthiticians, I was told IPL is good for the vascular componants of poikiloderma (persistent redness, broken blood vessels, etc)
It will not improve texture though, which was my main issue (chicken skin texture - bumps all over my neck and upper chest) When they try to sell you the package deals, they tell you it will improve texture but that is only a temporary improvement because your skin is swollen (plumped up) from the IPL treatments, thus giving the illusion it has resolved the texture.
I had some spot treatments done w/ a low setting of IPL to get rid of individual spots (cherry angiomas and brown spots) but I would not risk doing my whole neck and chest due to potential for a less than desirable outcome and possible scarring.
I am currently using Retin A for the textural issue (just started in May) and I hoping that will help.
Unfortunately, poikiloderma proves to be very hard to treat, especially the texture and atrophy and one has to understand there will be limitations on what can be done.
It can be a stressful and disfiguring skin condition for those who suffer from it.
I ought to know.

Boston, MA
United States
  IPL or Retin A?
March 18, 2009 8:27 AM

What about IPL or Retin A for sun damage on the neck? Which is better?? What about poikiloderma, what is the best treatment?



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