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Michael Sinclair, MD



Q. How does my skin and/or hair color affect my treatment?

Blonde and red hairs are harder to treat because they have much less pigment than brown or black hair, and therefore less ability to absorb light. The more light the hair absorbs, the more likely the follicle and stem cells will be injured or damaged. Because blond and red hairs don't absorb as much light, it takes more treatments to injure their follicles. Gray and white hair absorb little or no light, making them very hard to treat.

Dark skin is also more difficult to treat because it absorbs much more light than light skin. In clients with dark skin, the settings on the machine have to be adjusted and reduced in order to avoid burning the skin. Because there is less light for the hair to absorb, it will take more treatments to kill the follicles.

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Q. Can Fractional Resurfacing be performed on any areas below the neck?

Yes. Most of the treatments are done on the neck and face, but the treatment could be used on almost any area of skin.

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Q. Is IPL acne treatment a permanent cure?

Each client's response to the treatment is highly variable. Typically the result should last for months to years.

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Q. Will an IPL or laser treatment damage the fillers that are already in my skin?

No. We usually have you wait a few weeks after a filler has been injected before doing an IPL or laser treatment in the same area. After a few weeks, the fillers become very stable. In fact, we frequently recommend IPL and laser treatments be used together with fillers to get an even better result.

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Q. What do I have to do to treated with Bioidentcial Hormones?

A baseline evaluation before beginning Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy would include checking hormone levels, a Pap Smear, a mammogram, a bone density scan, a history including your family history and a physical exam.

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