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Has anyone dealt with hemosiderin staining after lower eyelid surgery?

  • mimi.g
  • 10 months ago

I had lower eyelid surgery 4 weeks ago and have a brown stain and darkness around my right eye. Wondering if this s permanent or will go away?

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Hi all! I know this a late post but I got in touch with Mimi.g a few weeks ago about her success with using hydroquinone 4%. My under eye bruise was exactly like hers and after the purple/red went away I then developed a dark brown/gray stain in the same spot where the bruise was most severe. I have already had two Q switch 1604 laser treatments and so far no change! This laser is supposed to break up the iron from hemosiderin but I'm thinking that this is probably NOT hemosiderin. This is most likely post inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by the traumatic bruising. Also, I'm Hispanic with medium skin tone, and I've read that this hyperpigmentation is most prevalent in ethnic skin after a skin injury. WOW! Unfortunately the dermatologists I have visited have very little experience with people of my skin type! So I am going to try the hydroquinone. It's my last attempt to treat this dark stain! Hope it works! Thanks again Mimi.g for posting your pictures and comments. I don't think I would have been able to figure out my skin issue if you hadn't!
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YES! See my reviews for pictures. I just saw dr and he suggested hydroquinone 4%. Just started using tonight and have my fingers crossed that it will work! I will not do laser :(
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Hi! My doctor gave me hydroquinone 4% last month and it does work!! It just takes time. :-) Thank you for your comment! I'll check out your reviews and pictures.
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Is this topical or a pill?
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Please do not use laser. Especially under the eye. I've suffered horrific damage from just spot treatment.
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Yea, I went to a few doctors and they told me laser would not be good for me. I've been using hydroquinone 4% and it is working. The brown blemish is almost completely gone. I'm so sorry about the damage you've suffered.
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i had lower bleph done 7 months ago, and i still have some staining still. i did some research and came across Auriderm post op gel (google it) i bought it started using it. apparently it is specifically designed o speed up the process of healing after an operation like blepharoplasty and others.
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Thank you kkang. Do you feel like the Auriderm is helping?
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well i just found out about this product recently, so i haven't used it long enough to say it has helped alot. but i've consulted 2 different doctors and they told me that the best thing you can do for hemosiderin staining is to wait for now, because waiting is free. but im actually getting a laser treatment done (nd-yag 1064nm) 3 sessions, to improve my condition.
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True! Waiting is free. I've thought about getting laser treatment, but it may be too early for me. Thank you for sharing your story.
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May I ask what type of laser treatment the doctor's are suggesting?
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nd-yag 1064 nano meter. try googling it! i did some research on my own too and some even say q-switch lasers for tatoo-removal may even work. but then again, im not a doctor or anything, but i just wanted to share my knowledge thats all. good luck!
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