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Do the brown grid marks dissapear?

  • jlund
  • 2 years ago

Hello,   I am two weeks post SmartXide full face treatment. The main reason I had the procedure done was to help with my melasma and hopefully clear acne scarring. I am a 36 yr old who has suffered from mild-med acne since my 20's. My question is concerning the grid marks and when I can expect those to disappear? I am no longer red and feel that in general I've healed from the procedure. But I now have brown patches under my eyes (where the dr was more aggressive) and visible brown grid marks on my cheeks and temples. Will these disappear or are they permanent pigmentation scars? I am somewhat freaking out because I had this procedure to get rid of pigmentation and now when I look at my face it is 100x worse. Any help would be appreciated.

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Do go see your doc asap. The same thing happened to me but I also had scarring. I went to a different doc since I no longer trusted mine. He gave me a hydroquinine cream which helped tremendously with the hyperpigmentation. Use it religiously. It was only with that doc that I found out i should have been pretreating my skin with such a cream to prevent the hyperpig that some people get post procedure. I still live with the scarring unfortunately. Good luck

If you are just 2 weeks post procedure, perhaps your skin is still healing. If it continues it may be hyperpigmentation. Since this is something that is concerning you, you may want to make an appointment with your doctor to get it checked out. Until you can get in to see him/her you can always post your question in our Q&A section. I'd encourage you to post pictures so the board certified doctors who volunteer on RealSelf can share their opinions with you.

Hopefully some other community members who have had similar experiences will be able to share with you as well.

Hope it all heals up for you!