Is PIH from Fraxel CO2 Laser Permanent?
- Asked by mcast in sydney
- 4 years ago
PIH (Post Inflamatory Hyperpigmentation) after laser is usually temporary
Usually any hyperpigmentation after laser treatment is temporary and resolves with topicals. However, it can be long lasting, particularly in darker skin individuals. When it remains, a promising new laser is the 1927nm portion of the new Fraxel Dual. I have seen great pigment clearance (from company pictures) in melasma patients. I will soon post my own patients (just received the laser - one of the first in the country). Other lasers to consider are a 1064nm laser or maybe an IPL.
Fraxel repair and PIH
Usually PIH improves over a 12 month period. You should consult with a well qualified cosmetic dermatologist to see what your best treatment options are at this time. Sun protection and avoidance are essential.
I hope that your PIH responds well in the near future.
Good luck and be well.
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