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Cosmelan for Post-Acne Pigmentation

I'm a 24 year old F with a skin type 4, I've got post-acne pigmentation all over my back, I tried many txs including 6 sesions of microdermabrasion + medi wrap, 6 session of the Nd: yag and finally 4 sessions of TCA peel. However I still have plenty of pigmentation with an improvement of 20% max. I'm considering Cosmelan but during my research I read that its a temporary treatment for melasma where pigmentation will re-occur with time, I was wondering if thats true with post-acne pigmentation?

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Acne post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

For post acne pigmentation, our office recommends chemical peel exfoliation with the MelaPeel and topical cream treatment with Melarase to reduce discoloration. 


Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS

Los Angeles, CA 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Cosmelan for Post Acne Lesions

Only if you get new acne lesions.  If you are prone to getting Post Inflammation Hyperpigmentation this can and will happen again.  Cosmelan is a great option for Hyperpigmentation...

Hope this helps.

Dr. Grant Stevens      

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 92 reviews

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