I am a 52 year old women. I recently had GentleLASE® laser to remove brown spots on my entire face. After a week the brown spots have flaked off and now I am left with white spots covering my entire face. What do I do? Will this go away?
White Spots Appearing 1 Week Post- GentleLASE® Laser for Brown Spots on my Entire Face
Doctor Answers (1)
Gentlelase can treat brown spots, but can't be tan
My first question is whether there is any chance you were tan or not?
Sometimes if you treat brown spots on the face, the laser can work so well that is will bring it back to your normal skin color. As a result, if you were tan, what appears as a white spot may in fact be your normal skin color in a sea of tan. Without any pictures, I cannot be sure, but that is one possibility.
It is very important that people not be tan when having laser treatment.
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