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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by simbacatz
You may be experiencing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This can occur with darker skin types. A bleaching cream, hydroquinone, may be used to possibly help improve these areas.
Hi Simba. There are two likely scenarios. PIH or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is one possibility. This is a darkening of the skin that occurs with olive or darker skin types when an aggressive treatment is performed with an IPL. This can usually be resolved quickly with hydroquinone. The other possibility is Melasma. Many patients that have IPL treatments realize only after the fact that they have Melasma. The Melasma is activated by the IPL treatment...