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My Eye Became Darker After Co2 Fractional (photo)

I had CO2 fractional for my eyes . It became darker after one month of the first session . my skin color is dark brown .my freind told that skin color could effect the resulf of laser . I am wrorried It wont fade away or been burned . please I need the answer what can I do ? :(

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Pigmentation changes

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You have what is known as "PIH" - postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.  Your skin has produced more pigment, as a result of having been lasered.  The good news - it improves with time.  The bad news - it can be slow to resolve.
Use of retin-A cream and bleaching creams like hydroquinone can help.  See your laser provider.


Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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CO2 laser

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It looks as though you've developed some postinflammatory hyperpigmentation which is not uncommon after ablative laser treatment in darker skin types.  There is a bleaching cream you can apply to help fade this out and it's very important to use a sunscreen every single day to protect it.  Even without treatment it should eventually fade provided you use the sunscreen.

Peter J. Jenkin, MD, FAAD
Seattle Dermatologic Surgeon

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