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I have a laser burn with blisters. The bleaching creams cause redness. Now what?

i have red/brown pih under my eye from laser burn (my skin is not dark and did l before and laser without issues). tried lytera once the blister were gone : redness tried hydroquinone : redness neocutis and elure i doubt they are strong enough. laser?

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Non-Hydroquinone skin lighteners

You may be sensitized to the HQ in some lightening creams. As an alternative, I would suggest Melarase AM which is a non-HQ skin lightening cream with sunscreens. 

DR. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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I have a laser burn with blisters. The bleaching creams cause redness

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur with any skin resurfacing laser.  Best way to prevent is to pretreat prior to laser resurfacing.  PIH can take up to a year or longer to resolve.  Hydroquinone cream will help but if your having a reaction to the cream then limit use of the cream. Discuss treatment options with your Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes

Complications after laser treatment under the eyes

Without a photograph it is difficult to make any recommendations.  I would suggest consultation with physicians who have extensive expertise in treatment of eyelids with laser and technology-based devices.

Brian Biesman, MD
Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Pih under eyes in light skinned patient

photos would help
also which laser was used?
IPL may help
gentle steroid cream may be an option
check with your derm

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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