I have just had the C02 laser treatment for hyper pigmentation but the areas have gone a much darker brown, is this normal for immediate post laser?
Post-laser Dark Pegmented Areas Are Darker??
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Laser resurfacing can make dark spots darker on facial skin
laser resurfacing can make dark spots darker on facial skin. The remedy is to wait 4-8 weeks and then laser again or treat with lightening creams and Retin A
Pigmentation after CO2
It is not uncommon to get hyper-pigmentation after CO2 laser , as the cells that produce the pigment are stimulated by the laser. Usually a course of bleaching topical creams will reverse this. I recommend you follow up with your doctor.
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