Got Sunburned 6 Days Before Laser Treatment for Small Patches of Broken Cappillaries on Bridge of Nose/under my Right Eye

I am 25 year old male with olive skin and I am tan right now from being sunburned a week ago. Still experiencing mild peeling on my face, but I am moisturizing and treating affected area with the best topical products money can buy. I have a laser treatment scheduled on in 2 days to take away the small patches of broken capillaries on my center-upper nose area which continue down under my right eye area. Should I cancel the appt? Am I at higher risk for hyperpigmentation right now? Thank you! :)

Doctor Answers (1)

Cancel laser treatment if sunburned before treatment


While the date for your treatment has since elapsed, for anyone else reading this, you should not be tan or sunburned before a laser treatment.  The laser can sometimes mistake tan for brown spots and will pick of your tan.  This may leave you with white spots that can take a long time to pigment again.  

Don't get tan before a laser treatment.

Naples Dermatologic Surgeon

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