Seven months ago I went to a dermatologist for laser hair removal in my neck. Two days after I had blisters, and the skin became darker. I was worried and disappointed, it was worst than before! Till now, the skin is still dark and I noticed a discoloration as well. I think the laser was Alexandrite laser. I am using Retin A, and moisteriser. What concerns me most is the colour of my neck skin, is this temporary or something permanent? what can I do to reduce all this? Thanks
Are the Laser Hair Removal Side Effects Permanent?
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Hydroquinone cream for post inflammatory pigmentation.
You can consider using 2% hydroquinone cream for a few nights to lighten the pigmentation. If that works, you can consider using hydroquinone for a longer period with your doctor's supervision.
Make sure to use a good sunscreen over the pigmented areas, regularly.
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