I had my first Yag laser treatment today 3 weeks ago, it took 4 days for the blisters to fall off, the second week the spots were very light and I thought wow! But since last week, the spots became darker and more. I went to the Skin specialist for answers and she said it's suppose to get darker and don't have to worry because it's going to get lighter now. I have a function in 2 weeks, she said it will be lighter by that time.Will the spots get lighter and how long will it take?
Yag Laser for Sun Damage?
Doctor Answers (2)
Yag laser for Sun Spots
Yag Laser for Sun Damage
What you have is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and honestly, it can take years to go away. You should absolutely NOT be blistered from a procedure like this. I would suggest you maybe not return where you did the procedure, since the treatment and now follow-up advice is absolutely wrong. You need to keep any blisters moist and do not pick them (which again, you should NOT have from laser like this). You also must use a good sunscreen every day because burning the hyperpigmented spots will make them continue to get darker and last longer. If the spots start peeling or turning white, then you're going to have hypopigmented areas (which are undercolored areas). I would not suggest any more treatments until you see a physician.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
You might also like...
Ask a Doctor
Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.