Results of Pixel: Hypo and Hyperpigmention, Skin Worse Than Before
Had this done at a local medspa. Seemed like a...
- 28 Jun 2008
Had this done at a local medspa. Seemed like a good idea at the time to get rid of my acne/pock marks. Was told this would be the thing to do and that it would get rid of any dark spots from sun damage as well. My face was like a tomatoe for 4 days. Then splotchy for the next three days and flaked as well. The running into a screen door effect all over my face was not coverable by makeup - sure the redness was toned down, but you could still see the grids.
By the way my setting was only at 60 (very light). I was quickly rubbed over with a very mild pain med. that did absolutely nothing. I have a high threshold for pain. I have sensative skin that did not react well. At first my skin looked great even through the redness and swelling (I used ice packs for three days straight, antihistamines and ibuprophen). After eight days though everything was back to normal as far as the look of the scars, however I have hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation to deal with. My hoping that this would help so that I didn't have to wear makeup all the time was deflated like a balloon. I now use more makeup than I ever did and have to wake up an hour earlier just to 'fix' everything the laser did.
I am not a happy camper afterwards. I am now trying to figure out if I can tan over the hypopigmentation and even up my skin tone or use a bleaching agent to lighten the hyperpigmentation.