How to get rid of unwanted hyperpigmentation caused by co2 ebrium laser? (photos)

i had co2 ebrium laser two years ago for treatment of old stretch marks. After initial treatment i had a lot of dark brown spots on the back of my legs and the buttock area. 19 months in of using obagi and tretonoin i still have discolouration. The spots have got lighter but are still there. On my left leg i have a big patch of reddish/white blotches, looks like 'cornbeef skin', and have dark red patches that have seemed to taken up home in the tracks of my stretch marks on my right.

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Hyperpigmentation after C02--lasers, peels, microneedling/prp, skin lightening creams, sun protection

I recommend getting a formal evaluation with a cosmetic dermatologist. This can be treated with a combination of lasers, microneedling/prp, peels, skin lightening creams and requires sun protection. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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