Dark shadow on inner thighs after zeltiq CoolSculpting 3 months ago (Photo)
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Unevenness after Coolsculpting
If the area is solely discolored (slightly brownish as a result of inflammation that occurred with treatment), then it will resolve on its own in time. If what your seeing is not discoloration but actually an indentation that is causing some shadowing, it unfortunately will not resolve on its own. You may be able to help blend in the results by doing another treatment below the area that was previously treated. (liposuction is also a possible option for the surrounding area or possibly even fat grafting to the indented area)The good news, and bad news, about Coolsculpting is that it really does work on targeted areas of fat. Most often this gives of exactly the results we want and anticipate and sometimes it doesn't. It's crucial to chose an experienced Coolsculpting provider that can truly sculpt you properly. Definitely discuss you results with your provider and if necessary have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon that can go over your options more specifically. Best of luck.
Hyperpigmentation Cessation with Lightening creams, lasers, peels
This may resolve in a few months. In the meantime, I recommend a combination of lasers, lightening creams, sun protection and peels to help resolve the hyperpigmentation. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
Hyperpigmentation from Coolsculpting?
I guess it is possible but I haven't seen it before in over 7 years of treatment. I would treat as I do all other PIH with Retin A and hydroquinones. Chemical peels might also help.
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Coolsculpting and Dark Spots
There are definite cases of dark spots remaining from Coolsculpting but it definitely goes away. It can take several months for this to resolve but it has not been permanent. Best, Dr. Green
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