I had fraxel laser for hyperpigmentation, it's been 6 days and its only getting worst it's getting darker and it itches Is it going peel ? How long will it take ? What can I do to see improvement ?
Fraxel laser for hyperpigmentation. Any suggestions?
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At 6 days post procedure, you are likely in the peeling phase of the recovery. The skin should peel rough (sandpaper like) and their should be some darkening and flaking. You should be following your physicians post procedure instructions. These usually include good moisturization and sun protection. He/she may also have recommend a light steroid cream to help with any itching, redness and irritation. Finally, he/she may have recommended a skin bleaching cream. I recommend you followup with your treating physician with any concerns.
The keys to good wound healing are keep the wound clean (but don't rub and scrub), keep it moist, and keep it out of the sun.
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