Is post inflammatory hyperpigmention permanent?

Hi. I had ND:YAG laser done on my upper lip 6 weeks ago. I went to see a certified cosmetic surgeon who said I now have PIH. Is PIH permanent? And if not, typically how long does it take to clear? Also, what is the difference between epidermal and dermal hyperpigmention.

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PIH from laser therapy

PIH is not permanent and resolution varies patient to patient.  There are creams, peels, and laser that can help with PIH.  Good luck


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