I Am Black I Have Burn Face from Lazer Hair Removal, Will It Heal?

On my face on my cheeks left right and chin neck neck has a dark mark

Doctor Answers 3

Laser Hair Removal

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You may have a laser burn.  I like to use the 1064 Yag with a long pulse for African skin or dark Indian skin or the burn risk does go up significantly.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Burns from laser hair removal

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Laser hair removal can cause burns on the skin for various reasons. Fortunately they are usually superficial and rarely cause scarring. Hydroquinone cream may help if there is increased pigmentation that persists. Be careful to use a good sunscreen to protect the new skin from developing excess pigmentation.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Burn From Laser Hair Removal on African American Skin

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Chances are that these marks will fade, but you should be using sunscreen all the time.  Please return to the facility where you had your treatments so they can assess what happened.  You may also benefit from some bleaching cream.

Sheri G. Feldman, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist

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