How can I effectively treat skin discoloration after a laser hair removal treatment? (photos)
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Hyperpigmentation After Laser Hair Removal
You have hyperpigmentation from the laser hair removal treatment. This came from having a tan before your treatment. It is mandatory to stay out of the sun before and after laser hair removal treatment. It is important to avoid the sun to help the dark areas fade. It will take 4-6 months for this area to fade away. When going outside apply a SPF 30+ sunscreen to protect the treated area.
BBL is not a laser
Often with time burns can go away. I would suggest visiting a highly trained and respected plastic surgeon or dermatologist who uses a lot of lasers to take a look and provide the appropriate treatment to help correct the problems you are dealing with now.
Pigmentation Porblems After Laser Hair Removal
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Strict sun avoidance and possibly bleaching creams
Now that you have some hyperpigmentation, it is critically important to avoid the sun to help these dark areas fade. It may also be useful to use a hydroquinone product (prescription). It will likely continue to fade in the next 4-6 months.
In general my favorite hair removal devices are Alexandrite laser for lighter skin types and Nd-Yag for darker skin types. IPL and BBL devices can be used, but they are a little more tricky.