I Had Deep FX 4 Weeks Ago. I Now Have Blotches And/or Dark Spots on my Checks and Lip That Were Not There Before

I Had Deep FX 4 Weeks Ago.  I Now Have Blotches And/or Dark Spots on my Checks and Lip That Were Not There Before.  Will This  eventually go away? Is there something that can be done--retina or any follow-up treatments?

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It is best to consult with your physician to see exactly what the spots are but it may be post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.  You may need to be treated with a hydroquinone  and possible  tretinoin as well to help the dark spots go away.  This can take 6-12 months in some cases to see a difference.

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Thank you for your question. This should go away, but you have to vigilant and use sunscreen to prevent sun exposure to your face. Use a Zinc or Titanium product spf 30 or more, every 2 hours. Also consider a hydroquinone product of 2-4%. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Spots after deep FX

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You need to see your doctor to be checked.  The spots could be normal healing but could also be hyperpigmentation from the sun.  You may need some llightening cream such as hydroquinone but these are usually treatable.  Don't forget your sunscreen! 

Janet M. Neigel, MD
Florham Park Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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