Laser Hair Removal in the bikini area resulting in hyperpigmentation?? Is this normal?
Doctor Answers 2
Hyperpigmentation after Laser Hair Removal
Yes, there is a risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation following laser hair removal. I recommend following up with your Dr. for after care. A combination of lightening creams and/or peels can help resolve PIH. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
Hyperpigmentation in bikini line
I'm not sure what kind of laser was used on your skin and what your skin tone is, but done correctly you should not have any hyper-pigmentation. If the wrong wavelength is used on darker skin, this can occur. Also if the correct wavelength is used, but "turned up" too much this could also be a problem. Make sure you let your provider know that you are experiencing these issues.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.