When Am I In The Clear From Hyperpigmentation After Traditional Co2 Laser Resurfacing?

If I have too time outside after laser resurfacing, will I necessarily get any hyperpigmentation? And if so, when will it show up? Its only been a few weeks (still pink) and although I wear a very high uva, uvb sunscreen, wear barriers, visors and hats, I have a very small spot (an old freckle maybe?) and can't sleep fearing the worse. My doc said I was ok with the barrier but now I'm not so sure. (itdoesn't block the sun 100%) I will see my doc for 4 week check up next week.

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Skincare and hyperpigmentation after Fractional CO2

Chemical peels and Fractional CO2 can sensitize the skin to UV radiation and thus require pre and post treatment.  In my Santa Monica plastic surgery practice, I perform Fractional CO2 frequently, and follow treatment with a skin care regimen including MelaClenz, Melaquin AM, and Melaquin PM.  Melaquin AM is especially important as it contains FOUR active sunscreens.  

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