Is This Hyperpigmentation a Cause of Laser Treatment?

I had laser hair removal treatment for my underarms over a year ago. Just recently I noticed hyperpigmentation in one armpit. Do you think this is from the laser treatment or something else? Is this permanent? Thank you,

Doctor Answers 1

Not caused by laser

Since it has been a year since your laser treatment, the cause of the pigmentation is most certainly not the laser.  Are there symptoms such as itching or burning?  Is the skin thickened or scaly?  I think that an evaluation by a Dermatologist would help to sort this out. 

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