Is Hyperpigmentation Permanent After Cryosurgery?

I had some brown spots on my cheeks and after my dermatologist applied Nitrogen it looks now like a dark patches will this go away on its own or what can be done my doctor did not mention that there were any risks as I have been finding out Is this permanent ? what can I do to at least go back to my face condition before using the Nitrogen?

Doctor Answers 1

It will Fade

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This pigmentation should fade with time.  However, you can try several things to help this fade.  These would include bleach creams (there are prescription strength creams with hydroquinone and tretinoin, as well as antioxidant serums (for example vitamin c, green tea extract).  I typically suggest that my patients rotate between the bleach cream and the antioxidant cream on an every other night basis.

Burbank Dermatologist

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