How can I can get rid of spots after laser? (Photo)

I had few spots but now they all over my legs so please help me how i can get rid of of this it worrying me. I did the laser last week tuesday.

Doctor Answers 3

Hyperpigmentation Spots after Laser Hair Removal

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This looks like the wrong laser was used on your skin type. This is hyperpigmentation. Only the 1064 wavelength should be used on dark skin types. You should use a hydroquinone cream to lighten the hyperpigmentation. I suggest not to get any more laser hair removal treatments. Please see a doctor.


Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation / Spots on Legs After Laser

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These need lightening creams and skin care/peels to get improvement.  I suggest no laser treatments, sun protection and seeing an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 204 reviews

PIH after laser burn

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It looks like the wrong laser was used for your skin type. Only a 1064 YAG laser should be used. This is now hyperpigmentation from laser burns. This requires a hydroquinone that is higher strength than usual. You need a prescription for this and need to see a dermatologist.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

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