Treatment for hyperpigmentation After Laser Resurfacing.
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Hyperpigmentation after laser
You need to be wearing sun BLOCK every day. SPF 30 - 50. And reapply every couple of hours if you are in the sun. Titanium and zinc based products work best. Some are powder (Colorscience) and work quite well. Consider broad band light to help target the pigment. It will most likely take several treatments and several months to improve.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Facial Rejuvenation Specialist
Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
Hyperpigmentation From Lasers -- Aerolase, Microneedling/PRP, Lightening Cream, Chemical Peels
I suggest you see an expert this needs a combination of lasers, peels, and lightening creams for improvement. Best, Dr. Emer.
Hyperpigmentation after laser resurfacing
Hyperpigmentation usually improves with time after resurfacing. The bleaching creams typically do not help much after the laser treatment, but may be helpful prior to treatment. Sun screen is a must if you have unwanted pigment - so if you are not yet using a sun screen, please start protecting your skin with sun screen, hat with a brim, and staying out of the mid-day sun. Your skin type is important in deciding a next step for treatment. You should see your laser doctor for further advice on this. You may benefit from a low energy pass of CO2 laser to even the skin tones. Best wishes.
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