Want to get rid of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. Nothing works. Ready to spend... (photo)
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Lasers for PIH
If red is the predominant colour, a vascular laser can help, if brown, a q switch laser such as Picosure, or Picoway can be effective. Above all, SPF +++ daily. You will need 2-4 sessions for optimal results. See a Certified Specialist in your area for a face to face evaluation as this will give the best diagnosis. Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia.
Thank you for your photos. Scars continue to mature and improve over a year. Your scar is in a particularly vascular area which means the redness will likely take longer to go away. You can continue treating your scar with various methods. The best daily option is a topical silicone-based gels with SPF to keep the scar out of the sun. UV exposure will make the hyperpigmentation permanent and more difficult to remove. Finally, hydroquinone bleaching cream can be used in conjunction with IPL to really hit the pigment with the "big guns." For the best treatment options, it is important to visit an expert for an in-person examination to determine your exact skin type. There may be several other options, but it depends on your skin type as the wrong treatment can make the pigmentation even worse. Hope this helps!
Johnson C. Lee MD, Plastic Surgery
PIH from acne scars
PIH is typically treated with Retin A, hydroquinones, and chemical peels. If not improving after 3-4 months, lasers can be effective in treatment.
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