My Eye Became Darker After Co2 Fractional (photo)

I had CO2 fractional for my eyes . It became darker after one month of the first session . my skin color is dark brown .my freind told that skin color could effect the resulf of laser . I am wrorried It wont fade away or been burned . please I need the answer what can I do ? :(

Doctor Answers 2

Pigmentation changes

You have what is known as "PIH" - postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.  Your skin has produced more pigment, as a result of having been lasered.  The good news - it improves with time.  The bad news - it can be slow to resolve.
Use of retin-A cream and bleaching creams like hydroquinone can help.  See your laser provider.

CO2 laser

It looks as though you've developed some postinflammatory hyperpigmentation which is not uncommon after ablative laser treatment in darker skin types.  There is a bleaching cream you can apply to help fade this out and it's very important to use a sunscreen every single day to protect it.  Even without treatment it should eventually fade provided you use the sunscreen.

Peter J. Jenkin, MD, FAAD
Seattle Dermatologic Surgeon
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