You may be sensitized to the HQ in some lightening creams. As an alternative, I would suggest Melarase AM which is a non-HQ skin lightening cream with sunscreens.
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur with any skin resurfacing laser. Best way to prevent is to pretreat prior to laser resurfacing. PIH can take up to a year or longer to resolve. Hydroquinone cream will help but if your having a reaction to the cream then limit use of the cream. Discuss treatment options with your Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes
Without a photograph it is difficult to make any recommendations. I would suggest consultation with physicians who have extensive expertise in treatment of eyelids with laser and technology-based devices.
photos would help
also which laser was used?
IPL may help
gentle steroid cream may be an option
check with your derm