Will my skin be permanently scar from pigmentation?
New York, NY
1 year ago
I had a laser hair removal treatment 2 weeks now I was severely burn under my chin, I now have pigmentation from that will it be permanent. I am also African American with very sensitive skin.
Doctor Answers 3
I am so sorry for your issue. African American requires unique attention to try to best avoid problems. When considering further laser hair removal please seek a doctor with experience with skin of color and has a 1064 laser for hair removal. For your particular situation I would recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon who can help your skin post burn and perform your future laser hair treatments. Best wishes.
This sounds like a second degree burn and has to heal first .Once healed it can be treated with bleaching creams containing Konica acid and or hydroquinone and if necessary a chemical peel or other treatment to even out excessive color.
I would suggest you consult a board certified dermatologist who has experience with dark skin and lasers and wound care. I have a special laser just for dark skin and laser hair in my office. I am sorry for your situation but you need to get the proper care now. Best, Dr. Green
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