Treatment of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation caused by Laser Hair Removal - Bikini and Vulva Area? (Photo)

I've have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation for six months following a laser hair removal session of my vulva and bikini area. Also, it's darkened my exterior vulva as well. This area of my body hasn't seen sun in years. One specialist recommended IPL and another hydroquinone (hesitant to use this since it's near my genitalia). I'm wondering if a less intense treatment that exfoliates (ie malic/mandelic acid, M2 line) will work, but just take more time. Would you recommend any of these?

Doctor Answers 1

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation In Groin

Lightening creams and peels are the best for this at this point . I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologist with experience.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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