Is this pigmentation going to be a permanent mark? (Photo)
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Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation should not usually occur after CoolSculpting, and treatment should not have continued if there were error messages. However, hyperpigmentation can be treated in a variety of ways, including topical solutions, peels, or lasers. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist for a consultation and treatment plan.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation after Coolsculpting.
So, with the skin having been chilled/frozen, there can be inflammation that leads to hyperpigmentation. This will gradually resolve over time, but there are prescription medications that your surgeon or Dermatologist can prescribe to aid in the process. Plus, you must stay out of any ultraviolet exposure as long as there is visible hyperpigmentation in order to avoid re-stimulating the pigment cells that are causing this discoloration.
Resolution can take several months. Talk to your surgeon for more advice. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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When a thermal event code happens, it should've been repositioned and tried again.
If the same message appears, it should've been discontinued
The post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) need to be treated
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
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I would definitely return to your treating physician for examination for this area and contact the company to understand what that error meant. Please keep us posted. Best, Dr. Green
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