1 months post op Fraxel Laser, I am left with post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Is this normal? (photos)
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Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation from Fraxel in Asian skin
Fraxel is a fabulous laser for treating sun damage, fine lines, sun spots, acne scars and overall skin tone and texture. Asian skin is very sensitive and not all lasers were designed to treat type IV skin. I would return to your treating physician for evaluation and help with treating this hyperpigmentation. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with Fraxel laser.
PIH in darker skin tones
Hyperpigmentation after Fraxel
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Post Inflammatory Pigmentation
It is very important to protect your arms from sun exposure both out of doors and even sitting in a car using broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen or preferably long sleeves.
You may want to see a Dermatologist regarding the possibility of using a pigment fading cream.
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