Can Hypopigmentation Be a Side Effect of Sun Exposure Too Soon After CO2 Lazer Treatment?
What Are the Effects of Sun Exposure 4 Weeks After CO2 Laser Treatment? Is Hypopigmentation Common?
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The new fractionated c02 lasers are less likely ti produce hypopigmentation than the older modela. However the settings used and the depth of treatment play a role. Patients with color in their ski need to be pretreated for 4-6 weeks. Sun exposure after laser may in crease the risks of sun exposure in general.