I have hyperpigmentation (caused i believe by fraxel and pearl treatments) above my upper lip and on my cheekbones. Can I still use titan laser to address saggy skin or can it cause my hyperpigmentation to darken? Can I use it but aviod the darkened areas? Thank you!
Can Titan Cause or Worsen Hyperpigmentation?
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Hyperpigmentation Unlikely with Titan Skin Tightening
Some patients may experience temporary side effects after treatments with TITAN skin tightening ,including warm or sensitive skin, a change in skin color, and localized bruising. In our experience, none of these have been found to be true and infrared is unlikely to cause additional hyperpigmentation. If in doubt, it is always wise to pretreat for 4-6 weeks with hydroquinone 4% to inhibit melanin production from laser treatments.
Titan and Hyperpigmentation
Titan treatments use infrared light that focuses on the deeper layers of skin, or the dermis, to reduce facial wrinkling. Titan treatments rarely cause hyperpigmentation, but it is possible. Combining IPL treatments and Titan could be a good choice for you. IPL treatments improve skin color and help remove hyperpigmentation and melasma, or age spots.