Progress with hypopigmentation
It's been a while since I updated about my progress with the hypopigmentation. I think what progress I've had can be attributed to several things. I did dermarolling for a long time and also single needling on the hard parts of the white scars. I also had a couple of Fraxel (the milder one) and a clear and brilliant treatment. I also used vitamin C serum, Retin A and hydroquinone bleaching cream. I really think the needling helped more than anything. And simply giving the scars time to fade. This picture was taken today in the car. Overcast sky so it's not really bright light. I'm certainly not clear of the scars but they are a lot better than the white railroad tracks I had for so long!! So hang in there and don't let doctors tell you that needling doesn't work!!
To clarify device that burned me...
I just realized that I have not specifically stated that the device used on my chest was an IPL, so technically not a laser. I think IPL is commonly used to treat hyperpigmentation. But the nurse who performed this treatment had the settings too high, obvious from the purple blisters. I have no idea what she was thinking. After the first zap, she should have seen that the skin was burned, but she carried on with the haphazard pattern you see in my picture. Anyway, just wanted to clarify this was IPL. I've recently had a co2 treatment under my eyes for bags and crepe skin texture and I'm beyond satisfied with the outcome!! I plan to post a review with before and after pictures soon. It's only been 8 days but is looking really good!! I did my homework and had consultations with 5 different PS before making my decision. I'm so happy with the results!!!