Question about Skin Pigmentation Treatment: i had 4 sessions of skin laser treatment my skin q148

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Question:

I had 4 sessions of skin laser treatment. My skin was beautiful but suddenly i started to have acne quite bad and 2 patches of pigment appeared on my cheeks. The laser clinic recommended a skin peel but i stopped all treatment.
I would like to repair the brown spot on my cheek which I believe are burns from the laser. Please advise. Regards. Marie

Answer:

Hard to say without seeing you, but this sounds like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This usually occurs about 2-3 weeks after the cessation of a laser treatment, especially on those who have olive or dark skin. If this is the diagnosis, then I would recommend usually a lightening serum such as Kligmans formula to help to reduce the spots. It usually takes a few months to work. Very light peels can be performed too, but the mainstay of treatment is the lightening serum.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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