Question about Microdermabrasion: i have pigmentationbrown spot on my face after having had q117

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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I have pigmentation/brown spot on my face, after having had microdermabrasion I noticed the pigmentation have gone darken – is this normal?


This is a problem called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It usually occurs on those with olive or darker skin types and is due to excessive inflammation / trauma to the skin. The treatment usually requires a prescription lightening cream called Kligman’s formula. Sunscreen is also important on a daily basis. You will need to come in for a consultation to obtain the Kligman’s formula and further advice on the management of your concern.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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