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


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
Dr. Gavin Chan

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