Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
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.
I recently had laser to remove my pigments on Saturday. It has been 3 days and my eyes are still slightly swollen and there are a huge amounts of brown spots all over my face. I am not sure whether they are pigments. It would appear that they are. I am extremely anxious as my face looks worse than what i started out.
I was told that the brown spots will flake off over a period of 2 weeks.
Could you please advise.
It is normal to have a degree of swelling and darkening of pigmentation on the areas treated, and this usually lasts for about a week or two. I normally advise patients to put Bepanthen ointment on the treated areas several times a day. This prevents it from drying out too quickly, and promotes better healing.