After laser hair removal treatments, your skin may appear slightly discolored. This is a temporary side effect and usually goes away on its own within a week or so.
How do you get rid of hyperpigmentation after laser hair removal?
Chemical peels for PIH
One of the classic methods for removing post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from lasers are chemical peels. There are a variety of types and strengths of chemical peels, from trichloroacetic (TCA) acid, salicylic acid, to glycolic acid, to treat PIH.
How long does pigmentation take to fade after laser hair removal?
The darkened area typically begins to fade in 7 to 14 days. This is when you’ll also begin to notice that many superficial brown spots around the treated area are becoming lighter, and less noticeable.
Is hyperpigmentation from laser permanent?
Other early side effects of laser resurfacing include transient hyperpigmentation, particularly in patients with darker skin tones, and skin sensitivity. Hypopigmentation is seen several months to a year after laser resurfacing and tends to be more permanent in nature.
Can hyperpigmentation go away?
Hyperpigmentation can go away on its own, dependent on the cause, but it may take a long time to fade. Some cases of hyperpigmentation may never go away completely.
Why do I have black dots after laser hair removal?
Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently in the shower with a loofa can help speed up the process. After shedding finishes, you might experience little black dots still “stuck” in the skin. These are commonly referred to as “pepperspots” and will shed eventually, but might take a bit longer.
Does TriLuma work for hyperpigmentation?
TriLuma (Galderma) cream, with the combination of hydroquinone 4%, tretinoin 0.05%, and fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, is now the mainstay of hyperpigmentation therapy in my practice because it is effective and non-irritating.
How can you tell if hyperpigmentation is permanent?
Dark spots appear when the skin cells produce too much melanin. Hyperpigmentation acne may fade over time, but if the original spots were deep, it may be permanent.
What fades hyperpigmentation?
They contain either AHAs, such as glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), such as salicylic acid. No matter which acid you choose, know that peel versions contain higher concentrations than OTC serums and creams. For acne-related hyperpigmentation, chemical peels work to reduce the appearance of dark spots.
What iS the fastest way to get rid of hyperpigmentation?
In this case, turning to dermatological procedures will work as the fastest way to get rid of hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, or dermabrasion are all options that work similarly to rid skin of hyperpigmentation.