How do you prevent hyperpigmentation after laser hair removal?

First, never undergo laser procedures after recent sun exposure. This can make you more sensitive to hyperpigmentation. You should also wear high-SPF, broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. If you discover any marks or scars after treatment, contact our office to speak with a professional.

Will hyperpigmentation from laser hair removal go away?

This side effect, known as post-laser hyperpigmentation or post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) consists of dark patches or lesions, which can take a year or longer to resolve on its own, or be permanent without the proper treatment.

How do you prevent pigmentation after laser hair removal?

Wait or Treat

Usually hyperpigmentation will gradually lessen on it’s own over time and return to your normal skin colour. However this is a long process that may take 12-24 months, or longer. Ensure that you are also using a broad spectrum suncreen daily to reduce further darkening.

How long does it take for pigmentation to go away after laser hair removal?

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.

Is hyperpigmentation after 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.

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Does Triluma work for hyperpigmentation?

“The longer a patient stays on Tri-Luma, the greater the risk of atrophy, steroid-induced rosacea or steroid-induced telangiectasia,” she explains. Tri-Luma’s quick onset of action makes it a good choice for hyperpigmentation.

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.