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I had Co2 laser done on May 18. Apparently i am having hyperpigmentation around my eyes and a few areas around the cheeks. My doctor (at 4 weeks) just told me that I should be on a skin lightener system from the second week after the laser treatment. I feel that this is and was time critical. Information I should have been told about. Does two weeks make a major difference in the prevention of hyperpigmentation? I just started getting the brown color over the red these past two days.

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Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Laser resurfacing
March 7, 2010 4:59 PM

Before any laser skin resurfacing the skin should be prepared with Retinoids and a bleach. best i start my patients on Obaji skin care for six weeks then do the skin laser (more)
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Elizabeth, WV
United States
June 23, 2009 5:34 AM

Hello, I had laser surgery done also, twice. First time Jan. 6, around my mouth for wrinkles from smoking, the second time, my cheeks. I too am having the brown splotches. I wasn't told anything about 2 weeks later. My doctor says it will dissapate. If it is, it is very , very slow. I never wore make-up before, and now have to. I am at a loss of what to do.



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