A member asked:

Is the risk for bad results higher with darker people in co2 fractional laser? (i am light brown - medium brown)

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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Probably : There is a little higher risk of pigmentation with the usual settings - so lower settings are used.

Answered 11/17/2013



PIH-it happens....: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a normal part of healing in anyone with pigment in their skin. Most experienced laser docs will do test spots of different strength co2 or er-yag behind your ear and watch them for a month to see how you respond/heal. You should try to minimize sun exposure for at least a month before ; after laser treatment. Sun blocks and lightening gels are beneficial too.

Answered 4/30/2015



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