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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

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Dr. Rian Maercks
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: It really depends on the pigment issue and the type of laser. Make sure that you treat with topical pigment suppression for 4-6 weeks before treatment with a laser!
Answered on Oct 31, 2018
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