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Loss Of Skin Pigment
If I stay out of the sun and stay in the shadows, and lighten my skin, will I actually have pigment loss?
Skin lightning: Your overall skin tone will lighten over time since you will not be getting tan but your skin will not get lighter than it normally is in non-sun exposed areas. ...Read more
What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?
Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it?
CO2 laser: Co2 laser resurfacing can be ablative removing the surface of the skin to a set depth in a continuous manner in the area treated. There is also fractional co2 resurfacing. Hypopigmentation is more associated with the continuous co2 rather than fractional. The hypopigmentation can last for a very long time and may be permanent. Fractional co2 is somewhat safer but may still have side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers