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Does laser resurfacing remove pigmentation?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but be careful

It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about.
It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects.

In brief: Yes but be careful

It helps to remove pigment but there are many side-effects that an experienced doctor needs to warn you about.
It causes increased sensitivity to the sun so if you're not careful about sun protection afterwards you can actually get worse pigmentation in the long run. Noninvasive lasers may be a safer bet especially for ethnic skin because they do not have as many side-effects.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Rian Maercks
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Rian Maercks
Dr. Rian Maercks
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