I had taken 3 peel and 3 lasers (Q-switching) for skin lightening. I have dark skin. After the treatment my cheeks have become very fair and it does not get tanned also. However the rest of the face is still dark. It has developed after the Q-switching session. I want to know is this hypopigmentation? Is it going to be permanent? My face is looking very uneven now. Currently, I am using DesOwen cream. Please help me understand.
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It is post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. In most cases it is temporary and will automatically revert back to normal in few weeks and sometimes in few months.
If possible please do upload the pretreatment photographs for further evaluation.
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Thank you doctor,
They used cosmo peel and gaps between the sessions were 15 days. So, it took a total of 3 months to complete 3 peels and 3 Q-switch laser sessions. Treatment was for skin lightening. I am not using any medicine except DesOwen. I am using sunscreen (Vichy SPF 50) currently and few products like night cream, face wash, etc. I am attaching before treatment pictures. I am avoiding sun exposure but I am worried if this is permanent.
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I have checked your pretreatment photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
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