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Is Laser Treatment Safe For Hyperpigmentation?

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Posted on Tue, 5 Jan 2016
Question: sir is Lazer treatment for pigmentation is ok or we have to stay as it is?
is it totally safe .
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Usually safe by an expert but still lead to some unpredictable side effects

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
Laser treatment is usually safe for pigmentation if got done by an expert with good experience of using laser but it can still lead to some side effects.
In darker individuals there can be hyperpigmentation, worsening or recurrence of the skin condition for which laser is being done. These are unpredictable and can occur inspite of all the precautions.
In some cases it may not be possible to get rid of complete pigmentation.
Moreover multiple sittings are required.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (10 hours later)
if we are going for this than in XXXXXXX where it should be done.or which kind of Lazer is that to be?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Q switched XXXXXXX alexandrite and Nd-YAG lasers are used for pigmentation

Detailed Answer:
Lasers normally used for pigmentation are Q- switched XXXXXXX alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers. Q switched Nd- YAG at longer wavelength that is 1064nm is more desirable in darker individuals for deeper lesions.
For specialist/ clinic visit in your local city you may take advice from some reliable source.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Is Laser Treatment Safe For Hyperpigmentation?

Brief Answer: Usually safe by an expert but still lead to some unpredictable side effects Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic Laser treatment is usually safe for pigmentation if got done by an expert with good experience of using laser but it can still lead to some side effects. In darker individuals there can be hyperpigmentation, worsening or recurrence of the skin condition for which laser is being done. These are unpredictable and can occur inspite of all the precautions. In some cases it may not be possible to get rid of complete pigmentation. Moreover multiple sittings are required. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts. Regards Dr Asmeet