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Facial hair in the chin area. Dark spots after getting laser hair removal done. Anything to do?

Hello, I am a 41 yr old African American female that is experiencing facial hair around the chin area. I have had a couple of laser removal treatments and it help with removing the hair. I haven t had any in about 4 months but I notice that I an getting dark spots in the areas where the hair is located. The dark spats tends to be hard and scabby. What can I do to help with this problem that I am having?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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These areas of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scab formation could be due to laser burns. The chances of pigmentation after lasers is higher in candidates with darker skin type. If the spots are not too dark, you may apply steroid cream for few days to lighten pigmentation. If they are too dark, you may use a hydroquinone based cream. Use a good sunscreen on daily basis.
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Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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