Is hyperpigmentation a common post Fraxel side effect?

Is postFraxel hyperpigmentation a problem? What is the treatment? Does it get worse with further treatments?

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Replied on 1/25/2010

By: Esta Kronberg, M.D.  |  Board Certified Dermatologist
Houston, TX

I have not had any problem with patients hyperpigmenting after Fraxel treatments. However, the patients must use a good quality sunscreen every day and be sun wise. This means no sun bathing and wearing a broad brimmed hat when outdoors. The treatment if they should get it is to use hydroquinone products or AHAs to get rid of it.

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