The most common side effects and complications are explained below. ERYTHEMA (redness of skin)
The laser-treated areas have a distinctive redness which is much more vivid than the areas not treated. This redness generally will last one to four months beyond the time required to heal the skin surface (usually 7 to 10 days). This redness represents increased blood flow from healing as well as new growth of the superficial tissue and fades gradually week to week.
This is common and varies from person to person. Most patients swell moderately, but in some patients, swelling is severe. Your skin may feel tight in the initial weeks following treatment.
HYPERPIGMENTATION (increased skin color)
This is common in those with dark complexions, and almost always is temporary.
It responds to the use of hydroquinone, UVA protective sunscreens, and topical retinoids postoperatively.
HYPOPIGMENTATION (decreased skin color)
This has been uncommon and although is usually related to the depth of the peel, can occur for unknown reasons even when the procedure has been performed properly. In addition, removing sun damaged skin can return you to your natural lighter color similar to areas on your body that have not had long term sun exposure (i.e., underarms). Delayed hypopigmentation can occur months - years after the procedure is performed and can be permanent.
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