Why is my skin dark after laser? Immediately after
Immediately post treatment you can expect to see some mild redness. You may also see some of your pigmentation spots (freckles) turn darker. This is normal and the pigment naturally shed off the skins surface within seven to 14 days depending on your skin cell turnover.
Can laser make your skin darker? Pigmentation changes
After laser treatment, you may notice slightly darker or lighter skin.
How long does pigmentation take to fade after laser? Pigment will darken for 1-3 weeks following the treatment, then will begin to fade. Immediately following a laser session, you may experience redness, tenderness, and mild swelling. Many clients say that the sensation is similar to the effect of sunburn.
How do you prevent hyperpigmentation after laser?
- Pre-treating the skin with skin lightening creams several weeks before the laser treatment and continuing treatment after laser treatment.
- Avoiding laser treatment if you have a tanned skin as a tanned skin is more prone to developing PIH.