It can be hard to say no to a medical provider when they suggest a treatment that you aren’t sure about. But taking the time to understand your options and the risks is vitally important! Especially is you have ethnic skin!
We recently had a young woman come to our office asking for help after a highly problematic outcome of what was basically a “botched” job of laser hair removal.
She had severe hyperpigmentation AND hypopigmentation (loss of pigment).
The reason? Her ethnic skin was treated with a laser that was completely inappropriate for her skin coloring and pigmentation levels. It will take many months to blend the hyperpigmentation and the loss of pigment is largely irreversible.
We’ll be working with the unfortunate young woman for many months to help her skin return to a more normal coloring, but chances are slight that she will ever have the smooth skin tone she had before those incorrectly chosen hair laser treatments.
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.