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Laser hair removal has left hyperpigmentation marks

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Nov 20, 2007
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I had ipl laser hair removal on my lower legs and it has scarred and left me with hyperpigmentation marks. Has anyone had this problem? or can anyone suggest how to try and get my skin back to normal? I have medium brown skin with dark hair and we did the laser on my underarms first which worked great - removed all hair and no problems so I thought I would try it on my lower legs (knee down) I am now left with what looks like burn scars on both legs - they are dark patches. At first, it went white and now the color has filled in it is much darker. I always keep my legs covered up now as I think it looks horrible. The salon says it will fade in time but that was over 3 years ago now. Also they suggested I could try the laser again but I am not going anywhere near it!