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What are the side effects of laser removal of brown spots?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
The lasers that treat brown spots are also some of the lasers that treat tattoos. Because they significantly heat the pigment in the skin, they usually cause blistering. Healing takes five to eight days and often leaves a reddened area that can result in a white area. Scarring and permanent pigmentation changes are possible.
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