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Laser for depigmenting skin

I am 26, male lean/thin, and have hyperpigmentation on my inner thighs from tinia cruris infection i had few years back. I have used TCA, glycolic peels, hydroquinone, tretioin, kojic, bit nothing has reduced it. Recently i heard that yag laser can be used for depigmenting skin by destroying melanin cells itself, and in a way cause hypopigmentation in these regions.
Can I do this. Please advice the type of laser, etc.
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Hello,
What you are having is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. Since none of the other things have proven useful, laser treatment is one of the best options available.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Thanks Mr. Kaur for your reply.

I want to know whether such a laser treatment is available, where it destroys the melanocyte cells itself and in a way causes hypopigmentation in these hyperpigmented areas. I am slightly fair so white patches instead of dark would be more tolerable to me.
I have read that q-switched nd:yag laser works this way at a particular wavelength. Can you confirm this.

yes i have shown it to many a dermatologists. But for getting laser done i have to go to another city as mine does not have such clinics.
So can you confirm any laser which acts that way.
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Does the nd:yag tattoo removal machine, work in the same way to remove post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Will it be suitable for me.
I am brown skinned, slightly fair so hypopigmented skin will be less noticable than hyperpigmened skin
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