Yes, blah, it was definitely ablative. (I just responded to a private msg from someone who asked the same thing.) I know that "erbium' is associated with "YAG" - I don't know by which name to call it. With regard to the laser used to treat my scars, the doc referred to it as "YAG" and he didn't refer to the names of the other lasers.
3.5 mos. out after Mixto? I'm sorry to hear that. I think those who are considering this laser should take note. My hyperpigmentation resolved in approx. 6 weeks, w/ very minimal use of a topical lightening agent - as I said, I used the Meladerm only 4 or 5 times.
When you say you're still experiencing hyperpigmentation, do you mean that the uneven skin tone which resulted from the lasering still persists or is your entire complexion darker (but evenly dark) than it was before lasering? I think that's an important distinction. And if the latter, my best advice is to just be patient. If the former, I hope you made your treating physician aware of the issue. I felt like I was still dealing with an overall darkened complexion when I went home for Xmas (I had the lasering in mid-Oct.), but my mother didn't notice anything and later I too felt like it was mostly my imagination.
I will msg you privately with my doctor's info, and will be happy to do the same for anyone else.
Thanks, austra. I will definitely do that. I expect to return for a second treatment in late Feb. so look for further updates then.
Edited by Meg M, 11 January 2013 - 07:40 PM.