Problems with hair removal and brown spots with light olive skin.
In my opinion, the Elos Syneron system is not the best for hair removal. Best choices for you with light olive skin would be the LightSheer or any of the Nd:Yag based systems. If the hair keeps growing back, it could be the laser but it could also be that you have polycystic ovaries or other medical causes for increased hair growth. You may want to have your doctor check you for that. Also, some individuals are just resistent to laser hair removal for reasons we don’t understand.
As for the pigment, if it’s coming back in the summer, the extra light/sun is really to blame. Try wearing a full brimmed hat when outside. It really helps. Also try the Colorscience powder in the product section on this site as your second layer. Without seeing you, I really can’t comment on which laser might be best for you for the pigment. I really recommend getting a second opinion from another dermatologist if you aren’t making progress at your current office. Hope this helps. Dr. I