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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by Maria71546
Yes CO@ laser runs the risk of pigment changes in your face. Even the fractionated type. What are you trying to correct? If it is scarring, then Laser Genesis, from Cutera would be very usual with color changes to your face. David Ellis MD FRCSC Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon Art of Facial Surgery.com
Pigment loss from resurfacing the skin is related to removing full layers of the skin (100% of the surface area) and going too deep in this fashion. So full-surface CO2 laser treatment does have this risk. However when a fractional approach is used, tens of thousands of tiny ( diameter of a hair)columns of laser energy are placed over the surface of the skin and because there is untreated skin around each column there are always pigment cells that are not affected by the laser. As a result...