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Redness and Brown Spots After Fractional CO2 Treatment, Is This Fixable?

Im 30 y/o W F -Deka Dot Matrix Resurface about 7 wks ago A week after procedure I turned so red w/intolerable itch I was out & I started sunscreen. I dont know what made me so red. I was back at the Med Spa Monday where I was given steroids. Now 7 wks out I have strange engraved lines on entire face and dots everywhere dark brown. She then gave me 2 sessions laser genesis and I had light IPL 3 days ago. I look terrible. Is this fixable, will mface gonna continue to damage disfigure?

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After co2 laser treatment with rednes and dark spots


The redness is a common thing after co2 resurfacing. This will get better with time. The dark spots are likely post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This is most common in people with dark hair and light skin. Asian people are at risk because of this reason. This will get better. IPL can help but also serial chemical peels and topical therapy with hydroquinone, hydrocortisone, and retin A.

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