Is Laser Treatment Safe for Thin Skin with Atrophy?
- Asked by Marina77 in NC
- 4 years ago
It may help if you have blood vessels in your atrophic areas, but steroid atrophy will improve alone
Thank you for your question.
I'm sorry to hear about your steroid atrophy. It is very important to avoid strong steroids or steroid overuse on the face. The resulting atrophy should resolve on its own, so there is usually no need to rush to do a laser procedure. However, if you do have numerous vessels showing in the atrophy, IPL may help slightly. Ablative laser resurfacing procedure theoretically may help with these areas, but admittedly, I don't believe many dermatologists have had experience using these lasers for this specific reason.
Give the atrophy some time and it should resolve on its own. Hope this helps!
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