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There Are Grid Marks on my Face After Doing Laser Therapy. What Can I Do?

I look like Spider woman. The squares are everywhere, the spaces between them are too prominent. Could some of them be permanent? Help! Is there hope?

 

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Post Laser Treatment - Grid Marks

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Thank you for your question. Grid marks are usually very temporary, and no need for concern unless they are still there two months later.  Use sunscreen, avoid the sun, follow their instructions, and if you have unresolved issues, see a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for a consult.  I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
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Laser therapy causing "Grid Marks"

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Hello, thanks for your question! Without knowing which laser treatment you underwent and without a picture, my best guess is that you had IPL (photofacial) and your treatments were spaced too far apart. Did you have a test area done first? IPL can unfortunately do this hypopigmentation, especially if you tanned recently or have Fitzpatrick Type III or IV skin you have a slightly greater risk. It will fade and improve with future treatments.

Pasadena Plastic Surgeon

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