Halo Laser Procedure- Day 4 and have white pimples popping up all over? (Photo)
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INFECTION following laser- see your specialist.
Milia After Halo
You are experiencing a common complication called milia. Usually, they will resolve on their own. However, consult your treating physician as he or she knows the scope of your treatment and the specifics about you.
White pimples after Halo Laser Treatment
The small white bumps that you may be seeing are known as milia -they are not pimples. It is typical after most resurfacing procedures on the fact that on occlusive ointment (e.g. Aquaphor, Bacitracin, etc..) is used to calm the skin; as well as, accelerate the healing. The occlusive nature of these ointments also obstructs the natural openings of the oil glands to the surface of the skin, causing the oil they produce to build up, and thus resulting in the visible little “white pimples” in the skin.. However, they usually resolve on their own by the body absorbing them. Rarely they persist, but if so would be corrected with an extraction in the provider’s office. I would suggest mentioning it to the provider or the Laser Practitioner at your follow up or sooner if any other you have other concerns. It is important that you not pick at these to try and “extract” them yourself.
Hope you found this answer helpful. All the best with your recovery!
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