Halo Laser Procedure- Day 4 and have white pimples popping up all over? (Photo)
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Common Skin Reaction after Halo
Those little white pimples are called Milia and are a skin reaction to the treatment. It is very important that you contact your doctor as they can address this by either 'unroofing' the Milia or prescribing an exfoliating agent to help improve this condition which is self limited, and temporary.
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White pimples advice!
Hi, What you are experiencing is not an uncommon reaction. In my practice I usually give antibiotics for deeper treatment, specially if a patient is acne prone, but this is my personal preference. Those white spots could be acne break out, and is a reaction to the treatment. The best thing is to see you provider and he/she will decide how to treat it. Most likely you will be put on an antibiotic treatment.
Best, Dr. RG
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Pimples common in acne prone skin
Thanks for the great question. I've found that patients who have acne prone skin or hormonal acne then to have a small breakout for the first 4 weeks after the treatment. This occurs because the Halo treatment causes damage and swelling to the skin around the pores which causes the pores to close up. Once the pore is closed from the swelling, the bacteria deep in the skin proliferate and cause acne. If you have a propensity towards getting acne, your doctor may be able to prescribe you an antibiotic to help eradicate the bacteria. Best of luck and I hope you love your results!
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!
If someone has any propensity towards acne I give oral antibiotics with Halo- can help substantially.
Follow up with your provider as they can help.
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